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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 LEO MIRAMON AND DARREN SIMON, Staff Writers | January 24, 2006
HOLTVILLE ? A man who admitted to killing 14-year-old Andrea Hines in 1994 when he was 13 has been released from the California Youth Authority and is reportedly back in Holtville. Adan Garcia, now 25, was released from CYA in Chino after serving 12 years for a secondndegree murder plea he made before Superior Court Judge Juan Ulloa. Garcia admitted to strangling and stabbing Andrea multiple times in the family?s backyard on Sept. 17, 1994. Garcia was tried as a juvenile.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | March 23, 2011
High test scores led Pat Duran to send her 7-year-old daughter, Christina, to Westside Elementary School after she and her husband moved here eight months ago. Duran said she doesn’t mind driving her second-grader a long distance to the K-5 school — which is 100 years old this year — as long as her daughter continues to learn and “is happy,” she said. Westside is located west of Seeley. “She’s learning more over here than she was in San Diego,” Duran said.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | November 8, 2011
On two occasions in the past few months, I have witnessed customers paying for beer at a local market. The first occasion was a gentleman in his early 20s who paid for a couple of miscellaneous food items and a 12-pack with an EBT card meant for food assistance. The second occasion was last Sunday when a young woman paid for miscellaneous food items and a three-pack of 16-ounce cans of beer. This means, we, the taxpayers who get up every morning to go to work, are paying for beer for these individuals who receive food assistance.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 28, 2012
I had a layaway plan at Kmart. I couldn't pay it so Kmart was supposed to cancel it and only charge me $10. By the time it was canceled, the cashier was handing me a receipt - which I refused to even touch - in my hand totaling $6 and some cents. I had paid around $38 to put a TV on layaway. I was charged $30 in penalties for the cancellation. I lost my job last September, and have had to make some changes in my lifestyle. I was counting on at least a $25 refund. This isn't right.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | October 30, 2011
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, people all around the Valley have their own tales of spooky experiences. Calexico resident Chuy Iniguez used to work the graveyard shift with Imperial Irrigation District on the All-American Canal. One night he looked down the bank and saw several people walking. “I got scared, blinked twice and started walking to where the people were supposed to be, but they weren't there,” he said. “I used to get scared, but after the first five years working there, I got used to it. You see all this stuff and aren't sure if it's your mind playing tricks.
NEWS
By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | February 24, 2008
Ariel Jutras is typical of most Imperial Valley teens in that she thinks there isn?t a whole lot to do locally. ?Here in the Valley, there are a couple things to do,? Ariel, a 17-year-old Central Union High School senior, said. ?There are activities for students such as PAL and school activities. ?We also have places like the mall that are fun to hang out with friends,? she said. ?There?s also Glamis, but other than that there?s not really anything to do.? Watch video here It?
NEWS
July 16, 2001
The thornless hybrid mesquite is nearly the perfect tree for the desert. The mesquites are exceptionally well-adapted to the area and will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and varying irrigation regimens. And they may be grown alone in full sun or in groups to make a more tropical jungle-like appearance. The mesquites are easy to recognize as they have rich, dark brown trunks and bright medium to dark green canopies. Some say the mesquites provide the appearance of the Serengeti African plains.
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Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 18, 2010
Seven kindergarten classes, made up of 140 students, sang their little hearts out at McCabe School’s kindergarten Christmas program Friday. The students performed 21 songs during the program, with each of the seven teachers’ classes getting a solo spot and several students getting the opportunity to introduce songs and speak lines. The program was under the direction of teacher Alexa Horne, who has been at McCabe for 23 years, 21 of those years as a kindergarten teacher.
NEWS
By William Roller | Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 30, 2010
To get a career a young person needs an education, Bill Cole, a driver’s education instructor at Central Union High School in El Centro says. “Parents should be sure their students are in school and doing their best,” Cole said. Starting in January one of several laws takes effect in California. SB1317, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will charge parents with a misdemeanor if their children miss too much school. Parents could face a $2,000 fine and up to a year in jail if prosecutors prove they failed to reasonably encourage their children to attend school.
NEWS
BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA | 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.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 21, 2012
Alex Perrone welcomed guests to the Florentine Collection homes, a gated community in Brawley, during the grand opening Friday. Attending the event were Brawley officials and owners, developers of the subdivision and others. Guests were served hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the swimming pool area during the opening. The Florentine Collection features one-, two- and three-bedroom residential homes with floor areas measuring from 1,195-1,913 square feet.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 12, 2012
Why is the building of the Holiday Inn at the corner of Highway 86 and Neckel Road taking so long? We who live nearby really hope this isn't going to be one of those unfinished buildings that we will have to look at forever. The new building going on in Brawley is almost complete and ready to open. The building in Imperial on the corner previously mentioned has been almost at the same level of being done for almost 1 1/2 years now. What is the complete story and when and if will it ever be opened?
NEWS
By GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | February 19, 2007
Dr. Cesar Chavez can?t legally refer a patient to an eye surgeon in Mexico, but he knows that is the best option for some of his patients. An ophthalmologist at El Centro Regional Medical Center, Chavez has performed LASIK and cataract surgery on patients in the Imperial Valley since he finished medical school at University of California, Los Angeles. Chavez recalled one patient who at age 39 had the cataracts of an elderly man and his vision had deteriorated to the point where he was nearly blind.
BUSINESS
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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