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News | By 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...
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | December 12, 2003
Prosecution testimony continued Thursday in the death penalty trial of Calipatria State Prison inmate Joseph A. Barrett, where a correctional officer testified hearing the defendant make an incriminating statement related to the alleged murder. Thomas Kent Richmond, a convicted robber who would have been eligible for parole in 2000, was allegedly murdered by Barrett (his cellmate) on April 9, 1996. Barrett is a convicted murderer serving a 26-year-to-life sentence. Correctional Officer William Brumbaugh gave testimony Thursday recalling his interactions with Barrett the morning of the homicide.
NEWS
Redacción Adelante | June 27, 2011
CALEXICO — A partir de este domingo 26 de junio, el carril Sentri en la Garita Este de Calexico ampliará su horario de operación un par de horas. La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza dio a conocer que dicho carril de cruce rápido va a estar abierto de 6 de la mañana a 8 de la noche, cuando antes operaba solamente hasta las 6 de la tarde. Las autoridades indicaron que esta medida se adoptó a fin de “acomodar a los viajeros más eficientemente”. Por otra parte, las autoridades aduanales dieron a conocer que se abrieron tres cabinas de inspección adicionales en la Garita Centro.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 16, 2012
Nine-year-old starter Danny Ramirez was a strikeout artist during the Little League District 22 Minors Tournament of Champions. The pitcher helped his Calexico Desert Properties win the championship. Age 9 School Cesar Chavez Elementary School Grade fourth Your favorites Pro athlete Adrian Gonzalez Pro team San Diego Padres Class Mrs. Medina, fourth-grade teacher Movie “The Perfect Game” TV show “Good Luck Charly” Actress Selena Gomez Song “I'm Sexy & You Know It” Band LMFAO What do you enjoy most about your sport?
NEWS
By BRIANNA LUSK, Staff Writer | September 9, 2007
Just a few days remain on a 30-day timeline for residents at two Holtville trailer parks to find a new place to live. More than 50 mobile homes were condemned by the county last month after the city asked for the parks to be investigated. But as the county has enlisted the help of social services to find housing for the displaced families and community members have offered to help with funding, some still have unanswered questions. From the timing of the inspection to the issue of the cost of appealing the county?
NEWS
By BRIANNA LUSK, Staff Writer | April 13, 2007
A doctor found guilty of murdering his 22-year-old deaf mute patient was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole this morning. Dr. Warren Lemons, a Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo physician, later had tears rolling down his face after Imperial County Superior Court Judge Matias Contreras handed down the sentence. MacArthur Townsend, 22, was found unconscious in Lemons? hotel room at the Best Western John Jay Inn in Calexico on April 14, 2004. He died after being transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center.
NEWS
By LEO MIRAMON and DARREN SIMON, Staff Writers | January 27, 2006
HOLTVILLE ? Rumors that convicted killer Adan Garcia is back in Holtville following his release from the California Youth Authority may not be true. Holtville Police Chief John Vanelli said Thursday there are no indications Garcia is residing here. In 1994, Garcia murdered 14-year-old Andrea Hines in Holtville when he was 13. Vanelli said because of concerns that Garcia had returned to the city, he visited Garcia?s mother. Vanelli said the mother reported her son had not returned and Vanelli found no evidence that Garcia had been living there.
NEWS
By GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | March 31, 2007
CALEXICO ? The SENTRI lane at the downtown Calexico Port of Entry will be open later every day of the week beginning Sunday and will also open earlier on weekends. New hours for the SENTRI lane will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Calexico Port Director Billy Whitford said. The SENTRI lane is now open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The SENTRI program, or Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, allows pre-screened border crossers to pass through the Port of Entry security checks more quickly.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | August 8, 2008
WESTMORLAND ? The peaceful nature of a residential neighborhood here was disrupted Thursday when a woman was found slain inside her family home. Imperial County sheriff?s detectives were called to a single-story home at 162 E. Fifth St. where the victim, identified by a relative as Carmen Urea, was found by her adult son. He declined to give his name or say anything else. Urea?s son said she was strangled and stabbed but authorities at the scene did not confirm how the victim died.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2011
The Salton Sea History Museum has closed after Riverside County officials told museum staff that the museum no longer had a right to use its office at the North Shore Yacht Club in the community of North Shores. Museum officials were told last month by county officials that the museum would have to vacate its second floor office space, museum director Jennie Kelley said. At the time, the museum and visitor center located in the building's first floor were still open to the public.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO | April 8, 2003
Staff Writer CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON ? The 57-year-old inmate stabbed to death here Monday morning was a founding member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, according to a prison official. Correctional Lt. Gary Stratton identified the victim as Wendell Norris, who had been incarcerated for 24 years on a second-degree murder conviction out of Solano County. The Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist prison gang with a feared reputation for committing ruthless acts of violence, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Web site states.
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | March 24, 2012
HEBER - Crime prevention coordinator Paulina Solis considers “Where the Sidewalk Ends” her favorite children's book because of the beautiful poems and illustrations. This book was one of the first publications she picked up after finishing her English as a Second Language program in elementary school, she said. And Solis had the opportunity to share her love for this book Friday during the Readers are Leaders program held at the Dogwood Elementary School. Firefighters, deputies, U.S. Border Patrol agents and nurses were just some of the community members invited to bring their favorite children's book and read to students.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | March 31, 2012
CALEXICO - U.S. ArmySgt. Odin Ayala recalls hearing a single click before his life changed Sept 14. He was walking in an open field during a mission in Afghanistan when suddenly his eyesight and hearing went out. ”I don't know how long, I think it was just a matter of seconds. All I recall is I was face down on the ground, and I can just hear, kind of like in the movies when an explosion goes by somebody's ear. That actually is how it sounds, everything's muffled and then little by little your hearing starts coming back,” he said.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | October 30, 2012
IMPERIAL COUNTY - Yuma Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered an unusual sight just after midnight Tuesday when they found a Jeep Cherokee on top of the international border fence in the Imperial Sand Dunes area, according to a press release. Two people were trying to drive over the fence using a make-shift ramp that didn't quite to do the job. When agents arrived on scene, the two people fled into Mexico, and after removing the car from the fence, agents seized the vehicle and ramps.
OPINION
Richard Brown | Inked! | November 2, 2012
Surely Jay Leno must have asked Sergio Romo about the T-shirt last night. That crisp, clean Navy blue T quickly shaped up to be the most famous T-shirt any athlete has ever worn on live television. That's a pretty bold statement, of course. But it's a safe one for the moment. If Brawley boy and much-revered local son Romo had something to say on the subject, it happened past this column's deadline. Whatever he said, though, was probably delivered with the wit, charm and candor Romo has become known for as the clutch closer for the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
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