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News | By WILLIAM ROLLER and Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 12, 2011
IMPERIAL - It is not often industrial development dovetails with agriculture, but a planned wastewater plant here can benefit all stakeholders. The plant could provide thousands of jobs and is slated in an urban corridor that will not infringe on crop fields or residential backyards, said Marlene Best, Imperial city manager. They considered three options of rebuilding the old plant, rebuilding in a new location here or building a plant north of the city that encourages economic development.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | July 27, 2013
CALEXICO - More than 17 tons of marijuana valued at nearly $10 million was seized at the Calexico East Port of Entry on Thursday in what is considered the largest narcotic bust ever at the Calexico ports of entry. Around 3 p.m., a 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer entered the cargo facility at the port with cargo that was supposed to be computer monitors. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer referred it for further examination. CBP officers ran the conveyance through the port's imaging system and anomalies were detected in the cargo.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Advance tickets are on sale for the 2002 edition of the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta. The fair runs from March 1-10 at the Imperial Valley Expo. The theme of this year's fair is "Squeals on Wheels. " Advance admission tickets are $4.75 for adults, a $1.25 savings; children (6-12 years old) and seniors are $2.25, a 75 cents savings off regular admission prices. Advance ticket sales ends Feb. 28, the day before the fair opens. Tickets may be purchased in all Valley Vons markets or at the fair box office at the Imperial Valley Expo.
OPINION
August 23, 2003
> > 50 years ago ? Over 70 percent of persons killed in traffic accidents in Imperial County this year were non-residents. Out of 81 fatalities, including farm accidents involving vehicular, only 18 lived here. > > 40 years ago ? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported a successful "water drop" test of a mock-up of the two-man orbital Gemini capsule at the Salton Sea. George Hansen, test engineer for Northrup-Ventura Corp., said the test was successful. > > 30 years ago ?
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | March 2, 2010
IMPERIAL — Nora Elias made the deadline. Along with a growing line of people who rushed to buy advance sale tickets in time for the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, Elias bought her tickets Thursday, the last day she and her family of five could get in for half the price. “We just barely came in on time,” Elias, of Imperial, said. “I don’t think we could’ve come if it wasn’t presale.” Elias and other enthusiasts of the annual fair apparently felt the same way as advance sale ticket sales appeared to have been higher this year, according to the Mid-Winter Fair operators.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 25, 2004
After having initially denied charges of committing lewd and lascivious sexual acts over a three-year period with a now 18-year-old male and his trial on the verge of beginning, Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela pleaded guilty to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for sexual gratification. Valenzuela entered his plea during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the county jail court, thus avoiding a potential three-year state prison sentence if he had been convicted.
NEWS
By AL KALIN | March 7, 2002
Staff columnist I guess you know by now, if you've been reading PROBE ? the Brawley Drive-in was on the west side of Highway 86 and on the north side of Legion Road. I was jealous of my friend Marcos, who lived across the street in the date grove. He had a ringside seat from his front yard. At night cars would slowly cruise through the hospital parking lot to catch a free peak at what was playing. They'd also line both sides of Legion Road from the highway to the hospital entrance.
NEWS
December 29, 2004
Several psychiatrists have said that Scott Peterson is a psychopath. A psychopath is NOT a psycho. He is not insane. He is conscienceless. At one time the psychopath was called a "moral degenerate. " Later he was renamed a "psychopath" and "sociopath. " Sociopath is the term I prefer to use. One noted psychologist, Hervey Cleckley, wrote what I believe to be the definitive (early) study of social pathology. He titled that book "The Mask of Sanity. " A more modern psychiatrist calls sociopaths "Human Chameleons.
NEWS
By KELLY RAUSCH, Staff Writer | February 23, 2001
Nearly all of Centinela State Prison remained on lockdown status today in the wake of a violent inmate outbreak Wednesday that left 11 correctional officers injured, including five who were stabbed. For the time being, all four main facilities, including the one maximum security facility where the incidents occurred, will remain on lockdown, said prison Public Information Officer Deavonne Long this morning. The uninvolved areas will be reevaluated Monday to determine if the lockdown can be lifted, Long said.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | September 4, 2012
BRAWLEY - City officials expressed mixed feelings about a halfway house for federal prison inmates scheduled to open within the next few months. The residential re-entry center has been contracted to provide housing for about two dozen inmates as they seek to transition back into society. The federal Bureau of Prisons decided on establishing an RRC in the Valley some three years ago, said an official with the company contracted to run the facility, Anaheim-based Working Alternatives Inc. Bureaucratic delays kept the facility at 718 and 720 E St. from opening sooner.
NEWS
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 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 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.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 9, 2008
Maria Tarazon, who runs a small insurance brokerage, said she knew little about the Silver Oriental Massage on Fourth Street but did recall seeing cars coming and going from the rear of the location. ?I saw cars coming in and out all the time when I was at the front desk,? Tarazon said Thursday. Watch video Tarazon, who estimated the massage parlor was opened for about six months, wasn?t the only one who noticed the activity at the location. El Centro police conducted a sting operation Wednesday night that resulted in the arrest of a woman suspected of prostitution.
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