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Entries for April, 2011

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Border News Translations: 2 Accidents + 1 Fire = 1 Professor Dead

TIJUANA (AFN Tijuana) - The death of the Director of Faculty for Humanities at Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Ramón Mundo Muñoz death occurred last evening. It was confirmed by the administrator of UABC. Armando Juarez explained the death occurred in a car accident on the Ensenada to Tecate ...

Border News Translations:Young Assassins; Social Influencing

That drug damn is stealing our children. MEXICALI (ZETA, Cristian Torres Cruz) - An increasing number of offenses are committed by young people; up by 80% in 2010. In Mexicali, 600 juveniles are arrested by the Municipal police each month. Between 10 and 12 juveniles are sent daily to the ...

Border News Translations: Homes Collapsing; 2100 Officers Fired

TIJUANA (El Sol de Tijuana, Laura Sánchez Law) - La Dirección de Administración Urbana in Tijuana has to do his work, because if there were a good process of reviewing construction in the city as many houses and walls wouldn't collapse, said Alfredo Escobedo, director de Pr,otección Civil in the ...

Central Division Traffic Court: Traffic School and a Pedi Cab

Thursday April 29, 2011 The traffic court auditorium is segregated - peace officers on the right side, defendants on the left. This afternoon there are about 30 officers, some in uniform and others in suit and tie. More than twice that number of citizens are here to fight their traffic ...

Border News Translations: Mayor's Law Violations; Police Complaints Accepted

ENSENADA (En Linea Tijuana) - In flagrant violation of State Electoral law, the uppermost Mayor, Enrique Pelayo Torres kicked off a campaign of personal self-promotion in every corner of the port. This weekend thousands of visitors saw, at the main entrances and exits of the city and tourist roads in ...

Border News Translations: Shooting Death; Taco Vendors Make Daring Rescue

TIJUANA (Frontera) - A man identified as Ruben Ramirez Radilla, 30, was killed last night by gunshot wounds on calles Antonio López de Santa Ana y Miguel Alemán in la citada colonia. According to police information, the crime occurred yesterday around 10 p.m. when they received a report of a ...

Border News Translations: BC Tourism Down; Chocolate Cars Program

TIJUANA (Frontera) - Approximately 100,000 tourists arrive to Baja California a year by bus, when before more than a million of people came from the Southern United States. This is due to different inhibitors including different rules of the federal authorities, said former Secretario de Turismo del Estado, Nicolás Saad. ...

Border News Translations: Former Cop Executed; 49,000 Emergency Calls

TIJUANA (El Linea Tijuana) – On Tuesday at about 8:10 p.m., a former municipal policeman was executed close to the fraccionamiento Infonavit Presidentes in the delegación Cerro Colorado, according to police authorities. The former policeman was gunned down after the assailants shouted his name at the main roundabout of this ...

Border News Translations: Small Business Blues; Cruise Tourists Gone

TIJUANA (El Sol de Tijuana, Laura Sánchez Law) - Unfair competition by black markets, street vendors, armed assaults and cumbersome paperwork to standardize business are the main problems faced by more than 9,000 businesses in the city, as told by Karim Chalita Rodríguez, President of the local Kanak. In an ...

Border News Translations: Milkman Steals Gas; Repeat Criminal; 17,000 lbs of Pot Seized

TIJUANA (AFN Tijuana) - Agents of the Federal Police detachment in Tijuana yesterday arrested Oscar Collin Samano, 60, after surveillance and an anonymous complaint from a citizen. The detainee told federal agents he was engaged in extracting gas from a PEMEX pipeline. According to information provided to this border news ...

Border News Translations: Growing Sex Tourism in Baja California Sur

TIJUANA (ZETA, Gerardo Zuniga Pacheco and Gerardo Acuña Rivera) - Prostitution without control...Only a few people are registered with the health institution. In bars, clubs and even in the streets, women and men are engaged in the sex trade. Police officers, midwives, and owners of establishments exploit them. They pay ...

Embedded In SDSU, U.S.A.

It’s early Friday, just past sunrise and SDSU is mostly deserted. It’s considered a slow day for classes, but there can be as many as 50,000 students, employees, faculty and visitors here on typical class days. Jaywalking isn’t tolerated. Sergeant Ron is a give respect, get respect back person. “We ...

Border News Translations: Women's Boxing; 1 in 4 Baja Homes Headed by Mother

TIJUANA (SanDiegoRED, by Omar Millán) – On the night of April 16, Jackie Nava Tijuanense not only faced a great opponent in Boca del Río, Veracruz, but also fought against powerful television and commentators willing to minimize everything that she did. She still beat Mexican Ana Maria Torres, protected by ...

