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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    Last week the Imperial Valley Girls’ Softball League 8-and-under All-Star team competed in its third tournament this season taking on tough competitors in the USA Softball Southern California 8-and-under All Star District Tournament. In its prior two tournaments the team finished as semifinalists, yet in San Diego they fought for a spot in the championship game.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Friday, June 23, 2017
    HOLTVILLE — Children of the Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Valley were surprised how much fun a healthy cooking class can be, Thursday. Molina Healthcare’s mascot Dr. Cleo traded his surgical cap for a chef’s hat as he swapped high-fives and fist bumps with 35 children as St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, which hosted the third annual class where youth 4- to 14-years-old ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The Imperial High School girl’s basketball team was the highlight of the night during the fifth annual Athlete of the Week Awards Banquet, after an impressive run this season. Imperial graduate Keren Hogue, one of the Imperial girls’ basketball standouts was recognized as the Female Athlete of the Year while Imperial girls’ basketball head coach Rich Ponchione earned Coach of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The University of California Cooperative Extension recently hired a new irrigation and water management advisor to serve Imperial and Riverside counties. Dr. Ali Montazar grew up on a family farm in a semi-arid region and received his college degrees in irrigation and drainage. Prior to joining UC Cooperative Extension, he worked as a scientist with the Department of Plant Sciences and the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The efforts to restore the community pool in the city of Westmorland got a boost Tuesday after the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved $100,000 in public benefit funds as part of the consent portion of the agenda. As a result of the wear and tear over time, the pool located at Westmorland City Park hasn’t been operational for the past few years which has left its residents with ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Engaged in the first full day of the structural phase of building, Nielsen Construction California, Inc., began erecting the steel frame from its foundation for El Centro Regional Medical Center’s new medical office building Tuesday. “This building is a replacement for the building damaged in the 2010 Easter Sunday quake,” recalled George Lane, Nielsen project executive senior ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Engaged in the first full day of the structural phase of building, Nielsen Construction California, Inc., began erecting the steel frame from its foundation for El Centro Regional Medical Center’s new medical office building Tuesday. “This building is a replacement for the building damaged in the 2010 Easter Sunday quake,” recalled George Lane, Nielsen project executive senior ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Underserved Imperial County residents could see a significant increase in annual income thanks to an increase in the California Earned Income Tax Credit by state legislators recently. The cap on the Cal ETIC was increased to $22,000 (the same as a full-time worker earning minimum wage) from $14,000 for a family of four.
    Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    BRAWLEY — Residents in Imperial Valley have always shouldered responsibility toward their neighbors and again showed resolve by donating blood Monday. Despite one of the hottest days of the year more than 10 people showed up the first hour of the monthly bloodmobile visit from the San Diego Blood Bank. The bloodmobile always comes on a Monday and remains today also from noon to 6 p.m. They ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    A $50,000 training grant was awarded to Imperial County Office of Education earlier this week by the Orange County Department of Education to adopt a model program that supports student’s scholastic needs. The funds are part of a total package of $3.225 million provided by the state Department of Education and led by OCDE in partnership with Butte County Office of Education and the SWIFT ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    The city of El Centro has big plans for Adams Park, installing an aquatic center that will cost the city more than $12 million. While the project moves along, Adams Park has slowly died off — literally — thanks to a mandated reduction in water usage by the state last summer and the city’s decision to not maintain an area that is scheduled for construction. Groundbreaking is ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    The heat is officially here … This week’s temperatures will be 115+ all week long. Scorching temperatures can be dangerous for people, but it is important to remember just how dangerous the heat can be for animals as well. Some people think that animals are more resilient than people and that they can withstand extreme conditions much better than we can. Although that is true for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    El Centro native Michael Eyer was awarded the Pierre Toussaint Award during the Children’s Charity Gala recently in San Diego. The award honors recipients for their volunteer and philanthropic works to help homeless youths, which is a priority in Eyer’s life.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Members of the Imperial Valley Special Olympics aquatics team participated in the 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games held at California State University in Long Beach on June 11. Among the eight athletes, Brandon Prieto represented well the Sea Otters at the competition, proudly winning three gold medals in the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 38.16 seconds, the 100 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    For the past three decades, Imperial County Superior Court Judge Christopher Plourd has had the opportunity to observe and, more recently, help determine how forensic science is used in the courtroom. Plourd’s initial venture into the forensic science field had come in 1988 as an attorney representing a murder suspect whose trial in San Diego marked the first case in California where a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    This year’s Imperial Valley League boys’ tennis title was once again captured by the team from Vincent Memorial High. The Scots went undefeated in local action this year to capture the crown with a trio of strong singles’ players and a tough No. 1 doubles’ team.
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    CALIPATRIA — During their graduation ceremony, all 84 Calipatria High School seniors were instructed by their principal Joe Derma to reach for a bag hidden under their seats. To their surprise, each Calipatria graduate found a rock that was hand-picked during their trip to Catalina earlier in the year. This would act as the basis for Derma’s congratulatory speech to his students ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial High volleyball program hosted its annual camp this week, with Thursday marking the final day of learning for the event’s participants. More than 60 local kids attended the camp, which was led by members of the Imperial High volleyball program.
