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Imperial man gets jail for killing puppy

EL CENTRO — A 31-year-old Imperial man who recently pleaded no contest to shooting and killing his pet puppy was sentenced to 180 days in jail on Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.As part of his sentencing, Jonathan Landa Torres also had a three-year prison sentence suspended, was placed on three

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-17 07:35:00

Otero declines to prosecute ZGlobal

EL CENTRO -Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert G. Otero announced today in a press release that after an investigation by his office. They have decided not to file charges against ZGlobal Power Engineering and Energy Solutions (ZGlobal), it’s owners and employees, arising out of the master agr

THEDESERTREVIEW.COM - 2018-10-16 21:57:00

Officials urging residents to stay away from the Salton Sea

EL CENTRO, Calif... -The Imperial County Public County Public Health Department is still urging residents to stay away from the Salton Sea after levels of cyanobacteria were detected at the Desert Shores Harbor of the Salton Sea.Currently, officials are still monitoring the water quality and will ga

KYMA.COM - 2018-10-16 19:45:38

End of an era: Sears in El Centro among stores listed for closure by end of 2018

Buy NowWith Monday’s announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Sears Holdings, operator of Sears and Kmart retail stores, also came word that the Sears store at Imperial Valley Mall (shown here) will close by year’s end. The Sears store in Yuma is also on the chopping block. PHOTO TOM BODUS

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-16 07:50:00

Valley Briefs: CALEXICO: Border Patrol agents assaulted in separate incidents

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents experienced three separate acts of violence within the past few days, all near the Calexico area.The first incident occurred Thursday at 7:45 p.m. when agents assigned to bike patrol just east of the Calexico port of entry encountered a man suspected of illegall

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-16 07:15:00

Hitman wanted by Mexican authorities arrested in Calexico

“The apprehension of this dangerous, wanted criminal is a testament to the importance of the mission of the Border Patrol said Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. Our country, as well as our Mexican neighbors, will be safer with this person behind bars.”

KYMA.COM - 2018-10-16 16:48:54

Trailer fire reported in Winterhaven

Copyright © 2018 by KYMA / NPG of Arizona / Gulf California Broadcasting.WINTERHAVEN, Calif. -Authorities have responded to a trailer fire at the Yuma Canal RV Park located at Jackson Road in Winterhaven Tuesday evening.The Imperial County Fire Department is currently at the scene and requested assi

KYMA.COM - 2018-10-17 00:38:17

Restored Calexico mural project unveiled

CALEXICO — A lively and reflective crowd gathered for the official unveiling of the restored “Border Metamorphosis” binational mural and its commemorative plaque on Tuesday at Rockwood Plaza.Among those present for the unveiling and subsequent historical exhibition was Arizona resident and retired l

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-17 07:40:00

More than $400K of liquid meth found in gas tank seized by CBP

MGN ImageCALEXICO, Calif. -Agents working at the Calexico East port of entry seized 163 pounds of liquid methamphetamine after inspecting a vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday.CBP said they stopped a 2001 Ford Ranger after detecting inconsistencies with the traveler's itinerary and later referr

KYMA.COM - 2018-10-16 19:18:07

Roads remain closed after weekend storm

Several county roads were still closed as of Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a severe storm that struck northern Imperial County early Saturday morning.The storm system initially hugged the northwestern edge of the county before spreading east into Brawley and surrounding areas, said James Sawte

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-17 07:25:00

LaBrucherie project is the culmination of years of work

EL CENTRO — About 45 days into an ambitious construction job to expand LaBrucherie Avenue from two lanes to four, resident Phil Moran said he couldn’t be happier with the way the city is handling the project.“They’re doing a pretty good job of keeping the dust down, keeping the area clean, and keepi

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-16 07:45:00

LGBTQ community holds 3rd annual Pride event

EL CENTRO — The Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center held its third annual Pride event downtown on Main Street Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to almost midnight.This year’s theme was “Together with Pride.” The goal was to gather with local LGBTQ members in the Imperial Valley and celebrate with others


Beer Fest: Event raises money for Imperial Valley Desert Museum

EL CENTRO — Saturday night was a busy night social night around the Imperial Valley, as several organizations had scheduled fundraisers and other events. For craft beer lovers, the place to be was the Imperial Valley Desert Museum’s second annual Beer Fest.Held this year at Brock Asparagus, 1399 For

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-16 07:40:00

Powerful Santa Ana Winds Wreak Havoc on Southern California’s Power Grid

Power outages affected more than 40,000 Southern California Edison customers Monday as strong Santa Ana winds gusted through Southland, according to the utility.


Dealing with bullies: The best option is to reach out to teachers, parents

If a student is being bullied, the best option is to “tell, tell, tell.”“Tell someone,” Miriam Belopolsky, Imperial County Office of Education Student Wellbeing and Family Resources Department director, told Imperial Valley Press recently. “Get help, because we are getting better at helping the aggr

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-10-16 07:25:00

Mobile county office to visit Calexico

CALEXICO – Representatives from several county agencies will be on hand Wednesday evening to provide residents here with information and services during a visit by the Imperial County Mobile Office.During the event, residents will be able to obtain services and information from the county Department


Valley Briefs: COUNTY: Two DUI arrests made Friday night

Two separate misdemeanor DUI arrests were made on Friday night, county Sheriff’s Office arrest records stated.A 39-year-old man was arrested at 10:56 p.m. Friday by El Centro Police officers in the 2300 block of South Fourth Street, while a 31-year-old man was arrested at 10:39 p.m. Friday by Brawle


Dear Probe: How many people are being affected by new IID meters?

Q: Imperial Irrigation District says, “We are installing new, better, more accurate meters.” Better for who? Better for the IID (more money). … I had a $143 monthly average plan. As of July, it went up to $261! … Look into it for our community. … The key here is how many other homes are being affect


Calexico, Holtville share spotlight at second IVL meet

Buy NowHoltville's Alan Jimenez (LEFT) in the last leg of his race during Saturday's IVL meet at Southwest High. Jimenez's finish of 16:03.71 was the fastest of the day. Jaasiel Contreras, of Brawley, doing what she does. Contreras' first-place finish in the girls' varsity race was her second consec


Sweetheart of the Rodeo: Brandi Whittle is first Cattle Call Queen since 2016

BRAWLEY — For the first time in two years, the Cattle Call Rodeo has a reigning queen.It was 16-year-old Brandi Whittle who took the honor Saturday night at the Lions Center here.Whittle, 16, is a junior at Brawley Union High School and the daughter of Denise Whittle. In addition to being named Quee