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Checkpoint nabs 9 tons of marijuana

Checkpoint nabs 9 tons of marijuana

REGION – Approximately an hour north of the U.S./Mexican border the Border Patrol’s San Clemente Station nabbed a tractor/trailer vehicle and its driver hauling more than 9 tons of marijuana worth an estimated street value of more than $14 million on Aug. 29.

Deputies conduct DUI checkpoint in Encinitas

ENCINITAS – From approximately 8 p.m. Aug. 30 into the early morning hours Aug. 31, deputies from the Encinitas Sheriff’s station conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on the 1200 block of Coast Highway 101.

Chargers finalize 53-man roster

Chargers finalize 53-man roster

SAN DIEGO – After Thursday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco stood at the entrance of the team’s locker room and shook the hands of every player as they made their way off the field.

Group wants to name dog park after late councilwoman

ENCINITAS — The nonprofit Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour committee would like the two-acre dog area in the community park to be named the “Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park,” or a similar name.

Jay Paris: The sky is no longer falling on SDSU football

Everything is set for San Diego State’s Saturday opener and someone will bring the matches, right?

Does N. County have talent? You bet

Does N. County have talent? You bet

OCEANSIDE — Celebrants can avoid traffic gridlock this Labor Day weekend by staying in town and giving a leg up to the local talent at the North County Has Talent competition.

Carlsbad considers coastal corridor quiet zones

Carlsbad considers coastal corridor quiet zones

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad City Council is considering participating in a North County Transit District (NCTD) study about implementing a quiet zone along North County rail lines along the coastal corridor.Quiet zones are areas along the track where trains do not sound their horns except in cases of emergencies yet crossing bells and lights still […]

New limits proposed for toxin found in state’s drinking water

REGION — In an attempt to become the first state in the country to set a new drinking water standard for the contaminant hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) proposed an MCL (maximum contaminant level) of 10 parts per billion to the Office of Administrative Law earlier this month.

Mary Fleener: “The Less You Know…”

Mary Fleener: “The Less You Know…”

Thomas Elias: New school requirements risk drop in grad rates

As California teachers and students open the new school year, they’re feeling proud of a recent trend toward decreased dropouts and increased graduation rates.