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News | By ELIZABETH VARIN and Staff Writer | July 8, 2012
Hazy skies throughout Imperial Valley typically signify one thing this time of year: Farmers are finishing their crops of wheat and burning off the stubble from their fields. Those plumes of smoke that fill the air throughout Imperial County on certain days will take a reprieve soon as the wheat-burning season comes to an end. However the agriculture burning that some say has become much hated and misunderstood by residents will pick up again in winter as the necessary-but-not-preferred option continues.
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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 CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | January 29, 2013
BOMBAY BEACH - The eerie pre-dawn haze over the deserted Salton Sea shoreline created the perfect haunting apocalyptic atmosphere for the filming of a promo for Animal Planet's series “River Monsters.” Known for coming face-to-face with mysterious flesh-eating river predators, Jeremy Wade, biologist and extreme angler, spent Tuesday in Bombay Beach among a crew of 40, creating their season five promotional video to entice anxious fans....
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By ARTURO BOJORQUEZ | Adelante Valle Editor | September 7, 2011
CALEXICO - Money-exchange and check-cashing businesses here are at risk of going under, or operating beneath the law, after some banks closed their accounts without good reason, some business owners say. Lupita Ochoa, owner of Omega check-cashing store, said that about a month ago Wells Fargo informed her it was closing her business' account effective Aug. 17. As of late last week, Wells Fargo has not returned calls seeking comment. Ochoa said a problem at a check-cashing businesses that involved someone fraudulently changing some tax refund checks has had a negative effect on all of the other local check-cashing businesses.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ, Staff Writer | August 23, 2012
In what some are calling “summer shenanigans,” the Brawley Union High School District board gave Superintendent Hasmik Danielian a $7,000 raise in her newly amended employment agreement during the board's meeting last week. “They expect us to do more in the class with less, yet they do this,” William Diangelo, president of the BUHS Teacher's Union, said. The increase comes after the board conducted an evaluation of Danielian's performance and decided to prolong her employment as district superintendent until June 2015 and increase her pay from the original $153,000 to $160,000, said Danielian.
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By WILLIAM ROLLER | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 12, 2011
IMPERIAL - It is not often industrial development dovetails with agriculture, but a planned wastewater plant here can benefit all stakeholders. The plant could provide thousands of jobs and is slated in an urban corridor that will not infringe on crop fields or residential backyards, said Marlene Best, Imperial city manager. They considered three options of rebuilding the old plant, rebuilding in a new location here or building a plant north of the city that encourages economic development.
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By BRIANNA LUSK, Staff Writer | December 8, 2005
The Imperial City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday to hire Alan C. Kapanicas, chief executive officer of General Government Management Services of Rancho Mirage, as interim city manager. Councilman Geoff Dale was absent from the meeting. Vincent Long, Imperial city manager for the past five years, resigned from his position after accepting a city manager position in Cloverdale. Kapanicas has worked with the city continually from December 2003 on the establishment of the community facilities district and has provided oversight on the special tax for new subdivisions being built in the city.
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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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By Keith S. Mayberry, University of California-Imperial County Cooperative Extension | September 21, 2002
Question: My Indian laurel tree is constantly dropping leaves. Is this normal? Is there any way to stop it? Answer: It is normal for laurels to drop leaves, especially when the trees are under the heat and moisture stress that occurs each summer. It is difficult for a large 50-foot tall laurel to take up the hundreds of gallons of water per day that are transpired through the leaves. Question: What is the best kind of tree to plant in Imperial Valley for shade? Answer: This question is asked more often than any other.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | August 31, 2007
The arrest of 25 people in Imperial and San Diego counties Thursday morning will ?place a significant dent? in the Mexican Mafia?s local operations, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero said. In what the DA?s Office is calling ?Operation Gangland,? 25 members of the Mexican Mafia ? including Imperial County head Patrick Ralph Ponce of El Centro and San Diego County head Richard Charles Buchanan ? were arrested as part of a 46-count indictment handed down through the San Diego Federal Grand Jury.
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By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | April 13, 2006
I think many of us were spoiled by the immense number of fish that could be caught in the Salton Sea. Up until a few years ago the Salton Sea was ranked as the most productive fishing area in the world. You could catch more pounds of fish and more fish per fishing hour than anywhere in the world. Unfortunately all the fish, with the exception of tilapia, have perished from the Salton Sea, leaving a void where many local fishermen can go to catch fish, especially big ones. I have good news for those of you that miss catching those big corvina.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
Why does the Pope wear red shoes? I saw Pope Benedict wearing them, but can't remember seeing Pope John Paul II wearing them. What about the new pope? - Papal Watcher, Imperial County The short answer is, the red papal shoes are meant “to honor the martyrs of the Church, people who have given their life for the faith,” said Michael Lovette-Coyler, assistant vice president of mission and ministry of University of San Diego. The color red, of course, would represent the blood of the martyrs.
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By DARREN SIMON | March 24, 2002
Staff Writer The time is 10 p.m. The day, Friday. It's cold; the wind gusty. A lone woman walks along Adams Avenue near 12th Street in El Centro. She is pacing in front of a liquor store ? waiting, watching. A pickup pulls up beside her; the driver looking for a little company. "Looking for a date?" the woman asks. For several hours Friday night and Saturday morning that scenario played out over and over again. The woman was one of three undercover officers taking part in an operation meant to strike at those soliciting the services of prostitutes and ultimately get some drugs and drug pushers off the streets.
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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.
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By THOMAS TURINI, Cooperative Extension plant pathology adviser | February 9, 2004
One of the most common citrus questions regards the best citrus varieties to plant in the low desert. Although our extreme heat, wind and occasional frosts limit our choices, there are many varieties that perform well under our conditions. Commercially, high quality early-season grapefruit, lemons, mandarins and Valencia oranges come from desert areas in California and Arizona and it is possible to successfully grow these trees in your home garden as well. > > Grapefruit For the red-fleshed grapefruit, there are several options.
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