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    Results Found: 19
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County Board Supervisor Ryan Kelley followed through on his promise made last year when he said if revenues in the 2020-2021 budget did not cover expenses, he would vote against it. Although Kelley had an ally in Supervisor Jesus Eduardo Escobar, the budget passed 3-2 on Tuesday.
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Rosa Diaz didn’t ask for a cup of coffee during her 15K run on Sunday morning, but someone decided to give her one anyway. She said about an hour and 45 minutes into her run from Spreckels Sugars to the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center in El Centro, someone chucked a cup of Joe at her as they sped by.
    Categories: General News Article
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Most courses at Imperial Valley College will continue to follow a distance-learning model for winter and spring 2021, the college announced Tuesday. The college said its leadership made the decision in alignment with recommendations from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
    Categories: General News Article
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial Irrigation District’s dive team has been out of commission so long it might be surprising to learn that it still technically existed. That ended Tuesday, when the IID Board of Directors voted unanimously to disband the long-dormant water rescue group, which was suspended following the death of one of its members in October 2018.
    Categories: General News Article
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors today will be presented with a recommended 2020-21 fiscal budget that is close to $36 million more than last year’s. According to the final budget summary, the general fund would increase from almost $213 million to close to $227 million. Other funding would increase from $292.2 million to $313.9 million for a recommended total of $540.7 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    CALEXICO — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved two resolutions authorizing financial assistance for both businesses and residents impacted by COVID-19. For businesses and non-profits, the city has committed $150,000 toward a business stabilization lending program that could provide up to $7,500 to eligible businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. Similarly, the city has ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Mourners and admirers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gathered outside the Imperial County Superior Courthouse Saturday night to hold a memorial service. Ginsburg died Friday in Washington, D.C., after serving on the nation’s high court 27 years. She was 87.
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    EL CENTRO — A new obstacle course playground is coming to Bucklin Park. The course will be made up of playground equipment intended for children ages 13 and up. It is estimated the Bucklin Park Challenge Course will be completed and installed by the first quarter of 2021, El Centro’s Community Services Director Adriana C. Nava said
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    EL CENTRO — More than 400 kits containing tools to help prevent accidental falls inside a home are now available for Imperial Valley senior citizens at no cost. As part of its new Dignity at Home fall prevention program, which started Monday, the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging will be providing 424 of these kits for free to seniors who qualify.
    Categories: General News Article
    Saturday, September 19, 2020
    CALEXICO — An initiative providing essential workers with face masks as they cross between Mexico and Imperial County kicked off Friday morning. The program, called the Health Without Borders “Healthy Routes for Essential Workers” initiative, will offer free disposable medical face masks to essential workers, such as farm workers, during their usual on-foot commute to work. Health Without ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Saturday, September 19, 2020
    SACRAMENTO — Calipatria State Prison correctional officer Alfred Gascon was recently announced as the recipient of CDCR’s Medal of Valor for helping save the life of a victim of a vehicle collision on June 7, 2019, in Holtville. The day of the incident coincided with Gascon’s final day of working at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, and on his return to the Valley from Blythe he decided to take ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Friday, September 18, 2020
    CALEXICO — Registration is now open for the third annual Power Up! Women’s Business Empowerment Event, to be held online from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. Jodi Rollins, owner of Rollins Creative LLC and founder of Power Up!, said she wasn’t sure the event would go forward this year because of COVID-19, but then she was contacted by San Diego State University-Imperial Valley’s new Associate Dean ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    EL CENTRO — An affordable housing project to shelter homeless Imperial Valley College students will be built here by the years’ end. The project, titled Lotus Living, Rise Above Resilient Community, will be constructed in the vacant city-owned lot at 1998 N. 12th St., at the intersection with Bradshaw Avenue near Lowe’s Home Improvement.
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    CALEXICO — Las Palmas Swap Meet on Wednesday opened its doors to vendors and the shopping public after being shuttered when COVID-19 prompted restrictions on business operations in mid-March. While the prolonged closure was a detriment to Las Palmas and its multitude of vendors’ livelihoods, it did allow the swap meet to attend to previously planned modernization efforts.
    Categories: General News Article
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — As COVID-19 case rates continue to decline in the county, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning were told about the upcoming flu season and how it will be handled. The state data numbers as of late Tuesday morning, show the number of cases per 100,000 residents decreasing from 14.5 to 8.7. The county must lower that number to seven cases per 100,000 for two weeks ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    EL CENTRO — A video made for a Brawley Union High School English class nine years ago has become a talking pointing the race for the Imperial Irrigation District Area 2 director’s seat. The current occupant of that seat, Bruce Kuhn, shared a video Saturday on his Facebook page of candidate John Brooks Hamby interviewing shoppers at a local Walmart and testing their knowledge of basic history, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    CALEXICO — The city of Calexico’s Recreation Department is set to debut a number of virtual programs starting this week that are aimed at keeping children and adults engaged and active. The virtual programs will be held on Zoom and the department’s Facebook page, located by searching for Calexico Recreation, and represent a mixture of previously available and new recreational programs.
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    SEELEY — While honoring those whose lives were lost 19 years ago, NAFEC Commanding Officer Capt. William Perkins on Friday said the passage of time since 9/11 has further served to demonstrate America’s readiness and resolve in the face of danger. Those two attributes are evident in the Navy facility’s personnel who prepare for deployment, and equally within the spouses they leave behind, as ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    IMPERIAL — The grandstands of the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds were quiet Friday. What made that unusual is that on recent Sept. 11s they have been host to an annual stair climb honoring first responders who were lost in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. However, with the threat of the novel coronavirus playing out its own act of terrorism of sorts, this year’s Imperial Valley ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest