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News | By MARC SCHANZ, Staff Writer | October 10, 2003
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down federal Environmental Protection Agency exemptions on Imperial County's air pollution Thursday, ordering that the Imperial Valley be classified as "severe" for particulate air pollution. The ruling pleased environmentalists, who claim tougher air controls will help curb public health concerns, while county government representatives and voices from the agriculture industry said the ruling could have costly economic impacts. "This could be potentially devastating for us," said Imperial County Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Maruca.
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Contexto Latino | Adelante Valle | August 10, 2011
La artritis, considerada a menudo como un efecto colateral inevitable del envejecimiento, puede ser un trastorno doloroso y costoso en última instancia. Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) la artritis totaliza un gasto anual de 128 mil millones de dólares, gran parte de los cuales se debe a reclamaciones por discapacidad. La artritis sigue siendo la causa más común de discapacidad, y tanto hombres como mujeres siguen siendo diagnosticados a niveles casi  asombrosos.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | December 17, 2011
A Calipatria man who had a warrant for homicide and a host of other serious crimes will be arraigned next month after posting bail this week, court documents show. The defendant, 35-year-old Marc Christopher Flores, is set to appear Jan. 12 to enter a plea on the charge of murder and other charges that include gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Flores surrendered himself Wednesday at the Imperial County Sheriff's Office for the warrant a judge issued Dec. 9. Flores posted $80,000 of the $1 million bail set. Typically, defendants can post 8 to 10 percent of their bail amount to get released from jail following an arrest, said Danny Hernandez of Yo Salgo Bail Bonds in El Centro.
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By MARIO RENTERIA | Sports Editor | August 6, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Central Union High alumnus Melissa Gallegos and her San Diego Surge women's professional football team's goal was to return to the Women's Football Alliance championship. They did Saturday, avenging last year's championship loss, by beating the Chicago Forge, 40-36, at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “What an experience, first time ever in an NFL stadium and we pulled out a win in the last couple of minutes,” said the 1997 Spartans graduate, starting quarterback and co-founder of the Surge.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 21, 2012
IMPERIAL - For Albert De Alva, a person needs three things to fix up a lowrider car: time, money and patience. And once a car is fixed, it has to be operable; it has to run, said the Pomona resident Saturday while gazing at “El Rey,” his shining 1963 Chevy Impala with a Corvette engine that attracted the attention of every single person who walked by it. One of those who stayed looking at “El Rey” was Brawley resident George Hernandez....
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By JONATHAN DALE | Special to this Newspaper | November 12, 2012
Hyperbole is often used in sports, especially at the high school level. When it comes to Royce Freeman, however, it's simply unnecessary. The junior Imperial High football fullback has amassed 2,367 rushing yards this season alone, making him the top running back in the CIF-San Diego Section for the second year in a row. Those yards have come in only 10 games on just 178 carries, giving Freeman an incredible 13.3 yards per carry, with 34...
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 31, 2003
Dove hunting season began this morning with hunters wearing orange safety vests and camouflage gear traversing the fields of Imperial County in their quests to bag their limits over the Labor Day holiday. The first part of the season runs from today until Sept. 15. The second part of the season is Nov. 8 to Dec. 22. The shooting time begins a half hour before sunrise and ends at sunset. On Sunday, local sporting goods stores were busy catering to hunters as they stocked up on supplies before the season began.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | October 5, 2011
Saturday was our first soccer game; we played at Lotus Park. Between games I drove to the baseball field at the end of the street for kids to use restroom. When I got back there was no parking; the car congestion was really bad. Today (Sunday) we met at Sunflower Park to be introduced, but then we had to drive to a park on Pico Avenue to play. I waited to speak to a board member and all I got was Sunflower Park was assigned to a different league. How many soccer leagues does Imperial Valley have?
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 13, 2013
I read of drowning incidents regularly in Imperial Valley Press that occur in the All-American Canal, yet rarely any information appears on canal safety. What does one do if they fall in one of the branches of this canal? Is there a way to increase one's chance of survival and extract oneself without using the buoys in the absence of rescue personnel? Perhaps this would be a topic worth writing about in more detail. - Jim, Glamis Although the answers we have received are slightly different, it is clear that being around large, fast-moving canals like the All-American, or even some of the mid-sized canals throughout the Valley is really not in anyone's benefit.
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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 CELESTE ALVAREZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | August 12, 2012
Just west of a newly constructed gas station on West Legion Road, past Pioneers Memorial Hospital and neighboring homes here, sits a rather unnoticeable open gate that leads to a cliff which overlooks Brawley's pilot wetlands project. Although easily overlooked, the peaceful serenity of the nine acres of rural land and ponds appears to be a site one would expect to find on the cover of a National Geographic magazine, rather than in an area just five minutes outside Brawley's suburbia.
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By NEAL V. HITCH | Special to this Newspaper | September 1, 2012
SEELEY - About 60 hunters were invited to a celebratory pre-opening day barbecue Friday night here to kick off dove season. Hosted by Joe Brana, a retired state Department of Fish and Game warden, Andy Horne, assistant county executive officer, and Ed McGrew, the event was held at Sunbeam RV Park, which McGrew manages. This was the first year Sunbeam RV Park has had such a barbecue, meant to show appreciation for a tradition that brings hunters from all over Southern California and the West to the Imperial Valley.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 24, 2012
Hudson Ranch II, a 49-megawatt geothermal plant set for Niland, was approved for development despite an appeal from the Laborers International Union of North America. As part of the decision, Simbol Calipatria Plant II also was approved. Simbol will be developed adjacent to Hudson Ranch II utilizing the brine from the geothermal process to extract minerals. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors' decision comes about a month after the county Planning Commission gave its blessing to Hudson Ranch II and Simbol.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | November 21, 2012
Albert Salgado is arguably a lucky man. At 71 years of age, the Calexico resident has been cancer-free for 17 years, and credits something far more elemental than modern medicine for his cure: faith. The retired U.S. Customs agent started losing his voice in late 1994. What he initially thought was simply a sore throat was, in reality, a tumor in his left vocal chord. If there was one thing that was positive, it is that doctors identified the cancer in an early stage. They moved quickly and removed the tumor surgically.
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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.
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