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A Calexico man was sentenced to 216 months in federal prison earlier this month for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Alejandro Avilla-Soto, 33, of Calexico was sentenced on...
>> 20 Years Ago — SALTON CITY — A Riverside County couple was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of trading 4 pounds of methamphetamine to undercover drug agents in exchange for about 11 pounds of cocaine. The suspects are reputedly...
Staff WriterOfficials have fewer than 90 days to accomplish what a decade of litigation could not: reach a settlement that satisfies all parties to the coordinated Quantification Settlement Agreement lawsuits. The clock began to tick March 6, when Sacramento...
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A state judge who this week blocked a large soda ban in New York City said the ban was “arbitrary and capricious.” We concur. We might add it was also ridiculous, intrusive and nanny-state-ish. The ban on selling sweetened sodas over 16...
Staff WriterAlthough it is said the recent substitution of David Osias as attorney of record on the coordinated Quantification Settlement Agreement lawsuits with Charles DuMars is due to the time-sensitive nature of a settlement of the lawsuit, the move still casts a...
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>> 30 Years Ago — Charles W. Fox, an El Centro attorney who was recently sworn in as president of the County Bar Association, was electrocuted Sunday afternoon in a freak boating accident in San Felipe. The body of the victim, who was the son of...
Staff WriterA motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to unwind the Imperial Irrigation District’s purchase of some 45,000 acres of land was granted this week, effectively ending the nearly decade-old Western Farms lawsuit. Imperial County Judge Christopher Plourd...
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Staff WriterCALEXICO — Council also formally received the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for fiscal year 2012. Net assets can indicate the city’s long-term financial health, and the city’s net assets were $110.3 million on June 30, 2012,...
Staff WriterAction taken by the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors to remove its contract attorney from some of the biggest lawsuits the district is involved in and substitute an attorney not licensed in California raises many questions. Once the...
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>> 30 Years Ago — Under the watchful eye of armed deputies and a tight security system, a Superior Court jury today began hearing testimony in the murder-conspiracy trial of four El Centro men accused of the 1980 slaying of Joe “Nikko”...
Staff WriterDavid Osias, the attorney responsible for defending the Imperial Irrigation District in the coordinated Quantification Settlement Agreement lawsuits, was fired Friday by the IID Board of Directors. Osias’ law firm of Allen Matkins was replaced by...
Staff WriterRestrictions on a registered sexually violent predator living in Brawley may be lifted if a petition filed earlier this month by his public defender is granted. If granted, Richard Horn will no longer have to submit to polygraph tests or undergo...
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