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News | By Redacción Adelante | June 27, 2011
CALEXICO — A partir de este domingo 26 de junio, el carril Sentri en la Garita Este de Calexico ampliará su horario de operación un par de horas. La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza dio a conocer que dicho carril de cruce rápido va a estar abierto de 6 de la mañana a 8 de la noche, cuando antes operaba solamente hasta las 6 de la tarde. Las autoridades indicaron que esta medida se adoptó a fin de “acomodar a los viajeros más eficientemente”. Por otra parte, las autoridades aduanales dieron a conocer que se abrieron tres cabinas de inspección adicionales en la Garita Centro.
NEWS
By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | April 11, 2013
Local prosecutors do not yet know when cousins Floyd Lavender III and Michael Gaines will get their retrial in a 2003 cold case that resulted in the death of teenager Courtney Bowser, but that day is coming. “A young girl was murdered and someone needs to speak for her, and the District Attorney's Office is prepared to do so,” Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero said regarding the matter. The cousins, both of whom are Valley natives, were convicted and sentenced to prison in the first-degree homicide case.
NEWS
October 8, 2007
> > 50 years ago ? With apparent misgivings, directors by a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday authorized an election by Imperial Irrigation District employees on the issue of Social Security. Each IID director briefly announced his position on the Social Security election question before the proposal went to a roll call vote. Director Floyd Shank and Jack Bryan, board president, dissented. Shank said that selection of Social Security would put the matter under government control ?
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.
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.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | November 9, 2007
A federal judge in El Centro ordered an El Monte man on Thursday to face cocaine trafficking charges in Los Angeles federal court. Noting his criminal record that dates back to 1996, U.S. Magistrate Peter Lewis also denied bail for 37-year-old Epifanio Mercado, who alle-gedly kidnapped a 17-year-old Chino girl during the weekend and led police on a high-speed chase that ended in an El Centro neighborhood. Mercado faces a possible 10-year prison sentence in connection with drug trafficking charges stemming from a federal warrant.
NEWS
January 15, 2008
QUESTION: With the recent news that it snowed in Baghdad for the first time ever, is there, on record, a time when it snowed in the Valley? My father-in-law told me once that he did remember at least one time snowing in the Mexicali Valley when he was a kid; he was born in 1923. With the crazy weather around the world, I bet it will be just a matter of time when we do get snow here in the Valley. ? Let It Snow, El Centro. With global-warming a reality, we expect the Imperial Valley to be the next Big Bear in a couple hundred years.
OPINION
October 29, 2003
I am writing this letter of condolence to the Pedroza family via this media because I could never describe in a simple card of condolence how I felt about "Pete. " I met Pete several years ago at the Elks Lodge in Calexico where we were both members. I knew of Pete through my dad as they went to school together. Pete was from the "East Side," and my Dad was from "La Garra" in Calexico. My dad would tell me of the fights he and Pete would have as kids at the old Dool School. Pete remembered those days and he told me "Yeah, I remember your dad. They used to call him The Little Bull.
BUSINESS
By BRIANNA LUSK, Special to this Newspaper | April 5, 2009
With the troubled economy looming and many investors sitting on the sidelines, the Rodiles family decided to take the plunge. The CB Stop, located at the intersection of Bowker Road and Cole Boulevard in Calexico, opened its doors at the end of December. And while the stream of traffic continues to grow at the gasoline, car wash and convenience store, what customers may not realize is the building has also integrated environmentally conscious features. Demian Rodiles, 34, of Imperial opened the store with four of his family members, including his mother and siblings.
NEWS
By DAVID STEFFEN, Staff Writer | May 2, 2010
The translucent aquatic plants seem harmless in a biology classroom aquarium, but an underwater weed infestation can clog irrigation canals and reduce water flow. “Potentially, once you have that much biomass in the canal, it reduces the amount of water in the canal and the flow,” said Michel Remington, Imperial Irrigation District supervisor of environmental compliance. Aquatic plants like sago pondweed and hydrilla can flourish in the IID’s vast canal system and choke the district’s gravity-driven canals.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 19, 2012
EL CENTRO - Three females and two males were arrested for various drug violations during a raid at a room in the Western Motel on Adams Avenue on Thursday morning, an Imperial Valley Street Interdiction Team official said. The room was under surveillance after numerous complaints of narcotics activity in the area, said IVSIT spokesman John Moreno. In collaboration with El Centro police the IVSIT searched the room and found that various individuals were locked in the bathroom, Moreno said.
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 IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 14, 2011
Is it illegal or just a bad idea for a 6- or 7-year-old to ride in the front seat of a vehicle? Two police officers at my kids’ school let their kids ride in the front of their personal vehicles without a booster seat, and now my kid is begging to. I thought they had to be 12? Is the car seat law “6 years AND 60 pounds” or 6 OR 60”? And isn’t the front passenger side airbag actually a danger to such a little person? — Mom, Imperial First off, it is not illegal, but according to California High Patrol Officer Pablo Torrez it is a bad idea.
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 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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