Border News Translations: Drug Seizure; Migrants Sexually Assaulted

TIJUANA (El Sol de Tijuana, by Laura Sánchez Law) - Inside a cardboard box with a gift ribbon were found 60 bags of marijuana and 15 packages of "glass" said elements of the Policía Estatal Preventiva (PEP) – state preventive police. They arrested an alleged narcomenudista - drug retailer, operating ...

Embedded In Coronado, U.S.A.

Coronado Police Officer Ryan serves the Crown City well. Coronado PD granted me a four-hour ride along with Ryan. We met mid-morning and got to right to cruising. I was impressed how he assured his safety and mine. I don’t see a lot of news coming from Coronado, so I ...

Border News Translations: $1 Million in Drugs Seized; 28 Migrants Caught; 32 Police Want Compensation

IMPERIAL VALLEY (San Diego RED) - Officers from the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), seized nearly one million dollars in drugs. The first incident occurred Saturday, April 16 at the port of entry for Andrade. A CBP officer detected 11 packets of methamphetamine and four of cocaine inside ...

Border News Translations 34: Increased Holiday Policing; Migrants Protest and Pray; Rancher Freed

TIJUANA (El Linea Tijuana) - Through joint ventures and use of special elements the Policía Estatal Preventiva (PEP) (State preventive police) are stationed at specific locations in the five municipalities of Baja California. This is meant to stop criminals from taking advantage of the Easter holidays to commit crimes such ...

Border News Translations 33: Amber Alert; Drug Siezures; Missing Student

MEXICALI (Tijuana Press, By Daniel Angel) - La Procuraduría de Justicia triggered an Amber Alert for a 3 year, 7 month old girl named Alexa Zulet Villegas Urrea who disappeared from the City of Mexicali. According to information provided by the authorities, the child was stolen Tuesday at 7 p.m. ...

Border News Translations 32: Dangerous Cache Found; Repent for Easter

TIJUANA (SanDiegoRed, Omar Millán) - More than seven kilograms of explosives, an arsenal and tactical team equipment identifed with the Federal Police logo were confiscated by the Mexican army yesterday east of the city. The Commander of the second military region reported Wednesday that an anonymous caller said a group ...

Border News Translations 31: Narco Message; Migrant Study

TIJUANA (Frontera) -The head of a man was found inside a bag in the colonia Lomas Verdes, Los Pinos sub-delegation. It had had a “narcomensaje” - criminal message, not specified by the authorities. Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, Procurator of Justice of the State, reported preliminary investigations indicated that he was a ...

Border News Translations 30: Reading is Fun; Mexico Loses Customers to U.S.; Drunken Crash

TIJUANA (El Sol de Tijuana, Sonia García Ochoa) - The public squares of Tijuana are capturing the interest of those participating in the “Reading to Learn and Have Fun” campaign, promoted by the State educational system (SEE) along with teachers, officials, entrepreneurs, journalists and parents of students of basic education. ...

Border News Translations 29: Police Commander Killed

SanDiegoRed TIJUANA - At least 22 shots were fired at the Commander of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP), Guillermo Plata Camacho on the morning of April 15. He was killed when a commando attacked him on Airport Boulevard in the Otay district, according to a report of the State Prosecutor's ...

Border News Translations 28: Human Rights; School Bully; Holiday Tips

Tijuana Press TIJUANA - Tijuana and Tecate are two of 71 Mexico municipalities the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) identified as a risk for migrants. There have been documented abductions, abuse, extortions, robberies and sexual attacks on migrants on roadways and railway areas in the two municipalities, reports the ...

Border News Translations 27: Theme Park is Ready; Two Get Extradited from Mexico

Frontera TIJUANA – The Morelos y de la Amistad Park will be ready to receive families not leaving the city during the holiday season, said Veronica Crown González, Director of Theme Park System Tijuana (Simpatt). She mentioned that the Association of Engineers repaired the slides as many had corrosion of ...

Border News Translations 26: Clerk Killed; Child Prostitution; Julius Ceasar Arrested

Frontera TIJUANA – A young man workin in a self-service store, was taken to the bathroom in the parking lot and was shot to death there. of the Municipal police Agents in the Sánchez Taboada delegation, reported that on Sunday night they were informed that a person had been shot ...

