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News | By CHELCEY ADAMI and LAURA GONZALEZ and 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | December 17, 2011
A Calipatria man who had a warrant for homicide and a host of other serious crimes will be arraigned next month after posting bail this week, court documents show. The defendant, 35-year-old Marc Christopher Flores, is set to appear Jan. 12 to enter a plea on the charge of murder and other charges that include gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Flores surrendered himself Wednesday at the Imperial County Sheriff's Office for the warrant a judge issued Dec. 9. Flores posted $80,000 of the $1 million bail set. Typically, defendants can post 8 to 10 percent of their bail amount to get released from jail following an arrest, said Danny Hernandez of Yo Salgo Bail Bonds in El Centro.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | April 14, 2012
CALEXICO - Members and visitors of the Women's Improvement Club of Calexico showed off their favorite flowers and plants during the club's annual Flower Show and Luncheon on Saturday. The service club has about 30 members, and member Ana Rosa Renison said that the event is something she looks forward to every year. “I love gardening, and I love to be in this club,” she said. “It's very nice.” Renison brought five of her plants to the event where members discussed their flowers or plants with some sharing personal connections to a certain one, such as it being their mother's favorite.
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.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | January 22, 2013
CALEXICO - The Calexico police union has issued a vote of no confidence against its police chief, alleging he has shown inefficiency to lead, and requests new leadership. A letter detailing the reasoning behind the vote by the Calexico Police Officers' Association against Police Chief Jim Neujahr is dated Jan. 2 and was distributed to City Manager Oscar Rodriquez as well as the City Council earlier this month. “Chief Neujahr's lack of leadership and poor decision-making skills has created a Police Department where morale is low and there is a perception of never-ending favoritism and no future even though there is unyielding work and dedication,” the letter writes.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
Why does the Pope wear red shoes? I saw Pope Benedict wearing them, but can't remember seeing Pope John Paul II wearing them. What about the new pope? - Papal Watcher, Imperial County The short answer is, the red papal shoes are meant “to honor the martyrs of the Church, people who have given their life for the faith,” said Michael Lovette-Coyler, assistant vice president of mission and ministry of University of San Diego. The color red, of course, would represent the blood of the martyrs.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | July 27, 2013
BOMBAY BEACH - As celebrities like Simon Baker strolled nearby, Bombay Beach locals followed their normal routines Friday as an episode of the television show “The Mentalist” was filmed in their backyard. A film crew of more than 60 people worked in the heat throughout the day to film scenes both at the town's local diner as well as on the shores of the Salton Sea itself. The scenes will be featured in the award-winning crime drama's first episode of the new season, co-producer John Scherer said.
NEWS
November 19, 2007
090 LEGAL ADS SOUTH| NOTICE OF TRUSTEE?S SALE TSG No.: 3418486 TS No.: 20079019203309 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/26/2006 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/03/2007 at 2:00 PM, FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 06/05/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-027244, in book, page, of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of Imperial County, State of California.
NEWS
October 4, 2006
QUESTION: While clicking through my newly-subscribed-to HBO channel on TV, I was shocked to see a pornographic show that was hardcore and left nothing to the imagination. I thought pornography was against the law. I read all the time about people getting arrested for having pornographic materials. What?s going on? ? Disgusted, Imperial County. We?ve been longtime subscribers to HBO and can say with 100 percent certainty that there is no hardcore porn being shown there. Then again, maybe our definition of pornography differs from yours.
NEWS
April 25, 2010
“Inasmuch as no county roads are affected,” said Marable, “we can take no action.” The Indians, who announced Sunday they were sealing the reservation to “trespassers and squatters,” are charging anywhere from 25 cents to $1 to pass over the roads, Marable said. One of the roads is an extension of county highway seven east of San Pasqual School. The county road terminates at the Cocopah Canal 400 feet west of the old levee. > > 40 years ago — From the air the bay and surrounding area seem very unassuming and perhaps it was even more so April 19 when a small Beechcraft, approaching the landing strip, suddenly came apart and plunged to earth.
NEWS
August 13, 2002
lost control of her vehicle while attempting U-turn By MARIO RENTERÍA Staff Writer El Centro police investigators think there was not a second vehicle involved in an accident Aug. 3 that left a 17-year-old Imperial girl with fatal wounds. Tiffany Amber Gonzalez's car hit a natural gas riser that caused it to burst into flames. She was rushed to El Centro Regional Medical Center and then flown to the University of California San Diego Medical Center where she died Aug. 5. El Centro police Lt. Tim Blankenship said the cause of the accident was difficult to determine but investigators think she was trying to make a U-turn, according to two independent witnesses.
NEWS
By Imperial Valley Press | May 24, 2012
I had the worst experience in La Hacienda Restaurant in Imperial. My buddy and his friend called me to meet them at the restaurant for lunch. I went there with my iced tea in hand that I had bought earlier that morning and sat inside ready to order. My friends were already eating when the waiter arrived and loudly and rudely yelled out, “We don't allow outside drinks here.” All the customers and my friends heard this, and before I could finish my sentence he walked away and then proceeded to ignore me the entire lunch without offering me something to drink or even a menu.
NEWS
By ROMAN FLORES | Imperial Valley Press Staff | May 8, 2011
The sons of their motherland are never truly forgotten. That is the message that has sunk in for Mexican-born, Calexico-raised businessman Roberto Pozos who recently received a high honor from his birth town of Tepatitlán de Morelos in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Pozos received an award of recognition from the city’s tourism board as an “Hijo Ausente Extranjero,” or a “Son Away from Home” for succeeding in his graphic design business and being a well-to-do artist after moving away from Tepatitlán at a very early age. “This is 47 years after I left this town; I get this e-mail out of the blue (from the city’s president of tourism)
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | October 14, 2009
CALEXICO ? Calexico Police Chief Jim Neujahr and other top-ranking officers ?are out of control? and failed to do their jobs in reducing crime, according to two officers who appeared Tuesday before the City Council. In a harsh assessment of Neujahr?s stewardship of the department since he took over as chief of in 2007, Officer Jason Jung and Sgt. Shaun Sundahl also claimed that crime has gone up, with murder having increased by as much as 300 percent. The officers spoke during the public comments segment of the meeting as Neujahr and other top members of the police department looked on in bemusement.
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