Veterans Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of “Blue Water” Claim

WASHINGTON–Navy veterans who served aboard ships in the harbors of Vietnam more than 40 years ago should not be arbitrarily excluded from Agent Orange claims, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ruled Thursday in a significant step forward for these servicemen. Former Navy seaman Robert Gray has been denied multiple disability claims by the […]

ICE Returns Ancient Artifacts To Egypt At National Geographic Society

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repatriated dozens of illegally smuggled ancient artifacts to the government of Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus, at a ceremony April 22 at the National Geographic Society in Washington. Photo: ICE

WASHINGTON–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repatriated dozens of illegally smuggled ancient artifacts to the government of Egypt, including a Greco-Roman style Egyptian sarcophagus, at a ceremony Wednesday at the National Geographic Society in Washington. The return of these ancient artifacts was made possible by “Operation Mummy’s Curse,” an ongoing five-year investigation by ICE’s Homeland […]

Rep. Peters Introduce Bill To Revoke Passports Of Americans Fighting for ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Late yesterday, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) re-introduced H.R. 2020, the “Treason and Passport Revocation Act” with support from Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51), just days after two Minneapolis men were arrested in San Diego when they attempted to cross into Mexico en route to Syria to fight for ISIS. The bill would require the Secretary […]

San Diego Man Arrested, Charged With Making False Statements In International Terrorism Investigation

WASHINGTON–A 24 year-old San Diego man was arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with two counts of making false statements involving international terrorism matters, federal law enforcement officials said Thursday. A criminal complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California, charging Mohamad Saeed Kodaimati with two counts […]

Three Indicted For Methamphetamine Trafficking

SACRAMENTO–A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against three individuals charging them with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and related methamphetamine trafficking charges. According to court documents, between June 2014 and February 2015, Phyliss Mosher, 51, of Vallejo, sold large amounts of methamphetamine to an undercover agent. Donnie Phillips, 56, of Concord, and Gordon Miller, 57, […]

Six Men Arrested For Attempt To Provide Material Support To ISIL

SAN DIEGO–Six Minnesota men were charged with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19, Adnan Farah, 19, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, and Guled Ali Omar, 20, were arrested yesterday in Minneapolis. Abdirahman Yasin Daud, 21, and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21, were arrested […]

CPUC Issues Proposed Decision Denying Edison’s Request To Construct Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a Proposed Decision that would deny without prejudice Southern California Edison’s (SCE) request to construct the Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project. Administrative Law Judge Irene Moosen’s proposed decision dismisses the application of SCE for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) without prejudice because the current proposed project […]

Retired Naval Chief Arrested For Theft Of Navy Property

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  SUN CITY–A 50 year-old retired Naval chief was arrested for theft of U.S. Navy property, according to mulitple law enforcement agencies. On April 15, the California Highway Patrol Border Division’s Investigative Services Unit, in a joint operation with Commander Navy Region Southwest Criminal Investigation Division and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, received information of […]

Dept. Of Homeland Security Appoints Five New Members To Advisory Council

WASHINGTON–Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of five new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on […]

Sen. Warren, Former Rep. Frank To Join Democrats At State Convention

SACRAMENTO–U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and retired Rep. Barney Frank will join California elected leaders and more than 3,000 attendees at the California Democrats State Convention on May 15 to 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. “Sen. Warren and retired Rep. Frank embody Democrats’ fight for fairness in our economy and financial reforms that reward Americans’ […]