Category:People from Calexico, California
People from Calexico, California
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People from Calexico, California
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Calexico, California – Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California. The population was 38,572 at the 2010 census, up from 27,109 at the 2000 census, Calexico is about 122 miles east of San Diego and 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. The name of the city is a portmanteau of California and Mexico, major events every year are the Mariachi festival on March 25 followed by the SDSU Perspective of the Latino Race art exhibition on April 3. According to the United States Census Bureau, at the 2010 census, Calexico is located 230 miles southeast of Los Angeles,125 miles east of San Diego,260 miles west of Phoenix, and adjacent to Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Calexicos location provides easy overnight trucking access to all those transportation hubs plus the ports of Long Beach, California, Calexico is served by State Routes 98,7 and 111, with direct connection to Interstate 8 and State Route 86. There are eighteen regular and irregular common carriers for intrastate and interstate service to Calexico. Rail service is provided by Union Pacific Railroad, and connects with the line to Portland, Oregon, Rock Island, Illinois, Tucumcari, New Mexico, St. Louis, Missouri. Within city limits is Calexico International Airport, the U. S. Customs and Border Protection check-point for private passenger, private charter services are also available there. Calexico has a subtropical climate, according to the Köppen climate classification system. In December 1932, the city experienced a rare snowfall, rainfall usually occurs in the winter months of December, January and February. Although Summer is extremely dry in Calexico, there are occasional thunderstorms, in 2008, during the months of July and August there were several heavy thunderstorms that let down large amounts of rain and hail. Summer rainfall in the city is infrequent, during winter time, Calexico is sometimes affected by winter rain showers. The summer temperatures in Calexico are very hot, with most of those days being in the triple digits, however, the hot desert climate seen in Calexico is actually not unusual for similar parallels, seen in Baghdad, Iraq for example. The area has an amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air. Calexico began as a tent city of the Imperial Land Company, was founded in 1899, the Imperial Land Company converted desert land into a fertile setting for year-round agriculture. The originally proposed names were Santo Tomas or Thomasville, the first post office in Calexico opened in 1902. Hundreds of acres are now being devoted to parks, and commercial. The name Calexico was coined from a combination of the words California, Mexicali is a similarly named city directly across the international border from Calexico
2. Kiki Camarena – Enrique S. Camarenas nickname was Kike in Spanish, and Kiki in English. From 1973–1975, Camarena served in the United States Marine Corps, after which he joined the DEA, at their Calexico, California, in 1977, Camarena moved to the agencys Fresno office, and in 1981, he was assigned to their Guadalajara office in Mexico. Camarena had also worked as a firefighter and police investigator before joining the DEA in Calexico. Camarena, who had identified as the source of the leak, was abducted in broad daylight on February 7,1985 by corrupt police officers working for drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. Camarena was tortured at Gallardos ranch over a 30-hour period, then murdered and his skull, jaw, nose, cheekbones and windpipe were crushed, his ribs were broken, and a hole was drilled into his head with a power drill. He had been injected with amphetamines and other drugs, most likely to ensure that he remained conscious while being tortured, Camarenas body was found in a rural area outside the small town of La Angostura, in the state of, on March 5,1985. Camarenas torture and murder prompted a reaction from the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration and launched Operation Leyenda. A special unit was dispatched to coordinate the investigation in Mexico, investigators soon identified Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and his two close associates, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Rafael Caro Quintero, as the primary suspects in the kidnapping. Under pressure from the U. S. A. to President Miguel de la Madrids government, Fonseca and Quintero were quickly apprehended, the United States government pursued a lengthy investigation of Camarenas murder. Despite vigorous protests from the Mexican government, Álvarez was brought to trial in Los Angeles in 1992, after presentation of the governments case, the judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict, and charges were dropped. Álvarez subsequently