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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.
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 , or call the chamber of commerce at 344-3160.
By JENNIFER RALTON-SMITH | December 1, 2001
Staff Writer MEXICALI ? Bringing art to the people took an interesting turn Saturday in this large, cosmopolitan border town. Local and not-so-local artists used a section of the international border fence on which to hang their artwork for the day. By 10 a.m. Galeria Fronteriza was officially declared open with some 25 large canvasses on display on the fence along a section of Avenida Cristobal Colon in downtown Mexicali. Professor Victor Larios, who teaches painting at the University of Baja California in Mexicalli and is one of the organizers of the exhibition, said the main purpose for holding this and two previous exhibitions earlier in the year, was to "bring art to the people.
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.
September 7, 2002
I would like to respond to the person by the name of Gabe Cervantes who recently wrote a letter to the Imperial Valley Press in regard to Calexico. Apparently you came to Calexico to buy a pair of pants. According to you, the Calexico downtown section has always been on the dirty side. I guess something must have attracted you to Calexico to come down here to buy a pair of pants after 20 years of living in Phoenix. No offense to El Centro, because you lived there, but we have many Valley residents who shop in our "Baghdad by the Border" town.
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.
October 11, 2003
> > Why the tears, Sharon Davis? Now that your hubby was booted from office, maybe he can land a job that pays enough for a new wardrobe, or at least more than one suit for his wife, because apparently the soon-to-be former gov's measly salary doesn't cut it. While some Calexicans may see it as a compliment that the soon-to-be former state first lady wore the same sea foam green suit on the night of the recall election that she donned when...
By GREG HOLT, Staff Writer | March 28, 2007
CALEXICO ? Carlos Escalante said he still remembers waking up at night to the sound of a blaring fog horn calling him to the Calexico fire station. As a 20-year-old rookie, Escalante was the sort of volunteer firefighter who was paid $5 to rush a few blocks from his home to saddle up with a Calexico fire engine and head into an emergency. Calexico in the mid-1970s was about half its current size, Escalante said, but it had a sense of community that made it feel even smaller.
October 17, 2002
Congress voted "Aye" 68 percent in the House, 77 percent in the Senate and resolved that President Bush is correct about Iraq. Numbers like those help pass constitutional amendments and override presidential vetoes. Voting against the tide of American sentiment was "What About Bob" Filner, who says, "society is very divided and not supportive of the war," brilliantly illustrating for us the adage that figures don't lie but that liars figure. Wafting our way some lotus-coast vapors off his Liberal Isolationism Island, "What About Bob" sniffed, "There is a whiff of Vietnam in the air. There's a danger of getting in the same mistake.
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