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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Potential efforts to use state funding to tackle homelessness in the Valley were discussed during a meeting held Monday by the Imperial Valley Continuum of Care Council. “Although we are the administrative entity … we can’t do it alone,” explained IVCCC executive board treasurer, Peggy Price, of the Imperial County’s Department of Social Services. “We need our community to help us ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    An asthma attack is variously described in terms of feeling like “a fish out of water,” “an elephant is sitting on my chest” and “a pillow being held over my face,” just to name a few. That’s the experience of some 23,000 adults and children in the Imperial Valley at one time or another. That’s about how many asthma sufferers reside here, based on the 2016 Imperial County Asthma Profile report. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    For the second year, Sure Helpline Crisis Center collected food and clothes for the homeless population in Slab City. Donations came in from the Brown Bag Coalition, Imperial Valley College's Sociology Club and from members of the community. Advocates from Sure Helpline also provided information to the Slab City community on the services available from the Sure Helpline Crisis Center.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    HEBER — The Mexican Consulate in Calexico Thursday night held a special celebration of Mexican Independence Day at Club Lohoo, at the Imperial Center, in Heber. More than 150 attended, where guests enjoyed tequila samples, live mariachi music and dinner.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District board member Linda Rubin will serve as vice chair for the trade association representing healthcare districts throughout California. The Association of California Healthcare Districts announced its 2018-19 leadership during its 66th annual meeting in Pismo Beach, Sept. 13-14.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    EL CENTRO — El Centro City Council members and a group of about 25 local children gathered Saturday to unveil the city’s newest park. After nearly a year of construction, Plank Park, located at the corner of Plank Road and Wensley Avenue, was officially opened to the public. The ribbon-cutting event included live music, light refreshments and activities for children to enjoy.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 24, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — Caterers, bakers and other food preparation entrepreneurs in California will soon be able to sell food made in their private homes to the public. Assembly Bill 626, authored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-56th District, makes California the first state in the nation to allow a permitting process for home cooks to prepare and sell meals to the public.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    HEBER — A simple act of kindness from Heber Elementary School District crossing guard Adam Conn was recently recognized to an extent he never imagined. After Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, heard Conn had been purchasing and distributing ice-cold water bottles to help keep HESD students hydrated during scorching weather, the assemblyman held a recognition ceremony Tuesday at Heber ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Education, Fun Facts
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — California has received $22.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, most in the country. More than $72 million was awarded nationwide. SCBGP money is directed to state departments of agriculture in 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories to support farmers growing specialty crops, including fruits, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Recently, three local agricultural groups in conjunction with Farm Smart participated in an event at local elementary schools called Read with a Farmer. The book selected was “What Is in My Soup?” That book led me to a website site of “fun facts” about food. Many of the fun facts, while not directly related to our agricultural efforts here, are truly fun facts.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    WINTERHAVEN — For the first time since it was founded in the 1960s, students who graduate from Bill Manes High School will receive a diploma from an accredited institution, allowing them more opportunities in the furtherance of their education and employment goals. The San Pasqual Valley Alternative Education Center, which is part of the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District, recently ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Pioneers Memorial Hospital honored a beloved and accomplished physician Tuesday by dedicating and naming its intensive care unit in his honor. Dr.  Jose Rocamora was a long-time Imperial Valley physician who helped bring the first ambulance service to the Valley and helped establish the intensive care unit at PMH. He passed away in May 2017, following a battle with cancer.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — During their regular meeting Tuesday, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved adjusted employer and employee retirement contribution rates for fiscal year 2018-19, awarded a construction bid for the Winterhaven Water Treatment Plant project, authorized a public bidding process for the Palo Verde County Water District Water Wells project, adopted a plan to allow guests access ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Some 80 local women in business, education, healthcare and other professions gathered Friday for an educational and networking event aimed at personal encouragement and empowerment.   The Power Up! Women’s Business Empowerment Event, held at the Ricochet Rec Center here, was the brainchild of the Jodi Rollins, owner of Rollins Creative LLC and founder of the Imperial Valley Ag Expo.