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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    NILAND — Local nonprofits and county agencies for children, adults and seniors shared information with residents of the Valley’s northend communities during the annual Community Resource Fair Wednesday morning. Held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Niland Chamber of Commerce Community Center on Highway 111, 38 agencies manned booths and provided information to the estimated 250 visitors in attendance.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The California Air Resources Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve the county’s Community Emissions Reduction Program (CERP) during its meeting here. The board’s approval followed a lengthy meeting where numerous stakeholders not only spoke in favor of its adoption, but also its appropriate implementation, enforcement and funding.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The El Centro Police Department is advising the public of recent changes to the city’s alarm policy, which are aimed at reducing the number of false alarms. The revisions went into effect on Jan. 1 and encourage the effective and proper use of security and fire alarm systems to help reduce unnecessary responses to preventable false alarms.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Nine local individuals characterized as ordinary people doing extraordinary things were honored Saturday for embodying and promoting the ideals of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The recognition came during this year’s MLK Stone of Hope award ceremony, which highlighted the past and present efforts of a local minister, former boxer and farm worker organizer, life coach and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    HEBER — Just like a tamale, the true goodness of the annual Tamale Festival is concealed within its simple, outer shell. Guests sampling tamales from an array of vendors is the basic concept of event; however, in its past two years of existence, the festival has also raised approximately $1,000 for local school programs in need.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    BRAWLEY — There is now an official title holder for Best Brisket in Imperial Valley. A group of coworkers calling themselves Diggin Deep BBQ captured the bragging rights at the inaugural IV Invitational Brisket Cook-Off, which took place Saturday at Las Chabelas restaurant.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Saturday, January 11, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial Valley Food Bank held a pop-up market on the El Centro Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The event allowed those in attendance to fill their bags with free cabbage, tangelos, celery, lettuce and other food items. While the Food Bank encouraged guests to bring a reusable bag to carry their items, several opted instead to use employ a range of alternative conveyances, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    A lot of the changes in getting the correct numbers for the U.S. 2020 census is creating challenges for the Imperial Valley. Deputy County Executive Officer Esperanza Colio pointed out that this year the census is being done digitally for the very first time, so time will tell the success
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Volunteers are being sought to help in this year’s Point in Time Count, which will take place Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 throughout the county. Organized by the Imperial Valley Continuum of Care Council, the Point in Time Count is a physical count of the county’s homeless population.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    NILAND — County officials and stakeholders gathered on Thursday here for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the $6.3 million Niland Public Safety Facility. When completed, it will house both county Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office personnel, provide public space for the community and represent the county’s continued investment in public facilities.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, January 10, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Some 800 to 1,000 exhibitors and guests converged on the Preble Building at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds Thursday for the Imperial Valley Joint Chambers of Commerce’s 21st annual Schmooza Palooza Business Expo.   About 90 exhibit booth were set up, representing a wide range of products and services available in the Valley and its surrounding region. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County did not have to look far to find a replacement for a new public health director after Robin Hodgkins retired after 29 years with the county. Janette Angulo, who has worked for the county’s public health department in numerous positions since 2003, was named the new public health director Tuesday morning.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Work is expected to begin in late spring or early summer to rebuild the interchange at Interstate 8 and Imperial Avenue. Caltrans announced the project late Tuesday in partnership in partnership with the Imperial County Transportation Commission and the city of El Centro.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    IMPERIAL — At a glance, the annual Senior Appreciation Day event on Wednesday at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds Casa de Mañana building could’ve easily been mistaken for a formal ball. Hosted by the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging, the event had a masquerade theme, which had the more than 800 senior citizens in attendance in masquerade masks and wearing elegant accessories.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Tuesday’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting began with then-Chairman Ryan Kelley banging the gavel to start it and new Chairman Luis Plancarte banging the gavel to end it. Every year the supervisors change officers at their first meeting. Mike Kelley is the 2020 vice chairman.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors