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News | By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | April 24, 2004
MEXICALI ? Two women, one a confirmed El Centro resident and the other also thought to reside in the Imperial Valley, were murdered and their bodies were found in a canal on the outskirts of Mexicali on Thursday, Calexico police reported. The women were identified in the LaCronica newspaper in Mexicali as Sandra Luz Castro Pelayo and Viridiana Estrella Martinez. Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo confirmed their identities Saturday. Gerardo said the suspects in the case, three men whose names were unavailable, may have ties to the Imperial Valley.
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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...
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 12, 2012
On the past three occasions I have gone to the Wal-Mart parking lot in El Centro to recycle my cans and bottles I have found the facility to be closed. Have they ceased operations at that location? Where can I go at this point to recycle my items? - Bottles and Cans Clap Your Hands, El Centro The recycling trailer at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot in El Centro should be opened again within four to six weeks. On Feb. 6, Imperial Valley Recycling Inc. was purchased by SA Recycling LLC of Orange, according to a SA Recycling official in the El Centro recycling facility on East Ross Avenue.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | July 28, 2012
When Ed McGrew is asked about agriculture in the Valley, he's quick to say the overall agricultural economy here is “the best it's been crop by crop by crop.”  But the same can't be said about the local dairy industry or the country's dairy industry in general, said McGrew, a retired farmer and former board member of the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association. In the last few years, he said, “many dairies, I couldn't say how many - maybe a dozen dairies throughout California - have gone out of business for economic reasons.” McGrew, also a former member of a committee in charge of attracting dairies to Imperial County, said he's pessimistic about the dairy industry, especially now that a local dairy shut down its operations in June.
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By KARINA LOPEZ | Staff Writer | August 13, 2012
Streamers and balloons awaited new and returning students this morning in honor of the first day of school at Central Union High. The Central Union High School District is the only high school district to have started school today. Despite the earlier start at CUHS, some students did not mind. “I don't mind,” said Bernice Medina, a 15-year-old CUHS freshman. “We get out sooner.” Like Medina, it was the first day of high school for many students including Kristen Stutes.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | August 26, 2012
A bill set to head to the Assembly for final approval this week could have a big impact on Imperial County's largest industry. Assembly Bill 1313 would add new overtime regulations for agricultural workers, including those who have before now been able to work 60-hour weeks and Mondays through Saturdays. Under the bill, if a person works past 40 hours a week, they would receive time-and-a-half. Local farmers are now saying the bill will impact not only farms, but also cut hours for farmworkers.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | January 15, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher have announced the selection of Carla Provost as the new chief patrol agent for the El Centro Sector U.S. Border Patrol, according to a press release. Provost has served in a wide variety of supervisory, management and leadership positions throughout the southwest border region during her 18-year career. Provost received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and criminal justice at Kansas State University, as well as a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Before working in U.S. Border Patrol, she served for several years as a police officer in the Riley County Police Department in Manhattan, Kan. Provost entered on duty with U.S. Border Patrol on Jan. 8, 1995 at the Douglas Station in the Tucson Sector and earned several promotions while there, eventually named as assistant chief patrol agent of the Yuma Sector in March 2006.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | March 23, 2013
IMPERIAL - Nearly 800 students at T.L. Waggoner Elementary School took a break from their lessons Friday morning to jump rope, spin hula hoops and burn some energy for the annual Jump Rope for Heart event. “It's about moving our bodies and staying active,” said Amy Brinnon, T.L. Waggoner's student council adviser. Brinnon said the event is the culmination of six weeks of fundraising for the American Heart Association. She said it's too early to tell how much money the kids raised for AHA this year, but they set their goal at $10,000.
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BY IMPERIAL VALLY PRESS STAFF WRITER | November 3, 2010
I was just wondering if the results of an autopsy are made public as court documents are after the case is closed, and if so, where would one go to look at an autopsy report, the county recorder’s office? — Wanting to Know, Imperial OK, let’s get this out of the way. We all know this isn’t some random question involving autopsy reports. We all know this is in reference to the autopsy results of Edmund “Bubba” Gutierrez, the Imperial man who died July 5 after being pulled over by Imperial police.
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BY ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 1, 2010
CALEXICO — The music emanating from a small strip of downtown Calexico and the various children’s costumes were not the scariest part of the night. “Yes (I’m scared). It’s gonna be cold,” said Calexico resident Ruth Duarte as she sat in the dunk tank above the cold water, just one bull’s-eye away from being soaked. The dunk tank was just one of the attractions at the second annual Halloween Carnival here Sunday evening. “The purpose of the event is to invite all of Calexico, all of Mexicali, all of the Imperial Valley just to have a good time, celebrate Halloween and bring awareness to the Calexico downtown,” said Eduardo Lopez, chairman of the Calexico Business Improvement District.
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By JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer/Copy Editor | April 19, 2012
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By VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer | April 22, 2008
CALEXICO ? An alleged victim of an El Centro Realtor and one-time police officer arrested last year on charges of fraud is being forced out of her house here. Carmen Gallegos stands to be evicted from her home of 20 years today after Miguel Enciso allegedly swindled her out of the ownership of the home where she takes care of her two sons, one of them in a medically comatose state and in need of round-the-clock care. Erroneously believing she was refinancing her home in May 2006, 46-year-old Gallegos signed papers presented to her by Enciso, a former Calexico police officer, she said.
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By LEO MIRAMON, Staff Writer | December 10, 2005
Convicted murderer Edward Booth was sentenced Friday morning to 94 years, 8 months in prison plus one life sentence with the possibility of parole for the June 16, 2004, killing of 28-year-old Jennifer Joy Havens Otero. Booth was sentenced in the Imperial County jail courthouse for the murder verdict and additional guilty verdicts for the attempted murder of Brawley residents Marcus Williams, 20, and Tiffany Walker, 17. A jury found him guilty Sept. 2. Booth, dressed in a dark green jumpsuit, chained and shackled, sat motionless and appeared calm as Superior Court Judge Juan Ulloa read the sentence.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 7, 2012
CALIPATRIA - The loud bursts of music spilled out of Rademacher Park here as the life of a late resident was celebrated. The 19th annual Nate Mata memorial scholarship barbecue drew hundreds Saturday afternoon to eat, look at motorcycles, listen to live music and meet up with others from North County. The event brings in money that goes toward scholarships for athletes at Calipatria High School, but it is also a celebration of Nate's life, said Jane Mata, Nate's mother. It gives the family pride in who Nate was and helps out other students going to Calipatria High.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | May 5, 2012
MEXICALI - Those heading south of the border for medical resources don't have to worry about waiting as long to cross back into the U.S. with the debut this past week of a medical tourism lane at the Calexico West Port of Entry. The lane is part of a larger plan by the city's tourism department, Comite de Turismo y Convenciones de Mexicali, to harness the lucrative medical tourism market. More than 155,000 people visited Mexicali Municipal, which includes Algodones, and spent about $16 million in medical tourism in 2010, COTUCO Director Omar Dipp said.
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