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News | By Staff report | February 13, 2013
On Valentine's Day, travelers may wish to bring flowers with them from Mexico into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials want residents and visitors to know what to expect when they cross the border. Chrysanthemums, gladiolas and orange jasmine from Mexico are prohibited through the passenger ports of entry, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection. So travelers cannot bring arrangements with those flowers into the country through a passenger port of entry, like the Calexico border crossing.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | June 6, 2012
CALIPATRIA - Students politely greeted and escorted a variety of guests to the annual Bill E. Young Jr. Middle School Ambassador Luncheon Wednesday, The 17 ambassadors at the school conversed with guests over lunch while also assisting with serving the event. In honor of the 67th anniversary of D-Day, several of the students also provided detailed presentations on topics including D-Day itself, the economy of World War II, John F. Kennedy and the flagpole of Calipatria. Guests enjoyed World War II-era music as well as a video presentation on the Calipatria flagpole.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | December 2, 2003
BRAWLEY ? Police here were continuing efforts to find a killer responsible for the murder of an 89-year-old Brawley man who was strangled and beaten with his own cane. As of this morning, police reported they had few leads to aid in the investigation and no witnesses had come forward with information. Killed was 89-year-old Jack Robertson, murdered in his home in the 200 block of E Street. Robertson's body was discovered by family Thursday morning. Police were called to his home at 9:46 a.m. on Thanksgiving, said Brawley police Lt. John Myers.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | March 4, 2007
Former lead pilot Gil Rud won?t concede that the first year the Blue Angels used F/A-18 Hornets as their planes, things were trial and error, because with the U.S. Navy, there?s no room for errors. But in 1987 when the Blue Angels, the Navy?s aerial display team, switched from the widely popular A4 planes to the Hornets, there was a lot of learning on the job. ?Only one of us had experience flying F-18s,? Rud said of his Blue Angels team. ?So we basically had a 25-hour syllabus and then we knew everything we needed to know to fly the F-18.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | August 19, 2008
An El Centro man who fired several gunshots at his younger brother during a heated argument will face an additional charge of possessing a gun stolen 17 years ago, police said. A check on the serial number of the .25-caliber handgun suspect Gustavo Garcia told police he used revealed that it was stolen from the Valley Pawn Shop in 1991, El Centro police Sgt. Jeff Mason said. Garcia, 44, was arrested Saturday morning following the incident that occurred outside his house on Manzanita Drive.
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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.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 26, 2012
ON GOING Basketball team seeking players The ProFAST girls' basketball team is seeking additional players for their fifth- and sixth-grade team. For more information call Helen or Jason McClain at 760-604-2943 Softball league has sign-ups various The Calexico Desert Sun girls' softball league is having sign-ups for the winter season for girls ages 3-to-16. Sign-ups will be from 6-to-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Water Plant in Calexico and from noon to 2 p.m. at Joel Reinson field in Calexico until Sept.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO | April 8, 2003
Staff Writer CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON ? The 57-year-old inmate stabbed to death here Monday morning was a founding member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, according to a prison official. Correctional Lt. Gary Stratton identified the victim as Wendell Norris, who had been incarcerated for 24 years on a second-degree murder conviction out of Solano County. The Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist prison gang with a feared reputation for committing ruthless acts of violence, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Web site states.
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By THOMAS TURINI, Cooperative Extension plant pathology adviser | February 9, 2004
One of the most common citrus questions regards the best citrus varieties to plant in the low desert. Although our extreme heat, wind and occasional frosts limit our choices, there are many varieties that perform well under our conditions. Commercially, high quality early-season grapefruit, lemons, mandarins and Valencia oranges come from desert areas in California and Arizona and it is possible to successfully grow these trees in your home garden as well. > > Grapefruit For the red-fleshed grapefruit, there are several options.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | July 8, 2012
Hazy skies throughout Imperial Valley typically signify one thing this time of year: Farmers are finishing their crops of wheat and burning off the stubble from their fields. Those plumes of smoke that fill the air throughout Imperial County on certain days will take a reprieve soon as the wheat-burning season comes to an end. However the agriculture burning that some say has become much hated and misunderstood by residents will pick up again in winter as the necessary-but-not-preferred option continues.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | December 1, 2011
CALEXICO - Black Friday weekend sales across the country reached record numbers in purchases and attendance, but here, even when downtown did see its share of early-morning long lines and traffic, the success of the event seems lukewarm. “Black Friday was very good for us,” said Robert Gronich, Garlan's store manager. Garlan's saw single-digit sales increases this year compared to last year, Gronich said. But the days following Friday “were not that great,” he said.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | January 31, 2012
IMPERIAL - The owner of a yoga studio in Brawley could face charges of threatening a peace officer during a weekend arrest for impaired driving where he was a passenger. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Jayson Barniske, a mixed martial artist who operates The Power of Yoga studio, was released after posting bail for his alleged connection to a traffic stop early Saturday near the Imperial County Airport, Imperial Police Chief Miguel Colon said. Barniske, of Imperial, was the right front passenger in his 2004 Cadillac SRX that was being driven by 20-year-old Anthony Ambriz, of Brawley, Colon said.
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By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | July 16, 2013
Amy Miller, 39, of Brawley has been appointed warden at California State Prison, Centinela, where she has served as acting warden since 2012, according to an announcement released by the governor's office Saturday. Miller is younger than most wardens at the time of their appointments and is the youngest warden in the state, said Lt. James Hill, Centinela public information officer. Prior to her appointment as warden, Miller served as chief deputy warden in 2012 and associate warden from 2010 to 2012.
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November 9, 2009
It is my understanding that dogs have to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed annually in Imperial County. Are there low-cost clinics available? Have they set a time for these clinic days? Where is that information available? ? Wanting to Comply, Imperial The county stages low-cost clinics as well as some veterinarians. We?re not sure of all vets? office, but we do know Dr. James Thompson at El Centro Animal Clinic occasionally does a Saturday clinic where the prices are reduced.
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