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STAFF REPORTS | October 31, 2006
All past Cattle Call queens are being sought for a special 50th anniversary Cattle Call celebration. Past queens are being invited to participate in the parade and rodeo for introductions. Brawley Chamber of Commerce officials are still waiting to hear about the whereabouts of several queens. If you know of any queens who have not been contacted, call Liz Baran Mamer, the 1978 Cattle Call queen, with the contact information at 344-1096 or e-mail her at izzoh@aol.com , or call the chamber of commerce at 344-3160.
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By NICOLAS TABOREK, Staff Writer | May 3, 2009
MEXICALI ? Mexico City may be on lockdown, but a nationwide order to close many businesses and government offices to combat swine flu is having little effect in this border town. Mexicali merchants big and small ? from Wal-Mart to taco carts ? were open for business Saturday, and shoppers appeared largely unconcerned about swine flu, which many view as a threat only in the country?s distant capital city. Though Baja California health officials confirmed the first four cases of swine flu in Mexicali this week, anxiety over the virus appears to be on the wane.
SPORTS
By RYAN LEON, Sports Writer | August 13, 2009
The Calexico and Imperial high football teams are set to represent the Imperial Valley at the seventh annual CIF-San Diego Section Kick-Off Classic later this month. ?Our kids have been working hard all summer and so we threw our names in the hat and we were able to have the opportunity to represent the Imperial Valley in the kick-off to the season,? Calexico head coach Alfie Silva said. ?This is going to be a good challenge for our team and I greatly appreciate the San Diego section for giving us, a border town, this great opportunity.
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By ROMAN FLORES, Staff Writer | April 9, 2010
CALEXICO — From one border town to another David E. Pearson wears his love for academics on his sleeve. From Pearson’s early years as a teaching assistant to earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Yale University (just seven years after earning his master’s, also at Yale), his 29 years in academe have led him to great accomplishments as vice president for Partnership Affairs at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College in Brownsville. Most notably he helped the small Texas campus grow in population and campus structures.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 10, 2012
The team from the mostly poor, mostly Mexican-American border town takes on squads from mostly richer, mostly bigger areas, and the little team that could wins time after time. It sounds like it would be a really wonderful movie script, but it is real life, right here in the Imperial Valley, where the Heber Chess Club, against all odds, excels year after year. The Heber team won a scholastic chess championship for Southern California recently and will be heading to Minneapolis soon to try to reach its top goal, which is to win the national junior high chess championship.
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By VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer | June 3, 2008
CALEXICO ? Two street gangs vying for control of a human-smuggling operation here has resulted in two shootings in a dense neighborhood near the border fence, police said. A man is recovering from a bullet wound after being shot by masked gunmen. Two other men are in Imperial County jail for their suspected involvement of an attempt to murder a rival. ?We be-lieve it involves illegal alien smuggling and their attempts to cut into each other?s area and operations,? Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo said.
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By LAURA GONZALEZ | Multimedia Producer | May 18, 2012
CALEXICO - It is common for students who graduate to thank their parents, but in Abraham's Salcido's case it is especially true because his mom helped him make history. His mom, Martha Salcido convinced him to apply for the San Diego State University presidential scholarship, which is a merit-based scholarship and people from all the SDSU campuses compete to get it. Abraham was the first student from the Imperial Valley campus to receive it and to graduate with the honor of having that scholarship.
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By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer, Dateline: Calexico | June 14, 2002
Graduation from Calexico High School is one more move in Justino Ledesma's 19-year-long lifetime of perpetual motion. The son of migrant field workers, Justino was taken out of his hometown of Mexicali as a youngster when his family traveled to Washington state to pick strawberries. When he was old enough to work, he got in the fields himself during stays in California's San Joaquin Valley, then Calipatria, moving north and south and back again, living by the seasons, as his father did, as his grandfather had. In 1997, five years after his family became naturalized citizens, his parents, Alfredo and Margarita Ledesma Hernandez, settled in Calexico and Justino started sixth grade at Kennedy Gardens Elementary and his father got a job as a truck driver.
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By JONATHAN DALE, Special Sections Coordinator | January 9, 2009
Movie-philes throughout the Imperial Valley were excited at the news that actor George Clooney was in town this week for a re-shoot on the upcoming movie ?Men Who Stare at Goats.? The quick re-shoot ? necessitated because of bad weather at the original filming location in New Mexico ? pushed executive director of the Imperial County Film Commission Charla Teeters into action. Teeters took time Thursday after visiting the film set to talk about her position and the ways Imperial County is attractive to Hollywood.
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By VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer | November 3, 2007
CALEXICO ? Calexico is asking its voters to approve a one-quarter-of-a-cent sales tax that if approved will help pay for a myriad projects for up to 15 years. Among the seven projects listed as the purposes for Measure Y on the official ballot statement is an environmental study for the New River, fire and police facilities, the revitalization of downtown and developing the old armory into a recreation facility and pool, projects most desired by the community. No one disagrees the projects are needed in the border town.
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