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City of El Centro holds groundbreaking ceremony for new aquatic center

"That's when we started thinking, you know what go big or go home. Let's see what we can do to build a state of the art aquatic center that's gonna be the jewel of the Imperial Valley," said Cheryl Viegas-Walker, Mayor of El Centro.

KYMA.COM - 2018-06-20 22:56:30

Residents reject halfway house near downtown area

They added it’s just too much temptation for the offenders, too risky for the community, and it’s bad for business. They want city council to tell Behavioral Systems to go build somewhere else.

KYMA.COM - 2018-06-20 01:45:14

Agents arrest sex offender near downtown Calexico

Agents identified the man as Jose Prado-Muniz who had been previously deported from the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2004. Prado also was arrested in Santa Barbara for two felony convictions for Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child on March 19, 2005. Prado was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison.


Valley Briefs: CBP officers seize 146 pounds of meth

CALEXICO — In two separate incidents Monday, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico west port of entry seized a combined 146 pounds of methamphetamine, which had an estimated street value of $365,000.

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-06-20 00:30:00

Homeland Security secretary drafts plan to end family separation

Related StoriesAP: Toddlers, babies held in 'tender age' facilities after separated…Microsoft urges Trump administration to change policy on separating familiesPompeo praises refugees, doesn't mention US border enforcement10-year-old girl with Down syndrome held at detention center

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-06-20 15:46:22

Series of small earthquakes rattle Southern California

At 4:20 p.m., an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 was detected about seven miles west of Calipatria and about 25 miles north of El Centro, according to the US Geological Survey.


EC council nixes proposed halfway house

In making their decision, council members cited the highly evident opposition from the community members present at Wednesday’s council meeting, and the apparent lack of community outreach the facility operators had done in advance.

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-06-20 01:00:00

The Last 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy Didn't Work

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) car next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Calexico, Calif. in 2006.David McNew, Getty Images

OPB.ORG - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Calexico public hearing to discuss rate increases, changes

CALEXICO — The Calexico City Council has scheduled public hearings on Wednesday to discuss and possibly approve proposed rate increases for its ambulance and solid waste services, as well as changes to its water and sewer rate structure.The proposed changes are the result of a series of rate studies


Brawley’s Aviña leads All-IVL girls’ swim team

The 2018 Imperial Valley League girls’ swim season came to a close in early May after a competitive showing between local teams at the swim championships held at the Lions Center in Brawley.While the squad from Brawley Union High came up with its 13th consecutive IVL title during the regular season,

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-06-20 00:10:00

3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Imperial County

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (KGTV) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 shook Imperial County late Sunday morning.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit seven miles west of Calipatria just after 11:30 a.m.No reports of damage or injury have been made at this time.


"Sureño" gang member arrested by Border Patrol

CALEXICO, Calif. -Border Patrol agents apprehended a "Sureño" gang member near Calexico Thursday afternoon.Agents patrolling noticed a man entering the United States illegally at around 3:29 p.m. He was arrested and taken to the El Centro station.A records check revealed the man had a felony convict


Kids make ties for Dad

Kids make ties for DadNatalia Alejandra, 7, proudly holds up her handmade tie during JCPenny’s Custom a Father’s Day Tie event on Saturday at the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro. VINCENT OSUNA PHOTOBuy this photoCesar, 5, (left) and Jose Vega, 9, prepare their handmade ties during JCPenny’s Custom


BP seize meth from commercial bus

SALTON CITY, Calif. -El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to Highway 86 checkpoint north of Westmorland, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Sunday morning at approximately 10:40 a.m.


Does the Trump administration have a policy of separating families at the border?

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tours a replacement border wall construction site on April 18, 2018 in Calexico, Calif.David McNew, Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has insisted that the Trump administration does not have a policy


Man dies in forklift accident near Soledad

SOLEDAD — A 28-year-old man from El Centro, Calif., has died after an agricultural accident June 11 on Camphora and Gloria roads at 12:20 a.m.


Erasmo Gonzalez presented 2018 Branding Iron Award

Erasmo Gonzalez, director of safety training at Smith-Kandal Insurance, is the winner of the 2018 Branding Iron Award. Greg Smith, managing partner at Smith-Kandal and 2014 winner of the award, presented the honor at the Brawley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Branding Iron Gala Thursday night at the S


Cancellation of Juneteenth event upsets African-American leaders

The celebration, held by the Imperial Valley NAACP Chapter, was scheduled to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the center.


Happening Today - June 17: High School Cheer Camp

CALEXICO -High School Cheer Camp will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. June 17 at Tessada Gym, 824 Blair Ave., Calexico. For more information call City of Calexico, Recreation Department at 760-768-2176.CALEXICO - June 17, 24 and July 1: Adult Basketball Open Gym


Amid outrage, Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen 'will not apologize' for separating families

Border agents watch as protesters on the Mexico side of the border demonstrate against policies of President Donald Trump while U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tours a replacement border fence construction site on April 18, 2018 in Calexico, Calif.