February 5, 2012 |
For almost a decade, Alejandrina Cabrera has had no trouble speaking her mind in this dusty Arizona border town. She's gone door to door campaigning for City Council candidates. She's addressed the City Council. She's even led two recall petitions against the mayor. But when she decided to run for San Luis City Council, she hit a surprising roadblock: her language. Like virtually everyone else in town, Cabrera conducts her life in Spanish. Late last month, Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson ruled that Cabrera's command of English was insufficient for her to hold public office.
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April 2, 2011 |
A Southwest Airlines flight with 118 passengers made an emergency landing Friday in Yuma, Ariz., after a rapid loss of cabin pressure, and the crew found a hole in the top of the fuselage, according to the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration. Photos: Hole opens up in plane during flight A flight attendant was slightly injured during the steep descent, but no passengers were hurt on Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento, the airline said. The Boeing 737 landed safely at 4:07 p.m. at Yuma International Airport, according to the FAA. The pilot "made a rapid, controlled descent" from 36,000 feet to 11,000 feet after the loss of cabin pressure.
March 6, 2011
YUMA, ARIZ. Yuma Lettuce Days When, where: March 11-13, Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park Highlights: America's winter vegetable capital pays homage to the leafiest of greens. More than 40,000 attendees are expected for tastings, meals, cooking demos, live entertainment, local tours, tractor rides, kids' activities and a vendor marketplace. Cost: Free Info: http://www.yumalettucedays.com YOUNTVILLE, CALIF. Taste of Yountville When, where: March 19, Washington Street Highlights: This Napa Valley block party presents tastings from the town's acclaimed restaurants and wineries.
February 16, 2011 |
Yuma, Ariz., is inviting visitors to partake in the region’s bounty of all things green through the end of March, when fields are full of every conceivable type of lettuce - - including butter, iceberg and romaine -- plus other veggies such as asparagus, broccoli and cabbage. Candy Zavala-Porchas, a certified dietitian and restaurant manager, is making the most of the harvest with “Cooking with Sabor (Taste)” classes at her Main Street Café in neighboring Somerton.
May 9, 2010 |
In Yuma, Ariz., we discovered a delicious find: curried mussels with lobster ravioli, pistachio-crusted salmon, rack of lamb, even mustard-crusted tofu with spinach ravioli. So many enticing choices. Open Mondays-Fridays for lunch, every day for dinner. River City Grill, 600 W. 3rd St.; (928) 782-7988, http://www.rivercitygrillyuma.com Entrees $14-$26. Wena and Dave Dows Culver City
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May 1, 2010 |
Set amid the wheat fields and melon patches west of downtown, the 60-acre Yuma Desalting Plant is a technological marvel — capable of cleaning 73 million gallons of brackish farm runoff a day, enough for 110 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Built in 1992 at a cost to the federal government of $250 million, the plant was meant to help the U.S. meet its treaty obligations with Mexico involving the Colorado River and to demonstrate how desalination could be a major answer to slaking the growing thirst of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix.