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By VICTOR E. LEGASPI, Calexico | March 27, 2010
Cesar Chavez was truly a hero for the past and the present field workers in America. Because of his enduring fight to bring them freedom both on and off the fields, today’s field workers receive the same benefits as all workers of all colors do. For them, America is now truly the land of the free and the home of the brave.
NEWS
By SARAH HORNE | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 5, 2010
CALEXICO — An agreement to complete project design and environmental services for the Cesar Chavez Boulevard improvements could be approved by City Council today. The $614,480 agreement would be awarded to the engineering firm KOA Corp. The money comes from federal and state grants the city was awarded, Assistant City Manager Armando Villa said. The Cesar Chavez Boulevard improvements are being made to support the additional traffic that will be added to the boulevard because of the west Port of Entry expansion.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | April 16, 2013
BRAWLEY - Live music, Zumba dancing, car clubs, food and drinks as well as walkers and runners will all converge for the eighth annual Cesar Chavez Community Celebration Healthy Community Fun Walk & Run this Saturday. The event is free to attend and starts at 8 a.m. at Cattle Call Park with the second annual 5k/2 mile run and walk to benefit the Anthony Garcia Foundation. More action gets under way at the arena park area at 2 p.m., including the car show, local bands, Zumba and folklorico performances.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | March 31, 2012
BRAWLEY - Gusty winds nearly took center stage Saturday at the local celebration of the legacy of labor rights leader Cesar Chavez at the Cattle Call Arena. In spite of the windy weather some patrons, like Brawley resident Tyra Harrison, weren't discouraged from attending the free event that drew a modest gathering of people. “Yeah, the wind just came up big time,” Harrison said. “There's quite a few people for being so windy.” Still, the celebration that was hosted by the Institute for Socio-Economic Justice - and featured a 5K run and 2-mile walk sponsored by the Anthony Garcia Foundation in the morning - garnered enough interest from some of the patrons.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer, Copy Editor | October 7, 2012
Several dozen Valley residents are scheduled to attend the dedication of United Farm Workers headquarters in the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains as a national monument within the National Park system Monday.  The site, known as La Paz and located just north of the city of Keene, was where the late UFW leader Cesar Chavez taught activists how to organize workers and negotiate contracts. The late labor leader is also buried there. President Obama was also scheduled to attend the dedication ceremony.
NEWS
By LAURA MACKENZIE, Staff Writer | March 31, 2001
CALEXICO ? Students in the fourth through sixth grades at Blanche Charles Elementary School here were treated to a special assembly honoring United Farm Worker founder Cesar Chavez on Friday. AmeriCorps members volunteered their time to speak to students about the impact Chavez had on society. AmeriCorps is a nonprofit community service organization that encourages volunteer activities in schools and communities. Following the assembly, students were selected to participate in the initiation of the Dolphin Pride club, a service committee of Blanche Charles Elementary.
NEWS
April 11, 2007
Re: Our Opinion from the other day: ?Chavez: A worthy remembrance.? Well, in February of 1979 this newspaper ran an editorial describing the funeral services (attended by thousands) of slain farmworker/striker Rufino Contreras, as the day the ?circus came to town.? That very same evening I responded with a letter in which I predicted the day will come when this newspaper will praise Cesar Chavez. Viva la causa, viva la union y viva Cesar Chavez! DANIEL (El Chiquilin)
NEWS
By DANIEL SANTILLÁN, Brawley | August 13, 2009
Your Our Opinion writes, ?It?s high time El Centro joins Brawley and Calexico in naming a street for Cesar Chavez.? The streets in those cities were re-named for him. And by the way, Calexico has an MLK street.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | November 21, 2008
On Saturday at 11 a.m. a Mass will be held for law enforcement personnel and their families at St. Margaret Mary Church in Brawley. St. Margaret Mary is located on the corner of Cesar Chavez and K streets. ? BROOKE RUTH bruth@ivpressonline.com
NEWS
September 22, 2011
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 22, 2013
> > 50 Years Ago   - EL CENTRO - The Regional Water Pollution Control Board yesterday established a committee to study the possibility of salinity control at the Salton Sea. The board requested the committee submit a report at board's next quarterly meeting, scheduled to be held in September. The report is to include recommendations as to the best method of protecting the water quality at the sea. The salinity of the sea has been increasing slightly over the years and Board Chairman Dave Pierson explained increased salinity could eventually destroy the sea's aquatic life.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 23, 2013
> > 50 Years Ago   - Earthquakes felt both last night and this morning throughout the Valley were apparently strongest and most damaging in the Brawley and Westmorland areas. Biggest report of damage came from Tony's Market and the Westmorland Food Center, both at the intersection of South Center Street and Highway 99. Thousands of dollars worth canned goods, jars and patent medicines were jolted to the floor this morning in one gigantic mess, according to Raul Rodriguez of Tony's Market and Aubrey Lee of the Westmorland Food Center.
