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News | By VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer | June 3, 2008
CALEXICO ? Two street gangs vying for control of a human-smuggling operation here has resulted in two shootings in a dense neighborhood near the border fence, police said. A man is recovering from a bullet wound after being shot by masked gunmen. Two other men are in Imperial County jail for their suspected involvement of an attempt to murder a rival. ?We be-lieve it involves illegal alien smuggling and their attempts to cut into each other?s area and operations,? Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo said.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
February 19, 2010
What information can be given about Mariachi Mixteco in the Imperial Valley? Are they the only mariachi in the Imperial Valley? Who are they and where do they perform? — Down with the Band, Calexico While Mariachi Mixteco is not the only mariachi in the area, it does seem to be the most popular. Mixteco, which started out as a choir group of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Centro in November 1998, has since become its own force, winning medals and prizes at various mariachi festivals in areas like Fresno, Tucson and El Festival del Mariachi in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Imperial Valley Press | March 26, 2011
LOS ALGODONES — Snowbirds flock to Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, every year to safely save, at times, thousands of dollars on medical services. Snowbirds Jerry and Kathy Martin of Utah have been coming to the town for 28 years, and both have had dental work done there. “Medical and dental work is done better here,” Kathy said. “It’s more efficient. I’ll never go back to a U.S. dentist.” Charles and Doris Gillespie of Bandera, Texas, bought $500 worth of medication Friday that they said would have cost them $4,000 in the United States.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
By JOHN and RENEE CALTAGIRONE | July 25, 2012
Dear Imperial County Office of Education special education teachers, staff and parents: Recently John and I were honored at our retirement party at the Old Eucalyptus School House. We would like to extend a heartfelt gratitude to the planning committee and all those who attended this beautiful event. We were both overwhelmed with the speeches that were given by teachers, staff and parents, letters that were read by family and friends that could not attend, the video of our lives together, the special video of our children who live in Virginia, the many personal gifts, cards and the special gift given by the school site council, all who attended this event and those who could not attend.
OPINION
March 24, 2005
So, what might a smarter man have said? Put aside for a moment the fact that a smarter man would have backed away from the subject as though from a live grenade. If forced at gunpoint to respond, how would a smart man have analyzed the performance gap between male and female science students? Lawrence Summers, it must be said, was not a smart man. The president of Harvard University, speaking at an academic conference in January, suggested that women lag behind because of intrinsic differences between the sexes.
NEWS
November 16, 2001
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Mary Helen Hitt, 78, of Brawley, who died Sunday in her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church in Brawley. The Rev. David Conrad will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley. Mrs. Hitt was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Kirbyville, Texas. She came to the Imperial Valley with parents and attended Brawley Union High School during her sophomore and junior years.
OPINION
September 21, 2005
Sitting in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with two and a half hours between flights, I decided to read the local newspapers. I came across a report about a judge in south Texas whose death has been ruled a suicide by a justice of the peace. There was some dispute about whether the judge, under investigation for bribery, had killed himself, because, among other things, he had five beloved sons under age 10 and had been shot through the top of the head rather than the usual self-inflicted side-of-the-head or mouth shot.
NEWS
BY IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | November 11, 2010
Being that the Bell Game is one of the biggest high school games this side of the Chocolate Mountains, why have they never thought of televising the game locally so we all can get a chance to see it? It’s just a thought, being that it’s one of the biggest rivalry games in the nation ... how many years has it been? The radio is cool ... but we all know it’s not the same. — Bell Game Fan, El Centro We must say, there is still something charming about listening to Friday night high school football games on the radio.
NEWS
April 9, 2006
Brawley
SPORTS
By JONATHAN DALE | Special to this Newspaper | December 20, 2011
Winning the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships is not the end but the beginning of Marcos Andrew Navarro's mixed martial arts career. The 27-year-old Imperial native defeated four opponents en route to the gold medal in the 190-200-pound weight class in the Dallas event on Dec. 10. “It was a world championship single-elimination tournament,” Navarro said. “It was pretty cutthroat. “I competed four times throughout the tournament, so it was pretty difficult,” he said.
SPORTS
By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | April 13, 2006
I think many of us were spoiled by the immense number of fish that could be caught in the Salton Sea. Up until a few years ago the Salton Sea was ranked as the most productive fishing area in the world. You could catch more pounds of fish and more fish per fishing hour than anywhere in the world. Unfortunately all the fish, with the exception of tilapia, have perished from the Salton Sea, leaving a void where many local fishermen can go to catch fish, especially big ones. I have good news for those of you that miss catching those big corvina.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 28, 2012
I had a layaway plan at Kmart. I couldn't pay it so Kmart was supposed to cancel it and only charge me $10. By the time it was canceled, the cashier was handing me a receipt - which I refused to even touch - in my hand totaling $6 and some cents. I had paid around $38 to put a TV on layaway. I was charged $30 in penalties for the cancellation. I lost my job last September, and have had to make some changes in my lifestyle. I was counting on at least a $25 refund. This isn't right.
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