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By ERIC GALVAN, Staff Writer | February 12, 2006
IMPERIAL ? A year and a half after pleading guilty to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for sexual gratification, former Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela is denying having had any improper contact with minor boys. During a criminal trial in August 2004 Valenzuela agreed to a plea, avoiding a potential three-year state prison sentence if he had been convicted. In his plea agreement, Valenzuela was sentenced to three years of summary probation, had to register as a sex offender and resigned from the Imperial Police Department.
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By JASON ROGERS, Assistant Sports Editor | December 3, 2006
Brawley Union High?s Sabrina Valenzuela turned into a dominant force on the basketball court last season. As a junior, she averaged 20 points per game in the Imperial Valley League and led her team to the league title. Valenzuela, 17, also was chosen as the Imperial Valley Press? Player of the Year. A three-year varsity player, she returns for her senior season to try to help the Wildcats hang on to their league title. Question: When did you first play basketball? A: I started when I was in fourth grade, I think.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | November 17, 2004
BRAWLEY ? This city's treasurer, Samuel Santillan, resigned earlier this month because of health issues after more than a decade at the post. The City Council on Tuesday appointed R.C. "Chuck" Valenzuela to serve the remainder of Santillan's term. The city treasurer is an elected position and Santillan had two years remaining on his term. Valenzuela, no stranger to politics in Brawley, said he is looking forward to his new role. Valenzuela already is a Brawley planning commissioner, a member of the Brawley Chamber of Commerce board of directors and a volunteer with the Sheriff's Posse.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 31, 2004
IMPERIAL ? Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela resigned his position with the Police Department here Friday and registered as a sex offender after having pleaded guilty last week to contributing to the delinquency of a minor with the factual basis that the act required sex offender registration. Valenzuela entered the plea Tuesday after initially denying charges of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a now 18-year-old male over the course of three years. As part of the plea agreement, Valenzuela was sentenced to three years of summary probation, was required to register as a sex offender and was required to resign his position.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 24, 2004
The trial of Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela, arrested in January for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious sexual acts over a three-year period with a now 17-year-old male, is to begin today in the Brawley court facility. At a trial readiness hearing Monday in the County Courthouse in El Centro, Superior Court Presiding Judge Raymond Cota was told by the attorneys involved in the case that they were ready to go to trial. Valenzuela is being represented by San Diego-based attorney Everett Bobbitt, while Assistant District Attorney Joe Beard is prosecuting.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 2, 2012
Harvest Time Powerhouse Ministries held a revival service Thursday in El Centro. The Rev. Ronnie Valenzuela said the two-week revival services, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3, are to encourage church members and visitors to keep serving the Lord even when times are discouraging. “We want to let them know that God's word is real,” Valenzuela said. Valenzuela said The Harvest Time Powerhouse Ministries rents space from the El Centro Korean Church on 1274 El Dorado Ave. in El Centro for its services.
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By TOM RONCO | Special to this Newspaper | July 6, 2013
After 14 seasons and 176 wins as a varsity basketball coach at Southwest High for girls and boys, Ruben Valenzuela recently informed the Eagles that he would not be returning next year. “I'm leaving basketball but not leaving coaching … when I'm not home I enjoy being on a baseball field so I will continue as junior varsity baseball coach,” Valenzuela said. “But I'm going to get back most of my life,  get all my winter holidays and my summers back and my wife's birthday during Christmas-time too.” An Imperial native who played baseball at Imperial Valley College, Valenzuela started his coaching career at his alma mater Frank Wright Middle School coaching boys' soccer, basketball and softball.
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By ALEXIS RANGEL | Staff Writer | June 20, 2013
Jesus Osuna Jr. has sold fruits and vegetables from a truck on Highway 98 near the Dogwood intersection in Calexico for the past three years. He worked as a field worker for six years until he decided to enter the mobile produce business, opening Brothers Produce. Osuna is not the only mobile produce truck in the county. There are 11 mobile produce units throughout the area, said Jeff Lamoure, deputy director of county Environmental Health Services. Produce trucks can be a lucrative business during certain parts of the year, Osuna said.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 2, 2012
Harvest Time Powerhouse Ministries held a revival service Thursday in El Centro. The Rev. Ronnie Valenzuela said the two-week revival services, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3, are to encourage church members and visitors to keep serving the Lord even when times are discouraging. “We want to let them know that God's word is real,” Valenzuela said. Valenzuela said The Harvest Time Powerhouse Ministries rents space from the El Centro Korean Church on 1274 El Dorado Ave. in El Centro for its services.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | August 11, 2011
Imperial County residents are being asked to keep a lookout for unhealthy palm trees after a pest that threatens the trees was found east of Calexico. Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner Connie Valenzuela said a South American palm weevil was found in a trap placed on a telephone pole less than a week ago. “They are a big threat to the date (palm) and the palm tree nurseries,” Valenzuela said about the weevil. Symptoms of an unhealthy palm tree include notching and clipping of fronds, frond death, a flat-topped appearance and tree death, a report from Valenzuela's office states.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 17, 2011
Southwest High senior forward Michael Angulo helped the Eagles clinch the Imperial Valley League title this season. Angulo led the Eagles with 374 points for an average of 15 points per game. He averaged 8.2 rebounds per game and averaged 1.2 blocks per game. For his dominating play, Angulo was selected the All-Imperial Valley Press Boys' Basketball Player of the Year. For coaching the Eagles to sole possession of the league title, head coach Ruben Valenzuela is selected the Coach of the Year.
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ROMAN FLORES | Staff Writer | November 3, 2010
With all preliminary votes counted in the Calexico Unified School District only 81 votes separate Ruth Duarte and Antonio Valenzuela from the final board seat. The final preliminary results show Norma Aguilar with 23.27 percent and Joong Kim with 19.25 percent of the votes, respectively. Duarte sits with 17.14 percent, or 1,228 votes, while Valenzuela has 16.01 percent, or 1,147 votes, according to the final preliminary count. All other candidates received less than 12 percent of the votes each, including Rasheed Suod Rasheed who withdrew earlier in the race due to prior obligations.
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June 25, 2009
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By MEGAN BAKKER, Staff Writer | April 29, 2009
The letters, turned into artwork by four students, read ?Faith, Hope, Love? along the wall. It is the students? second attempt at a legal mural project, after their first, which would have read ?Lord of lords, king of kings, God above all,? was repeatedly painted over by an unknown individual. ?We ain?t gonna stop for nothing,? said Johnny Regalado, a student at Desert Oasis High School in El Centro. Regalado, along with Christian Preciado, Raul Ojeda and Damien Lopez, are all former taggers who have gotten involved with Campus Life, a Christian organization, at the high school.
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By MARIO RENTERIA, Sports Editor | February 18, 2009
When students walk into Ruben Valenzuela?s class at Southwest High, his students will notice something missing ? his hair. The Southwest High boys? basketball team beat cross-town rival Central Union High, 63-61, to secure a share of the Imperial Valley League title with Brawley Union High in El Centro on Tuesday. The title makes it three in a row for the Eagles since Valenzuela took over as head coach in the 2006-2007 school year. Early in the season, before league began, Southwest was in a slump and needed a boost.
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