NEWS
BY ALEXIS RANGEL | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 20, 2013
BRAWLEY - Ana Perez, a resident of El Centro, remembers when she met Cesar Chavez at one of his first rallies. “He stayed at my grandmother's house and she made food for him,” said Perez Perez said many of her aunts and uncles were farmworkers. Chavez had an impact on Perez she said, because he was a hard worker, poor but he eventually made something of himself. “I like coming to the Cesar Chavez Festival because these events get the community together,” said Perez.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | April 16, 2013
BRAWLEY - Live music, Zumba dancing, car clubs, food and drinks as well as walkers and runners will all converge for the eighth annual Cesar Chavez Community Celebration Healthy Community Fun Walk & Run this Saturday. The event is free to attend and starts at 8 a.m. at Cattle Call Park with the second annual 5k/2 mile run and walk to benefit the Anthony Garcia Foundation. More action gets under way at the arena park area at 2 p.m., including the car show, local bands, Zumba and folklorico performances.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer, Copy Editor | April 2, 2013
A veteran of the agricultural industry who got his start working alongside braceros in the San Fernando Valley as a teenager, 72-year-old El Centro resident David Wells also remembers his encounters with the United Farm Workers during the mid- to late-1970s. A series of violent encounters during the height of a strike would forever taint Cesar Chavez's legacy in Wells' mind, who at that time worked as a controller with one of the larger Valley growers. Strikers had thrown rocks at a few buses full of strike breakers departing a Holtville farm in one memorable instance.
OPINION
By DANIEL SANTILLAN | Vietnam veteran, 1967-1968, Calexico | March 15, 2013
For the first time ever I wrote to a president. Mr. President/fellow basketball player: In 1951 through the efforts of the Community Services Organization, both sets of my grandparents became citizens and registered voters. The classes were given at the Brawley Eastside's Azteca and Hidalgo halls. They were supervised by Fred Ross, under the direction of Cesar Chavez. My maternal Tata, Felipe “El Fotografo” Ocampo, was elected treasurer of the Imperial County CSO chapter.
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DÁVILA | Staff Writer | January 19, 2013
The name of Martin Luther King Jr. has been resonating all over Imperial County, from the Northend to Calexico and, of course, all over the United States these past few days. King, a prolific speaker and polarizing figure who stood for civil rights and advocated nonviolent resistance until his assassination in 1968, is commemorated every third Monday of January; which is around the time of King's birthday on Jan. 15. And although Martin Luther King never came to the Valley, his legacy is kept in the hearts of residents like Joe Conner, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Brawley, who thinks King's struggles and sacrifices made a big impact everywhere.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer, Copy Editor | October 7, 2012
Several dozen Valley residents are scheduled to attend the dedication of United Farm Workers headquarters in the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains as a national monument within the National Park system Monday.  The site, known as La Paz and located just north of the city of Keene, was where the late UFW leader Cesar Chavez taught activists how to organize workers and negotiate contracts. The late labor leader is also buried there. President Obama was also scheduled to attend the dedication ceremony.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | August 19, 2012
A soon-to-be-published book sheds new light on the late labor leader Cesar Chavez and what may have played a part in the decline of the United Farm Workers movement. Extensive research and interviews with some of the movement's key players suggest that the famed activist shifted his focus from unionizing efforts to the creation of an intentional community in the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains in Kern County, according to author Matt Garcia's book “From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement.” The decision, said Garcia, who is the director of the Comparative Border Studies Program at Arizona State University, may have been the “single most destructive thing” to the union and farmworker justice.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 26, 2012
A lifetime spent working to serve the underserved is the best description one can find for Dr. Kenneth Tittle, a man whose legacy is one rich in varied interests, courses of action and paths to serving his fellow man. But whether that time was spent ministering, community organizing or practicing medicine, Tittle always seemed to be led by an internal ethos to work for the good of those dealt an unfair hand or toiling in tough conditions. Imperial County, his hometown of Calexico and the human race in general lost a good one Thursday, when Tittle died at the age of 69 from a brain tumor.
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