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News | November 12, 2009
My neighbor has been receiving in her mail many letters of hate threats and final warnings of losing her Medicare and Social Security if she does not sign a pledge of support and send money immediately. They identify themselves as conservative leaders. They ask her to alert her friends and neighbors. She came to me with six letters and was ready to send $60, which one letter asked her to send within 48 hours. She was very frightened and I assured her she did not have to respond.
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By ARTURO BOJORQUEZ, Staff Writer | July 14, 2001
MEXICALI ? James Williams Stone was seen as a "keystone" to Mexicali's past and future. On Friday night, Stone was posthumously given the Mexicalense Distinguido award, presented by the Mexicali City Council as part of festivities honoring this city's anniversary. Stone died Jan. 25, 1979, in Mexico City. His daughter, Gloria Stone Rojo of Tijuana, accepted the award on her father's behalf. "It feels good that after he died 22 years ago, the ?jaboneros' remember him and always try to recognize him, and that speaks very well about my father ?
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | October 9, 2003
Dateline: Calipatria State Prison Mark Barron has a dream ? one found while in the confines of this state prison and one he knows will not be easy to achieve. While he realizes a tough road lies ahead, he is undaunted. He knows what he wants to do with his life and he is taking every step to make that happen. Barron wants to be a firefighter. In a sense he is a firefighter now. He is Level 1 certified, the same certification beginning firefighters on the streets receive.
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BY SARAH HORNE | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 23, 2010
A $70 million medical facility will be built in Calexico offering services to patients with neurological illnesses and young veterans. Imperial Regional Campus will offer group care and skilled nursing for patients suffering from illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases or memory loss associated with aging. It will also offer transitional services and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for young veterans. The project was submitted by Medical Management Group and permitted by the Calexico Planning Commission last week.
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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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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | December 12, 2012
It will be a weekend filled with holiday activities in Imperial with lights set to glimmer on the eyes of thousands of people at the Imperial Parade of Lights on Friday and more holiday fun at the Christmas in a Small Town on Saturday. “We are hoping that everyone comes and enjoy this,” said Alexis Brown, Imperial Chamber of Commerce marketing and special events coordinator. “This year we have 87 entrees, far more than we've had in the past,” she said The annual Parade of Lights is a special event in the county because every float or marching band has to have lights on them.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA | August 4, 2002
Staff Writer It's easy to forget what those who enforce the law risk while providing for the public's safety and protection. Most are proud to serve their communities and consider it their duty to put their lives on the line every day. California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Navarrete is one of those officers who loves his job and helping his community. Born in Mexicali, Navarrete did what many told him he couldn't do. He joined the Highway Patrol and has been a sworn officer for three years.
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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 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 BRIANNA LUSK, Staff Writer Dateline: Imperial | December 12, 2005
Kendall Shields of Brawley eagerly awaited Santa Claus? arrival near here Saturday at Cheval Farm?s annual Breakfast with Santa. The 4-year-old, excited to share her Christmas wish list with the jolly man in red, said her favorite thing about Santa is his most famous reindeer, Rudolph. ?I can?t wait till he comes out,? Kendall said. Santa Claus is making appearances around the Imperial Valley and across the country spreading Christmas cheer and building anticipation as Dec. 25, Santa?
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By RICHARD MONTENEGRO, Staff Writer | May 14, 2003
The history of medical care in the Imperial Valley is a plentiful one ? past a certain point. With two hospitals still going strong ? El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley ? and several having come and gone, there is much documented about the doctors, nurses and city and county officials who built this Valley's medical institutions. What isn't as plentiful, however, is the history of health care in the early days of the Imperial Valley.
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June 27, 2006
SPECIAL TO THIS NEWSPAPER El Centro Police Chief and Imperial County Sheriff-elect Ray Loera has announced his retirement from the city, effective July 5. Loera, who was elected sheriff June 6, will take over for Imperial County Sheriff Harold Carter in January. Carter also was the El Centro police chief prior to becoming sheriff nearly eight years ago. ?As I move on to my next challenge, I will forever be grateful for the lessons learned working for the city of El Centro.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 25, 2008
BRAWLEY ? The death of William David ?Bud? Roberts has not only devastated his family but left them embittered over how his shooting has been unresolved. What?s especially galling to Roberts? loved ones was how after his 10-month-old death had been ruled a homicide by a San Diego County medical examiner, the case remains in limbo as forensic evidence is still being analyzed at the state?s crime laboratory in Sacramento. ?Our family?s been through a lot,? said Lynn Roberts Colley about the aftermath of her brother?
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