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News | By BILL BASKERVILL | August 14, 2002
AP Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Friends knew Richard Marc Evonitz as a nice guy ? a married Navy man who was active in his community. Lurking beneath that exterior, authorities say, was a ??sexually sadistic psychopath" who abducted and murdered a string of young girls. Evonitz, 38, fatally shot himself in June after police tracked him to Sarasota, Fla. He had been sought in the abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Lexington, S.C. On Tuesday, police announced what investigators had suspected since soon after Evonitz's suicide: that he had murdered three Virginia girls in 1996 and 1997.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | February 16, 2011
My children have several foot-powered (i.e. Razor) scooters and they wear their helmets. I have seen several other children in the neighborhood riding without helmets. Some other parents and I were wondering if there is a helmet law for such scooters, as well as for skateboards. They are concerned that they will be fined if there is a helmet law and it is enforced. — Concerned Parent Besides being a very bad idea, it is apparently illegal for kids to be zipping around on their scooters with no helmet.
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By Keith S. Mayberry, University of California-Imperial County Cooperative Extension | June 30, 2001
When driving up and down the streets of any city in the Valley, one can't help but notice the presence of dark green plants with an abundance of bright yellow-orange flowers. The flowers never seem to fade. For months, every time you drive by one of these magnificent plants, it is always in bloom. This plant is Caesalpinia pulcherrima (red bird of Paradise, dwarf poinciana). This plant is often improperly called the Mexican bird of paradise (C. Mexicana), a different species (described below)
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | July 5, 2013
Construction of two detention centers near the Calexico East Port of Entry is anticipated to bring hundreds of construction and permanent jobs, and one is anticipated to have a groundbreaking in the next few weeks. The 65,000-square foot facility by Hill Mills Construction will house low-level inmates of both sexes, Imperial Valley Economic Development Commission president and chief executive officer Tim Kelley said. He said the project by Hill Mills Construction is being built on speculation and will be filled with inmates as there's a need.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | January 16, 2010
CALEXICO — Though nobody was manning the machines Friday afternoon, construction work on the infrastructure of the Imperial Regional Center north of here began this week. Construction began Tuesday, but a formal groundbreaking won’t take place until around noon Feb. 9, said Imperial County Planning Director Jurg Heuberger. It was the best date available to have county officials and representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Department, which gave a $2.5 million grant in federal stimulus funds to the project.
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Imperial Valley Press Staff | January 13, 2011
To follow up on the recent Probe questions regarding the closed rest areas between El Centro and San Diego along Interstate 8, is it illegal to stop on the side of the freeway to urinate? Would I get a ticket from the California Highway Patrol? I drive frequently to San Diego, and with no rest areas when you have to go ... you go on the side of the freeway. — Can’t Hold It, El Centro This question is great, possibly destined to be a classic. Anyway, we called the local office of the California Highway Patrol and spoke with Sgt. Terry Brollini, who was really helpful and patient with our question.
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By ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 27, 2011
Though Red Ribbon Week is traditionally known as a week to wear small, red ribbons in an effort to promote anti-drug efforts, only family members and certain law enforcement of the Imperial Valley know the whole story about the heroism of slain Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique Camarena.  Though different versions of Camarena's story exist those who were close to him knew Camarena for his prowess as an investigator and great father.  ...
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 31, 2013
The El Centro community will have many more opportunities for sports and recreation next year upon completion of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Sports Pavilion at Park Avenue and North Eighth Street that broke ground Tuesday morning. The project has been five years in the works and is the first of three parts of the Dr. Martin Luther King Park, formerly known as Adams Park, Revitalization Plan. The second part is a skate park that hopes to go to council for construction approvals in September and the third part is an aquatics center that hopes to start design in February.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | May 1, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE This article contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers. Federal authorities are searching for more potential young victims following an indictment of an El Centro man for sexual exploitation of a minor. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations arrested El Centro resident Damian C. Mora, 30, on April 9, and he was indicted by a federal grand jury April 10. Special agents executed a search warrant at the El Centro home where Mora had lived since January.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 27, 2011
In various sites on the Internet (including your Classified section) I sometimes see a vehicle with a “salvage” title. How does this differ as compared to a “clear” title? How does it affect the ownership having a car with a salvage title? Does it affect insurance? Is it a problem trying to license a car with a salvage title? Does it affect resale value? Please, if I didn’t ask something I should have; please let me know. — Clear vs. Salvage, Brawley A salvaged vehicle is defined in the California Vehicle Code Section 11515, said Armando Botello, a spokesman with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento.
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By VANESSA DE LA TORRE, Staff Writer | August 21, 2004
The day had merited hushed whispers and calls to the paper, for who ever thought, honestly, that this small woman with decades of hurt could survive a century's worth of time? Estanislada Valenzuela, who has lived to see five generations of her family sprout in Calexico, turned 100 last Thursday and she was the only one who saw it coming. Bearing 18 children over the years might have taken the wind out of another person, but not the matriarch of the Valenzuelas. She is from the old school.
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By ERIC GALVAN,Staff Writer | April 8, 2006
Corruption, fraud and abuse of power have earned the city of Calexico a ?bad reputation,? says Mario Conde, and he wants to change that. On Friday, the 23-year-old Calexico resident announced his candidacy for the Calexico City Council. ?I?m going to start a fight with the corrupt people,? said Conde, ?and I?m going to make it a cleaner Calexico.? ?It?s time to change the government system,? said Conde. ?People that have held office in the past have given the city a bad reputation.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 23, 2010
Due to our little 7.2 earthquake a few months ago the Calexico pool will be closed for at least this summer. I know El Centro, Imperial and Brawley have swimming hours at their high schools, but I’m curious, will Imperial Valley College have its pool open to the public as well? — Hot and bothered, Calexico Despite the disappointing fact that the Calexico pool will be closed this summer due to earthquake damage, we do have some good news. The Imperial Valley College pool will be open to “Hot and bothered” and the rest of the public this summer.
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April 2, 2008
QUESTION: I have a 5-year-old who really would like to be a cheerleader for Pop Warner. But I was told that it costs $450. Is there a reason why it costs that much for a 5-year-old? Does that include insurance and transportation to the games? I really don?t want to put anyone down but I have seen there are families who live in the projects and have two kids in Pop Warner. My husband and I both work and we think $450 is a lot of money. I don?t know if this is the cost in other cities; this is the price I was given for the Brawley area.
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