We were so relieved, we didn't get mad!
We still don't know why you couldn't open your box. Neither does El Centro Postmaster Pete Race. He agrees there was no reason to close your box. Your rent was paid.
Sometimes, he said, too much mail will jam the lock mechanism.
Maybe you forgot your combination. You know how it is when you get older.
QUESTION: I work at an air conditioning and plumbing store. We received this. I thought you should know about it. What do you think? — Company President, El Centro
We think it's an old scam in new clothes. An "impoverished" African "refugee" seeks the help of an American businessman to help the African get money into the U.S.
It looks like a no-lose operation for an American willing to shelter $29.9 million in the American's personal bank account.
With a deal like that, how could you lose?
Naturally, the African will need some confidential information from you, like your checking account number (so he can move the money into your account).
With that kind of information, he can move money IN and OUT of your account. That's how you lose.
This scam has been rearing its ugly head for 20 years. It used to be desperate Nigerians looking for a place to shelter $27 million.
Now it's refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo seeking to hide $29 million. Obviously the higher sum reflects inflation.
Somebody is making money on the scams or they wouldn't continue.
QUESTION: The Calipatria City Council ignored a petition from the Hispanic community to name a street after a Hispanic pioneer who lived on the east side of town.
This racist attitude continues to suppress Mexican-American political activity in small communities all over the Valley. Where are the barrio leaders? What happened to the Latin American Club? Stop the City Council suppression of our culture. — Disgusted, Brawley
We don't want to hear about "racism" or "racist" leaders. Hispanics have the numbers. It's time to step into the arena.
That means picking and supporting candidates, passing out leaflets, walking door to door and VOTING.