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By IMPERIAL VALLEY STAFF | November 15, 2008
Is there any doubt that Southern California is due for a major rupture along the San Andreas Fault? Whether it happens in 20 minutes or 20 more years, California residents from Calexico to San Francisco live with the very real threat of a massive earthquake that will no doubt level buildings, bridges and highways and cause a considerable loss of life. Despite the inevitable slew of damage and injuries that will come with such a catastrophic earthquake, to not attempt to prepare to deal with the disaster would be foolish in and of itself.
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By BROOKE RUTH, Digital Media News Editor | November 12, 2008
BOMBAY BEACH ? On Monday when Bombay Beach resident and Vietnam veteran Jerry Stoneking was at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Diego a young girl handed him a flag and thanked him for his service to the United States. ?Thank you for showing us that you care,? he told the young girl after noticing she was confused as to why he returned the gesture. Tuesday?s Veterans Day Parade in Bombay Beach made Stoneking feel the same sense of pride as his encounter with the young girl on Monday, he said.
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BY Paul Rightler, Bombay Beach | November 6, 2008
Some days ago, while returning from Brawley to our home in Bombay Beach, I stopped to help a disabled vehicle on Highway 111. The owners, a young couple with three children and a Jack Russell dog, had just arrived in our area to start a hosting position at the new KOA Glamis North Campground. I advised that I lived just a few miles away and would travel home to get my pickup and tow them back to the KOA, and did so. The KOA is a conversion of a campground and spa (Imperial Spa)
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August 1, 2008
Hello, I?m trying to find out if there is a fishery left in the Salton Sea; specifically, orange mouth corvina. Does anyone still fish for corvina? Anyone catching corvina lately? ? East County Fisherman, Santee The official line is no. The unofficial line could be maybe. Jack Crayon, an associate biologist with the state Fish and Game Department in Bermuda Dunes, said in 2003 the ?historical corvina, croaker and sargo fisheries pretty much took a nose dive.? Crayon, who specializes in Salton Sea fisheries, or fish populations, said, ?
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By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | January 12, 2008
It?s safe to say Imperial County would be just as affected as any other area in California if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger?s latest budget proposal is passed. Revealed Thursday, Schwarzenegger?s proposed method to take a chunk out of the state?s deficit would call for a 10 percent cut in funding for nearly all state general fund departments and programs, boards, commissions and elected offices. ?There are major issues with that proposal that we?re certainly going to be looking at,?
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | January 8, 2008
NILAND ? Scattered power outages throughout Niland and Salton Sea early Monday left about 2,000 power customers in the dark. Relay problems at the Imperial Irrigation District?s Niland substation first plunged about 80 customers into darkness at 1:43 a.m., IID spokesman Kevin Kelley said. Work crews were sent to the location but neighborhoods near adjacent substations were also experiencing problems, Kelley said. The outages occurred in the region north of Niland, he said.
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By Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 17, 2007
The Bombay Beach annual Christmas party will be Saturday at the Bombay Beach Community Center. As part of the festivities, the Imperial Valley College Students for Political Awareness will help hand out gifts as part of the Northend Wish List project at 12:30 p.m. ? JONATHAN DALE jdale@ivpressonline.com BRAWLEY Alzheimers group to meet The Alzheimer?s Association support group of Brawley will meet at 2:30 today at 580 W. Main St. For more information, please call the Brawley Chamber of Commerce at 344-3160.
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By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | December 12, 2007
BOMBAY BEACH ? Earl L. Griffis said he already feels pigeonholed when it comes to using the Salton Sea, and that he doesn?t want things to get worse. Griffis was one of several residents of Bombay Beach who spoke Tuesday in opposition of the Salton Sea restoration plan out of concern that it would ruin what they have here. ?Nobody has seemed to give Bombay Beach any consideration in this process,? the resident of some 20 years said. ?When that sea recedes, it?ll be out there a quarter mile, and that land is owned by the IID.?
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By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | December 12, 2007
BOMBAY BEACH ? Leo Borunda does not like the direction of the Salton Sea Ecosystem Restoration Program. ?The Salton Sea is a beautiful thing,? the 15-year resident of Bombay Beach said. ?It doesn?t need restoration; it needs preservation.? Members of the state Department of Water Resources? Colorado River and Salton Sea Office were met with reactions like Borunda?s and some his fellow sea dwellers when updating residents of the Imperial and Coachella valleys this week about the restoration plan.
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By JONATHAN DALE, Staff Writer | October 19, 2007
NILAND ? Frank Fernandez doesn?t care how far he has to travel, as long as he can help families in the north end of the Valley receive some much-needed food. The Imperial Valley College student joined fellow Students for Political Awareness members Daniel Ochoa and Beth Ann Skermont on Wednesday morning in delivering meals from the Imperial Valley Food Bank on the south side of El Centro all the way to the Niland needy. ?I wasn?t here when it started, but basically the people responsible for delivering food here changed hands quite a few times over the years, and nobody was up to do it a couple of years ago,?
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