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News | By SILVIO J. PANTA and Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 3, 2010
CALEXICO — Kym Laura Cano, who was convicted of killing her husband, a California Highway Patrol officer, with his service gun more than three years ago, drew a lengthy prison term Friday that will put her behind bars for at least 40 years. Expressionless for much of the court hearing before making an anguished plea for mercy, Cano received 15 years to life in state prison for the second-degree murder of Francisco Cano. Cano’s husband was off-duty when he died of a single gunshot wound to his left eye Dec. 4, 2006.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | 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 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 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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STAFF REPORT | July 1, 2003
Freedom Fest 2003 will light up the sky around Imperial Valley College on Friday in a wash of light, color and patriotic music. This Valley's biggest annual Independence Day celebration will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday on the IVC campus at the intersection of Aten Road and Highway 111. Concessions and static displays will open at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment on the concert-sized stage at 8 p.m. and the free fireworks show at 9:30...
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July 16, 2001
The thornless hybrid mesquite is nearly the perfect tree for the desert. The mesquites are exceptionally well-adapted to the area and will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and varying irrigation regimens. And they may be grown alone in full sun or in groups to make a more tropical jungle-like appearance. The mesquites are easy to recognize as they have rich, dark brown trunks and bright medium to dark green canopies. Some say the mesquites provide the appearance of the Serengeti African plains.
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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 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 CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | July 18, 2012
CALEXICO - An affordable housing project application for funding is moving forward following City Council's 3-2 vote Tuesday evening to authorize the application submittal. The Villa Primavera Family Residences project by Chelsea Investment Corp. would have 48 individual and family apartments on the south side of Meadows Drive between Rancho Frontera and Meadows Roads. It also promises more than 300 construction jobs with most local hires. If the project application is approved by the state, it would be funded through a $4.5 million grant from HOME Investment Partnership Program funds with $100,000 grant to the city for administration costs and about $800,000 in permit/impact fees paid by the developer.
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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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Staff report | February 13, 2013
On Valentine's Day, travelers may wish to bring flowers with them from Mexico into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials want residents and visitors to know what to expect when they cross the border. Chrysanthemums, gladiolas and orange jasmine from Mexico are prohibited through the passenger ports of entry, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection. So travelers cannot bring arrangements with those flowers into the country through a passenger port of entry, like the Calexico border crossing.
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April 9, 2013
How often does a person who is on probation get tested for drugs? I see a person that I know is on probation and he seems to always be under the influence of drugs. Also, what happens if he violates his probation? - Curious, Imperial County This is an excellent question with a not very excellent answer. But that's no fault of who we went to for our info. Truth be told, there are so many variables involved in this question, from who gets testing as part of their probation terms, to how often they are subject to testing, to what exactly happens if someone violates probation.
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 3, 2010
Jurors heard a myriad testimony during Kym Cano’s lengthy second trial but they didn’t hear anything from her first husband, Henry Thuener. Thuener decided to wait until his ex-wife’s second murder trial was over before speaking out publicly about his marriage to Cano. Cano was sentenced Friday to serve at least 40 years in state prison for the fatal shooting of her second husband Francisco Cano. Francisco, a California Highway Patrol officer, was off-duty when he was shot once in the face at his Calexico home Dec. 4, 2006.
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