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Opinion | By DANIEL SANTILLAN | April 18, 2011
Don’t think that I forgot my promise to write more on the Arab and Jewish influence on Mexican/Hispanic culture, language, foods and so much more.   I will begin in the 15th century Spain/Iberia Peninsula, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue to the New World. An 800-year occupation/rule by the Moors/Arabs had just ended. Sephardic Jews settle the peninsula before the birth of Christ. Add the Roman 1,000-year presence and we have the Spanish language. Examples: jamas (never again)
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 10, 2011
CALEXICO - Calexico High School students met an alumnus Monday whose talents have taken him all the way to the White House. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a 1990 graduate of Calexico High School, and his work in law, public policy and political science has led him to serve in both the Obama and Clinton administrations. Cuéllar has been a member of the Stanford Law School faculty since 2001. Between early 2009 and mid-2010, he served as special assistant to the president for justice and regulatory policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council.
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | September 4, 2012
BRAWLEY - City officials expressed mixed feelings about a halfway house for federal prison inmates scheduled to open within the next few months. The residential re-entry center has been contracted to provide housing for about two dozen inmates as they seek to transition back into society. The federal Bureau of Prisons decided on establishing an RRC in the Valley some three years ago, said an official with the company contracted to run the facility, Anaheim-based Working Alternatives Inc. Bureaucratic delays kept the facility at 718 and 720 E St. from opening sooner.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | November 18, 2012
“Top Gear,” a top-rated British television show about cars, stopped briefly in Calexico on Saturday to film a portion of a road trip through western desert cities such as Palm Springs before driving into Mexico. Producers were tight-lipped about the specifics of the episode and responded to questions about the shoot with sarcasm and profanity. One official said the producers chose to stop in Calexico because it's simply part of the episode's route. No amount of attitude, however, could obscure the pedigree of the cars being filmed: a yellow Lexus LFA, a light-blue Aston Martin Vanquish and a black Dodge Viper.
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By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer | September 15, 2002
CALEXICO ? California's Department of Social Services has slapped CHARLEE Family Care Inc. with an accusation for revocation, a hefty lawsuit-like document that has to be filed with the state's Office of Administrative Hearings before state officials can shut down the "Birch Home," a group home for wayward girls. The home is managed by CHARLEE, a Yucaipa-based non-profit corporation. According to the DSS, CHARLEE administrators have employed a convicted felon at the Birch Home, exposed the girls to an unsafe and sometimes hostile environment, ignored citations for the aforementioned violations and attempted to intimidate girls who complained to state investigators, among other alleged administrative misdeeds.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
What do these two ratings (SEER and EER) mean and how do they relate to each other? SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating . It?s a benchmark of how much electricity a given A/C system uses to deliver each ton or Btu/h of cooling power compared to another one under a standard, fixed set of rating conditions.  This benchmark system is managed by the Department of Energy, and they decide what the testing standards are.  The higher the SEER number is, the higher the score the system has received on the D.O.E.
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Redacción Adelante | March 23, 2011
MEXICALI — La Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE), a través de elementos de la Policía Ministerial del Estado (PME) comisionados al grupo de aprehensiones, detuvo a un peligroso sujeto acusado de intentar abusar sexualmente a una menor. El indiciado es Juan Carlos Castañeda Quevedo, de 43 años, a quien se le cumplimentó una orden de aprehensión por el delito de abuso sexual, girada por el Juzgado Primero de lo Penal por el delito de Abuso Sexual agravado por razón de Parentesco.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | April 24, 2013
A judge ruled Tuesday that there is sufficient probable cause to move forward in the case involving Aurora High School teacher Tommy Obeso who is accused of sex crimes against a student. The 59-year-old teacher was arrested during a March sting operation by Calexico police and Homeland Security Investigation's cybercrime unit and has entered pleas of not guilty to charges. Obeso's preliminary hearing was at times fairly graphic as details of text messages sent to who he allegedly believed was his 17-year-old student were revealed in court Tuesday.
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July 12, 2013
EL CENTRO - Local fire departments responded to a two-vehicle car accident on east Evan Hewes Highway on Thursday morning, according to acting El Centro Fire Captain Brandon Sanders. The head-on collision occurred at approximately 7:25 a.m., and one of the patients was transported to the hospital with minor to moderate trauma, Sanders said. The second driver was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene, according to Sanders. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and were the only two people involved in the accident.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | October 30, 2011
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, people all around the Valley have their own tales of spooky experiences. Calexico resident Chuy Iniguez used to work the graveyard shift with Imperial Irrigation District on the All-American Canal. One night he looked down the bank and saw several people walking. “I got scared, blinked twice and started walking to where the people were supposed to be, but they weren't there,” he said. “I used to get scared, but after the first five years working there, I got used to it. You see all this stuff and aren't sure if it's your mind playing tricks.
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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 JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer Copy Editor | July 22, 2013
July 11 may not ever become as momentous as other Mexican holidays, but for beer enthusiasts like Francisco Nuñez, the date is worthy of remembrance. “It was like our beer independence day,” Nuñez, of Mexicali-based 686 Cervecería, said. “July 11 is going to be remembered for years to come by Mexican craft breweries.” On that historic date, Mexican federal officials opened up the tightly controlled beer market, and put a cap on the number of exclusive contracts its major brewers - Grupo Modelo and Cuahtémoc Moctezuma - could hold.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | July 16, 2009
Albert Frazier said he once walked into the El Centro Book and Video Store in error and realized it wasn?t the bookstore he expected. But Frazier?s mistake did nothing to change his mind about whether the business should continue operating at its Main Street location. ?If it were to leave, what would their normal customers do,? said the 19-year-old El Centro resident. ?It?s just, to me, business is business. If they have customers they should stay like all the other businesses here.
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February 28, 2007
QUESTION: I used to live in the Valley and my favorite was Mexican food (carne asada), but I live here in Maine and no one knows how to make it. Do you think one of your readers can send me a recipe for homemade carne asada? ? Missing Out on Carne Asada, Maine This is yet another question that has been posed to PROBE numerous times over the decades, but we?re up to the task to do again ? and this time, with a digital twist. It?s long been said that the marinated style of carne asada, or carne para asar, or even more correct, carne para asada (or asar)
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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.
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