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Hannah Anderson Makes First Public Appearance Since Rescue (VIDEO)

Hannah Anderson Makes First Public Appearance Since Rescue Ordeal

Originally posted 08/16/2013 07:55AM

Abducted Hannah Anderson made her first public appearance Thursday, attending a fundraiser for her and her family near San Diego, Calif., only days after her her dramatic rescue last weekend.

While Hannah, wearing yellow sunglasses, did not stop and speak to the press, her father, Brett Anderson, told reporters outside the fundraiser gathering place, the Boll Weevil restaurant in Lakeside, Calif. did.

"This is a small community that we are a part of, and the community came together putting on this great fundraiser for Hannah and hopefully for her future and healing," he said, reports CNN.

Brett Anderson also thanked local residents, family and friends, the media and law authorities, as well as the horseback riders whose sighting and phone tip to authorities led to DiMaggio and Hannah's being found.

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Horseback Riders Recall Encounter That Led Cops to James DiMaggio

Horseback Riders Recall Encounter That Led Cops to James DiMaggio

Originally posted 08/11/2013 06:30PM

It was his tip that ultimately led the FBI to the campsite where James DiMaggio was killed and Hannah Anderson rescued on Saturday.

Recalling how he first alerted state police after his group, on horseback, encountered DiMaggio and Anderson in rugged backcountry on Wednesday, Mark John, a retired Gem County, Idaho, sheriff, conceded it was his wife who intuited that the girl might be in trouble.

"You know, when we were on the lake, my wife wanted to talk to the girl … she felt something might be wrong, and I said, 'No, it might be a lovers' quarrel,' " John told reporters on Sunday.

He and his wife noted that, as they rode away from seeing the couple, Hannah said aloud to herself, "Looks like we're in real trouble now."

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James Lee DiMaggio Shot Dead, Teen Safe in Manhunt: Sheriff

UpdatePosted 08/10/2013 10:40PM

James Lee DiMaggio Shot Dead, Teen Safe in Manhunt: Sheriff

Originally posted 08/10/2013 08:45PM

San Diego County Sheriff's officials say James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, has been killed in Idaho and the teen has been found safe.

San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said Hannah's father was "elated" his daughter was found alive. FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio, reports CNN.

"It was the worst-case scenario, but at the same time, we're very grateful Hannah is alive," Cathy Griffin, a DiMaggio family spokeswoman, told PEOPLE on Saturday night.

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Murder-Abduction Suspect May Be Armed with Explosives: San Diego Police

James Lee DiMaggio May Be Armed with Explosives: Police

Originally posted 08/09/2013 08:05AM

A massive search entered a sixth day Friday for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend as police warned he may have abandoned his car while on the run and rigged it with explosives.

James Lee DiMaggio, 40, may have had an "unusual infatuation" with the missing girl, Hannah Anderson, said San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.

"That is kind of a working theory, that it may be something of a motivator," Fraser said Thursday.

On Sunday night, authorities found the body of Hannah's mother – 44-year-old Christina Anderson – when they extinguished flames at DiMaggio's rural home. A child's body also was discovered as they sifted through rubble in Boulevard, a tiny town 65 miles east of San Diego.

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San Diego Manhunt: Two Kids Missing After Mom Dies in Housefire

San Diego Manhunt: Two Kids Missing After Mom Dies in Housefire

Originally posted 08/06/2013 02:00PM

Californians received the first-ever statewide cell phone Amber alert Monday night after a San Diego-area man allegedly abducted a 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother.

James Lee DiMaggio, 40, is also suspected of burning down a house where firefighters recovered the body of the children's mother, Christina Anderson, 44, as well as the body of a child whose remains have not yet been identified and the remains of a dog.

San Diego County Sheriff's officials alerted that DiMaggio was suspected of murdering Anderson. They said he might be driving Hannah and Ethan Anderson in a blue, 2013 Nissan Versa, with California license plate 6WCU986, towards Texas or Canada.

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Scott Disick Parties with the Pussycat Dolls | Scott Disick

Scott Disick Parties with the Pussycat Dolls

Originally posted 09/04/2012 08:30AM

Keeping Up with the ... Pussycat Dolls?

Scott Disick hosted a Labor Day soiree at the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at the Keating Hotel in San Diego on Saturday night.

Dressed in a custom Astor & Black suit, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star arrived in style in a Mercedes Maybach.

Sipping on Bud Light, the reality star "appeared relaxed as he chatted with friends and posed for photos with fans," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

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Unleash Your Inner Superhero with Comic-Con Recipes

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Comic-Con 2012: What to Eat

Originally posted 07/14/2012 11:45AM

If working on your costume for Comic-Con International 2012 has you working up an appetite, here are a few solutions straight from San Diego, where all of the action is happening.

Even if you can't make it to the renowned geek-fest, try out these recipes in the spirit of the ultimate pop culture convention that unites Twilight fans and superhero junkies alike.

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Christina Aguilera Parties in San Diego with Her Boyfriend – and Her Son! | Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera Parties in San Diego with Her Boyfriend – and Her Son!

Originally posted 01/17/2012 06:00AM

What a way to turn 4! After treating her birthday boy, son Max Bratman, to a day at Legoland, Christina Aguilera took him to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, where she checked into a luxe Rock Star Suite with boyfriend Matthew Rutler and several friends. The group spent some time showering Max with gifts, then headed to the hotel's Nobu Japanese restaurant before ending the night at the adjacent 207 nightclub. Rutler and Aguilera had previously stayed at the hotel on Valentine's Day, when he surprised her with a romantic getaway. – Jennifer Garcia

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Brody Jenner's Weekend of Clubbing – and Bacon-Topped Ice Cream Sundaes

Brody Jenner's Weekend of Clubbing – and Bacon-Topped Ice Cream Sundaes

Originally posted 10/05/2011 05:55AM

Brody Jenner had a boys' weekend at San Diego's Stingaree Nightclub – and the guys all partied in in a penthouse suite, where they drank Grey Goose cocktails. The next night, the group grabbed dinner at Searsucker restaurant, and they saved room for a king sundae, which features peanut butter chip ice cream, caramel, bananas and bacon. And before heading out, the group crashed a table of eight ladies, who were there celebrating a bachelorette party.

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Ashton Kutcher Parties with a That '70s Show Costar | Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson

Ashton Kutcher Parties with a That '70s Show Costar

Originally posted 09/27/2011 10:00AM

Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher reunited with his That '70s Show costar Danny Masterson for a boys' weekend in San Diego. The guys, along with Danny's brother, Chris, partied at Fluxx Nightclub, holding court at a VIP table where they enjoyed cocktails and scoped out the scene. Kutcher and his pals were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, where they also dined at Nobu before clubbing.

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