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By MARIO RENTER√ćA, Sports Editor | May 23, 2008
When El Centro?s Cody Robinson, Imperial?s Quentin Tucker and Mexicali?s Roberto Romo decided to race in the CODE Mexicali 500 in early April, it was more of a warm-up. After winning the Class 1-2/1600 race, the trio has dedicated itself to the points chase going into this weekend?s VW Autopartes Kendall Night Race at Laguna Salada in Mexicali. They are in ninth place with 40 points, only 18 points from the leader. A win or at least a strong finish puts them right among the leaders.
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SPORTS
By MARIO RENTERIA, Sports Editor | January 9, 2009
Off-road racing kicks off Sunday with ZR Promo?s Desafio Premiers Motors in Mexicali. The motorcycle, quad and UTV 12-mile race will kick off the seven-race Grand Prix Series. Several locals are registered to race Sunday. Imperial?s Albert Valenzuela of Dirtsquad Motorsports will race in the motorcycle expert open class and look for a successful year. ?Hopefully I get a top three,? Valenzuela said of Sunday?s race. ?I obviously would like to win it, but just be safe and have fun.?
OPINION
October 4, 2004
On Wednesday night the city of Imperial will stage a reception for its new police chief, Miguel "Mike" Colon, who comes to the city from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. We don't know much about Colon other than he last served as a sergeant, was one of seven candidates interviewed by the city and he impressed Mayor James Tucker with his "good ideas" and "experience. " What we know for sure is Colon comes to a Police Department in dire need of some veteran and visible leadership, and where the most important aspect of his job as the new chief in town will be to rebuild bridges and mend fences he had no hand in damaging in the first place.
OPINION
September 5, 2004
If justice delayed is justice denied, what is justice deferred? We don't know, but what we see as a disturbing trend in the Imperial County District Attorney's Office has piqued our interest in finding out. Three recent cases, two lurid and the other fatal, call into question the competence of local prosecutors to do their job, which is supposed to be punishing the guilty and protecting the innocent. The problem in Imperial County isn't in guaranteeing the defendant's right to a speedy trial; instead, it has to do with ensuring a just outcome.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By JAMES ARENS, Sports Writer | July 25, 2008
It?s about that time again; time to get ready for fall sports, that is. The Imperial Valley College women?s volleyball team is eying the Pacific Coast Conference crown, something it hasn?t done this decade. With the team Arabs head coach Jill Tucker has assembled this season, the PCC could be crowning the Arabs queens. ?We want to win the PCC this year,? Tucker said. ?This is our goal coming into the season. We just don?t want to win it, we want to be a dominant team in the PCC.?
SPORTS
By JAMES ARENS, Sports Writer | December 5, 2008
The season couldn?t have started any better for the Imperial Valley College volleyball team and it probably couldn?t have ended any worse. The Arabs had high hopes of bringing home their first Pacific Coast Conference championship. The team went 5-1 in its first six PCC games and then did a complete 180. The Arabs went 1-5 down the final stretch in conference. ?I can?t help but say I?m a little disappointed with the way we finished,? Arabs head coach Jill Tucker said. ?Especially with all the talent we had on our team.
NEWS
January 6, 2006
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NEWS
By MICHAEL A. SALORIO, Staff Writer | August 25, 2004
After having initially denied charges of committing lewd and lascivious sexual acts over a three-year period with a now 18-year-old male and his trial on the verge of beginning, Imperial police Sgt. Ray Valenzuela pleaded guilty to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for sexual gratification. Valenzuela entered his plea during a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the county jail court, thus avoiding a potential three-year state prison sentence if he had been convicted.
SPORTS
STAFF REPORT | October 18, 2006
BRAWLEY ? Mara Valenzuela and Becky Binggeli, both of El Centro, won the second annual 5K Run/Walk-Get Fit for Life race here Saturday. Valenzuela won the run while Binggeli won the walk in the event sponsored by Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District?s physical therapy department. Leopoldo Equihau of Imperial finished second in the run.
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