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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 9, 2007
Imperial County supervisors will formulate a strategy to oppose the potential placement of a sexually violent predator in Holtville. Following an outcry Tuesday from Holtville residents opposing the potential placement of Richard Horn, a convicted rapist and sexual assailant, the count Board of Supervisors moved to meet to discuss a strategy. Supervisors Victor Carrillo and Wally Leimgruber, who represents Holtville, will meet with county District Attorney Gilbert Otero, County Executive Officer Robertta Burns and County Counsel Ralph Cordova to strategize opposition.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 11, 2007
The agency responsible for placing a sexually violent predator in Imperial County will now have to go back to square one. Liberty Healthcare Corp., contracted by the state Department of Mental Health to provide specialized supervision to the conditional release program, was informed Wednesday that Richard Horn, a convicted rapist and sexual assailant, would not be allowed to be placed at a proposed site in Holtville. On Wednesday, the owner of the property at 1280 E. Holton Road, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said following public outcry Horn would not be allowed to move into the residence.
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January 17, 2005
As a reader and subscriber of your paper, I am upset with the placement of the article on Page A2 on Tuesday. The article was about a disgruntled Marine who killed a police officer and critically wounded another. The picture appeared on the same page next to an article about a hero firefighter who had risked his life to save a woman and her tiny baby. In my opinion, it was a grave mistake to give any recognition to this killer. Instead, the pictures of the fallen and wounded officers should have been shown.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | June 1, 2007
The state has yet to find an adequate home for a sexually violent predator even with his placement hearing scheduled for next week, the county?s assistant district attorney said Thursday. Convicted rapist and sexual assailant Richard Horn has completed a civil sentence at Atascadero State Hospital and is to be released in Imperial County. He is scheduled to have a placement hearing at 1:30 p.m. June 8. On Tuesday, Imperial County officials met with U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, to discuss the placement of Horn, but a potential site of residence was not established.
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STAFF REPORT | April 23, 2002
Southwest High School's FFA members took two-thirds of the southern region California top awards recently. During the past month El Centro FFA chapter members were interviewed by four of six California state officers for state star farmer and state star placement in agriculture awards. State president Jacob Wenger of Modesto FFA, state vice president Molly Fagundes from Atwater FFA, state treasurer Jeff Alves from Galt FFA and state sentinel Gabriel Ponce from Santa Maria FFA interviewed Garrett Bishop for star farmer and Justin Pritchard for star placement in agriculture Feb. 24. Garrett and Justin left Saturday to the state FFA convention in Fresno, Garrett to find out if he won the awards for forage production and diversified crop production in placement.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 29, 2008
The Imperial County Public Health Department will host a pet adoption day at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Desert Trails RV Park/Ryerson Hall. Dogs and cats from the county?s animal shelter will be available for placement with local families and individuals. For information contact Beatrice Palacio at 339-6291 or send an e-mail to beatricepalacio@imperialcounty.net ? RICHARD BROWN rbrown@ivpressonline.com
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 8, 2007
Less than a week after an announcement that a sexually violent predator could be placed in Holtville, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors will discuss the matter at today?s meeting. Richard Horn, 52, a convicted rapist and sexual assailant multiple times over, could be placed at 1280 E. Holton Road in Holtville, after a proposed placement by the state Department of Mental Health, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero said Wednesday. The location is within the Imperial County Sheriff?
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 10, 2007
The owner of a property proposed to house a sexually violent predator will not allow the placement to occur. The state Department of Mental Health proposed that Richard Horn, a convicted rapist and sexual assailant, be placed in a residence at 1280 E. Holton Road near Holtville. On Wednesday the owner of the property, who asked not to be named, confirmed that no contract had been signed with the Department of Mental Health or Liberty Healthcare. Liberty has been contracted by the Department of Mental Health to provide specialized supervision to the conditional release program.
NEWS
July 26, 2007
As superintendent of the Seeley Union School District, I am writing this letter in strong opposition to the State Department of Mental Health?s recommended placement of Richard Horn in the Dixieland community near Seeley. His official designation as a sexually violent predator should be enough of an indication that he has no place in or near a community with many children. Seeley is a small, family-oriented community, where children play in their front yards and can safely walk the streets of the town to the grocery store, post office and school without worry that they will be harmed.
