Controlled burn scheduled for Tues-Wed on Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON – The Camp Pendleton Fire Department is scheduled to conduct a controlled burn training exercise in the central region of the base from Tuesday and Wednesday. For future inquiries regarding controlled burn exercises, please refer to the weekly fire advisories posted on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton website at

22 suspected illegal immigrants on their way home today after trying to land on shore near Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO – Twenty-two would-be immigrants taken off a boat whose captain tried to beach it at Camp Pendleton were on their way back to their home countries today. Twenty Mexicans, a Guatemalan and a Colombian were suffering from exposure when they were discovered about 3:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Oceanside Harbor Police and U.S. […]

Monsoonal weather conditions lash out–Weather warnings include flash flood watch, threat of hail for I-15 corridor; hot weather

SAN DIEGO – Towering thunderheads generated by hot, sticky monsoonal conditions out of Mexico lashed eastern San Diego County today with heavy cloudbursts and lightning strikes that set a spate of brush fires. The heavy clouds built up through the morning over the region’s highlands before letting loose with strong showers and electrical storms in […]

Staff Sgt. Christopher Antonik killed in Afghanistan

CAMP PENDLETON – The Pentagon today announced the death of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan this past weekend. Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Antonik, 29, of Crystal Lake, Ill., was killed Sunday, July 11 in Helmand Province, according to the Department of Defense. Antonik was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Command […]

Fire on Pendleton now 100 percent contained at 3,500 acres

CAMP PENDLETON – The Aliso Canyon fire that began at approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday during a training exercise has been 100% contained as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire burned more than 3,500 acres. No injuries occurred during the fire, and no facilities or structures were damaged. For future inquiries regarding Camp Pendleton fires, […]

Temecula City Council passes “E-Verify” ordinance to keep businesses in compliance with employment laws

Temecula City Council passes “E-Verify” ordinance to keep businesses in compliance with employment laws

TEMECULA – Temecula businesses will have to make sure employees can legally work in the United States to comply with an employment verification law unanimously passed by the City Council, it was reported today. Mayor Jeff Comerchero said the ”E-Verify” ordinance is no different than a city enforcing speeding laws that are already on the […]

Motor home catches on fire at I-15 Mission Road off ramp

A motor home carrying six people caught on fire as the driver exited Interstate 15 southbound onto the Mission Road off ramp yesterday at approximately 2 p.m. Just prior to exiting the freeway, the driver said he heard some unusual noises and shortly afterward the engine compartment caught on fire. “None of the occupants of […]

Earthquake measuring 3.3 shakes the southland

Authorities report that a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck last night near the same area that a magnitude 5.4 temblor hit on Wednesday, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was reported at 10:50 p.m. about 16 miles north northwest of Borrego Springs and 17 miles south southwest of La Quinta. […]