CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender

Calexico, Calif. – El Centro station Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted sex offender Saturday while working near downtown Calexico.

The man, who was identified as Francisco Avila, has a previous conviction involving indecent exposure and has been previously removed from the U.S.

On Saturday morning, agents arrested Avila after he was found to be illegally present in the U.S. Avila was subsequently arrested and transported to the El Centro station for processing.

Calexico Casino Gets Another Step Closer

By Mario Conde

The Planning Commission approved Monday a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change that will also help continue with the Casino project that has been on hold because of a lawsuit.

As part of the report given by City Manager Victor Carrillo to the City Council and reported by the Calexico Chronicle last week, said that parallel to the Manzanita effort is the lawsuit made against the City of Calexico regarding a property next to the Casino property and the issues that need to be resolved regarding this settlement. This lawsuit has stalled the Casino project development for quite some time.

US border inspector charged with bribery in Calif.

The Associated Press
Posted: 09/24/2010 06:54:45 PM PDT
Updated: 09/24/2010 06:54:45 PM PDT
EL CENTRO, Calif.—A U.S. border inspector was charged Friday with taking more than $50,000 to wave drug-laden vehicles from Mexico through his lane.Oscar Osbaldo Ortiz Martinez, a Customs and Border Protection officer since 2008, allegedly took $22,000 in June for allowing a Jeep Cherokee that he believed was carrying cocaine to pass through his booth at the border crossing in downtown Calexico, about 120 miles east of San Diego.

Ortiz, 30, took $30,000 for waving through a Ford Lobo he believed to be packed with drugs on Monday, according to the complaint. He was arrested Thursday after allegedly accepting the money from an informant in a Lucky’s supermarket parking lot in neighboring El Centro.

Nov. 2, 2010 Consolidated General Election Deadlines

November 2, 2010 Consolidated General Election is coming up very quickly and citizens need to be aware of Election deadlines.

September 23 thru Oct. 12, 2010. Between these dates Sample Ballot Booklets are mailed to registered voters.  The Sample Ballot Booklet has information about candidates, local measures, initiatives and location of your polling place on the back page.

Oct. 18, 2010              Last Day to Register to Vote