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News | By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN and Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 7, 2013
While the summer heat may discourage outdoor activities, the Imperial Valley continues to offer some tried and true summer fun: open, public swimming pools. Indeed, public swimming pools can be found in Imperial, El Centro and Brawley. The Imperial Valley College swimming pools are easy to find. Just leave your car in the parking lot and follow the sound of children's laughter. The college opens both its swimming pools to the public on the weekends, said Lorena Holder, head life guard.
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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 ERIC GALVAN | December 31, 2001
Sports Writer During the 1998-99 high school basketball season, the Brawley Union High boys team had a 6-foot-5 Lofton patrolling down low and dominating his competition. Back then, Jermaine Lofton was one of the best players in the Imperial Valley. Nowadays there's a new 6-foot-5 Lofton donning the blue and gold, but this time it's Jermaine's younger brother, Lafayette. Last week at the Montgomery Invitational in San Diego, Lafayette Lofton helped Brawley bounce back from an 0-2 start, leading the team to two straight victories.
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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 | 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 | May 14, 2011
Is it illegal or just a bad idea for a 6- or 7-year-old to ride in the front seat of a vehicle? Two police officers at my kids’ school let their kids ride in the front of their personal vehicles without a booster seat, and now my kid is begging to. I thought they had to be 12? Is the car seat law “6 years AND 60 pounds” or 6 OR 60”? And isn’t the front passenger side airbag actually a danger to such a little person? — Mom, Imperial First off, it is not illegal, but according to California High Patrol Officer Pablo Torrez it is a bad idea.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | September 9, 2012
EL PASO, TEXAS - The sudden death of Imperial native and Fort Bliss, Texas, Army Sgt. James Brown, who died while serving a weekend sentence at the El Paso County Jail, was determined to have been caused by sickle cell crisis, a finding with which his loved ones disagree. “My son didn't have sickle cell; he didn't,” Brown's mother, Dinetta Scott, said. “It doesn't add up.” Brown, 26, checked into the county jail July 13 voluntarily to serve a two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated.
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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 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 GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | February 19, 2007
Dr. Cesar Chavez can?t legally refer a patient to an eye surgeon in Mexico, but he knows that is the best option for some of his patients. An ophthalmologist at El Centro Regional Medical Center, Chavez has performed LASIK and cataract surgery on patients in the Imperial Valley since he finished medical school at University of California, Los Angeles. Chavez recalled one patient who at age 39 had the cataracts of an elderly man and his vision had deteriorated to the point where he was nearly blind.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
What is the best way to save energy ia a two story house A/C units. What is the best setting on your thermostat for the 1st and 2nd floor. Dear Joe, Thank you for submitting your question via the Imperial Valley Press Online Ask the Expert web site.  For a two story home, the thermostat setting depends on your daily family activities.  For example?I?ll give you a scenario that has all bedrooms upstairs.  - Upstairs thermostat can be set at a temperature that is comfortable at night 77-78 degrees.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | July 26, 2012
IMPERIAL - Family members and loved ones of Army Sgt. James Brown, a Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier and Imperial Valley native, gathered at Faith Assembly on Thursday to honor Brown after his sudden death in an El Paso hospital earlier this month. “It's a sad moment for the families, but one of the things that I think all of the people came to do is share in the mother's and father's grief,” El Centro Mayor Sedalia Sanders, a distant relative of Brown's, said during his service. Brown was stationed at Fort Bliss near El Paso when he checked himself into the county jail to serve a two-day sentence for driving while intoxicated, explained Brown's mother, Dinetta Scott.
SPORTS
By ERIC GALVAN, Sports Editor | September 9, 2003
All summer Brawley Union High's Zay Shepherd had been talking about the importance of the team's season-opening game against San Marcos. Playing a Division I school, Division III Brawley would be playing two divisions up. Friday's tilt was a must-win because it was against a bigger school and a San Diego school. The Wildcats wanted it. Shepherd wanted it. Down 20-17 at the half, it looked as if the bigger San Marcos squad was going to leave the victor. That's when Shepherd stepped up. A junior, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back took it upon himself to make sure his team wouldn't lose, scoring four second-half touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 44-20 win. The four scores came after a second-quarter 38-yard run to paydirt.
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Norma Vega/Universidad de California | November 24, 2011
Ante la crisis económica que ha afectado el poder adquisitivo y el crédito de millones de familias, el sistema de apartados, conocido en inglés como layaway, ha vuelto a ser un recurso popular. “Esto puede ser una buena idea, pero debe de fijarse bien en los términos del sistema de apartados porque tiene ventajas y desventajas”, señala Connie Costello, educadora de asuntos del consumidor de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California. Ella explica los puntos a favor y en contra: Entre las ventajas están: - Usted podrá aprovechar las ofertas de la tienda e ir pagando poco a poco su mercancía.  - Podrá pagar por la mercancía que puso en apartado en determinado plazo, y no tiene que hacer la compra con cargo a su tarjeta de crédito; así se evita el pago de intereses.
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