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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | September 5, 2011
While some Valley workplaces such as hair salons and medical offices were closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, others such as movie theaters and grocery stores stayed open for business. El Sol Market's deli counter employees were extra busy keeping up with the holiday's added business, employee Christian Leal said. Waves of lines approached the counter to place orders with employees, who bustled about weighing and packaging. Bertha Lopez and her family were there picking up supplies to make seafood dishes and enjoy the cooler-than-usual weather, she said.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 10, 2010
SAN DIEGO — The Xtreme Heat 14-and-under softball squad won the Triple Crown Labor Day Tournament here this past weekend. In pool play, Xtreme had two wins, one loss and a tie. In single-elimination play, Xtreme beat the Imperial Valley Bomb Squad, 7-0, then beat the Imperial Valley Eclipse, 6-4. In the championship, Xtreme beat San Diego Games, 7-4.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 6, 2010
Labor Day is supposed to be a time for celebrating the contributions of those who work to make ends meet. But for the jobless, the national holiday carries an empty meaning as the nation’s economic doldrums that plagued most of 2010 take their toll. The following people opted to give their take on what Labor Day means to them at a time of economic uncertainty. “To be quite honest, it’s very depressing. It’s hard to land a job. More employers are very picky.
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By DAVID STEFFEN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 6, 2010
Charlene Caughey has been working for Imperial Printers for 46 years with no plans to stop, but she will take Labor Day off to relax with family. “I like it. I’m not ever going to retire, unless they throw me out,” Caughey, 76, said with a laugh. “I don’t want to retire. I work to keep busy, at least until I get my car paid for.” Caughey began working at Imperial Printers in 1963. While working as a den mother for Boy Scouts, a leader in the organization who worked at Imperial Printers suggested she join the team.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 7, 2010
Monday, which was Labor Day, was a day for those who work hard to celebrate and be celebrated. But in these tough economic times, we also should have thought about those who want to work and are not able to do so. And nowhere is that truer than Imperial County, where the unemployment rate often hovers around 30 percent. Some will argue that there are many in our nation who choose to not work. While that is the case for some folks, we are convinced most of the country’s unemployed during this long economic downturn are not willfully on the dole.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 1, 2012
How do we, the parents, students and members of the community, get school to start after Labor Day? It worked before and it can still work. As we all know it is very hot in August, so let's work smarter not harder. Start school after Labor Day. - No Sweat, Imperial County While not the same question, we addressed school calendar issues last September with Imperial County Office of Education Assistant Superintendent Denise Smith, who heads up administrative services for the office.
NEWS
By MARIO RENTERÍA | September 1, 2002
Staff Writer "Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor, according to a quote on the U.S. Department of Labor Web site. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day ? is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation," Gompers said.
OPINION
September 3, 2007
Labor Day is not just about union workers. Yes, some labor unions might want you to believe as much, but the holiday really should honor all of us who work hard to support ourselves, our families, our employers and our nation. That, in fact, is most of us, union members or not. Labor Day was the creation of the labor movement 100 or so years ago, back when union membership was on the upsurge. Although union membership and union power are both on the wane, there certainly is still a place for unions in this great land.
NEWS
By JASON ROGERS, Staff Writer | September 6, 2004
It's the unofficial end of summer, a time for one last barbecue before going back to school and back to work. Work, of course, is the essence of Labor Day. The national holiday, created by Congress in 1894, was designed to celebrate trade and labor organizations in this country. The progress made by labor unions since the first Labor Day has been significant and touched most areas of the country and many different industries. Perhaps the most notable local example was the struggle by farm workers to organize in the 1960s.
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Staff report | July 5, 2013
Local anglers will be able to hit the lake for free this Saturday for the first of two Free Fishing Days in 2013. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites anglers to celebrate summer by fishing for free this Saturday, according to a press release from the state agency. July 6 is the first of two Free Fishing Days in 2013, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.
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By KARINA LOPEZ | September 4, 2012
The number of arrests made for driving-under-the-influence doubled from last year's Labor Day weekend, according to a California Highway Patrol press release. In 2011, a total of four arrests were made. That number increased to eight this year. Collisions that resulted in injury or damaged property also increased. Injury collisions increased from one to three, and property collisions increased from three to four. In the past four years, there have been zero traffic-collision fatalities over the three-day weekend
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By THE IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 30, 2012
During this heavily traveled Labor Day weekend California Highway Patrol officers will be out in force, keeping a close eye on the roads, and enforcing the law to keep motorists safe. The three-day holiday is a maximum enforcement period for the CHP starting today through Monday. Throughout the MEP, all available officers will be on patrol cracking down on impaired drivers, speeders and those who are a danger to themselves and others on the state's roadways. During last year's Labor Day weekend, 29 people were killed in traffic collisions across California, a 38 percent increase from the previous year, according to a CHP press release.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 1, 2012
How do we, the parents, students and members of the community, get school to start after Labor Day? It worked before and it can still work. As we all know it is very hot in August, so let's work smarter not harder. Start school after Labor Day. - No Sweat, Imperial County While not the same question, we addressed school calendar issues last September with Imperial County Office of Education Assistant Superintendent Denise Smith, who heads up administrative services for the office.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | September 5, 2011
While some Valley workplaces such as hair salons and medical offices were closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, others such as movie theaters and grocery stores stayed open for business. El Sol Market's deli counter employees were extra busy keeping up with the holiday's added business, employee Christian Leal said. Waves of lines approached the counter to place orders with employees, who bustled about weighing and packaging. Bertha Lopez and her family were there picking up supplies to make seafood dishes and enjoy the cooler-than-usual weather, she said.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | September 1, 2011
CALEXICO - The Mexican Consulate here joins Mexico's 50 U.S. consulates this week in celebration of Labor Rights Week. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solís and Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan inaugurated the week themed “Women in the Workplace” on Monday. Celebrated in connection with Labor Day, the week marks a collaboration between the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Department of Labor “to promote the rights of all workers, regardless of nationality, gender or migratory status,” a Mexican Embassy press release says.
OPINION
BY PHILLIP LONGORIA | Exalted Ruler, El Centro Elks Lodge No. 1325 | October 14, 2010
El Centro Elks Lodge No. 1325 wishes to thank all those who supported and attended our Labor Day bingo-thon. The funds raised will assist Elks programs for our youths, veterans and law enforcement. Special thanks to prize donors and those who helped at the event: Spike Sheffield, Bob Moore, Dwain Bornt, Mike Kearney, Pete Gutierrez, Kathleen Wilson, Alfonso Cota, Bertie Allison, Sue Anderson, Sara Wilson, Lois Macias, Gary Redfern, Bobby Wyatt, Dennis Wyatt and Michele Miller.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 11, 2010
SAN DIEGO — The Xtreme Heat 14-and-under softball squad won the Triple Crown Labor Day Tournament here this past weekend. In pool play, Xtreme had two wins, one loss and a tie. In single-elimination play, Xtreme beat the Imperial Valley Bomb Squad, 7-0, then beat the Imperial Valley Eclipse, 6-4. In the championship, Xtreme beat San Diego Games, 7-4.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | September 9, 2010
In an incident Saturday, marijuana worth about $56,000 was found in a Toyota minivan being driven by an unidentified U.S. citizen at the Highway 86 checkpoint, the U.S. Border Patrol press statement read. The marijuana was hidden a custom-made compartment behind the rear door of the minivan. On Monday, the driver and passenger of a Dodge mini-van were arrested on Labor Day at the same checkpoint on suspicion of trying to smuggle more than $170,000 of marijuana found hidden inside the vehicle, the statement read.
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