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El Centro Sector Border Patrol apprehends migrants

CALEXICO, Calif. - About fourteen- miles away from the Calexico port of entry, El Centro Sector Border Patrol apprehended a family that crossed into the United States unauthorized.


McCabe students enjoy days of snow during field trip

DESCANSO — Snow, snow and more snow greeted 155 McCabe Elementary School sixth-graders during their recent four-day field trip to Cuyamaca Outdoor School here. The students and their teachers arrived to the Cuyamaca camp on Tuesday morning and were able to play, hike and sled in the white blankets o


Over 48 Pounds Of Meth Seized

(Meth Seized)…It happened Thursday morning. El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents say at 5:40 Thursday morning a 30 year old US Citizen driving a Mercury Mountaineer entered the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle, and it was sent to the secondary inspection are


Car crashes, rolls over near elementary school

CALEXICO, Calif. - A man is lucky to be alive after he crashed and his car rolled over several times near an elementary school. Calexico Police said a 22-year-old man was driving to a family emergency. He lost control of his car at Eady and Birch Street. He hit a signal post and then went airborne a


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Owners at condemned Brooks building briefly allowed to retrieve merchandise

EL CENTRO — Business owners operating in or near the Rehkopf Building, former home of Brooks Jewelry, have been locked out of their businesses since a third-alarm fire on Feb. 11 condemned the building.


Three arrested, firearms recovered from burglarized home

EL CENTRO, Calif. - El Centro Police recovered 2 firearms missing from a burglarized home when three individuals were arrested in two separate operations on the same day. First, police stopped a vehicle on Dogwood and found property allegedly belonging to the burglarized home. Police arrested 20-yea


I-8 reopens in East County after closures because of ice, snow

Dangerous icy conditions kept a major stretch of Interstate 8 closed overnight through East County, between Alpine and the Imperial County line until about 9 a.m. Friday . Cars and trucks continued to spin out, slide off freeway lanes and crash on the freeway near East Willows Road as well as off th


Animals Keep Getting Stuck in Southern California

A cat in a cinder block wall? How about a tortoise underneath a house? A cougar in a tree? Believe it or not, animals continue to get stuck all across Southern California, and in almost every place you could imagine. Luckily a few locals have been there to help these critters get loose and out of a


ICOE board approves superintendent salary hike

EL CENTRO — A majority of the Imperial County Office of Education Board of Trustees recently approved a salary increase requested by Superintendent Todd Finnell. The salary increase was approved by the board during its Feb. 12 regular meeting and was prompted by board policy that requires an annual


Sex offender arrested at the border

CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender Thursday afternoon. At around 12:40 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station said they arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 16 mil


The Top 6 Destinations In Baja California, Mexico

By Fathom | When a place has earned its spot on our Top Places to Travel in 2019, you know it’s good. The Baja California Peninsula has clear blue waters, fresh design, and seriously good guacamole.


Film Commission: millions of dollars spent locally in productions

EL CENTRO, Calif. - The Imperial County Film Commission held their first pre-Oscar Awards dinner event on Friday. They want to promote film productions in Imperial Valley. The commission said millions of dollars are spent annually when production studios come to the valley to make feature films, com


Laotian-style barbecue comes to Southern California

Good morning. Unless you’re one of the lucky folks who are reading this from Mammoth, it’s a good weekend to stay home and do some cooking, maybe curl up with a blanket — yes, this is cold for us — and a stack of cookbooks. We can help with that last part, as we have a story about the couple who run


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Local woman dies in accident

OCOTILLO — A 20-year-old Brawley woman died during a single vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday night on westbound Interstate 8, west of State Route 98, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol and the county Coroner’s Office.


It's New: California Artisan Cheese Week

CHEESING AROUND? It can be such an ambrosial affair, one that sends you to flavorful realms. Cheese tastings, after all, not only feature many of the classics, from cheddars to goudas to various soft cheeses, but they can introduce even the most advanced cheese-o-logist to new ingredient combos and


Essential California: Of Oscar fame and a humble town 2,000 miles away

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Feb. 23. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:. In Mexico, high on the mountain of Yucunino, where a valley of pines leads you straight to Tlaxiaco, everyone knows about the girl. La Yalitza, they call her —


Calexico school bus driver faulted for crash

CALEXICO — Unsafe driving is being blamed in an accident last month involving a Calexico Unified School District bus that was not certified for use rear-ending another vehicle.


Teen Mia Acevedo recognized by EC city council

El CENTRO, CA — Council members from the City of El Centro recognized a teenager on Tuesday, Feb. 19, who brightened the life of senior citizens residing at a local convalescent center.