Border News Translations 25: Excess Nini's; Weapons Siezed; School Holidays Begin

El Linea Tijuna TIJUANA - 70 Social programs aimed at assisting young baja californianos will be implemented by the State Government, reported Miguel Angel Torres Cabral, State director of youth. The State official reported, in an interview, doing so would allocate 285,000,000 pesos - more than $24 million, for the ...

Border News Translations 24: 4 Killed; $900,000 Heroin Siezed; Amber Alert Cancelled

El Linea Tijuana TIJUANA-Four people were executed and one was injured this morning in a Sánchez Taboada home. One person survived the armed attack, reported municipal police. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, when several individuals broke into the house and opened fire. Following the quadruple homicide, the ...

Border News Translations 23: Southbound Grenades Intercepted at Border

San Diego Red, a Baja and border local publication, reported that on April 12, 2011 according to official sources Mexican police officers supported by soldiers captured two men with two bags thrown from United States territory which were full of grenades and weapon mechanisms. During a presentation in Mexicali, B.C. ...

Border News Translations 22: Holiday Safety Campaign

San Diego Red recently reported that the Secretary of public security in B.C intends to distribute over 150,000 leaflets with information on preventive measures for thousands of students and employees to consider during the Easter season holidays. The campaign aims to raise awareness among local tourists and citizens about responsible ...

Border News Translations 21: In Three Area Crashes One is Dead, 18 are Injured

On April 17, 2011, El Mexicano, a baja and border daily reported on three Tijuana area accidents. In the first, a young man died Saturday morning after crashing his car at a trolley ramp in Azteca, near the Mount of Olives Pantheon. The identity of the deceased, who was driving ...

Border News Translations 20: Baja Poverty Rate Lowest in Mexico

In a report published by El Mexicano on April 17, 2011, Tijuana Share Food Bank director David Espinosa Hernández Banati, said Baja California is well below the national Mexican population poverty average of 20 percent; still though, some 40,000 baja californianos (outside of Tijuana) lack resources to eat three times ...

Border News Translations 19: Two Area Assaults, One 15 Year Old Dead

El Mexicano, a baja and border area local, published an article on April 17, 2011, reporting a 15 year old identified as Cristian Aaron Torres Alatorre, was killed after being both shot and stabbed. The incident occurred at 2 a.m. on Friday at a family party in the El Refugio ...

Border News Translations 18: $2000 Bribe Refused

In a April 17, 2011 in a report published by El Sol de Tijuana, two individuals with 17 kilos of marijuana in their possession intended to escape by offering a $2,000 bribe to State Preventive Police Agents (PEP). They rejected the extortion attempt and turned offenders Oscar Saucedo Garcia, 38 ...

Border News Translations 17: Arrested with over pirated 1,500 CDs and DVDs

According to a report in El Sol de Tijuana on April 17, 2011, 18 year old, Genaro Galindo was arrested in possession of 1,521 pirated discs. He appeared suspicious as he crossed the avenida Díaz Ordaz, headed for the 21st Century Market carrying a large box. He ran to the ...

Border News Translations 16: Extortion Attempt

According to San Diego Red, a Baja and border local, seven Tijuana municipal police officers were arrested on charges of attempted extortion by blackmail as reported by the State Prosecutor's Office on April 12. They entered the businessman’s factory and accused him of having persons of Chinese origin working illegally ...

Border News Translations 15: Police Free Undocumenteds

According to a report in El Linea Tijuana, on April 14, 2011, Municipal police officers freed two undocumented individuals with their hands tied behind them with plastic ties. Officers of the San Antonio de Los Buenos district responded at 3:30 pm yesterday to calle de Las Águilas where their information ...

Border News Translations 14: Baja Encourages Strengthened European Ties

The ambassadors of Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Belgium, Slovak Republic, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Netherlands recently participated in a visit to Baja California. El Linea Tijuana, a news daily, reported that in meetings of Mexico and European Union ambassadors in Tijuana that they ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 13: 1st Gay Cave Man Found

April 10, 2011, in a report by Frontera, a Baja and border area daily. Prague scientists in the Czech Republic discovered the 5,000-year-old remains of what could be the first gay cave man. The male skeletal remains date from 2500 to 2900 BC. It was buried in a way that ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 12: Gorditos

Elvigia, a Baja and border area news publication, reported on April 11, 2011, that 7 out of 10 Mexicans are now considered obese. According to World Health Organization statistics, it’s estimated by 2020 only one in 10 won’t be overweight. Mexico is now ranked in second in most obesity and ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 11: Prenatal Care

The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics indicates U.S. preterm births (defined as babies born at least three weeks early) declined to 12.3 percent in 2008, from 12.7 percent in 2007 and from 12.8 percent in 2006. In a report published this week by El Vigia, a Tijuana paper, Óscar ...

