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News | By Brianna Lusk | April 11, 2012
Though he may no longer be there, his presence is still felt. It's in the stance of his daughter Carly as she works preparing meals for an event. It's in the name of his grandson, Austin Richard, who even at 3 years old is considered the man of the house. It's in the sunroom window filled with the family's boots, a decorative but genuine touch of the country lifestyle that the whole family loves. But it's what Cheryl and her daughter Carly did after the passing of Dr. Richard Bogue in 2005 that has created a new legacy, one of their own making, at Cheval Farm in Imperial.
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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 JIM McVICAR, Special to this newspaper | November 1, 2001
In rodeo, the "big production number" comes at the start of the show. The idea is to build excitement and put the crowd in a festive mood for the rest of the performance. The "grand entry" or opening ceremony ? in contrast to the "grand finale" of theater and movie musicals ? includes a cast of hundreds of men and women performing choreographed routines on horseback, with a stirring musical accompaniment and dramatic narration by the rodeo announcer. This year, the Cattle Call Rodeo Committee is planning a special opening ceremony for the performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 1 p.m. Nov. 11. "We will adapt our traditional Western patriotic theme to current and recent events," explained Curt Rutherford, committee member.
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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.
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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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By THOMAS TURINI, Cooperative Extension plant pathology adviser | February 9, 2004
One of the most common citrus questions regards the best citrus varieties to plant in the low desert. Although our extreme heat, wind and occasional frosts limit our choices, there are many varieties that perform well under our conditions. Commercially, high quality early-season grapefruit, lemons, mandarins and Valencia oranges come from desert areas in California and Arizona and it is possible to successfully grow these trees in your home garden as well. > > Grapefruit For the red-fleshed grapefruit, there are several options.
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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 MARIO RENTERIA | Imperial Valley Press Sports Editor | June 12, 2011
After a rocky ending to their first season in the Imperial Valley, the Southwest Blitz semi-pro football team has not only decided to stay in the Valley but deepen its roots in the community. The Blitz officially changed their name to the Imperial Valley Knights and with donations from community members and organizations from outside the Valley, is here to stay. “I want this to be a household name, to be a Knight,” said Knights owner and head coach Sean Johnson. “It will be something special.
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By GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | February 19, 2007
Dr. Cesar Chavez can?t legally refer a patient to an eye surgeon in Mexico, but he knows that is the best option for some of his patients. An ophthalmologist at El Centro Regional Medical Center, Chavez has performed LASIK and cataract surgery on patients in the Imperial Valley since he finished medical school at University of California, Los Angeles. Chavez recalled one patient who at age 39 had the cataracts of an elderly man and his vision had deteriorated to the point where he was nearly blind.
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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 Brianna Lusk | October 29, 2006
Staff Writer It?s the feeling you get when you walk into a dark room. Something in the corner catches your eye, or a shadow moves behind the drapes unexpectedly. The hairs on the back of your neck instantly stand on end and goose bumps run down your arms. Whether you?ve experienced something like the following stories or you dismiss tales of floating orbs and see-through Caspers as nothing more than figments of one?s imagination, the Imperial Valley has a number of haunting stories passed down through the years.
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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 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 DONNA HAMPTON, Contributing Writer | January 26, 2001
Her doors opened on May 8, 1915. The five-story hotel, named after the gracious heroine in the Harold Bell Wright novel "The Winning of Barbara Worth" was a "Spanish Renaissance" beauty with classic, fine features. Tall and stately, she graced the northwest corner of Seventh and Main streets in El Centro with a grandeur that turned heads and commanded respect. She was well-dressed. Four murals, depicting events in Imperial Valley's history as well as scenic locations, decorated her walls, murals painted in oil by two artists from Chicago.
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