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News | By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | June 23, 2009
OCOTILLO ? A 17-year-old Holtville boy suffered major injuries Monday when the truck he traveled in flipped several times in the dirt median of Interstate 8 east of here after the rear tires blew out, according to the California Highway Patrol. The boy was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center for unspecified injuries he suffered during the 12:28 p.m. car wreck, Highway Patrol Officer Larry Armendariz said. The boy traveled with two other people. A 52-year-old passenger, Enrique Magallanes, of Holtville, also suffered major injuries and was flown to University of California San Diego Medical Center.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | May 16, 2001
Former Imperial County Superior Court Judge Don R. Work, who later served as a justice on the 4th District Court of Appeals in San Diego, died in his home from cancer Monday. He was 72. A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 13208 Lakeshore Drive in Lakeside. A reception will be at the Lions Center in Chula Vista. Family, friends and fellow judges described Work as a man committed to justice who made it his job to make sure everyone who came into his courtroom could understand the law. They said the appellate court has lost an important judge.
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By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer | April 30, 2005
The car wash conveyor rumbled and hissed as Frank Alcaraz, a 23-year-old manager working at the El Centro Car Wash on Tuesday evening, hosed out the inside of the tunnel, the chute that houses the mechanical car wash's spinners and brushes. It was closing time and everyone was getting ready to call it a day. The hose looped and Alcaraz, a popular Little League coach, stepped inside. According to a report compiled by Division of Occupational Safety and Health inspectors, a section of the hose caught on the rotating brushes, pulling the loop tight around one of Alcaraz's ankles.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | December 18, 2008
The service disruption that left an unknown number of Imperial Valley residents Monday without cellular and long distance communication was sparked by a traffic collision that knocked down four AT&T-owned telephone poles, a corporate spokesman said Tuesday. The noninjury crash occurred in the mountainous region of San Diego County on Old Highway 80 in rainy weather near Jacumba and Campo, said California Highway Patrol Officer Rob Sanchez. The 12:43 p.m. outage occurred when the driver of a big rig truck lost control and plowed into the poles.
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | April 28, 2010
BRAWLEY — Two cousins charged with first-degree murder tortured a 13-year-old runaway they suspected of taking their stolen traveler’s checks before wrapping her nude in a trench coat and taking to the Imperial Valley, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Courtney Lynn Bowser, known by the nickname Tory, is “what this trial is about,” said Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Heather Trapnell, who added during her closing statement in the month-long trial that Tory, of Palm Desert, was found dead in a canal north of Holtville.
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By LEO MIRAMON,Staff Writer | September 3, 2006
On Feb. 7, 1985, a local Drug Enforcement Agent working in Guadalajara, Mexico was kidnapped, tortured and eventually killed. Two El Centro police officers responding to a disturbance call on May 3, 1977, were shot and killed by a man carrying a high-powered rifle. An El Centro firefighter died Nov. 18, 1976, after saving a man from toxic fumes as the firefighter took the victim out of a fuel tank where repairs were being made. He succumbed just after pushing the man to safety.
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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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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 16, 2011
What's up with the long wait for IHSS service? There are disabled and elderly people awaiting services for in-home care, and Social Services do not respond to a person's needs. They take months to process an application and several months to pay a caregiver. Aren't there state-mandated time frames to process an application? I don't think that it is right. Would you like to work for free? - Concerned citizen, Heber The short answer is yes, there is a state-mandated timeline for the application process, but there are a variety of issues that go into how the applications are handled.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 23, 2011
How many times do I have to go around Bucklin Park to complete a mile? - Exerciser, El Centro As a general rule, we've always heard and been told by friends and associates that Bucklin Park is a half-mile loop if you walk the outside-edge path one time. So, make that outside loop twice, and you've got one mile. When we started jogging, we found some Web sites that allowed us to map our routes so we knew how far we were traveling. We did that with Bucklin Park, and the word-of-mouth was true.
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By Imperial Valley Press | May 24, 2012
I had the worst experience in La Hacienda Restaurant in Imperial. My buddy and his friend called me to meet them at the restaurant for lunch. I went there with my iced tea in hand that I had bought earlier that morning and sat inside ready to order. My friends were already eating when the waiter arrived and loudly and rudely yelled out, “We don't allow outside drinks here.” All the customers and my friends heard this, and before I could finish my sentence he walked away and then proceeded to ignore me the entire lunch without offering me something to drink or even a menu.
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By ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 29, 2011
CALEXICO - Little to no staff support and workings behind proverbial closed doors may have been factors in the reassignment of former William Moreno Junior High School Principal Fredrick Lanuza. The Calexico Unified School District school board approved the move of Lanuza from principal of William Moreno to principal of Rockwood Elementary School in closed session during a July 19 board meeting. Seventeen of about 80 part- and full-time staff members signed a “Vote of No Confidence” letter that was presented to the CUSD school board and Superintendent Richard Fragale.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | April 24, 2004
MEXICALI ? Two women, one a confirmed El Centro resident and the other also thought to reside in the Imperial Valley, were murdered and their bodies were found in a canal on the outskirts of Mexicali on Thursday, Calexico police reported. The women were identified in the LaCronica newspaper in Mexicali as Sandra Luz Castro Pelayo and Viridiana Estrella Martinez. Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo confirmed their identities Saturday. Gerardo said the suspects in the case, three men whose names were unavailable, may have ties to the Imperial Valley.
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By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer | March 9, 2001
OCOTILLO ? The director of the University of California San Diego Regional Burn Center died here Wednesday shortly after a sheriff's deputy found the man stopped alongside Imperial Highway and in need of medical attention. Imperial County Chief Deputy Coroner Rick Macken said that a sheriff's deputy, on routine patrol in the area, discovered Dr. John F. Hansbrough, 55, along Imperial Highway about one mile north of Interstate 8. Macken said Hansbrough was not thought to be dead when he was found by the deputy, but he was not responsive.
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