Daily Archives: March 29, 2010

Maritza Hurtado-Barron Announced her Candidacy for the Calexico City Council

By Mario Conde

Maritza Hurtado-Barron announced her candidacy for the Calexico City Council and aspires to win one of the two opens seats this June.

Hurtado-Barron is a director for the Calexico Chamber of Commerce and the present chairperson for the Downtown Calexico Business Improvement District. She is also a businesswoman in downtown Calexico as a consultant and tax preparer.

This experience, Hurtado-Barron said, has given here opportunities to become involved with other Calexico business people who have information to share.

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The Second Candidate to be Evaluated for SDSU Dean

By Mario Conde

The second candidate to be evaluated for SDSU Dean was Martha Crunkleton by staff, students, and community.

Crunkleton is a diplomat, U.S. Department of State, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Cd. Juarez where she worked at the American Consulate over there. She was born is the east Georgia Mountains and was the first in her family to go to college. Crunkelton said to be a great believer in education and said it’s crucial for society to fight ignorance.

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Calexico Young Athletes Will Continue to Have a Place to Play Sports

By Mario Conde

Calexico young athletes will continue to have a place to play sports since the Calexico Parents Athletic League will work to provide programs for them.

The Calexico Police Athletic League folded last December since the Calexico Police Department would not be able to manage or run the program. Chief Jim Neujahr stated to the Police Advisory Board that the Calexico Police Department had always been supportive of the program, but it could no longer afford to have a fulltime employee overseeing it. The Community Service Officer in charge of the program was re-assigned to doing CSO duties now that patrol was so short on personnel.

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Convicted Child Sex Offender Arrested by U.S. Border Patrol

Alpine, Calif. — Last night, a convicted sex offender, who was previously deported from the country, was arrested by a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a vehicle stop on westbound Interstate 8 in Alpine.

At about 8:15 p.m., agents encountered the man as he approached the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint near Pine Valley driving a semi truck. As an agent working the checkpoint directed the man to the secondary inspection area, the man failed to follow the agent’s command and continued driving the semi truck westbound on the interstate.

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