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News | May 29, 2008
> > 50 years ago ? A contract laborer was snatched from a tractor seat and chopped to death near Holtville on Wednesday morning as the propeller of a crop-dusting plane became a fan of death. As the plane flew low and in the fringe of its own dust it hit the tractor, dragging the driver out of his seat in a vortex of propeller and leaving him dead in a cantaloupe field as the plane crashed nearby. The laborer was identified as Vidal Lopez-Silva. He was moving the tractor of Marion Sanchez from one field to another when the plane carried him out of the seat as the workday started.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | October 13, 2010
I observed that for the past few weeks, there were a couple of dead dogs and a cat lying on the side of Austin Road and they had been there for several days. I want to know who or what public office is in charge of picking up dead dogs and cats on county roads? It’s a health hazard and source of diseases to let dead dogs or cats sit there until they decompose, not to mention the smell. — Grossed Out, Imperial We spoke with Imperial County Animal Control supervisor Daniel Torres through the Imperial County Public Health Department’s media spokespeople.
NEWS
BY SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 19, 2010
CALEXICO — Shorter wait times are expected after an additional SENTRI lane opened this week at the east Port of Entry, a port official said. The new lane will be open seven days a week, including holidays, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The lane will accommodate already-existing lanes at the port to allow travelers who are pre-approved for entry into the U.S. to be processed faster at the port. “The addition of a SENTRI vehicle lane at the Calexico East port along with expanding SENTRI hours of operation at the downtown port will provide shorter wait times for trusted travelers at California’s fourth-busiest port,” Port Director Billy Whitford said in the statement.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
I'm an inmate at Imperial County jail. We wanted to see if you could look into why a certain tank here at the county jail (D Tank) is being deprived of our freedom. We're the only tank besides Ad-Seg (which is for disciplinary reasons) being subjected to 44 hours of lockdown for reasons unknown to us. We are subject to three hours a day of movement to take care of showers, phone time, and to take care of our personal needs when the rest of the jail is out all day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. We have grievance with this issue and gotten a lame response.
NEWS
By Eric T. Natwick, Imperial County-University of California Cooperative Extension | June 17, 2002
St. Augustine grass is commonly used for lawns in Southern California and Arizona. One of the most serious insect pests on St. Augustine lawns is the southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Berber. Southern chinch bug adults are about .125 of an inch long, or about the size of a grain of rice. Adults are black with whitish wings that fold flat over their backs. There is a triangular black patch at the middle of the outer wing margins. Chinch bugs over-winter as adults and become active in the spring.
NEWS
By DARREN SIMON and JOSE GUIJARRO, Staff Writers | February 28, 2007
More than 20 Imperial County residents were arrested today in federal raids all tied to the largest domestic U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation in the agency?s history. For pictures click here The nearly two-year investigation, code named Operation Imperial Emperor, began in the Valley and spread to cities in 23 states, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero and federal officials said. ?It began as a result of an investigation by one of our local law enforcement groups,?
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 9, 2008
Maria Tarazon, who runs a small insurance brokerage, said she knew little about the Silver Oriental Massage on Fourth Street but did recall seeing cars coming and going from the rear of the location. ?I saw cars coming in and out all the time when I was at the front desk,? Tarazon said Thursday. Watch video Tarazon, who estimated the massage parlor was opened for about six months, wasn?t the only one who noticed the activity at the location. El Centro police conducted a sting operation Wednesday night that resulted in the arrest of a woman suspected of prostitution.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 23, 2010
Due to our little 7.2 earthquake a few months ago the Calexico pool will be closed for at least this summer. I know El Centro, Imperial and Brawley have swimming hours at their high schools, but I’m curious, will Imperial Valley College have its pool open to the public as well? — Hot and bothered, Calexico Despite the disappointing fact that the Calexico pool will be closed this summer due to earthquake damage, we do have some good news. The Imperial Valley College pool will be open to “Hot and bothered” and the rest of the public this summer.
OPINION
By ARTURO BOJÓRQUEZ | Adelante Valle Editor | September 5, 2011
“In truth, tragedy and comedy are the twin masks of history - its mass appeal.” José Ortega y Gasset High or New California was part of a Spanish colony until 190 years ago, when the independence movement in Mexico came to fruition and both Spain and the then-known New Spain signed an agreement granting freedom to the new country. After that, and only for a few years, California belonged to the First Mexican Empire, led by Agustín de Iturbide. And it was during this time that Californians were told the revolution against Spain was over.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 25, 2012
El Centro Soccer and IVUSA will have registration for their combined league from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the water retention basin at the corner of Lotus and Wensley avenues in El Centro. Parents or guardians must provide a birth certificate and $60 registration fee. Registration is open to youths from El Centro, Imperial, Holtville and Heber. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information call 760-897-6193 or e-mail the league at ivusasoccer@yahoo.com To comment on this story click here to be directed to Facebook.
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA and CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writers | October 31, 2012
Calexico High School senior Andrea Vizcarra doesn't like to be alone at the school at night. “Never have and don't want to,” she said while giggling. Ever since she was a sophomore, she has heard rumors of the school being haunted by Calexico High cheerleaders that died in a car crash in the '60s. People say that they see the figure of a girl walking around the school, particularly the gym, and on the field at night. “Once you hear that story, you start to get scared.
NEWS
By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Digital Media News Editor | February 7, 2013
A former politician who made national news after a video went viral showing him hitting his stepson with a belt has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Anthony Sanchez, a former Imperial Irrigation District director, will serve three years of probation, 50 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management class after pleading to the lesser charge alleged against him in Imperial County Superior Court. Because of the plea, the District Attorney's Office dropped the felony inflicting injury to a child charge against him. Sanchez was accused of hitting his stepson with a belt after a video was posted to YouTube in June.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | May 16, 2013
The latest proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to eliminate season passes for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is proving to be a tough sell among visitors and local officials. The proposal was first announced, and criticized, at the Bureau's Desert Advisory Council subgroup meeting last month. One local official and member of the subgroup expressed concern that the BLM's proposal failed to take into account the unique economic circumstances of many local residents.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 23, 2013
BLYTHE - One after another, members of the elite U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, BORSTAR, jumped from 25 feet high into blue and white, churning and frothing water Monday as part of water rescue training at the Palo Verde Dam. BORSTAR is considered an elite rescue team and a specialty unit and is the only search and rescue law enforcement unit in the country. The El Centro Sector BORSTAR has just 11 agents in it, and Monday's exercises were part of two-day annual training as well as required recertification every three years.
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