October 24, 2012 |
Last month's "Algiers" may be Calexico's first record with Los Angeles-based Anti- Records, but for this Arizona outfit the deal represents something of a homecoming. Joey Burns and John Convertino originally met in L.A. when both were playing as members of Giant Sand, the long-running alt-country group led by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb. The two moved to Tucson in the early 1990s and began making appropriately windswept desert-rock records as Calexico (the name comes from the Imperial County border town that sits near Interstate 8)
September 18, 2003 |
John Convertino speaks slowly and deliberately, not surprising for a man whose band, Calexico, captures the languid pace of the Southwest. The band's songs are full of sparse acoustic passages and mariachi horns, the kind of music often described as "cinematic," with good reason.
April 5, 2010 |
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday, jolting millions of people from Los Angeles and San Diego to Phoenix and scattering destruction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Emergency services in both the U.S. and Mexico scrambled to assess the extent of casualties and damage, including fallen buildings, buckled roads, cracked water canals, fires and telephone and electrical outages. It appeared that most of the damage was in the twin border cities of Calexico, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Mexico City, Mexicali, Mexico, and Pasadena -- Life began returning to a jittery sort of normal Monday on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, one day after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rumbled through the area around Mexicali, Mexico. Assessment teams inspected buildings and cleanup crews swept up broken glass in Mexicali and its smaller California neighbor, Calexico, both of which sustained modest damage. The death toll rose to two, and more than 230 people were injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2010 |
The All-American Canal has long been known as an engineering, hydrological and agricultural marvel, delivering enormous amounts of Colorado River water to arid Imperial County and turning a desert into one of the world's most productive farming regions. But in recent years, it has had another reputation: the spot where hundreds of people have drowned, most of them undocumented migrants from Mexico trying desperately to cross the canal on their way north. By most estimates, more than 500 persons have drowned in the canal since it was completed in 1942.
May 20, 1989
Senior right-hander Monte Jones pitched a no-hitter and struck out 15 to lead Tustin High School to a 4-0 victory over Calexico in the opening round of the Southern Section 3-A baseball playoffs at Tustin. Jones, who walked eight batters, also had two runs batted in. Eric Grove went two for four for Tustin (18-8). He had a double and scored a run. Calexico finished its season 11-10. Jones is 10-2. He led Orange County in strikeouts with 110 during the regular season.