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News | By ELIZABETH VARIN and Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 2, 2011
Faults lining Imperial County and the surrounding areas make Southern California a hot spot for earthquakes. The Valley has been plagued by quakes and damaged by aftershocks since before reporting earthquakes became possible in 1933 and going back to the 1800s, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center’s historic maps. Though thousands of quakes have been felt, some had more of an impact, destroying buildings, causing millions in damage and even causing death. 1852 Volcano Lake earthquake — About noon Nov. 29, 1852, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit about 30 miles southwest of Yuma.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | August 24, 2010
Before 6 a.m. Sept. 1 the resounding reports of shotguns will fill the air near fields as dove-hunting season opens. The season will start on a Wednesday, though the local Fish and Game Commission has discussed alternative starting dates. The county Fish and Game Commission had discussions about moving the hunting season opening to Labor Day weekend, but it was only discussion, said Warden Greg Verbrugge. The change is not a decision that can be made by a local jurisdiction, as the season’s opening day is set by the federal Fish and Wildlife Service and adopted by the state.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | June 11, 2013
Some cool off by heading to the beaches of Ensenada or San Diego or maybe the river in Yuma, but others have been splashing around the lesser-known Rio Hardy for decades. The water sport oasis is about 35 to 45 minutes south of Mexicali on the way to San Felipe and boasts a secluded and peaceful area to enjoy activities such as water skiing, boating, wakeboarding and more. Land along Rio Hardy is privately owned by about four or five people, and more than 95 percent of the shoreline properties are rented out by U.S. citizens primarily from California and Arizona, said Omar Dipp Nuñez, general director of Comité de Turismo y Convenciones de Mexicali.
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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 | May 9, 2008
Maria Tarazon, who runs a small insurance brokerage, said she knew little about the Silver Oriental Massage on Fourth Street but did recall seeing cars coming and going from the rear of the location. ?I saw cars coming in and out all the time when I was at the front desk,? Tarazon said Thursday. Watch video Tarazon, who estimated the massage parlor was opened for about six months, wasn?t the only one who noticed the activity at the location. El Centro police conducted a sting operation Wednesday night that resulted in the arrest of a woman suspected of prostitution.
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By Becky Hanks | Valley Women Writer | February 1, 2011
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.” — Abraham Lincoln Businesswoman, mother and widow Heidi Kuhn is president of KF Dairy and a partner of Imperial Valley Cheese, the only producer of Swiss and Muenster cheese in California. And yet, her career accomplishments came with a painful price — the loss of her beloved husband Jim Kuhn, the father of their young children. In the five years following Jim’s tragic and untimely death, Kuhn has pushed through her grief to continue the Valley agriculture business ventures her husband boldly founded so many years ago. But more significantly, she is a loving mother to their son and daughter, attempting to instill a sense of their father’s presence and perpetual love for them.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 16, 2013
Don't be surprised if you're walking in New York City and you run into a special quesadilla that tastes just like the ones from the Imperial Valley. Tyler Sanders, 29, and Kyle Cameron, 24, both of Brawley, and Christian Pineda, 26, of Tijuana, have opened their restaurant, Los Tacos No. 1, to rave reviews and daily long lines in New York City's Chelsea Market. While none of them formally studied culinary arts, all three have seemed to crack the New York City restaurant code with their handmade tortillas, simple menu, low prices and authentic styling.
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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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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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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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By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer | August 16, 2001
CALEXICO ? A 27-year-old Calexico man was arrested this morning after he took his child and ran from U.S. Border Patrol agents. Jose Alberto Solis-Puga was arrested about 12:15 a.m. Calexico police Sgt Armando Marquez said Puga and the mother of his 7-month-old daughter, Jasmin Romo, 22, were coming into Calexico on Highway 98 about a mile east of the Calexico Port of Entry when they got into an argument. Puga allegedly stopped the vehicle and the couple started to argue outside.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | December 27, 2003
A fierce gun battle in El Centro on Friday left an El Centro police officer critically wounded and the suspect dead, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The officer, Richard Ramos, was reported to be in critical but stable condition at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where he was flown Friday. Ramos, a five-year veteran with the department, suffered a gunshot wound to his face, which shattered his jaw, and a wound to a hand. Both wounds may have been caused by the same bullet, police reported.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | March 26, 2010
In what is being touted as a “fatal blow” to one of most of violent drug trafficking and extortion operations in Imperial County history, all 31 members of a Mexican Mafia cell have been successfully prosecuted, the state attorney general’s office announced Thursday. The convictions included that of 44-year-old cell leader Patrick Ralph Ponce, of El Centro, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to drug, extortion, weapon and kidnapping charges. Ponce was the last of the cell members to enter his plea on charges brought by Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office.
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By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | April 13, 2006
I think many of us were spoiled by the immense number of fish that could be caught in the Salton Sea. Up until a few years ago the Salton Sea was ranked as the most productive fishing area in the world. You could catch more pounds of fish and more fish per fishing hour than anywhere in the world. Unfortunately all the fish, with the exception of tilapia, have perished from the Salton Sea, leaving a void where many local fishermen can go to catch fish, especially big ones. I have good news for those of you that miss catching those big corvina.
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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?
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