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Sports | By MARIO RENTERIA and Imperial Valley Press Sports Editor | August 7, 2011
With the success of last year's inaugural Imperial Valley Press Fest soccer tournament, organizers are planning to make this year's tournament bigger and better. This year's tournament is officially called the Imperial Valley Press Fest 7x7 Co-Ed Soccer Tournament and as the name implies, will be open to women. “We always had co-ed in mind but for our first year we wanted to host a small tournament, targeting a group we knew we could get,” said marketing and event coordinator Sara Atwood Douglass.
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By ERIC GALVAN | January 17, 2003
Sports Editor I can feel it happening, the darkness of that black cloud rolling in, the rumbling of the Nation traveling south from Oakland to San Diego. It's upon us. But I'm not going to make any predictions. I don't wanna jinx it. Come Monday, everybody in the Raider Nation will be walking around, heads held high, fingers raised in the air, letting everyone know we're No. 1. It's right there for the taking. Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders in the AFC championship in Oakland in the Black Hole.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | February 16, 2011
My children have several foot-powered (i.e. Razor) scooters and they wear their helmets. I have seen several other children in the neighborhood riding without helmets. Some other parents and I were wondering if there is a helmet law for such scooters, as well as for skateboards. They are concerned that they will be fined if there is a helmet law and it is enforced. — Concerned Parent Besides being a very bad idea, it is apparently illegal for kids to be zipping around on their scooters with no helmet.
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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.
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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 IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | October 29, 2010
I was just wondering, is there a pumpkin patch in the Imperial Valley? As much as I want that experience for my kids, I really don’t feel like driving to San Diego. — Imperial Valley pumpkin seeker Valley residents seeking a traditional fall pumpkin patch are in luck. There will be one Saturday in Imperial. Calls to the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial County Farm Bureau led Probe to Imperial Valley College, which is hosting its pumpkin patch and IVC open house.
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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 CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | October 30, 2011
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, people all around the Valley have their own tales of spooky experiences. Calexico resident Chuy Iniguez used to work the graveyard shift with Imperial Irrigation District on the All-American Canal. One night he looked down the bank and saw several people walking. “I got scared, blinked twice and started walking to where the people were supposed to be, but they weren't there,” he said. “I used to get scared, but after the first five years working there, I got used to it. You see all this stuff and aren't sure if it's your mind playing tricks.
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | March 13, 2012
Former El Centro Elementary School District Superintendent Michael Klentschy faces sentencing in June after he pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud charges related to two cases involving grant money. Klentschy entered his plea in San Diego federal court where he admitted that his fraud caused more than $325,000 in losses, officials said. Klentschy was ordered to a June 25 sentencing hearing and could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison plus fines. Perhaps the most significant outcome of Klentschy's case stems from his admission that the data he presented for a National Science Foundation grant that purported to validate his elementary school teaching methods in science was, in fact, inaccurate and unreliable, officials said.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer, Dateline: Calexico | March 29, 2004
They came, they saw, they played music. Despite a lackluster turnout at the inaugural Imperial Valley Arts & Music Festival at Nosotros Park here Saturday, the spirit of those in attendance seemed to be the event would certainly get better and bigger with age. IV Fest 2004 experienced some logistical difficulties pulling off its 11-band, seven-DJ lineup performing in alternating 20-minute sets and culminating with an hour-long set from headlining...
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | March 31, 2010
CALEXICO — A former California Highway Patrol sergeant resumed testimony Tuesday in the trial of Kym Cano and told the court of his recollection about what the defendant said to him in the days leading up to the shooting of her husband. Sid Turner, who is now retired from the Highway Patrol, was questioned under a long cross-examination by defense attorney Angelyn Gates, about apparent inconsistencies in his statements that included his “gist,” or summary, of what he discussed with officials.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 21, 2012
IMPERIAL - For Albert De Alva, a person needs three things to fix up a lowrider car: time, money and patience. And once a car is fixed, it has to be operable; it has to run, said the Pomona resident Saturday while gazing at “El Rey,” his shining 1963 Chevy Impala with a Corvette engine that attracted the attention of every single person who walked by it. One of those who stayed looking at “El Rey” was Brawley resident George Hernandez....
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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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