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News | By ARTURO BOJORQUEZ, Staff Writer | July 14, 2001
MEXICALI ? James Williams Stone was seen as a "keystone" to Mexicali's past and future. On Friday night, Stone was posthumously given the Mexicalense Distinguido award, presented by the Mexicali City Council as part of festivities honoring this city's anniversary. Stone died Jan. 25, 1979, in Mexico City. His daughter, Gloria Stone Rojo of Tijuana, accepted the award on her father's behalf. "It feels good that after he died 22 years ago, the ?jaboneros' remember him and always try to recognize him, and that speaks very well about my father ?
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By AARON CLAVERIE | February 18, 2003
Staff Writer Dateline: CALEXICO A ferocious safety who played through pain most of his career. A quarterback who bonded with his 1960s-era teammates and the community, forming a unique familial unit that has provided comfort in a time of need. A skinny quarterback who carried the weight of an undefeated team on his shoulders. When Calexico High School's class of 2002 is inducted into the Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday, the names of the three aforementioned Bulldogs, five others and a coach will be called.
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Adelante | January 18, 2011
YUMA — Luego de una investigación de 46 meses, realizada por agentes de la Fuerza de Tareas contra Narcóticos del Condado de Yuma, fueron arrestados 46 individuos quienes eran buscados por venta de drogas. En el Operativo Cazador Silencioso participaron la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Yuma, el Departamento de Seguridad Pública de Arizona, los Departamentos de Policía de Somerton y de San Luis, así como la Patrulla Fronteriza, aunque además aportaron esfuerzos la Policía de Yuma y agencias federales como el FBI, el Servicio de Marshalls y Agentes de Inmigración.
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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 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.
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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 CHELCEY ADAMI and LAURA GONZALEZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 10, 2011
MEXICALI — With details that echo Jack the Ripper, Mexicali officials are investigating a possible serial killer or killers targeting area prostitutes for years. About 44 murders of women here since 2008 appear to have enough similarities to potentially be the result of a serial killer or killers, said Alfredo Arenas Moreno, Baja California Estate Police chief officer in charge of the international liaison unit. While the Baja California Attorney General’s Office here is officially in charge of the investigation, updates on the investigation are regularly provided to police.
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Norma Vega/Universidad de California | November 24, 2011
Ante la crisis económica que ha afectado el poder adquisitivo y el crédito de millones de familias, el sistema de apartados, conocido en inglés como layaway, ha vuelto a ser un recurso popular. “Esto puede ser una buena idea, pero debe de fijarse bien en los términos del sistema de apartados porque tiene ventajas y desventajas”, señala Connie Costello, educadora de asuntos del consumidor de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California. Ella explica los puntos a favor y en contra: Entre las ventajas están: - Usted podrá aprovechar las ofertas de la tienda e ir pagando poco a poco su mercancía.  - Podrá pagar por la mercancía que puso en apartado en determinado plazo, y no tiene que hacer la compra con cargo a su tarjeta de crédito; así se evita el pago de intereses.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | 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 ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Digital Media News Editor | February 7, 2013
A former politician who made national news after a video went viral showing him hitting his stepson with a belt has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Anthony Sanchez, a former Imperial Irrigation District director, will serve three years of probation, 50 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management class after pleading to the lesser charge alleged against him in Imperial County Superior Court. Because of the plea, the District Attorney's Office dropped the felony inflicting injury to a child charge against him. Sanchez was accused of hitting his stepson with a belt after a video was posted to YouTube in June.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer, Dateline: Calexico | March 29, 2004
They came, they saw, they played music. Despite a lackluster turnout at the inaugural Imperial Valley Arts & Music Festival at Nosotros Park here Saturday, the spirit of those in attendance seemed to be the event would certainly get better and bigger with age. IV Fest 2004 experienced some logistical difficulties pulling off its 11-band, seven-DJ lineup performing in alternating 20-minute sets and culminating with an hour-long set from headlining...
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 2, 2013
SLAB CITY - There are things at Slab City Prom that one would find at any prom, including corsages, cheesy prom portraits and a king and queen coronation. There was even a wayward guest passed out near the stage area. However, some Slab City prom-goers arrived on mules instead of in limos, guests ranged in age from 2 to 80-something years old, and in between lace and chiffon dresses, one couple inexplicably dressed as vampires Saturday night. “There's nothing like it. It's a place where people, oddballs and real people come and share a night,” Slabs resident Neil Mallich said.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | November 8, 2011
On two occasions in the past few months, I have witnessed customers paying for beer at a local market. The first occasion was a gentleman in his early 20s who paid for a couple of miscellaneous food items and a 12-pack with an EBT card meant for food assistance. The second occasion was last Sunday when a young woman paid for miscellaneous food items and a three-pack of 16-ounce cans of beer. This means, we, the taxpayers who get up every morning to go to work, are paying for beer for these individuals who receive food assistance.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | May 5, 2012
MEXICALI - Those heading south of the border for medical resources don't have to worry about waiting as long to cross back into the U.S. with the debut this past week of a medical tourism lane at the Calexico West Port of Entry. The lane is part of a larger plan by the city's tourism department, Comite de Turismo y Convenciones de Mexicali, to harness the lucrative medical tourism market. More than 155,000 people visited Mexicali Municipal, which includes Algodones, and spent about $16 million in medical tourism in 2010, COTUCO Director Omar Dipp said.
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