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News | By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer | April 28, 2004
Despite numerous requests by Calexico residents and elected officials, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors declined Tuesday to revisit its vote to close district offices in Brawley, Calexico and Holtville. Although Division 2 Director Bruce Kuhn made a motion to keep the offices open ? acknowledging he previously voted to close the offices ? there was no second to his motion. District 1 county Supervisor Victor Carrillo sought to distance the Calexico office from the other offices and suggested perhaps the other IID board members would then better support the motion.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | January 2, 2004
Damaging testimony was given Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Calipatria State Prison inmate Joseph A. Barrett by two inmates who refuted the defendant's claim he killed his cellmate in self-defense. Additionally, a third inmate gave testimony supporting Barrett's claim that his cellmate, Thomas Kent Richmond, planned to kill him. Richmond died after receiving 13 stab wounds April 9, 1996. Christopher Poore, a death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison, was called to the stand Tuesday as a defense witness.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 16, 2011
I went to Costco the other day and bought car batteries and beer. If you don't have a battery core to return, there is a $9 disposal fee you get refunded when you bring back the core. I noticed on my receipt the $9 core fee and the CRV from the beer were both taxed. When I returned with my core later, I was given my $9 but not the sales tax. I realize this is pennies we're talking about, but I thought merchandise was all that was taxed. - Beer and Batteries, El Centro The assumptions by the Costco shopper that only the merchandise is taxed is fair and one we probably would have had ourselves if we looked at our receipt that closely.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 1, 2004
Story by HEATHER BREMNER, Photos by KEVIN MARTY, Staff A woman in white standing in the window of an abandoned building. A little girl waiting near the doorway of an old El Centro home. A cache of bones churned up while digging a canal. Every town has its ghost stories: stories of restless souls, children who died tragically, people murdered by the hand of a loved one. Their spirits must be searching for something, some say. They cannot rest in peace until they settle some score.
NEWS
STAFF REPORT | July 1, 2003
Freedom Fest 2003 will light up the sky around Imperial Valley College on Friday in a wash of light, color and patriotic music. This Valley's biggest annual Independence Day celebration will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday on the IVC campus at the intersection of Aten Road and Highway 111. Concessions and static displays will open at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment on the concert-sized stage at 8 p.m. and the free fireworks show at 9:30...
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 31, 2013
The El Centro community will have many more opportunities for sports and recreation next year upon completion of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Sports Pavilion at Park Avenue and North Eighth Street that broke ground Tuesday morning. The project has been five years in the works and is the first of three parts of the Dr. Martin Luther King Park, formerly known as Adams Park, Revitalization Plan. The second part is a skate park that hopes to go to council for construction approvals in September and the third part is an aquatics center that hopes to start design in February.
NEWS
November 19, 2007
090 LEGAL ADS SOUTH| NOTICE OF TRUSTEE?S SALE TSG No.: 3418486 TS No.: 20079019203309 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/26/2006 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/03/2007 at 2:00 PM, FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 06/05/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-027244, in book, page, of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of Imperial County, State of California.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | January 1, 2013
Valley residents who regularly travel to Mexico say they simply exercise caution and common sense down here, undeterred by a U.S. Department of State's November travel warning to some parts of Mexico. In a state by state assessment, extra precaution particularly at night was advised for northern Baja California including Mexicali and Tijuana, but no advisory is in effect for southern Baja California. For the one-year period ending in July 2012, the number of murders in Mexicali increased by 43 percent, from 127 in the preceding year to 181, according to the report with Tijuana showing 351 murders for the same year.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 25, 2004
After having initially denied charges of committing lewd and lascivious sexual acts over a three-year period with a now 18-year-old male and his trial on the verge of beginning, Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela pleaded guilty to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for sexual gratification. Valenzuela entered his plea during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the county jail court, thus avoiding a potential three-year state prison sentence if he had been convicted.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 23, 2010
CALEXICO — Defendant Kym Cano’s eldest daughter is expected to testify next week to debunk some of the things said during Cano’s retrial, a prosecutor said Saturday. Ashley Thuener, Cano’s 22-year-old daughter from her first marriage, could come and take the witness stand Tuesday, Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Marco Nuñez said. Cano, 41, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder in the killing of her husband, Francisco Cano, a California Highway Patrol officer, on Dec. 4, 2006.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
By DANIEL SANTILLAN | April 18, 2011
Don’t think that I forgot my promise to write more on the Arab and Jewish influence on Mexican/Hispanic culture, language, foods and so much more.   I will begin in the 15th century Spain/Iberia Peninsula, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue to the New World. An 800-year occupation/rule by the Moors/Arabs had just ended. Sephardic Jews settle the peninsula before the birth of Christ. Add the Roman 1,000-year presence and we have the Spanish language. Examples: jamas (never again)
NEWS
By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | March 23, 2013
BRAWLEY - Concerned community members crowded the intersection of B Street and North Eastern Avenue here Thursday night, following the shooting death of 42-year-old Albert Ramos. The incident occurred around 6:50 p.m. with Brawley police officers responding to the area to discover the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release by the Brawley Police Department. Emergency medical service personnel responded; Ramos was pronounced dead on the scene. Imperial County Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday.
NEWS
By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | April 17, 2013
As Imperial Valley growers cope with water shortages and look for niche markets, one area farmer is betting that an ancient crop will soon get its moment in the sun. Olives are ideally suited for the Imperial Valley's desert climate, said Don Barioni Jr., listing some of the crop's desirable traits. They are pest and disease-tolerant, and use less than half as much water as other desert crops, said the fourth-generation Imperial Valley farmer. Barioni has been growing olives for olive oil for two years.
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