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News | May 21, 2009
All leads tied to the brutal slaying of 20-year-old Manuel Gonzalez outside of his East Orange Avenue home have been exhausted, but the state?s analysis of the clothing could render new evidence, El Centro police Detective Sgt. Eric Scoville said. Scoville declined to specify what the clothing is but said it was left behind at the crime scene and that there appears to be trace elements of DNA on it. The finding will be further analyzed at the state Department of Justice?s crime laboratory to determine if a connection can be made to any suspects, Scoville said.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI and LAURA GONZALEZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 10, 2011
MEXICALI — With details that echo Jack the Ripper, Mexicali officials are investigating a possible serial killer or killers targeting area prostitutes for years. About 44 murders of women here since 2008 appear to have enough similarities to potentially be the result of a serial killer or killers, said Alfredo Arenas Moreno, Baja California Estate Police chief officer in charge of the international liaison unit. While the Baja California Attorney General’s Office here is officially in charge of the investigation, updates on the investigation are regularly provided to police.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
How can I determine if the A/C unit installed in my home is sufficent to do the work of cooling the square footage of my home (1900 sq. ft.)? Is there a template for this? There is only one correctly sized air conditioner or heat pump for your home. A unit that is oversized will turn on and off too frequently, called "short cycling". Short cycling causes the unit to lose both efficiency, and the ability to properly dehumidify the home. This may result in higher utility bills and a less comfortable home.
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By DARREN SIMON and JOSE GUIJARRO, Staff Writers | February 28, 2007
More than 20 Imperial County residents were arrested today in federal raids all tied to the largest domestic U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation in the agency?s history. For pictures click here The nearly two-year investigation, code named Operation Imperial Emperor, began in the Valley and spread to cities in 23 states, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero and federal officials said. ?It began as a result of an investigation by one of our local law enforcement groups,?
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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 MICHAEL A. SALORIO | April 8, 2003
Staff Writer CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON ? The 57-year-old inmate stabbed to death here Monday morning was a founding member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, according to a prison official. Correctional Lt. Gary Stratton identified the victim as Wendell Norris, who had been incarcerated for 24 years on a second-degree murder conviction out of Solano County. The Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist prison gang with a feared reputation for committing ruthless acts of violence, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Web site states.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 23, 2011
How many times do I have to go around Bucklin Park to complete a mile? - Exerciser, El Centro As a general rule, we've always heard and been told by friends and associates that Bucklin Park is a half-mile loop if you walk the outside-edge path one time. So, make that outside loop twice, and you've got one mile. When we started jogging, we found some Web sites that allowed us to map our routes so we knew how far we were traveling. We did that with Bucklin Park, and the word-of-mouth was true.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | November 19, 2011
The upcoming El Centro Skate Park will be certified and eligible to be part of the Street League tournament as revealed in a Web video made by professional skateboarder and Street League founder Rob Dyrdek, the park designer said. Early this month, Kinley-Horn and Associate Inc. and their subcontractor Site Design were hired by the city to do the consulting and the design of the $2.5 million project. Street League is a touring tournament that rallies the top professional skateboarders who compete for prize money.
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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 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 CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | November 21, 2012
CALEXICO - A woman died following an attack by her son, who appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine Tuesday morning, authorities here said. Sylvia Cisneros, 60, as identified by a Imperial County Sheriff's Office coroner official, died after being hospitalized for major head trauma. Her daughter also suffered a nonlife-threatening neck wound while trying to stop the attack, according to authorities on scene. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide and attempted homicide.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
What is the best way to save energy ia a two story house A/C units. What is the best setting on your thermostat for the 1st and 2nd floor. Dear Joe, Thank you for submitting your question via the Imperial Valley Press Online Ask the Expert web site.  For a two story home, the thermostat setting depends on your daily family activities.  For example?I?ll give you a scenario that has all bedrooms upstairs.  - Upstairs thermostat can be set at a temperature that is comfortable at night 77-78 degrees.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
What do these two ratings (SEER and EER) mean and how do they relate to each other? SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating . It?s a benchmark of how much electricity a given A/C system uses to deliver each ton or Btu/h of cooling power compared to another one under a standard, fixed set of rating conditions.  This benchmark system is managed by the Department of Energy, and they decide what the testing standards are.  The higher the SEER number is, the higher the score the system has received on the D.O.E.
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