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By Imperial Valley Press Staff | July 29, 2008
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BY IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | October 21, 2011
The intersection of 4Th Street and Cedar Avenue will be closed today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to paving rehabilitation. Traffic between the City of Holtville and Interstate 8 will be re-routed from Haven Road, Mets Road and State Route 115/Evan Hughes Highway.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | January 25, 2011
A vote to bid out an improvement project to the intersection of Fourth Street and Highway 115 came before the Holtville City Council Monday night. The council also looked at possibly funding other projects with RDA monies. To find out how they voted read the Imperial Valley Press print edition or E-Edition for Jan. 25, 2011. To find a newspaper rack near you, click here .
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 15, 2011
HOLTVILLE - Silvina Canez couldn't believe what she saw. The 12-year resident said she had never seen as much destruction as during Tuesday's thunderstorm that brought hail and heavy winds. To read the rest of this article, see today's print or E-edition of the Imperial Valley Press. To find a newspaper rack near you, click here .
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 20, 2010
HOLTVILLE — In order to keep getting state and federal money, this city needs to be accessible to those with disabilities. To ensure that funding for street repairs makes it to the area, the City Council here approved a commitment to adopting an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant procedure and completing a citywide self-evaluation last week. A new plan will stream­line upcoming Ca­li­fornia Department of Transportation and Fede­ral Highway Administra­tion funded projects, wrote City Planner Vir­ginia Mendoza in a report to the council.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | April 27, 2010
Two dates have been scheduled to discuss the 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. The council will meet May 18 and 25, with another meeting if needed, said Finance Manager Rosa Ramirez. Normally there are three dates scheduled to discuss the general fund, enterprise fund and redevelopment agency budgets, she said. They are typically in the last two weeks of May and the first two of June in order to get a budget out by the end of the fiscal year. The projected budget adoption date is June 21, according to the report to the council.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | May 25, 2010
HOLTVILLE — Disaster assistance money may be available after the City Council voted to request $1.5 million from the state. Communities in Imperial County have requested assistance from the CalHOME program, which has offered $1.5 million per local agency, said City Manager Laura Fischer. It will be used for lower-income owner-occupied rehabilitation or reconstruction of homes. Several houses have sustained substantial damage, and one in the city has been red-tagged, she said.
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BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | December 15, 2011
HOLTVILLE - Libraries are usually a place of silence and study, but on Wednesday those in the Meyer Memorial Library heard claps and cheers for the volunteers who year after year give their time for their community. This is the second time a commemoration ceremony is put in place for volunteers, said librarian Lorenza Carpenter. “Without volunteers things don't get done,” Carpenter said in Spanish. English classes for adults, reading classes for children and even Zumba classes for everyone are provided by volunteers, said Carpenter.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | March 5, 2011
In a few months Holtville will be out an administrative leader after City Manager Laura Fischer announced her resignation Friday. Fischer, who has served as city manager since 2005, said she will stay on until June 1 or until another city manager is hired. She plans to work to make the next few months a smooth transition for the city. There were multiple reasons for leaving, she said. Some were personal, but overall it was really what was right for her and the community, she said.
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By ALEXIS RANGEL, Staff Writer | August 6, 2013
HOLTVILLE - State Sen. Ben Hueso recognized Barbara Worth Resort & Country Club cook Samuel Zamora for his heroic efforts at the resort's Mother's Day brunch in May, at which Zamora saved the life of a choking customer. Hueso joined local dignitaries and the resort's owners Friday at a ceremony at the resort, where they thanked Zamora for his bravery. Hueso presented Zamora with a certificate of recognition. “Thank you for recognizing me,” said Zamora. “It feels great.
