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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 25, 2008
Most of the candidates for the Board of Supervisors District 3 seat concede the reason they decided to run was because Joe Maruca decided to not seek re-election. Of the three supervisorial seats on the June ballot, District 3 has the most candidates vying for election as voters have seven choices. Seeking election are Imperial Mayor Geoff Dale, former El Centro City Councilman David Dhillon, outgoing Imperial County grand jury foreman and businessman Allen Earley, retired Imperial County Chief Probation Officer Mike Kelley, McCabe school board member Mark Larson, business owner Ray Saucedo and former County Supervisor Jeanne Vogel.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | January 18, 2012
Each pledging to better represent the Northend of Imperial County, three elected officials announced Tuesday their intent to run for the District 4 supervisorial seat for which incumbent Gary Wyatt will not seek re-election. No one among the three would-be candidates have filed papers, but Brawley City Councilmen Ryan Kelley and Sam Couchman and Calipatria City Councilman Raul Navarro all said they will seek the county office that represents cities like Brawley, Westmorland and the community of Niland.
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By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer | May 14, 2003
El Centro's early history, with its most noteworthy account of the city's successful bid for county seat, shows the city was poised from the start to succeed. The land on which El Centro would be founded was purchased by W.F. Holt and C.A. Barker in early 1905, according to Tracey Henderson in her book "Imperial Valley. " Otis B. Tout, in his book "The First Thirty Years," however, claims the land was purchased in 1904. Holt selected Cabarker as the original name for the town in honor of his friend, but the name did not take, nor did it sound as good as El Centro, Spanish for "the center.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | May 14, 2003
It is a story of pioneers. It is a story of water. It's a story of doing the impossible. The story of the formation of Imperial County centers on the pioneers who braved the desolate desert where there was little sign of life at the turn of the 20th century. The formation is connected to some having the vision to find a way to bring water to what would eventually be called the Imperial Valley. The water was brought to the area through the work of the California Development Co., made up of a group of investors led by men such as C.R. Rockwood and George Chaffey.
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January 28, 2003
I understand that the city of El Centro is celebrating its 95th birthday this year, 2003. The town of El Centro was established and laid out in the summer of 1905. By 1906 several buildings in the 500 block of Main Street were under construction. In 1907 the town of El Centro was chosen to be the county seat of Imperial County. In April of 1908 the town of El Centro was incorporated and became the city of El Centro. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to wait until the year 2005 and celebrate "El Centro's" 100th birthday, rather than the city of El Centro's 95th year of incorporation this year?
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By VINCENT J. CUEVAS, Calexico | April 5, 2009
I doubt you would publish this letter. But, I think the city of Calexico should sue the county of Imperial. First, the city of Calexico took care of the indigent care at the Calexico Hospital from 1965 to 1990, when it closed. That amounts to $1 million per year of service to indigent care. ( Note indigent care is care for people who can?t afford to pay the hospital). In 1965 the Imperial County closed down its county hospital, which according to the California State Health Code is obligated to take care of indigent care.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 6, 2010
Julieta Jimenez, 47, traveled more than an hour last week to bring her sister in for a checkup. It’s not an unusual trip for the Winterhaven resident, who lives far from the county seat and most county services areas. It was a point of concern for the Imperial County Civil Grand Jury as it investigated a lack of county services , releasing its report on the matter last week. “Areas of concern involve the distance from these areas from the county seat, the time involved in commuting to and from the county seat during the course of a workday, and lack of access to equipment and other resources at the county level by virtue of their remoteness,” according to the report.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | November 6, 2009
CALEXICO ? Calexico city leaders voted Thursday to advertise the vacant seat on the City Council for five days following the departure of Louis Fuentes, who has been appointed to be the next District 1 county supervisor. Fuentes, 34, who will be sworn in to his new post Tuesday, was lauded by Mayor David B. Ouzan and others on the council. A replacement is expected to be appointed at the council?s Nov. 17 meeting. Fuentes was named to the county post by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 14, 2007
Here?s a few things coming up in Wednesday?s edition of the Imperial Valley Press. Wednesday marks the 100th year of the county?s incorporation. Imperial Valley pioneers voted to separate from San Diego County in 1907 and one local man has an original copy of the newspaper as cities fought over the county seat. Staff Writer Brianna Lusk talks to county officials about the significance of this milestone anniversary. In other news? We talk to an El Centro girl who?s preparing to compete in a children?
