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News | By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | November 10, 2003
GLAMIS ? A 19-year-old Encinitas man remains in a wheelchair with limited mobility after suffering spinal cord injuries here Nov. 2 allegedly caused by a Bureau of Land Management ranger against whom allegations of abuse of power and use of excessive force have been raised. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's office in El Centro is investigating the incident that a third-party witness described as being "pretty tragic" and "a shame. " Brian Boyd suffered bruising to the spinal cord in the neck area as well as having vertebrae in his neck and lower back wrenched out of place, said Tom Boyd, the alleged victim's father.
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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 MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | January 29, 2004
Attorneys for a 19-year-old Encinitas man filed a claim Wednesday seeking $5.6 million in damages from two U.S. Bureau of Land Management rangers, Sheriff Harold Carter and Imperial County. Brian Boyd alleges BLM rangers Ray Leloup and R.C. Magill abused their power and used excessive force on him, resulting in spinal cord injuries, during an encounter in Glamis on Nov. 2. Boyd alleges he received a beating from Leloup and Magill in what began as a misunderstanding over a recreational-use permit that Boyd possessed but the rangers thought he did not. The injuries suffered by Boyd (which included a bruised spinal cord in his neck)
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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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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 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 KEITH S. MAYBERRY, Imperial County Cooperative Extension adviser | March 30, 2003
One day a neighbor mentioned that his St. Augustine grass was being taken over by weeds. When I took a look at his lawn, I could see the rabbitsfoot grass patches and the sowthistle plants scattered here and there. I suggested part of the problem might be that the St. Augustine grass was growing under the mulberry trees and located in deep shade. I asked if any fertilizer had been applied to the lawn recently and the reply was Ironite was used a couple of weeks ago. I suggested that the neighbor use a "turfbuilder" type fertilizer to strengthen the growth of the lawn.
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March 27, 2013
Why does the Pope wear red shoes? I saw Pope Benedict wearing them, but can't remember seeing Pope John Paul II wearing them. What about the new pope? - Papal Watcher, Imperial County The short answer is, the red papal shoes are meant “to honor the martyrs of the Church, people who have given their life for the faith,” said Michael Lovette-Coyler, assistant vice president of mission and ministry of University of San Diego. The color red, of course, would represent the blood of the martyrs.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Digital Media News Editor | February 7, 2013
A former politician who made national news after a video went viral showing him hitting his stepson with a belt has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Anthony Sanchez, a former Imperial Irrigation District director, will serve three years of probation, 50 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management class after pleading to the lesser charge alleged against him in Imperial County Superior Court. Because of the plea, the District Attorney's Office dropped the felony inflicting injury to a child charge against him. Sanchez was accused of hitting his stepson with a belt after a video was posted to YouTube in June.
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March 1, 2011
For the first time I can remember our bougainvillea has completely frozen black and looks dead. Lots of our trees look dead, too. What is the best way to trim or somehow bring everything back? Are they dead or do they just look that way? — Garden Gal, El Centro We contacted the Imperial County Cooperative Extension near Holtville and got some really good information from plant pathology adviser Donna Henderson. She said bougainvillea are hardy desert plants that can tolerate temperatures of a minimum of 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 75 to 95 degrees during the day. The series of freezes in Imperial Valley during the past month-plus have left several trees and bushes with some frost damage.
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By Eric T. Natwick, Cooperative Extension adviser | November 17, 2003
Desert gardeners will find few plants as hardy and beautiful as oleander, Nerium oleander L. Oleanders thrive in our irrigated desert landscape as these evergreen shrubs or small trees are native to the Mediterranean regions of southern Europe and southwest Asia. Oleander has been cultivated in North America since 1565 and its popularity in the southern tier of the United States continues today because of its bountiful flowering habit. Plants tolerant to heat, drought and salt are important for our area; oleander is all of these.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | November 19, 2011
The upcoming El Centro Skate Park will be certified and eligible to be part of the Street League tournament as revealed in a Web video made by professional skateboarder and Street League founder Rob Dyrdek, the park designer said. Early this month, Kinley-Horn and Associate Inc. and their subcontractor Site Design were hired by the city to do the consulting and the design of the $2.5 million project. Street League is a touring tournament that rallies the top professional skateboarders who compete for prize money.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | February 22, 2012
The Imperial Valley lost someone who felt like family to many with the death of Camacho's Place owner Marie Knechel on Saturday. “She was like a grandmother to everybody that came in there. Some of the customers even called her grandmother,” daughter Linda Ainza said. “They'd been coming there since they were little and thought of her as their own grandmother.” Knechel, 85, technically had six children of her own as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | June 27, 2011
BRAWLEY — City officials here are continuing their talks with National Beef representatives in the hopes of resolving a host of violations concerning the beef plant’s wastewater treatment facility, according to interim City Manager Mark Gillmore. While a June 20 cease and desist order issued against the company was not rescinded, Gillmore and a few City Council members expressed their optimism about how the 95 safety violations regarding ammonia and sludge at the plant will be addressed.
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