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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 21, 2004
"Jesus looked at them and said, ?With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" > > Matthew 19:26 (New International Version) Using Matthew 19:26 as its inspiration, Imperial Valley Ministries in El Centro has helped drug addicts overcome their addictions for the past 27 years. I.V. Ministries was founded by Pastor Fernando Rivas Sr. and his wife, Ofelia Rivas, and has grown into a network of 27 United Restoration Churches (each with its own affiliated evangelical outreach center)
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 25, 2004
After having initially denied charges of committing lewd and lascivious sexual acts over a three-year period with a now 18-year-old male and his trial on the verge of beginning, Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela pleaded guilty to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for sexual gratification. Valenzuela entered his plea during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the county jail court, thus avoiding a potential three-year state prison sentence if he had been convicted.
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October 19, 2006
As one of the few Jews that work in the Valley I would like to give my opinion about ?Gestapo tactics.? Getting shoved, pistol butted, spat at, or getting jabbed by a bayonet are ?Gestapo tactics.? Not only physical abuse, but mental abuse as well. In previous letters to the I.V. Press editor I have stated that illegal immigration doesn?t bother me ? it?s the coyotes that do the smuggling and leave them for dead when the going gets tough. A fellow Jew, but a conservative, brought it to my attention that Europe has removed its borders and people from the European continent are allowed to go from country to country without the need of a passport.
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By Darren Simon, Staff Writer | December 4, 2006
CALEXICO ? An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was shot to death inside his home this morning and his wife has been arrested in connection with the killing, according to the Calexico Police Department. Police have identified the Highway Patrol officer as Francisco Cano Jr. His wife has been identified by police as Kym Cano. She was going to be booked into Imperial County jail in connection with the fatal shooting, police reported. Calexico police Lt. Jim Neujahr said he had no motive for the shooting.
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By HEATHER BREMNER, Staff Writer | July 11, 2005
HOLTVILLE ? Ten years. Ten years of her life were spent in a room, steps from the boy, now a man, who stabbed her 14-year-old daughter to death. During those 10 years Vickie Hines watched Adan Garcia grow up. Every year at the parole hearings, she watched as Garcia claimed remorse for his actions. She listened as Garcia explained exactly what happened that night during his 13th year of life. And every time Hines attended a hearing she knew another year was tacked on, that Garcia was one step closer to turning 25 and walking into freedom.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 16, 2011
I went to Costco the other day and bought car batteries and beer. If you don't have a battery core to return, there is a $9 disposal fee you get refunded when you bring back the core. I noticed on my receipt the $9 core fee and the CRV from the beer were both taxed. When I returned with my core later, I was given my $9 but not the sales tax. I realize this is pennies we're talking about, but I thought merchandise was all that was taxed. - Beer and Batteries, El Centro The assumptions by the Costco shopper that only the merchandise is taxed is fair and one we probably would have had ourselves if we looked at our receipt that closely.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO | January 28, 2003
Staff Writer CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON ? The juveniles were led into a prison classroom where the Straight Life inmates were waiting. The first inmate to speak is Max, serving a seven-year to life sentence for murder and who has been in prison for 27 years. He tells the youths he began to get into trouble because of his heavy use of marijuana, which clouded his judgment. "I loved to smoke weed. That was all I did. I loved yesca. I was always in a fog because of the weed," said Max. He explained as he got older he became involved in violent gang activities and never thought of the consequences because "I was loaded all the time.
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By Imperial Valley Press Staff | March 27, 2013
COACHELLA - The Imperial Valley Warriors boys' basketball team won the 43rd annual Desert Spectacular Basketball Tournament here this past weekend. The Warriors are made up of students in seventh and eighth grades from Brawley, Calipatria and Imperial. The tournament was hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley. The Warriors won the eighth-grade division of the tournament. In the quarterfinals, the Warriors beat La Quinta, 53-46. In the semifinals, the Warriors beat Santa Monica, 61-40, and beat the Desert Storm, 69-62, in the championship.
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February 26, 2010
I went to Subway the other day to buy two footlongs. I wanted one toasted and was told by the employee that Subway now charges to have a footlong toasted. My question is, why? I asked the employee and she didn’t have an answer. Are they going to charge for baking your bread, too? Is the oven contracted by some other company? What gives? Money is not the issue, just curiosity. I think it sounds ridiculous? — Soft and Doughy, El Centro We chose to answer this question as an example of the public’s blatant abuse of PROBE.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | February 9, 2011
BRAWLEY — A Brawley gang member faces a robbery charge following his arrest early Tuesday on suspicion of holding up a friend at knifepoint after the suspect tried borrowing money from the victim, a police official said. Israel Ramirez Quezada, 31, who Brawley Police Cmdr. Brett Houser said is a documented gang member, was booked on suspicion of robbery and for two unrelated warrants. Quezada was visiting the alleged victim Monday night at a location in the 900 block of G Street where he initially asked for a $6 loan, Houser said.
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July 17, 2012
Hunting season is coming up on us fast. I haven't seen anything about hunting classes. Do you know when the hunting classes are? My son wants to get his license this year before dove season. - Dad, Brawley We usually get e-mails sent to us asking us to let the community know about hunter safety course class schedules. We haven't seen any this year, or for the past few years. When we do get them, we noticed there seem to be fewer every year. We imagine that is the cost of operating in California.
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