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | February 17, 2010
CALEXICO — Former Calexico Mayor John Renison is so far the only person who has pulled the paperwork to run for Imperial County’s District 1 supervisor’s seat, according to the county’s registrar of voters. Renison, who served as mayor three times during his 12 years on the Calexico City Council, will run for the seat now occupied by Louis Fuentes. Renison must receive more than 13,300 signatures in lieu of paying a $523.40 filing fee, registrar officials said.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | January 18, 2012
Each pledging to better represent the Northend of Imperial County, three elected officials announced Tuesday their intent to run for the District 4 supervisorial seat for which incumbent Gary Wyatt will not seek re-election. No one among the three would-be candidates have filed papers, but Brawley City Councilmen Ryan Kelley and Sam Couchman and Calipatria City Councilman Raul Navarro all said they will seek the county office that represents cities like Brawley, Westmorland and the community of Niland.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 6, 2010
Julieta Jimenez, 47, traveled more than an hour last week to bring her sister in for a checkup. It’s not an unusual trip for the Winterhaven resident, who lives far from the county seat and most county services areas. It was a point of concern for the Imperial County Civil Grand Jury as it investigated a lack of county services , releasing its report on the matter last week. “Areas of concern involve the distance from these areas from the county seat, the time involved in commuting to and from the county seat during the course of a workday, and lack of access to equipment and other resources at the county level by virtue of their remoteness,” according to the report.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | March 13, 2010
The race is on for the more than two dozen people who have filed to run in the June 8 primary election. The election filing period closed at 5 p.m. Friday for almost all of the positions up for election, and the number of contested races has increased since the last election, Registrar of Voters Dolores Provencio said. “It is the first time I’ve seen this number of contested races,” she said. There are still some races with only one candidate, like with the district attorney, superintendent of schools and sheriff-coroner positions, she said.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | February 17, 2010
CALEXICO — Former Calexico Mayor John Renison is so far the only person who has pulled the paperwork to run for Imperial County’s District 1 supervisor’s seat, according to the county’s registrar of voters. Renison, who served as mayor three times during his 12 years on the Calexico City Council, will run for the seat now occupied by Louis Fuentes. Renison must receive more than 13,300 signatures in lieu of paying a $523.40 filing fee, registrar officials said.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | November 6, 2009
CALEXICO ? Calexico city leaders voted Thursday to advertise the vacant seat on the City Council for five days following the departure of Louis Fuentes, who has been appointed to be the next District 1 county supervisor. Fuentes, 34, who will be sworn in to his new post Tuesday, was lauded by Mayor David B. Ouzan and others on the council. A replacement is expected to be appointed at the council?s Nov. 17 meeting. Fuentes was named to the county post by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 23, 2009
No news is good news in the race to fill former Imperial County Supervisor Victor Carrillo?s District 1 seat by the governor?s office as far as we?re concerned. THE ISSUE: State still accepting applications for District 1 county appointment. WHAT WE SAY? There is still time for equally qualified Calexico residents to apply and round out this cast of ?usual suspects.? It?s good news because that means there is still time for Arnold Schwarzenegger?s appointments office to accept more applications for the seat.
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By VINCENT J. CUEVAS, Calexico | April 5, 2009
I doubt you would publish this letter. But, I think the city of Calexico should sue the county of Imperial. First, the city of Calexico took care of the indigent care at the Calexico Hospital from 1965 to 1990, when it closed. That amounts to $1 million per year of service to indigent care. ( Note indigent care is care for people who can?t afford to pay the hospital). In 1965 the Imperial County closed down its county hospital, which according to the California State Health Code is obligated to take care of indigent care.
NEWS
By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 25, 2008
Most of the candidates for the Board of Supervisors District 3 seat concede the reason they decided to run was because Joe Maruca decided to not seek re-election. Of the three supervisorial seats on the June ballot, District 3 has the most candidates vying for election as voters have seven choices. Seeking election are Imperial Mayor Geoff Dale, former El Centro City Councilman David Dhillon, outgoing Imperial County grand jury foreman and businessman Allen Earley, retired Imperial County Chief Probation Officer Mike Kelley, McCabe school board member Mark Larson, business owner Ray Saucedo and former County Supervisor Jeanne Vogel.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 14, 2007
Here?s a few things coming up in Wednesday?s edition of the Imperial Valley Press. Wednesday marks the 100th year of the county?s incorporation. Imperial Valley pioneers voted to separate from San Diego County in 1907 and one local man has an original copy of the newspaper as cities fought over the county seat. Staff Writer Brianna Lusk talks to county officials about the significance of this milestone anniversary. In other news? We talk to an El Centro girl who?s preparing to compete in a children?
NEWS
By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer | June 1, 2005
Heber resident and longtime Sheriff's Office employee Pompeyo R. Tabarez announced Tuesday he will run for sheriff. "I'm running for sheriff based on my 29 years of experience in county law enforcement, 25 of those in the Sheriff's Office," Tabarez said. "It's time for change. " Tabarez, 48 and a patrol sergeant, said he is unhappy with the way things have been run in the past eight years and he wants to make changes to the Sheriff's Office to better serve the public. "I am that change," he said.
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