initiated a suit against the U. S. government. The case eventually reached the U. S. Supreme Court, the four other defendants, Vásquez Velasco, Juan Ramón Matta-Ballesteros, Juan José Bernabé Ramírez, and Rubén Zuno Arce, were tried and found guilty of Camarenas kidnapping. Arce had known ties to corrupt Mexican officials, and Mexican officials were implicated in covering up the murder, Mexican police had destroyed evidence on Camarenas body. A CIA spokesman responded that “its ridiculous to suggest that the CIA had anything to do with the murder of a U. S. federal agent or the escape of his killer. ”Camarena received numerous awards while with the DEA, and he received the Administrators Award of Honor. In Fresno, the DEA hosts a golf tournament named after him. The nationwide annual Red Ribbon Week, which school children. In 2004, the Enrique S. Camarena Foundation was established in Camarenas memory, Camarenas wife Mika and son Enrique Jr. Camarena is survived by his wife Mika and their three sons. Several movies about Camarena were produced in Mexico, and he is referenced in others, in November 1988, TIME magazine featured Camarena on the cover
3. Bob Huff – Robert S. Huff is an American businessman and politician, who was the California State Senate Minority Leader and Senate Republican Leader from January 5,2012 until to August 27,2015. He represented the Senates 29th District, which portions of Los Angeles, Orange. Born on September 9,1953 in Calexico, California, Huff grew up on his familys farm near El Centro and he has a bachelors degree in psychology from Westmont College, and his business background is in grain handling and commodity wholesaling. Huff served on the Diamond Bar City Council, and was mayor of the city in 1997 and 2001 and he was also involved in local transportation issues, serving on the Four Corners Transportation Policy Group, Foothill Transit, and the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority. Huff was elected to the California State Assembly in 2004, defeating Gail Pacheco, the election was considered an upset. Reelected in 2006, he was a member of the California State Assembly until 2008, Huff was elected to the California State Senate for the 29th district in 2008, succeeding the term-limited Bob Margett. In 2012, he was elected by the Republican Caucus to succeed the term-limited Bob Dutton as Senate Republican Leader, after the 2012 California State Senate elections, Huff was re-elected Senate Republican Leader. His current term runs until 2016, when due to term limits Huff will not be able to run for re-election, Huff is a member of the Senate Education Committee and has authored legislation affecting K-12 education. He is an advocate of charter schools, school choice, and he supported SB161, which allows trained volunteers to administer emergency medication to students with epilepsy who suffer a seizure at school. Huff introduced Senate Bill 1295, a measure to approve the placement of advertisements on the exterior of school-buses. This bill was rejected by the Senate Education Committee but was given an option to be re-introduced at a later time. Because test scores would be unavailable during the new tests two-year trial period, the alternative supported by Huff was to require the use of both the old and the new test during that period. The state Senate approved the bill, Huff cast a deciding vote in 2009 on a Senate rule waiver that allowed a measure on environmental exemptions favorable to one of Huffs donors, Majestic Realty. This vote led to criticism, as Majestic was also a client of his wifes consulting business, in 2011, Huff opposed Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to abolish California’s redevelopment agencies. In a state government that as of 2012 is controlled by Democrats with super majorities in both houses, Huff has a reputation as a moderate Republican. The Los Angeles Times opined that Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar was more pragmatic, Brown is the most conservative of the three leading Democrats in Sacramento, Huff said. Huff has worked with Brown on issues such as Californias prison crisis, Huff serves on the Senate Education Committee and is the past Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee. Huffs sub-committee assignments include, Education, Sustainable School Facilities and Education, on education, Huff received an 83% rating from the California State University system in 2011