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By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | August 6, 2013
HOLTVILLE - Inspired by his grandmother's passion for art, Hunter Toth decided to try his hand at the creative craft and attend a five-day art camp at Cornerstone Community Church. Hunter, a 12-year-old Holtville resident, was one of nearly 20 local children who attended the first day of the camp and learned about water colors. “I wanted to come to the class because I wanted to do more with art,” Hunter said. “I mostly like sketching things. Sometimes I make my own (characters)
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By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | August 4, 2013
HOLTVILLE - Local children will have a final opportunity to enjoy some summer fun prior to the start of the school year during an arts camp beginning Monday. The weeklong camp will give children ages 5 through 12 the opportunity to explore art forms such as watercolor, oil pastels, a wood art project and mixed media, said camp coordinator Crissy Duncan. This is the second art camp Duncan has organized this summer, with the first coming last month. “It was great; it went really well,” Duncan said.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ, Staff Writer | July 30, 2013
For three Holtville friends, the public pool has been a sweet escape from the constant summer heat every year. “Most of the time we are here,” Daniel Bejarano said. “We've only missed like three days this summer.” Apart from Daniel and his friend's summer tradition, the Holtville hut and pool has become a calm cool area for adults and children alike, to spend their mornings and afternoons.  “You don't want to be cooped up inside your place all day and outside for the kids is usually kind of dangerous considering the heat,” Holtville lifeguard Kevin Mendoza said.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | July 27, 2013
HOLTVILLE - The City Council discussed updates to several new and ongoing business projects in the works during the council meeting held Monday. Focusing on some of the economic development within the area, City Manager Alexander Meyerhoff gave the council an update on businesses expected to locate in Holtville. The Family Dollar store is anticipated to begin construction in Holtville during the next three weeks as with the store expected to be open for Christmas, according to a city staff report.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 17, 2013
> > 50 Years Ago   - HOLTVILLE - A 21-year-old Holtville man was shot in the back this morning by the father of his former girl friend. Sheriff Herbert Hughes said Manuel S. Mazon Jr., of Holtville was shot by Richard A. Buston, who believes Mazon was a prowler. Mazon is in County Hospital where his condition is listed as fair. Hughes said Burton's wife was a wakened early this morning when she heard someone outside their home on East Tenth Street. She said she heard someone outside and the person was apparently whispering the name “Billie.” Billie is the name of Burton's 17-year-old daughter.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 17, 2013
The City of Holtville is set to offer swimming lessons at the Gene M. Layton Memorial Swimming Pool in the coming weeks, according to a press release from the city. A current set of classes run through July 28, with two other sessions coming up as well. The next session begins July 29 through August 9, and the final session runs August 12 through 23. Offerings include "Mommy and Me" (ages 0-3), "Beginning Swim" (ages 3 and above) and "Intermediate Swim" (ages 3 and above). Registration is $25, and classes last two weeks. Registration is at Holtville City Hall which is located at 121 W. Fifth Street.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 16, 2013
In Sunday's paper we're examining the concept of home for several Imperial Valley natives who left the area, tried and did interesting things, both personally and professionally, and in the end came home. By home, we mean that place in one's heart where they feel comfortable, familiar, at ease and where they do their best work. In a way, we unwittingly previewed that package of stories with our report on the life and times of Dave Garcia, a Holtville native who made a big splash in the comic book industry early and who has gone on to continue to work professionally in a business where location can be very important.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ, Staff Writer | July 15, 2013
A Holtville sex offender has been convicted once again for child molestation with seven counts of sexual abuse to a relative, the same victim he had already been convicted of abusing. Jeremy James Godwin, 40, faces 25 years to life for charges filed in 2010, which included aggravated sexual abuse, lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 by force or fear and child molestation. Godwin, who was convicted in a 1998 child molestation case involving the same victim when she was between the ages of 4 and 5, was found guilty Monday following a more than two-week long trial.
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By ALEXIS RANGEL | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | July 14, 2013
An unknown male allegedly banged on the door of a home on Holt Avenue requesting cigarettes on Sunday, according to Imperial County Sheriff's Office logs. The reporting party first reported the incident at 10:50 a.m., claiming a Hispanic male knocked on his door demanding a cigarette, according to the logs. No further information was provided. Copper Thief in Brawley A man was allegedly caught stripping copper off telephone poles near Highway 86 and Austin Road in Brawley, according to Imperial County Sheriff's Office logs.
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