Pala Rez Radio Local and Regional Headlines 07/01/2016

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The mother of 13-year old near-drowning victim Alex Pierce, who’s been in a coma for nearly a month, said yesterday that one more test will be performed Tuesday to detect if there’s any brain activity and that if that fails, Alex will be declared legally dead.  The middle school student was rescued from the bottom of the pool at Murrieta Valley High School during a band and choir booster club party on June 3.  Witnesses say no one performed CPR on the boy until paramedics arrived over five minutes later.  The school district and Murrieta Police are conducting separate investigations into the incident.  Following a restraining order to prevent Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital from removing Alex from life support, he was transferred to San Diego Naval Medical Center last week to allow more time for recovery.

Today is the 8th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Wildomar.  A celebration is scheduled for one week from tomorrow, July 9th beginning at 5p in Marna O’Brien Park on Palomar Street in Wildomar.  Beach Boys tribute band Catch a Wave will perform and there’ll be a car show, food vendors, a beer garden and bounce house.  Last Saturday was the celebration of the City of Murrieta’s 25th anniversary of incorporation.

San Diego County supervisors have approved a land exchange between the county and Caltrans as part of the current widening project on Highway 76 just west of I-15.  About seven acres of county-owned land and almost 3 acres of easements will transfer to the state in exchange for $143k and three state-owned remnant parcels from the project totaling about 2 ½ acres.  The county land being transferred to the state was acquired by the county for use in the future San Luis Rey River Park.

Fallbrook Public Utilities District has announced that paving work on South Mission Road scheduled for this past Monday will be delayed for a couple of weeks while they work out some details with the county.  San Diego DPW informed the district that an extra slurry seal is required on South Mission before the final paving can begin.

A monument was dedicated last month in Rancho Guejito, southeast of Valley Center commemorating the site of a 1957 Navy jet plane crash. Fifty-nine years ago, 22-year old pilot Robert Jones was testing a new FJ-4B Fury over Palm Springs when the engine overheated.  Jones glided back toward Miramar, but was slowed by westerly winds and had to bail out.  The wreckage was only just discovered by cowhands on the 36-square mile ranch a few years ago near Chimney Flats.  Several fires had exposed the rusted and mostly intact fuselage.  In 2014, it was positively identified as the missing aircraft from 1957.  Last year, Jones – now retired after 30 years in the Navy and in his 80s living in Washington state, came out to view his old plane.  He was presented with the jet’s tail hook by Rancho Guejito.  A monument and plaque has now been erected, dedicated to honor all men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

There was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake a few minutes before 9 this morning, centered 8 miles south of Big Bear Lake.