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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 MICHAEL A. SALORIO | October 19, 2002
Staff Writer The El Centro Police Officers' Association filed a lawsuit against the city of El Centro on Oct. 11 in which the association claims two police officers involved in a shooting were denied their due process rights when they were investigated for the incident. Other defendants named in the lawsuit are the El Centro Police Department, El Centro police Sgt. Theresa Quinn and El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria. According to archived articles, the shooting occurred May 28 as two patrol officers responded to a call shortly before midnight in the 1200 block of Hamilton Avenue.
NEWS
By LEO MIRAMON AND DARREN SIMON, Staff Writers | January 24, 2006
HOLTVILLE ? A man who admitted to killing 14-year-old Andrea Hines in 1994 when he was 13 has been released from the California Youth Authority and is reportedly back in Holtville. Adan Garcia, now 25, was released from CYA in Chino after serving 12 years for a secondndegree murder plea he made before Superior Court Judge Juan Ulloa. Garcia admitted to strangling and stabbing Andrea multiple times in the family?s backyard on Sept. 17, 1994. Garcia was tried as a juvenile.
NEWS
By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Digital Media News Editor | February 7, 2013
A former politician who made national news after a video went viral showing him hitting his stepson with a belt has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Anthony Sanchez, a former Imperial Irrigation District director, will serve three years of probation, 50 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management class after pleading to the lesser charge alleged against him in Imperial County Superior Court. Because of the plea, the District Attorney's Office dropped the felony inflicting injury to a child charge against him. Sanchez was accused of hitting his stepson with a belt after a video was posted to YouTube in June.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By MARIO RENTERÍA | August 4, 2002
Staff Writer It's easy to forget what those who enforce the law risk while providing for the public's safety and protection. Most are proud to serve their communities and consider it their duty to put their lives on the line every day. California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Navarrete is one of those officers who loves his job and helping his community. Born in Mexicali, Navarrete did what many told him he couldn't do. He joined the Highway Patrol and has been a sworn officer for three years.
NEWS
By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer | September 15, 2002
CALEXICO ? California's Department of Social Services has slapped CHARLEE Family Care Inc. with an accusation for revocation, a hefty lawsuit-like document that has to be filed with the state's Office of Administrative Hearings before state officials can shut down the "Birch Home," a group home for wayward girls. The home is managed by CHARLEE, a Yucaipa-based non-profit corporation. According to the DSS, CHARLEE administrators have employed a convicted felon at the Birch Home, exposed the girls to an unsafe and sometimes hostile environment, ignored citations for the aforementioned violations and attempted to intimidate girls who complained to state investigators, among other alleged administrative misdeeds.
OPINION
September 21, 2005
Sitting in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with two and a half hours between flights, I decided to read the local newspapers. I came across a report about a judge in south Texas whose death has been ruled a suicide by a justice of the peace. There was some dispute about whether the judge, under investigation for bribery, had killed himself, because, among other things, he had five beloved sons under age 10 and had been shot through the top of the head rather than the usual self-inflicted side-of-the-head or mouth shot.
NEWS
By KEITH S. MAYBERRY, Imperial County Cooperative Extension adviser | March 30, 2003
One day a neighbor mentioned that his St. Augustine grass was being taken over by weeds. When I took a look at his lawn, I could see the rabbitsfoot grass patches and the sowthistle plants scattered here and there. I suggested part of the problem might be that the St. Augustine grass was growing under the mulberry trees and located in deep shade. I asked if any fertilizer had been applied to the lawn recently and the reply was Ironite was used a couple of weeks ago. I suggested that the neighbor use a "turfbuilder" type fertilizer to strengthen the growth of the lawn.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 28, 2012
Calexico - A Calexico resident was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly killing his family's dog in the 1000 block of F. Torres Street, according to Calexico Police Department call logs. Jose Antonio Cisneros, 30, was charged with one felony count of cruelty to animals and booked into the Imperial County jail. Authorities received the call around 3 a.m., and the caller stated that her brother was under the influence and killed a dog with a knife. Cisneros left the residence in a car and there was a trail of blood from the dog, according to the call logs.
NEWS
By AARON CLAVERIE | March 6, 2002
Staff Writer With a "snap!" of Suzy Haner's fingers, a row of her "stars" slump in aluminum chairs. Eyelids fall heavy. Heads loll. Shoulders melt. Haner turns to face a standing room only audience at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta. She's made the turn a thousand times, snapped her fingers three times as many, but every time, at the fair or corporate event where she is performing, the reaction is the same ? there's at least one slack-jawed person in the audience who wonders, "How'd she do that?"
NEWS
By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
How can I determine if the A/C unit installed in my home is sufficent to do the work of cooling the square footage of my home (1900 sq. ft.)? Is there a template for this? There is only one correctly sized air conditioner or heat pump for your home. A unit that is oversized will turn on and off too frequently, called "short cycling". Short cycling causes the unit to lose both efficiency, and the ability to properly dehumidify the home. This may result in higher utility bills and a less comfortable home.
NEWS
May 21, 2009
All leads tied to the brutal slaying of 20-year-old Manuel Gonzalez outside of his East Orange Avenue home have been exhausted, but the state?s analysis of the clothing could render new evidence, El Centro police Detective Sgt. Eric Scoville said. Scoville declined to specify what the clothing is but said it was left behind at the crime scene and that there appears to be trace elements of DNA on it. The finding will be further analyzed at the state Department of Justice?s crime laboratory to determine if a connection can be made to any suspects, Scoville said.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 25, 2012
El Centro Soccer and IVUSA will have registration for their combined league from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the water retention basin at the corner of Lotus and Wensley avenues in El Centro. Parents or guardians must provide a birth certificate and $60 registration fee. Registration is open to youths from El Centro, Imperial, Holtville and Heber. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information call 760-897-6193 or e-mail the league at ivusasoccer@yahoo.com To comment on this story click here to be directed to Facebook.
NEWS
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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