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News | By CHELCEY ADAMI and Staff Writer | July 18, 2012
CALEXICO - An affordable housing project application for funding is moving forward following City Council's 3-2 vote Tuesday evening to authorize the application submittal. The Villa Primavera Family Residences project by Chelsea Investment Corp. would have 48 individual and family apartments on the south side of Meadows Drive between Rancho Frontera and Meadows Roads. It also promises more than 300 construction jobs with most local hires. If the project application is approved by the state, it would be funded through a $4.5 million grant from HOME Investment Partnership Program funds with $100,000 grant to the city for administration costs and about $800,000 in permit/impact fees paid by the developer.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 31, 2013
The El Centro community will have many more opportunities for sports and recreation next year upon completion of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Sports Pavilion at Park Avenue and North Eighth Street that broke ground Tuesday morning. The project has been five years in the works and is the first of three parts of the Dr. Martin Luther King Park, formerly known as Adams Park, Revitalization Plan. The second part is a skate park that hopes to go to council for construction approvals in September and the third part is an aquatics center that hopes to start design in February.
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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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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 IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 20, 2011
Why is it that nothing is ever brought up about Ron Garcia's background and past employment? Did you know he was fired from his last employment and also sued that district for money? Wouldn't that make him a con artist of some sort? - Concerned Taxpayer, Brawley We have heard rumors about Garcia's time as superintendent of the Delano Union School District, and frankly, we're not certain how a story that played out more than two years ago, is relevant to what is going on now. But then again, it probably is. We can see the concerns because it provides a snapshot into how he related with another district.
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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 SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 23, 2010
CALEXICO — Defendant Kym Cano’s eldest daughter is expected to testify next week to debunk some of the things said during Cano’s retrial, a prosecutor said Saturday. Ashley Thuener, Cano’s 22-year-old daughter from her first marriage, could come and take the witness stand Tuesday, Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Marco Nuñez said. Cano, 41, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree murder in the killing of her husband, Francisco Cano, a California Highway Patrol officer, on Dec. 4, 2006.
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Redacción Adelante | June 27, 2011
CALEXICO — A partir de este domingo 26 de junio, el carril Sentri en la Garita Este de Calexico ampliará su horario de operación un par de horas. La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza dio a conocer que dicho carril de cruce rápido va a estar abierto de 6 de la mañana a 8 de la noche, cuando antes operaba solamente hasta las 6 de la tarde. Las autoridades indicaron que esta medida se adoptó a fin de “acomodar a los viajeros más eficientemente”. Por otra parte, las autoridades aduanales dieron a conocer que se abrieron tres cabinas de inspección adicionales en la Garita Centro.
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By DONNA HAMPTON, Contributing Writer | January 26, 2001
Her doors opened on May 8, 1915. The five-story hotel, named after the gracious heroine in the Harold Bell Wright novel "The Winning of Barbara Worth" was a "Spanish Renaissance" beauty with classic, fine features. Tall and stately, she graced the northwest corner of Seventh and Main streets in El Centro with a grandeur that turned heads and commanded respect. She was well-dressed. Four murals, depicting events in Imperial Valley's history as well as scenic locations, decorated her walls, murals painted in oil by two artists from Chicago.
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By CARLOS HERRERA | Adelante Valle Staff Writer | December 23, 2010
MEXICALI — The San Diego office of the FBI is investigating the killing of Alexander Quirarte Botello, a 21-year-old active duty U.S. Marine who was shot in the head Friday in Mexicali. San Die­go’s FBI Special Agent Dar­rell Foxworth, who is in charge of the investigation, said investigators have been in contact with Mexican autorities and are assisting in the case. Quirarte Botello was found inside his vehicle, a black 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with five gunshot wounds to various parts of his body at 2:21 a.m. Friday behind Motel Zeus on Calzada Aeropuerto.
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By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer | July 26, 2001
Sugar cane, ethanol and the Imperial Valley. It sounds like a good combination to the Baton Rouge, La.-based Arkel Sugar, Inc., the company that has set its sights on the Imperial Valley to house an ethanol production factory and power plant using locally grown sugar cane and sweet sorghum. Arkel officials became aware of the Imperial Valley's potential for ethanol production when they were contacted by local growers. When the viability of local sugar cane production was confirmed, plans for an ethanol plant were put into motion.
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By WILLIAM ROLLER | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 12, 2011
IMPERIAL - It is not often industrial development dovetails with agriculture, but a planned wastewater plant here can benefit all stakeholders. The plant could provide thousands of jobs and is slated in an urban corridor that will not infringe on crop fields or residential backyards, said Marlene Best, Imperial city manager. They considered three options of rebuilding the old plant, rebuilding in a new location here or building a plant north of the city that encourages economic development.
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By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
How can I determine if the A/C unit installed in my home is sufficent to do the work of cooling the square footage of my home (1900 sq. ft.)? Is there a template for this? There is only one correctly sized air conditioner or heat pump for your home. A unit that is oversized will turn on and off too frequently, called "short cycling". Short cycling causes the unit to lose both efficiency, and the ability to properly dehumidify the home. This may result in higher utility bills and a less comfortable home.
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By DARREN SIMON | March 24, 2002
Staff Writer The time is 10 p.m. The day, Friday. It's cold; the wind gusty. A lone woman walks along Adams Avenue near 12th Street in El Centro. She is pacing in front of a liquor store ? waiting, watching. A pickup pulls up beside her; the driver looking for a little company. "Looking for a date?" the woman asks. For several hours Friday night and Saturday morning that scenario played out over and over again. The woman was one of three undercover officers taking part in an operation meant to strike at those soliciting the services of prostitutes and ultimately get some drugs and drug pushers off the streets.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | December 5, 2006
CALEXICO ? An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was shot to death inside his home Monday and his wife has been arrested in connection with the killing, the Calexico Police Department said. Police have identified the Highway Patrol officer as Francisco Cano Jr., 37. He was shot with his own service pistol, police said. His wife has been identified by police as Kym Cano. She was booked into Imperial County jail without bail in connection with the killing. Calexico police Lt. Jim Neujahr said police had not yet determined the motive for the shooting.
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