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News | BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA and Staff Writer | November 2, 2011
Kinley-Horn and Associate Inc. was hired by a unanimous vote of the El Centro City Council on Tuesday to do the consulting for the upcoming skate park project. The $2.5 million project will be at Sixth Street and Seventh Street near Adams Park, said Desert Skate Coalition vice president Anastasia Miki. “It's going to be a phenomenal change for the youth of this city and for this Valley,” she said, adding that the park will get the attention of the skateboard community. “I think it's very exciting,” City Manager Ruben Duran said, adding that $2 million will be used for the construction of the project.
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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 IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 26, 2012
So this business has been on Main Street for the past 30 years and suddenly  the city has decided that they no longer want that type of business there (adult store). Can the city do that? Why are they so worried suddenly? Is there someone interested in that venue that has some sort of influence? I mean Main Street is full of bars and night clubs all over already. They don't mind those. - Anonymous, Calexico UPDATE: We answered this Probe question somewhat in Wednesday's edition, going into some of the history of how zoning was changed in downtown El Centro that would eventually require the bookstore to be moved out of the area.
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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.
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.
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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.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 23, 2010
Due to our little 7.2 earthquake a few months ago the Calexico pool will be closed for at least this summer. I know El Centro, Imperial and Brawley have swimming hours at their high schools, but I’m curious, will Imperial Valley College have its pool open to the public as well? — Hot and bothered, Calexico Despite the disappointing fact that the Calexico pool will be closed this summer due to earthquake damage, we do have some good news. The Imperial Valley College pool will be open to “Hot and bothered” and the rest of the public this summer.
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By RICHARD M. BROWN | Imperial Valley Press Assistant Editor | February 28, 2011
Ryan D. Childers, Owner, Childers & Associates, Attorneys at Law 1430 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243 760-353-3484 Tell us how you ended up in this line of work. I was about to graduate from college with an accounting degree when I was taking a required business law course. It was then that I realized I was more interested in a legal career than becoming a CPA. I immediately signed up for the law school admissions test, and after graduating from college, I went straight to law school.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | 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 ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | July 28, 2012
When Ed McGrew is asked about agriculture in the Valley, he's quick to say the overall agricultural economy here is “the best it's been crop by crop by crop.”  But the same can't be said about the local dairy industry or the country's dairy industry in general, said McGrew, a retired farmer and former board member of the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association. In the last few years, he said, “many dairies, I couldn't say how many - maybe a dozen dairies throughout California - have gone out of business for economic reasons.” McGrew, also a former member of a committee in charge of attracting dairies to Imperial County, said he's pessimistic about the dairy industry, especially now that a local dairy shut down its operations in June.
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | July 22, 2013
As the proposed El Centro skate park's projected groundbreaking and completion dates kept getting pushed back, Anastasia Miki learned to stop complaining. In her more than six-year effort to get a local skate park built, the Desert Skate Coalition president has encountered her share of challenges, bureaucratic red tape being one of the latest. “I just had to stop worrying about how long it takes,” Miki said. “It's just the nature of government work.” Yet Miki can also count some major successes in her effort, most notably the fact that skate park will, eventually, be built.
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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 MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | November 10, 2003
GLAMIS ? A 19-year-old Encinitas man remains in a wheelchair with limited mobility after suffering spinal cord injuries here Nov. 2 allegedly caused by a Bureau of Land Management ranger against whom allegations of abuse of power and use of excessive force have been raised. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's office in El Centro is investigating the incident that a third-party witness described as being "pretty tragic" and "a shame. " Brian Boyd suffered bruising to the spinal cord in the neck area as well as having vertebrae in his neck and lower back wrenched out of place, said Tom Boyd, the alleged victim's father.
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By BROOKE RUTH, Digital Media News Editor | March 27, 2010
BRAWLEY — Burger King has leased property near the Wal-Mart Supercenter here, City Manager Gary Burroughs said. The property is owned by Wal-Mart and located on the southeast corner of Highway 86 and Wildcat Drive. The fast food chain has submitted a site plan to the city that will be reviewed at the design review committee meeting Thursday. The site plan shows where the fast-food restaurant will be located, and the location of the drive-thru and parking lot. If the site plan is approved, as expected, the chain will then submit construction documents to get a building permit, Burroughs said.
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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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