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Cover Story: Chief Petty Officer Brenda Corrao - The Strong Voice of Leadership

The decision to join the Navy was initially spawned out of juvenile frustration, Brenda Corrao admits. As a 17-year-old, she was attending a health careers school and was fed up with books; sh…

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    Teresa Salgado - Building Military Families

    Keeping a military family together can be a daunting task, but when it is matched with the challenging duty of running a children’s home, it can seem nearly impossible. “It was up to me to hold the fort down, and we had two babies at the time,” Imperial resident, Teresa Barriga Salgado, says. “We took on the job and hoped we could be role models.”

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    Heather Morales - Overcoming Her Battle to Help Others in Battle

    On a recent summer day in the Valley, Heather Morales sits at her kitchen table with a gathering of military coins in front of her representing the branches of the armed forces — each coin a symbol of the lives touched by this young wife and mother whose own life has become a lesson in facing and overcoming obstacles.

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    Priscila Estrada - Military Mom

    Luis Jimenez, an immigrant originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, always dreamed of being in the U.S. military. Never being able to achieve this dream, he encouraged his children to fulfill it for him. He promised it would offer them opportunities he could not provide, such as an education. So when his daughter Priscila Estrada turned 18, she did just that.

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    Lisa Gudino - "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"

    Lisa Gudino had a classic Imperial Valley childhood growing up in El Centro as the youngest child in a large, boisterous family of eight and definitely had to learn how to stand up for herself. Her family spent a lot of time camping and hiking, and she recalls that there were always neighborhood kids hanging out and playing at her house. These activities, it turns out, were great “basic training” for her future career.

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    Angelica Garcia - On a Mission to Reach Out

    After spending even the briefest amount of time talking to Angelica Garcia, it is easy to see how she has been so instrumental as the Unit Director of the Boys and Girls Club in Brawley for nearly three years now.  

Selina Munoz - Living in the Present
Updated: July 01, 2014 - 11:16 am

School, at any age, is collectively challenging...

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Role Model Essay: Sedalia Sanders - A Stellar Woman
Updated: July 01, 2014 - 11:16 am

(Editors Note: Valley Women Magazine recently s...

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Cover Story: A Lesson in Leadership from Frances Terrazas
Updated: May 01, 2014 - 12:18 pm

“Benito Juárez once said, ‘El respeto al derech...

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Yulil Garza: Hope for Others After Tragedy
Posted: May 01, 2014

Life is often saturated in irony. In the last y...

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The Art of Home: Labor-of-Love Dream Home
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 8:30 am

There’s a house in Brawley that stands out as u...

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Rebecca Singh: Redefining Her Own Life to Help Against Crime
Updated: May 01, 2014 - 12:21 pm

In a career in law enforcement spanning nearly ...

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Juanita Salas: Imperial Valley’s Sweetheart
Posted: February 25, 2014

It’s the familiar sound she grew up with, the sound of the evening train rumbling on the tracks on the east side of El Centro, bringing with it the feelings of being home.

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Chris and Trish Petree: Through Thick and Thin… and Retirement
Posted: February 25, 2014

In this day and age, cynicism is often associated with love and marriage, but not so in the Petree household. In 1971, when the former Trish Miller was a mere 19 years old, her father was transferr...

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Lee Davis: Recipe for Life Skills
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 11:23 am

Inside the conference room at the Imperial County Office of Education sits a small plate of cookies, some with powdered sugar and others with yellow sprinkles. The cookies and a jug of ice water wi...

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Chrissy Woodward & Nancy Reeves: Count on them and Call them Courageous
Posted: February 25, 2014

Chrissy Woodward and Nancy Reeves have been at their best when we needed them the most. For over a decade the two women served as medical technicians driving ambulances and assisting the paramedics...

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Brianna Rangel: Almost Famous
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 10:50 am

In September, El Centro resident Brianna Lusk Rangel was on the high of finishing her graduate school thesis when she sat down with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Not only did the two discuss her her edu...

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