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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.
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By WHITNEY MCFERRON, Medill News Service | August 7, 2008
WASHINGTON ? For many young voters, the environment is a hot-button issue in this year?s presidential election. But some think concern over global warming is overblown. Self-proclaimed global warming skeptic Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist, drew applause Wednesday at the conservative Young America?s Foundation conference when he said the hype around the ?green? movement is nearing the level of ?a state-supported religion.? Spencer, a climate researcher at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, said although global warming is occurring, it?
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 10, 2011
Arab: A member of a Semitic people inhabiting much of the Middle East and North Africa. That doesn't sound a lot like Imperial Valley College. With all the political correctness going on, has Imperial Valley College ever thought of changing their name from Arabs? - Concerned Citizen, El Centro This version of a similar question received Friday was at least printable. The other one was a bit saltier. We were wondering why we received two questions in one day about something that hasn't been brought up in a number of years.
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By Brianna Lusk | October 29, 2006
Staff Writer It?s the feeling you get when you walk into a dark room. Something in the corner catches your eye, or a shadow moves behind the drapes unexpectedly. The hairs on the back of your neck instantly stand on end and goose bumps run down your arms. Whether you?ve experienced something like the following stories or you dismiss tales of floating orbs and see-through Caspers as nothing more than figments of one?s imagination, the Imperial Valley has a number of haunting stories passed down through the years.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | August 16, 2003
CALEXICO ? Adele Fasano has walked the halls of the downtown Port of Entry here many times in her work with what was the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. On Thursday Fasano again made her way to the port, but this time it was different. This time she visited in her new role under the Department of Homeland Security. Fasano is director of field operations of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection San Diego Field Office. She is responsible for each of the ports of entry along the California-Mexico border as well as the inspection efforts at airports and the seaport in San Diego.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 3, 2010
CALEXICO — Kym Laura Cano, who was convicted of killing her husband, a California Highway Patrol officer, with his service gun more than three years ago, drew a lengthy prison term Friday that will put her behind bars for at least 40 years. Expressionless for much of the court hearing before making an anguished plea for mercy, Cano received 15 years to life in state prison for the second-degree murder of Francisco Cano. Cano’s husband was off-duty when he died of a single gunshot wound to his left eye Dec. 4, 2006.
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By RICHARD BROWN MONTENEGRO | Local Content Editor | March 23, 2013
A $600,000 out-of-court settlement has been reached in the federal wrongful death lawsuit between the family of Edmund “Bubba” Gutierrez and the city of Imperial. The case could be officially dismissed within days, but for all intents and purposes the suit was settled Tuesday in an official record of action in U.S. District Court. The family was seeking in excess of $1 million in damages for the alleged wrongful death, personal injury and rights violations of Gutierrez at the hands of Imperial police Officer Eric Granado and now-retired Officer Joe Garibaldi and the city of Imperial.
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April 9, 2013
How often does a person who is on probation get tested for drugs? I see a person that I know is on probation and he seems to always be under the influence of drugs. Also, what happens if he violates his probation? - Curious, Imperial County This is an excellent question with a not very excellent answer. But that's no fault of who we went to for our info. Truth be told, there are so many variables involved in this question, from who gets testing as part of their probation terms, to how often they are subject to testing, to what exactly happens if someone violates probation.
SPORTS
By Imperial Valley Press Staff | March 27, 2013
COACHELLA - The Imperial Valley Warriors boys' basketball team won the 43rd annual Desert Spectacular Basketball Tournament here this past weekend. The Warriors are made up of students in seventh and eighth grades from Brawley, Calipatria and Imperial. The tournament was hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley. The Warriors won the eighth-grade division of the tournament. In the quarterfinals, the Warriors beat La Quinta, 53-46. In the semifinals, the Warriors beat Santa Monica, 61-40, and beat the Desert Storm, 69-62, in the championship.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff | May 17, 2011
Two nights before 17-year-old Jennifer Emily Fierro went to celebrate a birthday party Saturday on Hamilton Avenue she had a nightmare about monsters coming to take her, her mother said. The monsters did just that early Sunday. Jennifer died  after  being deliberately hit by a motorist  as a fight broke out on the street during the party. Jennifer's mother said she felt an uneasiness about her youngest daughter's absence that was so strong she slept on the family sofa waiting for Jennifer to come back home.
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By DARREN SIMON, Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | January 29, 2007
CALEXICO ? A state prison correctional officer is facing counts of brandishing a weapon in a case where a woman was reportedly threatened this morning by a man armed with a handgun, Calexico police said. Michael Conde, 31, of Calexico ? a C.O. at Centinela State Prison ? was booked into Imperial County jail this morning. Other counts against him include possessing a concealed weapon and making threats, police said. A second man arrested with Conde, Jorge Julian Elias, 30, of Calexico ?
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By Keith S. Mayberry, University of California-Imperial County Cooperative Extension | September 21, 2002
Question: My Indian laurel tree is constantly dropping leaves. Is this normal? Is there any way to stop it? Answer: It is normal for laurels to drop leaves, especially when the trees are under the heat and moisture stress that occurs each summer. It is difficult for a large 50-foot tall laurel to take up the hundreds of gallons of water per day that are transpired through the leaves. Question: What is the best kind of tree to plant in Imperial Valley for shade? Answer: This question is asked more often than any other.
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By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer | June 21, 2001
In a conciliatory gesture Wednesday, the El Centro City Council chose to drop the issue of one of its members conceding to passing himself off as mayor. Councilman David Dhillon apologized for any instances in which he claimed to be mayor when he wasn't and apologized for others who on his behalf claimed he was mayor. Dhillon last served as mayor during 1999 and since then rumors had surfaced by other council members that he was still claiming to be the mayor. The recent issue surfaced when Mayor Cheryl Walker and City Manager Abdel Salem visited Sacramento to speak with the governor's legislative assistant.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 7, 2011
What can I do if my neighbor parks his cars outside my home where I put my trash cans? Politely asking them if they can leave the parking space open on trash pick-up days has not worked. A couple of times my trash has not gotten picked up because my neighbor has moved my trash can on the sidewalk so that he can park. Is there anything that I can do? – Fed Up, Calexico You should be glad to know there are a couple of options at your disposal. If, as you state, the neighbor discarded your prior requests, a call to the police might be in order.
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Redacción Adelante | June 27, 2011
CALEXICO — A partir de este domingo 26 de junio, el carril Sentri en la Garita Este de Calexico ampliará su horario de operación un par de horas. La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza dio a conocer que dicho carril de cruce rápido va a estar abierto de 6 de la mañana a 8 de la noche, cuando antes operaba solamente hasta las 6 de la tarde. Las autoridades indicaron que esta medida se adoptó a fin de “acomodar a los viajeros más eficientemente”. Por otra parte, las autoridades aduanales dieron a conocer que se abrieron tres cabinas de inspección adicionales en la Garita Centro.
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