MEXICALI, Baja California (La Cronica) - The City Council closed 12 more chatarerras (scrapmetal dealers) for either breaching the soil, invasion of public use, or for location in a housing area, informed the director de Administración Urbanahad to the Court on Saturday. Jose Manuel Herrera of Leon explained that the other referred chatarreras, of the 35 in total, were closed between last Friday and today. By the time they had begun to carry out all the inspections, the chatarreras were closed. “When you cannot deliver a warning notice, it continues the term they cannot do any business; until the inspectors find the places open or they can physically deliver the notification. We did not shut them down entirely by completing the administrative notification process, because some businesses were closed the first day of inspection visits. The timeframe for subpoenas is still wide. We can do nothing until they are open," he said.

MEXICALI, Baja California (La Cronica) - Court charges were announced against a person who allegedly tried to dismantle the main electrical power lines to a business, “Palacio Maya” in the area of la avenida Carlos G. Calles at las calles 25 and 26. The detainee, a person who does not have fixed abode in the city, was identified as Jose Reyes Magaña, 41. The incident happened on Sunday at 10:10 a.m. when the owner surprised the alleged thief and asked for help through the emergency 066 line.

MEXICALI, Baja California (La Cronica) - La colonia Francisco I Madero residents have had to deal with contamination by dust, mosquitoes and bad smells for more than 40 years living near an unused drain which has become a garbage dump. Located south of the city, it was observed that about 50 homes neighbor this drainage line, which is covered in weeds, trash and all kinds of waste. It separates this community of la colonia Laguna Campestre. A walk through by a La Cronica reporter found that despite the fact that this community has only three streets, none of them are paved. Leticia Ceniceros, said that in the 35 years she resided in the colony there have been many advances. “We have water, lights and sewer, but there is a lot of dust pollution throughout the year and mainly mosquitoes in the summer.”

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