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    CALEXICO — Dozens of Calexico High School students on Friday added their names to the more than 3 million people nationwide who have pledged never to use their phones while driving. The students made their pledge during an all-day presentation on campus by AT&T representatives as part of the telecommunication company’s “It Can Wait” campaign.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    IMPERIAL — The dead may be gone, but they are not forgotten. For this reason, Cruz T. Abarca has risen with the sun on most Saturday mornings for the past 2.5 years to spruce up Memory Gardens Cemetery on the east side of State Route 86 north of Imperial.  The dilapidated cemetery is the final resting place for about 900 former Imperial Valley residents. Included in that number are more than 50 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Though typically known for preserving history, the Imperial County Historical Society plans to soon make history with its upcoming Ride of the Century, which will feature 100 riders participating in a 25-mile long, pioneer-style horse ride through the Imperial Valley and the placement of a time capsule that won’t be opened until 2118. The inspiration behind the event, which is set to ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Irrigation District currently is seeking public input about its Integrated Resource Plan, which outlines a 20-year path to meet customer needs while reducing the use of fossil fuels. How the district achieves these goals will have a meaningful impact on the local economy, and IID officials encourage the community to participate and help shape the plan during two ...read more
    Categories: Community, IID, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — While Imperial Irrigation District has many local electrical generation sources including solar, geothermal and hydroelectric, power must often be imported from outside IID territory to meet the power needs of customers. The key is to find the cheapest electricity possible to keep the cost down for customers. This task falls to a small group of dedicated IID employees working in a ...read more
    Categories: Economic, IID, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Car seats have expiration dates. That’s not something most people would think about, but it was one of the things California Highway Patrol Officer Javier Amezcua was checking while helping parents learn whether the equipment used to secure their children in the car was up to snuff. Amezcua was one of four CHP officers on hand for a car seat clinic held at Pioneers Memorial Hospital ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Mary Harmon enjoys gardening and horseback riding, and at this point, she could pursue those to activities to the exclusion of almost all others, and no one could fault her for it. After all, she’d already completed distinguished service as the county’s 4-H administrator, as well as more than a decade as a part-time counselor at Imperial Valley College.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — On any given day in the United States, more than 3,000 high school students will attempt suicide. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In fact, the CDC lists suicide as the second leading cause of death for persons ages 10 to 24. Suicide exceeds the death toll among this age group for cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    CALEXICO — The Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District recently announced the selection of Tomas Virgen as the district’s first ever manager. Virgen, a former El Centro Regional Medical Center administrator who had once served as ECRMC’s interim chief executive officer, will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Heffernan district.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Micro Business Expo "Opportunity to Buy Local Made Food Goods" Contact Name: Denise VelasquezContact Mobile: 760-618-1440Contact Email: microbusiness@nhclx.org Calexico, CA. September 12, 2018. – Micro Business Expo. Imperial County home businesses and cottage food enterprisers will display their food products to the community at the Calexico Neighborhood House Micro Business Expo on ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 14, 2018
    IMPERIAL — For high school graduates and college students seeking jobs, a barrier to meaningful employment is oftentimes lack of experience. To help such individuals obtain the experience they need to join the workforce, the Imperial Regional Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2011, offers the Route to Employability Internship-to-Career Program. IRA is a subsidiary of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Friday, September 14, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Among the childhood memories Imperial resident Julius Olivas fondly recalls is waking up to the sounds and smells of his grandmother making handmade flour tortillas. Aside from having taught him how to make tortillas, the experience would also provide — in due time — the 19-year-old filmmaker with a greater appreciation of his cultural heritage.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Friday, September 14, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Bill Gay (760-427-2314) IVC seeking comment on its application for reaffirmation of accreditationImperial Valley College is soliciting public comment and input regarding its application for reaffirmation of accredited status.  “We are actively reaching out to the community to obtain their comments about our institutional performance, as reflected in our ...read more
    Categories: Education, Papers/Research, Community, IVC / SDSU-IV, Press Release
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Food and Agriculture is currently accepting proposals for the 2018 California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate grant program. This program makes available $250,000 in grant funding to promote agricultural education and leadership activities for students at the K-12, post-secondary and adult education levels.
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    When the engine on his tractor started to heat up and went into emergency shutdown, San Joaquin County farmer David Strecker could see what the problem was: a $40 fan belt that took him less than an hour to replace. Still, he had to wait six hours for a technician to come out and get his tractor back up and running. “It was a very simple problem,” he said. “But since the tractor had gone ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Trade wars have been in the national news in recent months. For those in the Imperial Valley, we may think that those discussions will have little to no impact on the agricultural products grown here. It seems to be limited to soybeans, pork and industrial products, such as steel and aluminum. We, however, are part of the larger world and the trade wars could have an impact on our exports. We ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — An assembly bill authored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-56th District, which closes a legal loophole currently preventing the auction of properties in tax default has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 2746, partially inspired by a court case originating in Imperial County, was passed in the state Senate on Aug. 13, and in the Assembly on Aug. 20. It was ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Families in rural parts of Imperial County will have an easier time obtaining basic internet access thanks to a grant from the federal government to enhance the BorderLink Wireless Network Project. The private education wireless network infrastructure will complement existing fiber-optic infrastructure throughout Imperial County that connects schools and public agencies to each ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    CALEXICO — A photo exhibit that highlights 200 artists who live and work along the Southwest border will debut tonight at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley’s Steppling Art Gallery. The exhibit, titled “La Frontera: Artists along the U.S.-Mexican Border,” is the result of New York City-based photographer Stefan Falke’s eight years of travelling to meet and photograph the artists.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    EL CENTRO — On Thursday evening, Sept. 6, local parents kept watch as their children played in the front yard of their residence which was only a few steps from the west side of La Brucherie Road. The shoulder of the road had already been bulldozed and was closed to traffic for a stretch from Main Street to Orange Avenue to the south. Immanuel Sarabia resides in the house with his children. As ...read more
    Categories: Community, City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    EL CENTRO - Governor Edmund G. Brown signed on September 6, Assembly Bill 2746, introduced by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and sponsored by the County of Imperial, according to a recently released report.  The bill closes a loophole effecting the sale of tax-defaulted properties when a bankruptcy is filed after the expiration of the right of redemption. Chairman of the Board and District 5 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Susan Giller, 760-960-4821  Border Tactical has new owners, services              Border Tactical, the longtime El Centro-based provider of uniforms, equipment, tactical gear and operator of the Valley’s only indoor shooting ranges, has new owners, a new look and plans to expand services.               Purchased by the Harmon Family,  the business will continue ...read more
    Categories: El Centro Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Several hundred students and locals gathered in front of Imperial Valley College early Tuesday morning to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11, as well as to honor local law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency responders. The ceremony also acknowledged students in training for law enforcement and other careers in emergency service at IVC.
    Categories: General News Article, IVC / SDSU-IV, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The noblest way to honor the victims killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is never to surrender the freedoms and the values that define the American people, especially in a moment of fear. That was the message delivered Tuesday morning by Capt. Brent Alfonzo, Naval Air Facility El Centro Commanding Officer, during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on base that honored ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    EL CENTRO — In 2017, the Imperial Valley Food Bank received nearly 1.5 million pounds of food from farmers through the Farm to Family program, food that was essential in allowing the underprivileged to eat wholesome produce they otherwise could not afford. The food insecurity rate in Imperial Valley is estimated at 17 percent for all residents, and 33 percent for Imperial County children, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    IMPERIAL – A joint photo exhibit opening today at Imperial Valley College’s Juanita Salazar Lowe Art Gallery will feature the work of documentarian and photographer Bob Zahn. Zahn’s exhibit, titled “Slab City: Land of the Truly Free,” is the result of years of interaction with residents of the Slabs, who aptly nicknamed him “Foto Bob.” 
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    SACRAMENTRO – If signed into law this month by Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Bill 1945 would increase the daytime population of Imperial County by including incoming commuters from Mexico, making the county eligible to receive more funding through the California Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 1945, introduced by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia on Jan. 28, was passed by the state Senate on Aug. 29 ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    CONTACT: Susan Giller, APR,  760-960-4821                                Mesquite Rail Yard Leased to Site Operator  The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (Sanitation Districts) recently leased its rail yard east of Glamis to Ecology Auto Parts, Inc., a logistics company that plans to use it to load and unload rail cars to support local trade.   Ecology is a ...read more
    Categories: Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 27, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Imperial Valley Cancer Support Center’s Paint & Wine event on Friday night gave participants an opportunity to test their painting skills in a relaxing environment while supporting a great cause. Held at Hidalgo Hall here, net proceeds from the $35 per guest fee will go to the non-profit center, which provides a variety of services at no cost for cancer patients within the Valley. 
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest