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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.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | May 16, 2013
The latest proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to eliminate season passes for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is proving to be a tough sell among visitors and local officials. The proposal was first announced, and criticized, at the Bureau's Desert Advisory Council subgroup meeting last month. One local official and member of the subgroup expressed concern that the BLM's proposal failed to take into account the unique economic circumstances of many local residents.
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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.
NEWS
By BILL BASKERVILL | August 14, 2002
AP Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Friends knew Richard Marc Evonitz as a nice guy ? a married Navy man who was active in his community. Lurking beneath that exterior, authorities say, was a ??sexually sadistic psychopath" who abducted and murdered a string of young girls. Evonitz, 38, fatally shot himself in June after police tracked him to Sarasota, Fla. He had been sought in the abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Lexington, S.C. On Tuesday, police announced what investigators had suspected since soon after Evonitz's suicide: that he had murdered three Virginia girls in 1996 and 1997.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 28, 2012
I had a layaway plan at Kmart. I couldn't pay it so Kmart was supposed to cancel it and only charge me $10. By the time it was canceled, the cashier was handing me a receipt - which I refused to even touch - in my hand totaling $6 and some cents. I had paid around $38 to put a TV on layaway. I was charged $30 in penalties for the cancellation. I lost my job last September, and have had to make some changes in my lifestyle. I was counting on at least a $25 refund. This isn't right.
SPORTS
By Valerie Hamilton | Special to this Newspaper | October 28, 2012
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo's baseball career started in Brawley, on a pitcher's mound in the backyard of the house where he grew up. It's about 50 feet from the back window. You can guess what happened next. Romo and his brother Andrew were tossing a ball around. “I guess they were trying to get each other out,” recalls their mother, Leticia Romo. The outer pane of the double window was smashed, and it's still missing today. “I don't want to fix it,” says Leticia.
NEWS
By AARON CLAVERIE | August 10, 2004
Staff Writer IMPERIAL ? Three men have filed for the two open seats on the Imperial City Council. Incumbents Mayor James Tucker and councilman Doug Cox and former councilman Mark Gran all filed papers for the November election before Friday's deadline, according to City Clerk Debra Jackson. The signatures of support from local voters should be validated by early today or Wednesday at the latest, she said. City Treasurer Steve Shaner and Jackson are running unopposed for their seats.
NEWS
Por Carlos Herrera | Adelante Valle | December 16, 2010
IMPERIAL — Al parecer Freddy Roach ya encontró a su nuevo ‘Pac Man’ en la persona de Andy Ruíz Jr., la joven promesa del boxeo mexicano en la división de los pesos completos. Ruiz Jr., nacido en Mexicali pero avencidado en Imperial desde su infancia, continua su paso invicto en siete pleitos disputados dentro del boxeo profesional. ‘El Destroyer’ derrotó el sábado 4 de diciembre, en 2 rounds, al michoacano Francisco Javier Díaz en pleito celebrado en el Honda Center en Anaheim.
NEWS
By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer | December 2, 2004
IMPERIAL ? James Tucker walked away from his seat on the Imperial City Council on Wednesday night clutching a plaque commemorating his four years of public service. "Thanks you guys," he said before shaking hands with the council and city staff. Tucker, who served as mayor for the past year, was replaced on the city's new dais by Mark Gran, a former city councilman. Gran, City Councilman Doug Cox and City Clerk Debra Jackson were all appointed to their respective seats because of the cancellation of the city's municipal election because of a lack of opposing candidates.
NEWS
By ERIC GALVAN,Staff Writer | August 5, 2006
Through the 1980s, MTV defined a generation. Through the 1990s, it chartered new ground. And now, 25 years later, MTV is having the kind of effect on a generation that it did when it first aired ? kind of. Launched in 1981, Music Television recently turned 25 years old, but did so not so much with a bang, but rather with an attentionless thud. ?MTV didn?t even celebrate its 25th anniversary,? said Robert J. Thompson, popular culture professor and director of Syracuse University?
NEWS
October 4, 2006
QUESTION: While clicking through my newly-subscribed-to HBO channel on TV, I was shocked to see a pornographic show that was hardcore and left nothing to the imagination. I thought pornography was against the law. I read all the time about people getting arrested for having pornographic materials. What?s going on? ? Disgusted, Imperial County. We?ve been longtime subscribers to HBO and can say with 100 percent certainty that there is no hardcore porn being shown there. Then again, maybe our definition of pornography differs from yours.
BUSINESS
By JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer/Copy Editor | March 26, 2013
La Resaca 221 Campillo St., Ste. E, Calexico 760-357-2520 www.facebook.com/LaResacaRestaurantBar   Tell us how you ended up in this line of work. I have had a love for cooking and mixing beverages since I was very young, primarily from looking at my parents fixing meals. At the age of 16, I started working at a seafood restaurant in Mexicali where I learned how to cook and care for seafood, a delicate product. I graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexicali, and graduated with my bachelor's degree in political science.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 27, 2011
In various sites on the Internet (including your Classified section) I sometimes see a vehicle with a “salvage” title. How does this differ as compared to a “clear” title? How does it affect the ownership having a car with a salvage title? Does it affect insurance? Is it a problem trying to license a car with a salvage title? Does it affect resale value? Please, if I didn’t ask something I should have; please let me know. — Clear vs. Salvage, Brawley A salvaged vehicle is defined in the California Vehicle Code Section 11515, said Armando Botello, a spokesman with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento.
NEWS
May 31, 2008
For those of us who live in Supervisor District 3, we are fortunate to have so many choices of individuals who would like to represent us. Anyone willing to undertake this tremendously time consuming task deserves our thanks. However, there is only one candidate who has the expertise as a current member of a governing body of a California city and that candidate is Geoff Dale. It is not the size of the war chest or the number of campaign signs plastered all over town that should be the deciding factor.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | January 2, 2004
Damaging testimony was given Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Calipatria State Prison inmate Joseph A. Barrett by two inmates who refuted the defendant's claim he killed his cellmate in self-defense. Additionally, a third inmate gave testimony supporting Barrett's claim that his cellmate, Thomas Kent Richmond, planned to kill him. Richmond died after receiving 13 stab wounds April 9, 1996. Christopher Poore, a death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison, was called to the stand Tuesday as a defense witness.
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