Border News Translations 10: Massive Tortillerías Closures

Tijuana, 2/24/2011 Speculation on the price of corn flour and a possible increase of 100% on the price per ton for the commodity, could lead to potentially unbearable increases in the price of tortillas, closures of tortillerías in Baja, and the loss of many jobs. Members of the masa and ...

Border News Translations 9: American, Kevin Arnold Neffe Jenssen

On Friday morning, 2/26/2011, the El Sol de Tijuana daily paper reported that an American, Kevin Arnold Neffe Jenssen, a 45-year-old director of the Lily of the Valley Orphanage (la Casa Hogar Lirio de los Valles) was arrested for alleged child abuse. The subject was said to have hit, pulled ...

Border News Translations 8: The Revolving Door

Sol de Tijuana reported, on March 1, 2011, Federal Deputy Francisco Vega de Lamadrid stated if the Mexican Government does not provide additional funding and proactive resources to a program for social reintegration, about 19,000 ex-convicts repatriated from the U.S. are likely to join the ranks of organized crime. He ...

Patriot Flag Visit to Kearny Mesa

On March 1, 2011 The Patriot Flag made a brief San Diego stopover this morning on its way from Hawaii to an appearance Montana. According to Mitch Mendler, Patriot Flag President, the flag is scheduled to fly in all 50 states in 50 weeks, with a last stop at the ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 7: Child Trafficking

A daily Baja paper, Sol de Tijuana reported on March 1, 2011 that some 5,000 children might be suffering sexual abuse or slave labor in Baja. Also, a consideration is that all of the victims are not only Mexican nationality, because in 2010 there were cases of minors brought from ...

Dumanis Skips School

In California, truancy is defined and enforced per Education Code Section 48260. In compliance, the San Diego Unified School District operates a School Attendance Review Board with a staff of ten employees responsible for calculating attendance and publishing monthly reports. Some staff also trains school staff in attendance and enrollment ...

Miramar National Cemetery

According to Miramar National Cemetery Director, Al Ragoschke, the first casket burial at its new 313-acre site is expected to occur on or about April 15. This is in advance of the projected time during Summer 2011. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego’s only federal veteran burial site, has been closed ...

Cleaning up the back yard

Heavy equipment contractors have been steadily at work repairing a hillside on two sides of a canyon home in the 4900 block of Triana St. in Clairemont. Operating a grader at the property, Jim said the land belongs to SDGE, but he was working for a contractor. A realty sign, ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 6: Way Up In Smoke

El Linea Tijuana, one of the city’s daily news periodicals reported the Mexico Attorney General's Office (PGR) incinerated seven tons of drugs and 126,000 pirated products on Friday in accordance with Mexican law. The PGR said the destruction program complies with provisions of Federal Code criminal procedures Article 181 providing ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 5: Wild Wild West Mexican Style

According to El Linea Tijuana, one of the city’s daily papers, members of the Mexican Federal Police and the Tijuana Municipal Police reportedly became involved in a contentious brawl with each other on a busy Tijuana city street this Friday morning. The event began when a Federal Police unit gave ...

BORDER NEWS TRANSLATIONS 4: 13 Miracles

13 “Miracle” Products Become Prohibited In a report published this week by the El Mexicano, a Tijuana paper, the Federal Commission for the protection against sanitary risk (Cofepris) announced 13 "miracle" products advertised as promising to cure diseases are not true as the advertising is misleading. The 13 items are ...

Quietly and Without Notice

Quietly and without notice, a sad chapter for a University City neighborhood has in a way, ended. Two homes destroyed by the crash of a Marine Corps fighter jet in December 2008 have been rebuilt and occupied. The catastrophe became an international news story with the accident investigation ultimately attributing ...

Rachel Please Come Home

Lorrie and her boyfriend Justin are heartbroken over the recent loss of Rachel their reddish, 4 year-old Chow. Lorrie says, “She means everything to us.” Enough to launch an exhaustive search and offer a $1000 reward for the much-loved pup. While momentarily off-leash in a UTC area business park, Rachel, ...

Embedded 1: In Clairemont U.S.A.

Daywatch in the SDPD Northern Division starts before dawn. I requested this ride-along. It’s a once a year opportunity to become more acquainted with our police force and to observe what they do for us first hand. I’ve been assigned to ride with Officer Jenna, a 20-something, LA transplant with ...

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