Panga boat (Screen shot / USCG)

VIDEO: 17 Suspected Illegal Aliens Caught off California Coast

Seventeen suspected illegal aliens aboard a panga boat sent a distress signal off the coast of San Diego on Tuesday morning that led the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to apprehend the group.

Abalone Fishing (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Deadly Abalone Season Claims Another Life

Two friends visiting northern California and fishing for abalone–a lucrative mollusc delicacy–were caught off guard while when a tide came in that forced the men up a sheer rock wall, one falling to his death 75 feet below. The incident is the fourth abalone-related death in the Mendocino region since the red abalone season began April 1.