Articles Tagged With ‘Homeland Security’




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Santa Cruz students arrested over international drug ring

Authorities have arrested six UC Santa Cruz students for running an international Ecstasy ring. All of the suspects are fraternity and sorority members. [LA Times] On Friday, investigators seized more than $100,000 in MDMA shipments from three homes in Santa... (Continue reading)

Former neighbor accused of supporting San Bernardino terrorists

A longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, was charged Thursday with conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to commit crimes of terrorism. Enrique Marquez Jr. was also charged with the... (Continue reading)

Fisherman snatches panga, officers arrest fisherman

A fisherman cited maritime law in claiming a panga he found Monday in Santa Barbara County as his possession, but law enforcement officials said the boat belonged to them and arrested the man. [KEYT] Eric Bjorklund and two other fishermen... (Continue reading)

SLO County law enforcers acquiring military equipment

Police departments and the sheriff’s office in San Luis Obispo County have been participating in federal grant programs that allow them to obtain used military weapons, gear and vehicles. [Tribune] Through U.S. Defense and Homeland Security Department grants, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Parkinson’s Navy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff Ian Parkinson told San Luis Obispo County Supervisors in April that he needed an extra half million dollars to buy and operate a 27-foot Defender Class response boat to tow drug smuggling boats,... (Continue reading)

Sheriff revamps report of drug bust

By CCN STAFF Details of a December drug raid provided by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department have undergone alterations since Sheriff Ian Parkinson complained in a letter to radio station KVEC about CalCoastNews’ reporting of the incident. Parkinson’s... (Continue reading)

Obama’s hunt for leaks, sources worries reporters

An “open government” promised by President Obama not only has failed to materialize, a veteran Washington editor asserts, but has become instead one the of the most secretive and intrusive administrations in history. Leonard Downie, who spent 40 years at... (Continue reading)

Domestic drone use under scrutiny

California lawmakers are taking a close look at establishment of testing sites for domestically-deployed unmanned aircraft — drones — with the notion of reviving the state’s declining aerospace industry. (Sacramento Bee) The use of such technology for domestic purposes is... (Continue reading)

Homeland Security secretary named University of California president

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, has been selected as the next president of the University of California system. [LATimes] Napolitano’s appointment is the first time in its 145-year history the 10-campus system... (Continue reading)

Fingerprints proposed for foreign travelers

A plan to require foreigners to be fingerprinted when they depart the nation’s 10 busiest airports should be in place within two years, a Senate committee agreed Monday. (USA Today) The proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) faces additional action... (Continue reading)



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