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News | By JULIO MORALES and 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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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 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.
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 JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | May 5, 2012
The subject of much national media attention in recent years, Slab City continued to draw an audience's attention on Saturday, albeit this time a more local one. As part of the second day of the Imperial Valley Film Festival, an hour-long documentary titled “Slab City: A Wild Life in the Desert” was screened at the Cinemark Theaters in the Imperial Valley Mall.   About 50 people were in attendance for the first of the film festival's daylong film...
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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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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.
NEWS
By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | July 8, 2012
Hazy skies throughout Imperial Valley typically signify one thing this time of year: Farmers are finishing their crops of wheat and burning off the stubble from their fields. Those plumes of smoke that fill the air throughout Imperial County on certain days will take a reprieve soon as the wheat-burning season comes to an end. However the agriculture burning that some say has become much hated and misunderstood by residents will pick up again in winter as the necessary-but-not-preferred option continues.
NEWS
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 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 | 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 ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 2, 2011
Along with families and friends erecting altars and visiting grave sites in remembrance of loved ones lost, one item readily associated with Dia de Los Muertos in Mexican culture is “pan de los muertos.” “Pan de los muertos,” or bread of the dead, is traditionally placed on the altars erected by the friends of family of the “difuntos,” or the deceased. Local bakers in El Centro said the pan de los muertos is an important part for any Dia de Los Muertos altar to include.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 21, 2011
There have been several reports about a “Ding Dong Ditcher” on the loose. The two areas that have suffered these attacks have been Brawley and Imperial. I say suffered because apparently this criminal is ringing doorbells as early as 3 a.m. For those of us who have to wake up early to go to work, this is disastrous. What can we do about this inconsiderate idiot that obviously has too much time on his/her hands? Oh … please don't suggest “the police.” - Tired, Imperial We're wondering whom we should contact, if we can't contact the police?
NEWS
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....
NEWS
November 1, 2004
Story by HEATHER BREMNER, Photos by KEVIN MARTY, Staff A woman in white standing in the window of an abandoned building. A little girl waiting near the doorway of an old El Centro home. A cache of bones churned up while digging a canal. Every town has its ghost stories: stories of restless souls, children who died tragically, people murdered by the hand of a loved one. Their spirits must be searching for something, some say. They cannot rest in peace until they settle some score.
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