Daily Archives: May 7, 2013

3 Hikers Missing in Big Bear Found Safe

3 Hikers Missing in Big Bear Found Safe


BIG BEAR, Calif. (KTLA) — Three hikers who were missing for several days in Big Bear talked to KTLA about how they survived until being found safe Tuesday morning.

David Yoder, 43, Ryan Shankles, 41, and Miguel De La Torre, all of Oceanside, had been missing since Saturday.

Shankles said he and his friends never lost hope, even after a search helicopter flew overhead on Monday but did not see them.

“Today you know we woke up early and just set out, we built a bigger bonfire pit on top of a better lookout.” Shankles said.

The men were located by a sheriff’s patrol helicopter around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Northfork Meadows, close to Mineshaft Campground, according to a news release.

All three appeared to be in good condition and were reunited with their families.

The men had set out on a day hike Saturday morning on…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 7, 2013


Three hikers from San Diego County are still missing in the San Bernardino Mountains this morning. David Yoder, Ryan Shankles, and Miguel De La Torre went hiking Saturday from Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak. They expected to be back by nightfall and did not have overnight gear with them. San Bernardino Sheriff’s re-starts their search this morning at 6:30.

County government is busy today. San Diego County Board of Supervisors is being giving its budget proposal for the next two years. They plan their budget two years at a time. The 2013-2014 budget is for 4.97 billion dollars. It is a 2.5 percent increase over last year. And the 2014-2015 budget proposal is for 4.81 billion dollars.

At noon County Supervisors Greg Cox and Dave Roberts are talking to the media about their campaign to find adoptive parents for kids in the foster program. They have 400 foster families now but need 45 more homes for kids in need.

And at 1:30 this afternoon Supervisor Ron Roberts is talking about the 14th annual lawn mower exchange program. The program takes gas-powered mowers in exchange for new electric mowers at a special low price.

Finally today at 4:30 PM San Diego Unified School District is celebrating its “Day of the Teacher”. Teachers are being honored at a late afternoon event at Kearny High School.

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Search for 3 missing hikers in San Bernardino Mountains underway

Search for 3 missing hikers in San Bernardino Mountains underway


[trib_ndn vid=24802856]SAN DIEGO –The search for three hikers from San Diego who disappeared in the San Bernardino Mountains over the weekend resumed Tuesday morning.

About 60 search and rescue volunteers with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were searching Monday for three men from San Diego County after they didn’t return from their day hike.

Fish Creek TrailDavid Yoder, 43, of Carlsbad was joined by Ryan Shankles, 41, and Miguel De La Torre, both from Oceanside, for a hike from Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak Saturday.  Officials said a fourth man started the hike, but turned around after about an hour and a half in due to illness.

The three men are considered experienced hikers but were not carrying overnight camping gear during the hike, officials said.  The men expected to complete hike by nightfall.

When the hikers did not return by Sunday, the fourth hiker reported them missing.


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Rescuers hoist woman from base of dam

Rescuers hoist woman from base of dam


[trib_ndn vid=24802735]SAN DIEGO – A woman who fell from the Otay Lakes Reservoir was found Monday and hoisted by a rescue helicopter, officials said.

A hiker found the unidentified woman at the base of the dam and contacted San Diego Sheriff’s Department just before 6 p.m.

Otay Lakes ReservoirRescuers climbed down to assist the helicopter in hoisting her out of the area.

Deputies told Fox 5 that the woman was in serious condition at Mercy Hospital. She was having a difficult time speaking to rescuers.

It was unknown how long she was at the base of the dam.

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Local officials address court’s medical pot ruling

Local officials address court’s medical pot ruling


[trib_ndn vid=24802560]SAN DIEGO – The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that 
cities have the authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he hopes San Diego won’t travel that road.

In a 7-0 ruling in a case that involved the City of Riverside, the high court found that the Compassionate Use Act passed by voters in 1995 gave users
a limited protection against arrest, but did not bar cities from regulating

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“I don’t like it, but that’s the ruling,” Filner said. “I would hope that our city would move to regulated access.”

For the first time in a long time, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith agreed.

“If someone who is seriously ill and in pain and wants to use it, I’m not going to say no or put you in jail for doing that,” said Goldsmith.

But Goldsmith added the court’s decision to uphold a city’s right to…

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