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News | By 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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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.
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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 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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February 4, 2009
I?ve been hearing rumors about some batting cages getting ready to open on Fourth Street. That would be so cool. I used to love going to batting cages at the old Cindy?s Fun Center off Dogwood Road near the interstate, but they?ve been closed for many years. When are these new batting cages going to open? ? Going Batty, El Centro Much to our surprise, El Centro Batting Cages has been open since November. With next to no advertising and little word of mouth, the four cages (two for softball and two for baseball)
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By THOMAS TURINI | November 5, 2001
University of California-Imperial County Cooperative Extension A tree is a valuable commodity in the low desert. There are many kinds of trees in this area that are growing poorly. Some drop their leaves, others show branch dieback and in extreme cases the entire tree dies. The causes of these problems include that the tree is not suited to our climate or poor management or a disease may be involved. In some neighborhoods there are more dead trees than healthy ones, especially where ash or mulberry trees are popular.
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Norma Vega/Universidad de California | November 24, 2011
Ante la crisis económica que ha afectado el poder adquisitivo y el crédito de millones de familias, el sistema de apartados, conocido en inglés como layaway, ha vuelto a ser un recurso popular. “Esto puede ser una buena idea, pero debe de fijarse bien en los términos del sistema de apartados porque tiene ventajas y desventajas”, señala Connie Costello, educadora de asuntos del consumidor de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California. Ella explica los puntos a favor y en contra: Entre las ventajas están: - Usted podrá aprovechar las ofertas de la tienda e ir pagando poco a poco su mercancía.  - Podrá pagar por la mercancía que puso en apartado en determinado plazo, y no tiene que hacer la compra con cargo a su tarjeta de crédito; así se evita el pago de intereses.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | August 12, 2012
Just west of a newly constructed gas station on West Legion Road, past Pioneers Memorial Hospital and neighboring homes here, sits a rather unnoticeable open gate that leads to a cliff which overlooks Brawley's pilot wetlands project. Although easily overlooked, the peaceful serenity of the nine acres of rural land and ponds appears to be a site one would expect to find on the cover of a National Geographic magazine, rather than in an area just five minutes outside Brawley's suburbia.
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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 ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | November 2, 2011
Kinley-Horn and Associate Inc. was hired by a unanimous vote of the El Centro City Council on Tuesday to do the consulting for the upcoming skate park project. The $2.5 million project will be at Sixth Street and Seventh Street near Adams Park, said Desert Skate Coalition vice president Anastasia Miki. “It's going to be a phenomenal change for the youth of this city and for this Valley,” she said, adding that the park will get the attention of the skateboard community. “I think it's very exciting,” City Manager Ruben Duran said, adding that $2 million will be used for the construction of the project.
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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 Eric T. Natwick, Cooperative Extension adviser | November 17, 2003
Desert gardeners will find few plants as hardy and beautiful as oleander, Nerium oleander L. Oleanders thrive in our irrigated desert landscape as these evergreen shrubs or small trees are native to the Mediterranean regions of southern Europe and southwest Asia. Oleander has been cultivated in North America since 1565 and its popularity in the southern tier of the United States continues today because of its bountiful flowering habit. Plants tolerant to heat, drought and salt are important for our area; oleander is all of these.
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By William Roller | Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 30, 2010
To get a career a young person needs an education, Bill Cole, a driver’s education instructor at Central Union High School in El Centro says. “Parents should be sure their students are in school and doing their best,” Cole said. Starting in January one of several laws takes effect in California. SB1317, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will charge parents with a misdemeanor if their children miss too much school. Parents could face a $2,000 fine and up to a year in jail if prosecutors prove they failed to reasonably encourage their children to attend school.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | January 1, 2013
Valley residents who regularly travel to Mexico say they simply exercise caution and common sense down here, undeterred by a U.S. Department of State's November travel warning to some parts of Mexico. In a state by state assessment, extra precaution particularly at night was advised for northern Baja California including Mexicali and Tijuana, but no advisory is in effect for southern Baja California. For the one-year period ending in July 2012, the number of murders in Mexicali increased by 43 percent, from 127 in the preceding year to 181, according to the report with Tijuana showing 351 murders for the same year.
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