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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    After a group of local businessmen joined forces to form El Centro Investments, LLC., to invest in bringing the bowling alley in El Centro, another partner has joined them to make the reopening of the facility a reality. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million loan to ARC Imperial Valley, a local nonprofit organization that specializes in providing job opportunities for ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Concerned community members who live near the western shore of the Salton Sea came together Saturday to learn about the current efforts at the sea and get additional insight as to what is being done as part of their celebration of Earth Day. ​EcoMedia Compass and Agess Inc. organized the event in order to continue to foster more community support and engagement along the communities that ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    A change in location this year will greet local craft beer aficionados who attend the third annual Crown Craft Beer Invitational on May 20 in Imperial. The popular annual gathering will now be hosted at the Imperial Valley Expo fairgrounds, as opposed to having revelries take place on a blocked-off Crown Court as in years past. For More Information on this article visit ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts
    Monday, April 24, 2017
    While it was all about the tacos for many visitors who promenaded across Stark Field for the second Imperial Valley Carne Asada cook off, everybody knew the goal was to raise funds for the homeless. This year’s event was expected to draw at least 300, if not more than 2016, which was a huge success, noted Maricela Moreno, vice president of Spread the Love Charity, co-sponsor of the benefit. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, April 24, 2017
    Living up to the scout motto, always do your best, two cub scouts drew a jackpot and were richly rewarded while completing a community service project. Typical Desert Trail’s District scouts, Julian Ochoa and Benjamin Holbrook of Cub Scout Pack 4086 exerted their utmost to collect as many books possible to enhance this city’s library renovations of last summer. And since their efforts ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 24, 2017
    Earlier this week President Donald Trump signed a bill which extends the Veterans Affairs Choice Program, allowing veterans who have to wait more than 30 days for an appointment with a VA clinic to be able to visit a separate VA approved provider to expedite the process. The news of the extension of such program has been welcomed by local veterans. For More Information on this article visit ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Students of the US Navy Child & Youth Programs keenly marched to the beat of a uniform drum here as they paid tribute to the Month of the Military Child on Wednesday. Parading in tight formation, several dozen children of base service members and employees proudly strode from the CYP building to the main flag pole for The Pledge of Allegiance. The parade acknowledges the dedication they ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    After a back and forth discussion the merit of the project, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a $500,000 loan from the Agricultural Benefit Program for Doc’s Organics which is seeking to build a new packing house in the north end. Doc’s Organics initially approached the county seeking a $1.5 million loan from the county to open an organic citrus packing shed in ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    The growth of the American labor force, made up of 25- to 64-year-olds, depends on new immigrants according to new study by the Pew Research Center — a nonprofit organization centered in Washington D.C. The agency stated in a recent study that by 2035, American workers who are children of American-born fathers will see a decline of 3.8 million. Meanwhile, immigrant-born American workers ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    During last month the solar industry reached an important milestone and made a statement of what solar energy is capable of after it powered about half of the state of California’s electricity demands for a few hours on March 11. According to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that during that day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the state of California met ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic
    Monday, April 17, 2017
    No county or city officials have reached out to the Imperial Valley For Veterans committee since they began restoring Memory Gardens Cemetery 10 months ago. This has not fazed the committee, as volunteers such as Boy Scout Jeffery Abatti have played a helpful role in the cemetery’s restoration process. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community
    Monday, April 17, 2017
    Families bearing up under hardship of serious disease got a welcome break from stress as two nonprofits teamed up for a jubilant picnic at Eager Park on Saturday. The fifth annual Families Supporting Families Picnic organized by the Ronald McDonald House Charities formed a partnership with Emilio Nares Foundation, based in San Diego, to organize this year’s event, noted Ruth Zuniga, guest ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 14, 2017
    American Legion Post 25, El Centro, wants all veterans in Imperial Valley to know the post is here to help them and their families access all the benefits they are eligible for through their service. District 30, Imperial County, has the largest number of veterans not registered with a veteran’s organization, according to Anacleto Trevino Jr., commander of Post 25. But Harry Woods, ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 14, 2017
    Students from across Imperial County saw a glimpse of their future at the Career Technical Education Expo showcasing college curriculum and potential employers requiring those featured skills. CTE’s annual expo at Imperial Valley College hosted 70 exhibitors for 1,000 Kindergarten- to 12th-grade students and many IVC students to inform them how to prepare for university or jobs, noted ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Dozens of community members turned out to honor victims of crime as well as their advocates during the inaugural Victims of Crime Remembrance Vigil on Wednesday in front of the El Centro Police Department. Multiple speakers reminded those present that a heightened level of community involvement can help reduce crime as well as ensure victims of crime receive the justice and support needed to ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia’s (D-56th) forum on pressing needs of state included issues in the home district as he delivered his report in the Brawley Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday. Starting with the recent Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, it expects to spawn $50 billion over 10 years to tackle a backlog of unfunded transportation projects. The funds will be supported by an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Just as water is the beating heart of the agricultural industry in the Imperial Valley, new technology and research conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension Imperial County have become a vital part of the continued improvement of practices for the local growers. As part of the Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Water Management workshop hosted by the UCCE here Tuesday, local ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    On the way to visit his mother, Cesar Chow and his daughter Anna stopped at Starbucks in Calexico expecting to get their usual orders. When a Calexico police officer greeted them at the entrance, they knew it wasn’t going to be any ordinary coffee stop. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article