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    The El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce took delightful pride ushering its 111th year of thriving success in the Mirage Club at the Naval Air Facility El Centro, Thursday evening. The sell-out gala is a prime opportunity to thank and show appreciation to all chamber members as well as recognize the recipients of the William G. Duflock “Business Leader of the Year” award and the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    The 111th annual El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting will be held Thursday in the Mirage Club of the Naval Air Facility El Centro. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and space is limited noted, Darletta Willis, chief executive officer of the Chamber. Those interested can call 760-352-3681.
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    After winning the State Cup earlier this year, the Dynamo El Centro Soccer Club Girls’ 2001 Orange team took a week off practice before returning to the field once again. Over the weekend, the squad competed in its first tourney since winning the State Cup, taking on competitors in the San Diego Charity Cup.
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    This is the second of five stories featuring a local student-athlete that signed a letter of intent during a signing ceremony at Brawley Union High on June 6. BRAWLEY — A.J. Grijalva is set to start the school year the same way he has for the past four years — in pads and on a football field.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Despite the excitement and the students’ eagerness to welcome a new day and move onto the next challenge that lies in their path, Calexico High School seniors reminisced about how their experiences shaped their lives. Fabian Rubio Torres, one of the top seniors in the class, said the fact CHS is such a big school, there is a special kind of energy that radiates among all of his classmates. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    The Imperial County Registrar of Voters released the official final results of the June 6 special election for the vacated Division I seat in Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors on Wednesday evening. The final tally of votes had no change from the latest unofficial results released Monday. Imperial Valley College Board Trustee Juanita Salas ended with 920 votes, Ed Snively with 664 ...read more
    Categories: Education, Political, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    The Imperial Board of Supervisors recently approved a system improvement plan by the Department of Social Services in order to minimize risk factors for child abuse in the county. With the board’s approval, the Department of Social Services will move towards improving performance and meeting established federal and state levels of compliance as it pertains to child welfare within the next ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Saturday marks the 100-year anniversary of the American Red Cross’ first-ever fundraiser, which at the time was called the “Roll Call” campaign since it had implored every citizen of the United States to contribute at least a dollar. Saturday also marks the end of local fundraising efforts for the Red Cross San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter’s “Red, White and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The American flag, also known as “Old Glory” is more than than cloth depicting American territory. It’s a symbol of freedom, honor, patriotism, sacrifice and so much more. It’s one of the reasons why after an American flag has outlived its lifespan, it isn’t discarded, but retired in a patriotic and respectful manner.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The community is invited to commemorate African American and Reconstruction Era history Saturday in El Centro during the annual Juneteenth celebration. The annual event has longstanding roots in the Valley and is making a comeback after it had undergone a hiatus for a few years recently, said Marlene Thomas, Imperial Valley Social Justice Committee chair and one of the this year’s event ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    This weekend, a pair of teams from the Dynamo El Centro Soccer Club competed in two separate tournaments, with each squad bringing home first-place trophies. The Girls’ 2001 Orange team competed in the San Diego Charity Cup, while the Girls’ 2000 team played in the Rebels Cup. The 2001 team opened the Charity Cup with a 5-0 win over Matrix on Saturday morning. All five goals came off ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Graduation marks a most important day for it is what students and faculty collective efforts culminate in. Statistics do not tell the complete story but Saturday’s 55th commencement at Imperial Valley College is a milestone with the most graduates ever at 1,479
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    IMPERIAL — The pain and sacrifice of high school came to an end for Joel Salgado on Friday, when he and the rest of the Imperial High School Class of 2017 received their diplomas. Yet, in about a week’s time, Joel will get to experience a whole new level of pain and sacrifice as he departs for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, where he will begin 12 weeks of basic training. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    It seems there was one emotion that every 132 Holtville High School senior felt at the start of their graduation ceremony: nervous — except the Class of 2017’s Valedictorian Cleo Miki “I actually don’t feel like nervous honestly, it feels like a normal day. I feel like I have bigger things to be nervous about, like college,” said the valedictorian.
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    BRAWLEY — The Class of 2017 at Brawley Union High School graduation was thrilled to share final moments together before they take the grand leap into their futures they worked so hard to reach. There were 401 graduates along with family, friends, teachers and administrators gathered at Warne Field to see the 2017 Wildcats proceed to the next level in their still evolving yet hopeful ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial High volleyball program is scheduled to host its annual summer volleyball camp beginning at the Imperial High gym here Monday morning. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon everyday through Thursday and is open to boys and girls ages 5 through 14.
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Imperial Valley College will begin offering a concert band class starting in fall 2017, rounding out the campus’ extensive music program offerings and live groups. The pending class owes much of its launch to assistant music professor Brandilyn Davidson, who proposed the course during her job interview with campus administrators more than a year ago.
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Editor’s Note: Energy Briefs is a weekly recollection of local, regional and national news regarding some of the most intriguing updates regarding energy, water, and the environment. On Wednesday the California State Senate voted 30-10 to approve Senate Bill 701 to support funding for the Salton Sea Management Program 10-year plan
    Categories: Community, Political, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Acting in front of a camera, it turns out, can be pretty stressful, said Barbara Worth Junior High School seventh-grader Ernesto Bernal. On the other hand, working behind the scenes to help edit and direct classmates, as well as oversee production schedules, was more to the 14-year-old’s liking despite the initial challenges. For More Information on this article visit ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education