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News | By ROMAN FLORES, Staff Writer | April 23, 2010
CALEXICO — The backlash from the Calexico Unified School District’s decision by Superintendent Christina Luna began to reach a boiling point Thursday morning as parents and students clutched signs that read “We demand a special board meeting” and “Don’t close our school” while standing in front of the district offices. The group met to protest the decision to displace the students of Enrique Camarena Junior High School to make room for the Jefferson Elementary students displaced by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake of April 4. More than 50 parents have signed a document, which was officially received by the district Wednesday, stating they do not trust or support the decision of Luna and that the board needs to “handle the situation as we deserve or we will be taking matters into our own hands.
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By ROMAN FLORES | January 16, 2011
Exactly one month after the official formation of a new school board the Calexico Unified School District must prepare to say goodbye to its superintendent. In what some might deem a surprise move, Superintendent Christina Luna announced at a special board meeting Friday evening — both verbally and by a signed letter — she will resign effective July 31. Board President Gloria Romo restated Saturday in a bilingual interview that Luna’s contract was slated to end July 31 as Calexico’s previous board decided not to extend her contract last August.
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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 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 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 IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 25, 2012
El Centro Soccer and IVUSA will have registration for their combined league from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the water retention basin at the corner of Lotus and Wensley avenues in El Centro. Parents or guardians must provide a birth certificate and $60 registration fee. Registration is open to youths from El Centro, Imperial, Holtville and Heber. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information call 760-897-6193 or e-mail the league at ivusasoccer@yahoo.com To comment on this story click here to be directed to Facebook.
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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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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 CHELCEY ADAMI and LAURA GONZALEZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 10, 2011
MEXICALI — With details that echo Jack the Ripper, Mexicali officials are investigating a possible serial killer or killers targeting area prostitutes for years. About 44 murders of women here since 2008 appear to have enough similarities to potentially be the result of a serial killer or killers, said Alfredo Arenas Moreno, Baja California Estate Police chief officer in charge of the international liaison unit. While the Baja California Attorney General’s Office here is officially in charge of the investigation, updates on the investigation are regularly provided to police.
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By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | February 24, 2008
Ariel Jutras is typical of most Imperial Valley teens in that she thinks there isn?t a whole lot to do locally. ?Here in the Valley, there are a couple things to do,? Ariel, a 17-year-old Central Union High School senior, said. ?There are activities for students such as PAL and school activities. ?We also have places like the mall that are fun to hang out with friends,? she said. ?There?s also Glamis, but other than that there?s not really anything to do.? Watch video here It?
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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 LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
How can I determine if the A/C unit installed in my home is sufficent to do the work of cooling the square footage of my home (1900 sq. ft.)? Is there a template for this? There is only one correctly sized air conditioner or heat pump for your home. A unit that is oversized will turn on and off too frequently, called "short cycling". Short cycling causes the unit to lose both efficiency, and the ability to properly dehumidify the home. This may result in higher utility bills and a less comfortable home.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | March 23, 2013
BRAWLEY - Concerned community members crowded the intersection of B Street and North Eastern Avenue here Thursday night, following the shooting death of 42-year-old Albert Ramos. The incident occurred around 6:50 p.m. with Brawley police officers responding to the area to discover the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release by the Brawley Police Department. Emergency medical service personnel responded; Ramos was pronounced dead on the scene. Imperial County Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.
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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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