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Imperial County (California)

Creation date 2009-7-1, Created by kdeweese
Creation date 2009-7-1, Created by kdeweese « Show less

Top Imperial County (California) Articles

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  • Marine jet crash forces residents of 8 homes to flee

    Authorities said residents were able to get out of homes in Imperial County on Wednesday after a Marine Harrier†jet crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Imperial. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the houses escaped, the city's Fire Chief Tony...
  • No injuries in crash of military jet into homes in Imperial County

    A Marine jet crashed into homes in the city of Imperial in Imperial County but there were no casualties, the city's fire chief said Wednesday evening. Two homes caught fire but everyone in the homes escaped, said Chief Tony Rouhotas. The AV-8B Harrier...
  • Kangaroo rats: barrier to development or species worth saving?

     
    The Stephens' kangaroo rat, native to Riverside and San Diego counties, has been blamed for halting residential development and freeway construction and increasing the risk of fire because federal law makes it illegal to destroy its habitat. The U.S....
  • More than 100 inmates involved in riot at Calipatria state prison

     
    Calipatria state prison in Imperial County was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a riot broke out, prison officials said Tuesday. More than 100 inmates were involved in the melee at Facility A, a maximum security prison yard for general population......
  • Hundreds of immigrants have died trying to cross California canal, officials say

     
    The All-American Canal has long been known as an engineering, hydrological and agricultural marvel, delivering enormous amounts of Colorado River water to arid Imperial County and turning a desert into one of the world's most productive farming regions....
  • Sunrise Powerlink transmission line breaks ground in San Diego County

     
    The Sunrise Powerlink transmission network will break ground Thursday morning near San Diego, with plans to connect Southern California’s urban areas to power produced by far-flung renewable energy plants. Hundreds of state and local officials will be...
  • New series of earthquakes hits California border region, including a 4.2 magnitude temblor

     
    Another series of small earthquakes occurred on the California border over the last 12 hours, the largest of which measured 4.2 magnitude. That quake occurred around 11 p.m. Friday near the Imperial County town of Ocotillo. It was followed by......
  • Census data shed light on California's housing boom -- and bust

     
    We all know that California's housing boom caused relatively levelheaded people to build, build and build again as easy financing artificially inflated the number of people who could buy homes. Now, we know just how much they built. The Census......
  • L.A. County leads U.S. in hunger study

     
    More than 1.7 million Los Angeles County residents struggled with hunger in 2009, more than in any other county in America, according to new research published by Feeding America, the country’s largest network of food banks. The study, called Map......
  • Caltrans worker killed by vehicle on San Diego freeway

     
    A 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle in San Diego. Richard Gonzalez was the third Caltrans worker to die on the job in the last 48 days, the agency said. Gonzalez died......
  • Highway Worker Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver Dies

    Highway Worker Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver Dies
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 52-year old highway worker who was struck by a suspected drunk driver has died. Barry Steele, who worked for Caltrans contractor Skanska Construction, was struck about 10:40 p.m. last Wednesday on a closed on-ramp to the...
  • Study: Salton Sea area ripe for megaquake

    Study: Salton Sea area ripe for megaquake
    SAN DIEGO -- Man's interference with Colorado River floods that used to regularly flow to the Salton Sea may have "stopped the clock'' on a regular series of big earthquakes, setting the stage for a megaquake that could wreck Southern California,...