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News | June 30, 2008
QUESTION: When I moved to the Valley in the early ?80s the city limit signs indicated the elevation of El Centro to be minus 45 feet. There was even a sign on Evan Hewes Highway that advertised El Centro as the biggest city entirely below sea level. The signs now indicate the city?s elevation is 45 feet. Did the city actually experience a cataclysmic event that raised it 90 feet and, if so, why wasn?t it in the paper? Can you find out why the signs no longer indicate the proper elevation?
NEWS
December 29, 2004
Several psychiatrists have said that Scott Peterson is a psychopath. A psychopath is NOT a psycho. He is not insane. He is conscienceless. At one time the psychopath was called a "moral degenerate. " Later he was renamed a "psychopath" and "sociopath. " Sociopath is the term I prefer to use. One noted psychologist, Hervey Cleckley, wrote what I believe to be the definitive (early) study of social pathology. He titled that book "The Mask of Sanity. " A more modern psychiatrist calls sociopaths "Human Chameleons.
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By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer | August 4, 2003
Members of the Brawley-based Zapata Club named the club after Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, saying his name is an inspiration. "Zapata is a cultural image that inspires you how to live your life," club secretary Eric Reyes said. Zapata is quoted as saying, "It is better to die on your feet than to live on you knees," Reyes said. That reverence begs the question: who was Zapata and why does he still inspire so many? Emiliano Zapata was born Aug. 8, 1879 in the town of Anenecuilco in the state of Morelos.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 2, 2011
Faults lining Imperial County and the surrounding areas make Southern California a hot spot for earthquakes. The Valley has been plagued by quakes and damaged by aftershocks since before reporting earthquakes became possible in 1933 and going back to the 1800s, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center’s historic maps. Though thousands of quakes have been felt, some had more of an impact, destroying buildings, causing millions in damage and even causing death. 1852 Volcano Lake earthquake — About noon Nov. 29, 1852, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit about 30 miles southwest of Yuma.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 4, 2012
When will population sign be updated? When are they going to update the population count on the city limit signs as you enter El Centro from the north and on Interstate 8 east and west? I've lived here all my life and the sign has it at 32,000. That was the count in 1990, 22 years ago. - E.T., El Centro It's always the seemingly easiest questions that are the most difficult to answer. We called El Centro Public Works Director and Engineer Terry Hagen last week, and he had no idea whether this was the city's responsibility or the state Department of Transportation's responsibility considering the signs are on Caltrans rights of way on Interstate 8 or Highway 86. After getting in contact with Caltrans, a spokesman there also had to do some research and get back to us. It turns out, Caltrans and cities work as a team to update these signs.
NEWS
By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | September 6, 2012
SALTON SEA - Linda Lemus of North Shore remembers a time when the Salton Sea was booming. “In the '50s, '60s, '70s - it was a resort,” she said. “People came from Los Angeles and San Francisco. But look at it now.” Indeed, few things on the North Shore indicate Salton Sea's ritzy past. There is a dock behind the recreation center. A line of picnic tables overlooks the water. But the initial sensation that greets visitors is the overpowering stench of dead fish that litter the shore and bake in the sun. One cannot walk more than a few feet in any direction on the beach without the risk of stepping on at least one putrid tilapia carcass.
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By ALEJANDRO DÁVILA | Staff Writer | January 15, 2013
A new housing project is coming to the Salton Sea area, promising to help Salton Sea restoration efforts while offering environmental stewardship to residents.  Travertine Point, a housing project covering Imperial and Riverside counties as well as Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian territory, was approved by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. This is a unique project, said county Planning Director Armando Villa. Travertine Point is the first massive planned community approved in the county in modern times, he said.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | June 11, 2013
Some cool off by heading to the beaches of Ensenada or San Diego or maybe the river in Yuma, but others have been splashing around the lesser-known Rio Hardy for decades. The water sport oasis is about 35 to 45 minutes south of Mexicali on the way to San Felipe and boasts a secluded and peaceful area to enjoy activities such as water skiing, boating, wakeboarding and more. Land along Rio Hardy is privately owned by about four or five people, and more than 95 percent of the shoreline properties are rented out by U.S. citizens primarily from California and Arizona, said Omar Dipp Nuñez, general director of Comité de Turismo y Convenciones de Mexicali.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | July 5, 2013
Construction of two detention centers near the Calexico East Port of Entry is anticipated to bring hundreds of construction and permanent jobs, and one is anticipated to have a groundbreaking in the next few weeks. The 65,000-square foot facility by Hill Mills Construction will house low-level inmates of both sexes, Imperial Valley Economic Development Commission president and chief executive officer Tim Kelley said. He said the project by Hill Mills Construction is being built on speculation and will be filled with inmates as there's a need.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | September 15, 2012
A new acting warden has been appointed to Centinela State Prison as former Warden Domingo Uribe Jr. “is away from the institution,” a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said Friday. “He's (Uribe) not resigned, he's not retired,” said Terry Thornton, deputy press secretary for the CDCR, adding this “means that he is away from the institution. I don't know what he intends to do, but since he is away from the institution,” Amy Miller was assigned as Centinela's acting warden.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | December 15, 2012
IMPERIAL - Flickering lights on marching band members' instruments, clubs and floats bounced off the wet streets of this city, bringing awe to thousands of smiling people present at the 10th annual Parade of Lights held Friday night. In a seemingly coordinated manner, a mist began falling just as the first of some 87 floats started the route through 15th Street and down Imperial Avenue.  The Imperial police float and the Pride of Imperial band from Imperial High School were some of the first ones to come down the street, the latter with lights shining from the musical instruments.
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By ERIC GALVAN,Staff Writer | August 5, 2006
Through the 1980s, MTV defined a generation. Through the 1990s, it chartered new ground. And now, 25 years later, MTV is having the kind of effect on a generation that it did when it first aired ? kind of. Launched in 1981, Music Television recently turned 25 years old, but did so not so much with a bang, but rather with an attentionless thud. ?MTV didn?t even celebrate its 25th anniversary,? said Robert J. Thompson, popular culture professor and director of Syracuse University?
OPINION
Dora DePaoli | October 6, 2010
I recently discovered the best thrift shop in San Diego. It is The Rock Thrift Store, located at 3191-B Sports Arena Blvd. The shop is light and airy, and staffed by courteous volunteers who seem to be having a great time. Everything is clean. Nothing is stained or torn, and a lot of name brand merchandise is sold. The shop is an outreach of the Rock Church in Liberty Station off Rosecrans. Today’s finds included sweatpants and a polo shirt for one of my sons, a wonderful new chopping block and a set of placemats.
NEWS
BY IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | December 10, 2010
The City of Calexico is extending the route of its 2010 Christmas Parade.
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.
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