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May 14, 2010
Spaghetti meal to raise funds By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF The First United Methodist Church in El Centro will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 312 S. 8th St. Cost is $7 per plate. Proceeds raised will benefit the church. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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March 5, 2010
program scheduled By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF Imperial Valley College in partnership with the Small Business Development Center is proud to present to the community NxLevel Entrepreneurial Program for Start-Ups from noon to 3:30 p.m. starting Saturday to May 15 at the Small Business Development Center, 301 N. Imperial Ave. Suite B in El Centro. This free course is for people considering starting their own business with little or no previous experience. For reservations call 760-312-9800.
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April 20, 2010
support group session By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF The Son-Shine Counseling Center is offering a free group session for people emotional affected by the earthquake, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 1073 Ross Ave., suite C (next to Bucklin Park) in El Centro. These support sessions are being offered in English and Spanish. If interested, call Norma Munoz at 760-353-7667, 760-482-8732, 760-353-SONS or Jim Shinn at 760-353-5059. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 26, 2010
The American Cancer Society’s El Centro Relay for Life is Saturday and Sunday at Southwest High School in El Centro. Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m. Saturday followed by the survivors’ lap. Luminaria ceremony starts at 9 p.m. Saturday. Closing/fight back ceremony is at 9 a.m. Sunday. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 8, 2010
The Imperial Valley Human Resources Association will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at El Centro Regional Medical Center, Education Department Conference Room No. 1, 1415 Ross Ave. in El Centro. Bring your own lunch. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 22, 2010
The 57th annual Imperial County Farm Bureau scholarship barbecue is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Ryerson Hall, 225 Wake Ave. in El Centro. Tickets are $8 per person. For tickets call the Farm Bureau at 760-352-3831 or e-mail at info@icfb.net or stop by the office at 1000 Broadway in El Centro (10th Street and Broadway Avenue.) — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 13, 2010
The Imperial County Democratic Central Committee will host a public candidates forum from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the IID Condit Auditorium, 1285 Broadway in El Centro. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 5, 2010
The El Centro Regional Medical Center Imperial Valley child asthma program is offering an asthma community class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the hospital, 1415 Ross Ave., Room 2 in El Centro. The class is free and open to youths from 5 to 18 years old that have asthma and want to learn about their problems. For more information call Sombra Chaney at 760-336-3023 or Aide Fulton at 760-482-0978. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | August 7, 2013
Federal mediators arrived Tuesday to assist with negotiations between Gold Cross Ambulance employees on strike and the company. Negotiations were actually taking place on the strike line, which “is extremely rare in a labor dispute,” Teamsters Local 542 president Phil Farias said. “We've given them a proposal and they're working on a counter proposal.” Roughly 60 employees went on strike July 28 and picketers have been at the corner of Vine Street and Imperial Avenue 24 hours a day since then.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | August 7, 2013
There is sufficient evidence to try Martin Gabriel Andrade for the death of a Brawley Union High School student, said Judge Ernest Borunda, concluding Andrade's preliminary hearing Tuesday. Andrade is charged with murder in connection of the fatal stabbing of Martin Garza in January. A preliminary hearing is used to determine if a case should go to trial. The prosecution called on three law enforcement officials over two days to testify about the night in question, manner of death and the defendant's possible gang affiliations.
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | August 7, 2013
A sizable, and festive, crowd enjoyed free shaved ice, hot dogs and a night out at El Centro's Swarthout Field during the 30th annual National Night Out. The local event was part of a nationwide initiative that aims to bring together members of the community and law enforcement personnel in an effort to combat crime. “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness and unity,” said Ed Preciado, director of the El Centro Police Activities League, which sponsored the event.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Digital Media News Editor | August 6, 2013
A vehicle is reportedly on fire at the intersection of Fourth Street and Wake Avenue in El Centro, according to police scanner traffic. Traffic control is on site, and more is being sent to the area of the fire, according to the reports.
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By RICHARD BROWN | Local Content Editor | August 6, 2013
A child who fell ill with an undisclosed medical condition at an El Centro daycare center was in the process of being prepared to be flown to a San Diego-area hospital for treatment, an El Centro fire official said Tuesday morning.  A medical transport helicopter landed in the field of Harding Elementary School in El Centro some time around 9:15 this morning. The field is near the southeast corner of the intersection of Eighth Street and Hamilton Avenue. The daycare where the child fell ill was on the northwest corner of that same intersection.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Digital Media News Editor | August 5, 2013
The El Centro Police Activities League and Target are hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday, according to the El Centro PAL's Facebook page. The event offers the community a chance to meet local law enforcement officials and community organizations, according to the page. It is to “help build a stronger, safer community.” The event, which will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Swarthout Field, will include activities, music, jumpers, food and static displays, according to the page.
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By KARINA LOPEZ and ALEXIS RANGEL | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writers | August 5, 2013
An uninhabited house in the 500 block of Driftwood Drive caught fire, prompting all three El Centro fire stations and one from the city of Imperial to respond to the call here Sunday night, said Battalion Chief Danny Moss with the El Centro Fire Department. Moss said the call notifying the El Centro Fire Department came in between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The fire took between 15 and 20 minutes to get under control, and no one was injured in the blaze, Moss said. A home just west of the structure sustained some damage, while the home to the east did not, according to Moss.
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August 3, 2013
El Centro Elementary School District Bus Driver $1,168.50 p/mo, 4hr/day - 9.75 mo/yr Required Qualifications: Valid CA School Bus Driver License. Drug/Alcohol Testing Clearance, First Aid Certificate, or CA Hwy. Patrol First Aid Practices Exam. Employment contingent upon positive background check. Apply by 08/07/2013 by 4 p.m., at 1256 Broadway, EC, (760) 352-5712 ext. 543 or apply online at: www.edjoin.org EOE
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | August 3, 2013
The Imperial Valley's public transit system will soon expand, thanks to $3.3 million in state funds. State Sen. Ben Hueso presented a ceremonial check to the Imperial County Transportation Commission at the construction site of the new Downtown El Centro Bus Transit Terminal on Friday. Some $2.4 million will be used to purchase six large, 40-foot transit buses for Imperial Valley Transit's fixed-route service. Remaining funds will go toward 12 smaller buses for intra-city circular services in El Centro and Brawley.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 2, 2013
3 rd   Annual I.V. Film Festival & Artist Showcase Aug. 2 and 3 The Film Festival and Artist Showcase will take place   Aug. 2 and 3   at the Cinemark Theaters and the Imperial Valley Mall food court, 3451 S. Dogwood Rd., in El Centro. The Film Festival will start at   6 p.m. Aug. 2   with drinks follow by the movie at 7 p.m. On Aug. 3 the workshops will start at   9 a.m.   and Screenings at   1 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Calexico, El Centro, Imperial and Brawley chambers of commerce.
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