July 21, 2003
I am writing in regard to the article Wednesday about the bus stop benches donated by the Calexico Lions Club. To the "audience" that laughed when the benches were brought up, you people are eager to ridicule others as if you were perfect yourselves. To Mr. David Ouzan, you obviously do not have a clue of the color scheme utilized by Mr. Silva and NO, they do not need help from the so-called "art commission. " Mr. Silva strikes me as a proud member of an international club whose members "volunteer" their time and energy for the good of others and their community.
April 24, 2004
JESSIE "JAPP" GARCIA Dec. 6, 1981 ? April 10, 2004 Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro for Jessie "Japp" Garcia, 22, of El Centro, who died April 10 in University of California San Diego Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. The Rev. Gil Espuelas will officiate. Mr. Garcia was born Dec. 6, 1981, in El Centro, where he was raised and attended schools.
March 23, 2004
Open letter to the Calexico Unified School District Board of Education: The Calexico High School history/social science department unanimously voted to publicly voice our strong disapproval of the manner in which the process for eliminating the business department and the nursing program at Calexico High School was handled. The most damaging aspect of the situation is that the process was undemocratic in an institution charged with promoting the democratic process. The affected teachers were notified the very same day of the vote deciding their fate at the Board of Education level.
July 10, 2002
LEON RAYMOND BRANDT Graveside services will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for Leon Raymond Brandt, 94, of Brawley, a pioneering Imperial Valley businessman and cattleman who died Monday in his home. Mr. Brandt was born Jan. 2, 1908, in Hampton, Iowa, where he spent his early years on the family farm. He attended business classes at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, until his father called him home to work on the farm. According to his family, Mr. Brandt decided to try his fortune in California and moved to Brawley in the late 1920s, where his brother, Harold Brandt Sr., already lived.
November 19, 2003
VIRGINIA WALKER ASHTON May 11,1925 ? Nov. 12, 2003 Memorial services were Saturday in St. Mark's Cathedral in Salt Lake City for Virginia Walker Ashton, 78, a former Westmorland resident who died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. A celebration of her life followed the services at The Town Club. Mrs. Ashton was born May 11, 1925, in Brawley. After spending her youth in Southern California she graduated with a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1947. While at Stanford, she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and managing editor of the Stanford yearbook and was crowned campus queen, according to family.