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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | May 3, 2007
A sexually violent predator could be placed in a home in Holtville as early as June, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero confirmed Wednesday. Richard Horn, 52, a convicted rapist and sexual assailant multiple times over, could be placed at 1280 E. Holton Road in Holtville, after a proposed placement by the State Department of Mental Health. The multi-residential parcel is located north of the Barbara Worth Golf Resort. The location is a private property located 2.3 miles west of Holtville High School and 3.3 miles from Meadows Elementary School.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 16, 2013
The county of Imperial is really headed in the right direction with Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home, as it continues to find ways to make it obsolete. That is not a backhanded compliment or a facetious statement; it's the truth about the need to get troubled youths in home placement or back with their rehabilitated and educated parents rather than languish in homes like the McNeece facility for extended periods of time. One year ago county Behavorial Health Services Director Michael Horn told us of the need for a social services-run center where children go to be evaluated, then placed into temporary foster care.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 18, 2010
The results of an open investigation into the death last week of a 17-year-old Calexico girl show that she opened the door of the vehicle she was a passenger in, an official said Friday. Esmeralda Robles’ death Dec. 8 was not a suicide but was an accident, said Imperial County Supervising Deputy Coroner Charles Lucas. An autopsy showed that Esmeralda died at the scene of head injuries when she exited a minivan that was heading west on Interstate 8, Lucas. Without giving too much detail about the girl, Lucas did explain that Esmeralda was heading for an unspecified placement facility in San Diego County.
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By DAVID STEFFEN, Staff Writer | April 28, 2010
CALEXICO — Calexico schools may be out due to earthquake damage, but Calexico High School calculus teacher Juan Manuel Orduña still holds his Advanced Placement calculus class at Camarena Memorial Library. “I want to make the curriculum accessible to all the students,” Orduña said. He holds optional classes four days a week in the library so students can prepare for the May 5 AP calculus test. AP tests, offered nationwide, allow students to earn college credits in the given course, depending on their score.
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March 25, 2010
I heard they are giving placement tests to incoming kinder students in Brawley. Is this true and why? — Concerned Parent, Brawley We received this question a few weeks ago and it got lost in the shuffle, but since we are the parents of an incoming kindergartner, this intrigued us. When we first spoke to Brawley Elementary School District Superintendent Sue Smith, she said there are no placement tests given to incoming kinder students....
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | November 5, 2009
With elections over and counts still up in the air, some county officials have expressed confidence that the future placement of the registrar of voters will help in future elections. The public has had a level of expectations that have not been met in the past, said Supervisor Jack Terrazas. He hopes that the changes made to the position will make the department more responsive. The registrar of voters will be moving to the Clerk of the Board?s Office and will become an appointed position.
NEWS
July 1, 2009
Mexican laborers are allowed to work as tractor operators under temporary 90-day permits, but at a wage rate of from $1 to $1.25 per hour. > > 40 years ago ? A Westmorland farmer was in serious condition today at Pioneers Memorial Hospital after his pickup truck loaded with watermelons fell on him Thursday night in Brawley. Police said the farmer, Joe Asamen, 36, was replacing a tire in the spare tire rack under the rear of the truck when the vehicle slipped off a portable jack.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | March 3, 2009
Faced with the prospect of reducing the level of services the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program provides, officials are looking at how to shore up funding, Mary N. Camacho, IVROP superintendent said Monday. After state legislators passed a budget last month aimed at closing a $42 billion deficit, all 74 ROPs throughout the state were ordered to cut 15 percent, Camacho said. Local officials don?t know what methodology the state requires of IVROPs coordinators to use in order to pare down expenses ?
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February 28, 2009
?If the office doesn?t change its policy, we?ll be back again tomorrow,? said business agent Neal Busby of Local 78, United Packinghouse Workers of America (AFL-CIO). As the union members milled around the Fourth and Broadway building, Busby entered and conferred with office manager Lou Richards. Richards noted that domestics were replacing braceros in Valley feedlots. Busby countered that the domestics were not receiving fair treatment. > > 40 years ago ? Imperial Valley College basketball stars James Speed and Sam Robinson were named co-players of the year by a vote of the Desert Conference coaches Thursday.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 29, 2008
The Imperial County Public Health Department will host a pet adoption day at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Desert Trails RV Park/Ryerson Hall. Dogs and cats from the county?s animal shelter will be available for placement with local families and individuals. For information contact Beatrice Palacio at 339-6291 or send an e-mail to beatricepalacio@imperialcounty.net ? RICHARD BROWN rbrown@ivpressonline.com
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