4. Henry Lozano – Henry Lozano is a non-profit executive and grassroots organizer. His years of public service culminated in his post at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President, on August 10,2011, he was appointed to serve as the Director of Los Angeles County Teen Challenge and Urban Ministries Initiatives. On September 11,2007, President George W. Bush asked Lozano to step into the job of Deputy Assistant to the President, in this role, he advanced the Call to Service initiative launched by President George W. Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address. President George W. Bush created USA Freedom Corps to build on the acts of service, sacrifice. As director, Lozano coordinated service and volunteering efforts with organizations ranging from the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps to the Senior Corps and he oversaw creation of the volunteer. gov website. Lozano is a graduate of Teen Challenge, a recovery program. Throughout his career, he has championed many causes, especially related to substance abuse prevention. In 2003, George W. Bush invited Lozano to the First Ladys box during his State of the Union address. In his speech, the president said, Let us bring to all Americans who struggle with drug addiction this message of hope, The miracle of recovery is possible, in 2005, Lozano was awarded the Presidential Call to Service Award in recognition of a lifetime of service. Henry Lozano was born in Artesia, California on August 24,1948 and his mother is Liduvina Quintana Lozano. She was born in Silver City, New Mexico and is of Apache ancestry, hank Lozano, Sr. was a golden gloves boxer in California and an exhibition boxer during the Second World War. He became a rancher and farmer in the Imperial Valley region of California. He died on Easter Sunday in 2009, Henry grew up in Calexico, California and graduated from Calexico High School in 1966. There, he became friends with Enrique Kiki Camarena, who became a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 1974, Henry Lozano joined Teen Challenge, a faith-based and it was an appointment with fate that would change the direction of his life toward service and volunteering. In a speech in the Rose Garden at the White House, from 1974 to 1985, Lozano served as the director of Teen Challenge in California. The impressive results of Teen Challenge have been applauded by Presidents Reagan, George H. W. Bush, prior to his White House appointment, Lozano was the CEO of Californians for Drug Free Youth, Inc. a grass-roots organization he founded. Henry Lozano is of Native American and Hispanic ancestry and my parents were in shock that their first-born son was so far out on a limb with drug use because I was the intended elder in my family
5. Bob Wilson (politician) – Robert Carlton Bob Wilson was an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives and he was a member of the Republican Party. Wilson was born on April 5,1916 in Calexico, California and he attended San Diego State College and Otis Art Institute. He served in World War II stateside in the Army commissary,1940 –1945, after the war, he was in the Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of colonel, and was a partner in two advertising agencies. Wilson first became involved in campaigning for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. He was recruited to run in the newly created 30th District, based in San Diego, when Wilson phoned his wife, Jean Bryant Wilson, with the news he was selected by the Republicans to run, she laughed saying You a Congressman. He was elected amid Eisenhowers gigantic landslide that year, Wilson was reelected 13 times, rarely facing serious opposition as San Diego was a Republican stronghold. His campaigns featured anti-communism themes, stressing the importance of a strong military and he also opposed high taxes, championing rugged individualism instead. While in Congress he became a spokesman for the defense industry. From 1959 until his retirement he was a member of the House Armed Services Committee, from 1968 to his retirement he served as chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was well-known and popular in San Diego, and would blanket his district with pot holders, several households still have the 40-page Bob Wilson Barbecue Cook Book he sent out. While in office, he patented a Smack-Its, a table-top tetherball game, in 1980, Wilson decided not to run for a 15th term. He served as co-chairman of American Freedom Coalition with Congressman Richard Ichord and he was a member of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Wilson died on August 12,1999 in Chula Vista, California and he is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Bob Wilson Drive at the San Diego Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park is named for Wilson and he once said the hospital is the most important thing in my entire career in Congress as far as Im concerned. On May 8,2008, Naval Medical Center San Diego was rededicated as Bob Wilson Naval Hospital, Bob Wilson Naval Hospital serves a population of 250,000 active-duty personnel along with those retired from military service. The facility treats 4,000 patients, performs 50 surgical procedures and delivers 10 babies daily with a staff of 6,200, according to Adm. Christine Hunter, morally bankrupt administration was riddled from within by graft and grand larceny. The Trumanites had had their day and it was time to turn the rascals out, to make a clean sweep and reinstate Christian principles of morality on a national level