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News | By LOUIS FUENTES, Air Conditioning Expert | December 10, 2009
What do these two ratings (SEER and EER) mean and how do they relate to each other? SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating . It?s a benchmark of how much electricity a given A/C system uses to deliver each ton or Btu/h of cooling power compared to another one under a standard, fixed set of rating conditions.  This benchmark system is managed by the Department of Energy, and they decide what the testing standards are.  The higher the SEER number is, the higher the score the system has received on the D.O.E.
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By GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | March 31, 2007
CALEXICO ? The SENTRI lane at the downtown Calexico Port of Entry will be open later every day of the week beginning Sunday and will also open earlier on weekends. New hours for the SENTRI lane will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Calexico Port Director Billy Whitford said. The SENTRI lane is now open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The SENTRI program, or Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, allows pre-screened border crossers to pass through the Port of Entry security checks more quickly.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer, Dateline: Calexico | October 3, 2005
Although the building housing the Valley Orthopaedic Clinic here on First Street might look to be in good shape with a cursory glance of its exterior, the reality is rainfall has damaged the clinic's roof and ceiling. The freak thunderstorm that struck Calexico on Aug. 2, forcing the temporary closure of six downtown businesses, further exacerbated the clinic's roof woes. The thunderstorm dumped almost an inch of rain in Calexico within minutes. Ana Maria de Anda, director of the Valley Orthopaedic Clinic, recalled water was leaking from the roof into various parts of the building that day. The clinic's bathrooms were flooded with almost five inches of water and clinic volunteers used 20 office trashcans to catch water leaking throughout the building's interior.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Digital Media News Editor | February 19, 2013
CALEXICO - High school senior Guillermo Hernandez raced back to the starting line as fast as he could with the more than 80 pounds he was toting. Soon after, Hernandez, a member of the Calexico High School's FFA chapter, dragged another bale of straw across the ground in front of the school's gymnasium on Tuesday. And after only a few minutes, he and his teammate beat their competition in a round of hay bucking. Then he went back to help his competition stack their bales across the finish line.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 23, 2013
BLYTHE - One after another, members of the elite U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, BORSTAR, jumped from 25 feet high into blue and white, churning and frothing water Monday as part of water rescue training at the Palo Verde Dam. BORSTAR is considered an elite rescue team and a specialty unit and is the only search and rescue law enforcement unit in the country. The El Centro Sector BORSTAR has just 11 agents in it, and Monday's exercises were part of two-day annual training as well as required recertification every three years.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | March 4, 2008
No injuries were reported late Sunday when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee drove around a lowered crossing guard arm at Main Street and was struck by a passing Union Pacific Train. The train conductor reported to El Centro police that at around 11:08 p.m. the motorist?s vehicle had been struck on the rear passenger side, according to police logs. The vehicle had been traveling in a westerly direction on Main Street and continued going after it was struck by the train. Suspects in fire identified NILAND ?
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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 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 CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | June 11, 2013
Some cool off by heading to the beaches of Ensenada or San Diego or maybe the river in Yuma, but others have been splashing around the lesser-known Rio Hardy for decades. The water sport oasis is about 35 to 45 minutes south of Mexicali on the way to San Felipe and boasts a secluded and peaceful area to enjoy activities such as water skiing, boating, wakeboarding and more. Land along Rio Hardy is privately owned by about four or five people, and more than 95 percent of the shoreline properties are rented out by U.S. citizens primarily from California and Arizona, said Omar Dipp Nuñez, general director of Comité de Turismo y Convenciones de Mexicali.
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By RICHARD BROWN MONTENEGRO | Local Content Editor | March 23, 2013
A $600,000 out-of-court settlement has been reached in the federal wrongful death lawsuit between the family of Edmund “Bubba” Gutierrez and the city of Imperial. The case could be officially dismissed within days, but for all intents and purposes the suit was settled Tuesday in an official record of action in U.S. District Court. The family was seeking in excess of $1 million in damages for the alleged wrongful death, personal injury and rights violations of Gutierrez at the hands of Imperial police Officer Eric Granado and now-retired Officer Joe Garibaldi and the city of Imperial.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | August 31, 2007
The arrest of 25 people in Imperial and San Diego counties Thursday morning will ?place a significant dent? in the Mexican Mafia?s local operations, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero said. In what the DA?s Office is calling ?Operation Gangland,? 25 members of the Mexican Mafia ? including Imperial County head Patrick Ralph Ponce of El Centro and San Diego County head Richard Charles Buchanan ? were arrested as part of a 46-count indictment handed down through the San Diego Federal Grand Jury.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 25, 2010
I am trying to find where General Patton buried several tanks and other items. They are supposedly still buried in Imperial County, California. Does anyone have any info on their whereabouts? — Treasure Hunter, Brawley Talk of buried tanks in the desert  must be a lot of lore, because we haven’t even been able to find reference to them except for a small thread on the message boards of The History Channel’s Web site, where someone asked pretty much the same question as the letter writer.
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | September 4, 2012
BRAWLEY - City officials expressed mixed feelings about a halfway house for federal prison inmates scheduled to open within the next few months. The residential re-entry center has been contracted to provide housing for about two dozen inmates as they seek to transition back into society. The federal Bureau of Prisons decided on establishing an RRC in the Valley some three years ago, said an official with the company contracted to run the facility, Anaheim-based Working Alternatives Inc. Bureaucratic delays kept the facility at 718 and 720 E St. from opening sooner.
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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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