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News | March 1, 2011
For the first time I can remember our bougainvillea has completely frozen black and looks dead. Lots of our trees look dead, too. What is the best way to trim or somehow bring everything back? Are they dead or do they just look that way? — Garden Gal, El Centro We contacted the Imperial County Cooperative Extension near Holtville and got some really good information from plant pathology adviser Donna Henderson. She said bougainvillea are hardy desert plants that can tolerate temperatures of a minimum of 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 75 to 95 degrees during the day. The series of freezes in Imperial Valley during the past month-plus have left several trees and bushes with some frost damage.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 5, 2008
El Centro will start a men?s softball league. Registration for teams is $250. Sign-ups are through Jan. 15. To register, or for more information, call Veronica Granados at 460-6545. Calexico L.L. has final sign-ups The Calexico Little League will have its final sign-ups from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Kiki Camarena Library in Calexico. Parents must provide proof of residency, photo and the original and copy of birth certificate. For more information call 768-1190 or 357-5406.
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
By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | July 27, 2006
NILAND ? A week ago, two metal scrappers from this area went into the Chocolate Mountains where the military operates a bombing range. Only one returned. Now, the Imperial County Sheriff?s Office thinks it might have a homicide on its hands as rumors are swirling through Niland that the mysterious disappearance of Charles Edward Billings, 29, was no accident. ?We believe he still might be out there,? Sheriff?s Sgt. Miguel Leon said this morning. ?There are rumors there might be foul play involved,?
NEWS
By ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 27, 2011
Though Red Ribbon Week is traditionally known as a week to wear small, red ribbons in an effort to promote anti-drug efforts, only family members and certain law enforcement of the Imperial Valley know the whole story about the heroism of slain Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique Camarena.  Though different versions of Camarena's story exist those who were close to him knew Camarena for his prowess as an investigator and great father.  ...
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | January 28, 2012
A court hearing involving a Heber woman charged with stalking El Centro City Councilman Jason Jackson and vandalizing his vehicle was continued until next week. Irenda Rios, 32, who is free after having posted bail, appeared sullen while her defense attorney Lance Korten explained to Imperial County Superior Court Judge Raymundo Cota that the Feb. 3 hearing will look into how both sides can “effect some of the goals” about the case. But Korten and Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Jodi Miller declined to specify what those “goals” were as the case is ongoing and is in its preliminary stages.
NEWS
By Keith S. Mayberry, University of California-Cooperative Extension adviser | June 22, 2002
Question: My neighbors have Bermuda grass just like I do, but theirs is green and lush and mine is pale-colored and has seed heads. Why? Answer: Green Bermuda grass lawns result from the regular 4-6 week application of nitrogen fertilizer at 0.5 pounds actual nitrogen per 1000 square feet and irrigating at least twice a week. If the lawn is stressed due to lack of water or lack of fertilizer, the turf goes into a reproductive mode and produces abundant seed heads. You need to go back to the basics and care for your lawn in the same manner you would the household pet. Feed and water it at regular intervals as required by the kind of turf you have.
NEWS
By VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer | June 22, 2008
MEXICALI ? Last month?s rescue of two kidnapping victims by Mexican authorities here made headlines in the Baja California state capital. State authorities publicized the rescue in dramatic fashion, which netted seven kidnapping suspects, a small cache of arms and left one state officer injured in an altercation with the suspects. It was sparsely known however that one of the victims was believed to be a Calexico resident, living in a lavish home on the border city?s east side.
NEWS
By NICOLAS TABOREK, Staff Writer | September 25, 2008
CALEXICO ? The New River is one of the Imperial Valley?s oldest problems, having remained the country?s most polluted waterway for years despite residents? attempts to attract the government?s attention. On Wednesday in this border city, a San Diego lawyer offered what he said was a new approach to cleaning up the river. Instead of waiting for the federal or state government to act, attorney Dan Lawton said the courts could be used to hold American companies that operate polluting maquiladoras responsible.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 3, 2010
CALEXICO — Kym Laura Cano, who was convicted of killing her husband, a California Highway Patrol officer, with his service gun more than three years ago, drew a lengthy prison term Friday that will put her behind bars for at least 40 years. Expressionless for much of the court hearing before making an anguished plea for mercy, Cano received 15 years to life in state prison for the second-degree murder of Francisco Cano. Cano’s husband was off-duty when he died of a single gunshot wound to his left eye Dec. 4, 2006.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Eric T. Natwick, Cooperative Extension adviser | November 17, 2003
Desert gardeners will find few plants as hardy and beautiful as oleander, Nerium oleander L. Oleanders thrive in our irrigated desert landscape as these evergreen shrubs or small trees are native to the Mediterranean regions of southern Europe and southwest Asia. Oleander has been cultivated in North America since 1565 and its popularity in the southern tier of the United States continues today because of its bountiful flowering habit. Plants tolerant to heat, drought and salt are important for our area; oleander is all of these.
NEWS
July 29, 2002
Ever had to face Mr./Ms. Grumpy before their morning cup of coffee? If you value your head, it is best to stay clear of them until they get that jolt of alkaloid in their system. Of course I am not making references to any of you out there in Java Java land, one handle holding a can of Bull, the other sipping espresso. While working at a donut shop in San Diego at Market and 12th street on a cold winter morning, a regular walked up to the counter. He needed his fix. The junkie didn't have the exact change for his cure.
NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | December 10, 2004
The murder suspect who claims he was mistakenly arrested by police for the July murder of a 50-year-old man in Brawley has been ordered to face trial for his alleged role in the homicide. Ruben Solarez Garcia of Brawley is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Manuel Lopez in the chest with a shotgun blast outside the Ciudad Plaza on July 15. Garcia is a reputed member of the "Brole" (pronounced bro-leh) criminal street gang in Brawley, with him being known by the street moniker of "Boonie.
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