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    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    IMPERIAL – Imperial Irrigation District (IID) employees, participated in the annual Shop with a Cop holiday shopping event in El Centro, on Saturday, December 9, said a news release from the IID offices. About a dozen IID employees representing several sections of the district (Emergency Management, Underwater Recovery Team, Security, Claims & Investigations, Energy Line Construction, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, IID, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Following a historic run in the playoffs in which the Vincent Memorial Catholic High School Scots earned their first CIF-San Diego Section Division IV and SoCal Regional titles in school history, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday to recognize their momentous achievements. Members of the team, coaching staff and cheerleaders were in attendance at ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jesse Nava graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    CALEXICO — Hundreds of students from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy walked in a festive procession between its campus and the nearby Catholic church on Tuesday to honor the feast day of the campus’ and church’s namesake. The procession of 500 students not only served as a testament to the Catholic school’s considerable presence here, but also as a reminder of just how much the school has grown ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — After going through a four-month recruitment period in which more than 20 candidates were interviewed, the county Board of Supervisors culminated its search Tuesday morning when it officially appointed current county Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas Jr. as the new county executive officer. The selection of Rouhotas comes following the sudden retirement of former CEO Ralph Cordova in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Two years after “retiring” from football, El Centro native John Mitosinka returned to the gridiron as the defensive coordinator for Southwest High’s junior varsity team. About seven games into the season the following year, Mitosinka stepped in as the varsity head coach and in 2014 had his first full term in the top spot for the Eagles.
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    As part of an effort to get Imperial Valley residents to become more knowledgeable about the history of its southern neighbor, the Mexicali Tourism Bureau is conducting the first Tour of Mexicali intended for residents of the Valley. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and includes a complete drive by of major sites throughout the city; in addition to a Chinese food ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Imperial Valley Cancer Support Center is on the MOVE! Our new address is 4231 US HIghway 86 Suite 5 Brawley, CA 92227, located next door to Pioneers Memorial Hospital behind Gateway Church. We have more space to provide cancer support services to the residents of Imperial County. Our services include breast prosthesis fittings, mastectomy products, transportation assistance for appointments in San ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    That’s right! It’s time for the Humane Society of Imperial County’s third annual Santa Paws is Coming to Town fundraiser! The event will be hosted by Fitness Oasis Health Club & Spa (504 W. Aten Road in Imperial) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It’s a great event with tons of fun for the entire family (both two- and four-legged). Thanks to Gabriel Gonzalez from Genuine Memories Photography, we ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    ROSEVILLE, CA — Rabobank N.A. customers now have no-fee access to thousands of additional ATMs. Through an agreement with Allpoint, the world’s largest surcharge-free ATM network, customers can use their Rabobank Visa Debit Card to get cash without incurring any fees from more than 3,500 ATMs in California and more than 40,000 across the U.S, according to a recently released press ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    COMMUNITY — Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez welcomed Canadian and American snowbirds during an event held in the unincorporated area of Los Algodones on Saturday. Every winter, thousands of visitors flock to this desert area to escape freezing temperature and enjoy the more benevolent local weather.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Acting Deputy Police Chief Leonard J. Barra is set to be named chief of police here pending approval by the city’s council during a regular meeting Dec. 20. Barra will officially take over the position Dec. 21.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Local farmer, outdoorsman, innovator and author Al Kalin autographed copies of his first published book, “Outdoor Tales,” Wednesday evening at the Simply@Home store on Main Street in El Centro. “This is my very first book,” Kalin said. “It’s a relief. I had people telling me to write this book for 15 years. And I finally did it.” Describing himself as an outdoorsman who loves ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    EL CENTRO — When Central Union High’s defensive player Alex Montes, 17, rang the Bell Trophy Tuesday evening, the chime echoed throughout the city hall council chambers and the building reverberated with cheers and jubilation from football teammates who were given recognition for taking back the Bell from Brawley. “It was an amazing game to the coach and staff. We are so proud of you,” said El ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    MORENO VALLEY – The Bureau of Land Management California Desert District is currently accepting applications for 2018 summer seasonal firefighting jobs. There are positions available for fire engine crew members, helicopter crew members, dispatchers and fire prevention/mitigation personnel located in Southern California. BLM’s Southern California firefighters work at stations in Yucca Valley, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Police Chief Eddie Madueño introduced new chaplains for the police force at the El Centro City Council meeting Tuesday evening to revitalize the chaplaincy program after it faded away 20 years ago. “We used to have a Chaplain Program back in the early 1990s. So, we just started this today,” Chief Madueño said. The chaplains wear similar blue uniforms as the El Centro ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    CALEXICO – San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Dean Gregorio Ponce is undertaking an ambitious initiative – recently outlined in a letter he addressed to the Valley community – aimed at both growing and transforming the campus. Put simply, SDSU-IV needs to provide additional opportunities to allow more of its students and residents to get their credentials, undergraduate, and graduate ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    A new ammunition law that dictates how ammo can be purchased in the state starts January and some are saying it will have an economic impact in the Valley, especially during hunting season. State lawmakers passed several gun control laws in 2016 and were set to take place over the next two years. In January, one of those laws limiting how ammunition can be purchased will take effect. Starting ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, December 08, 2017
    IMPERIAL — As new technology and better practices emerge, local farmers need to remain informed about the latest developments in the agricultural industry. On Thursday, the University of California Cooperative Extension of Imperial County held the 28th annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop to cover a wide range of topics which interest local farmers and growers.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    It is important to identify weeds in order to understand their life cycle and management. Weeds can be summer or winter annuals, biannual, and perennials. The information on weeds emergence and life cycle is very important in implementing weed control measures in effective ways. Some of the weeds have adopted to vegetable crop system and are extremely resilient from a management standpoint. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    During the holiday season, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors authorizes the closure of certain non – emergency, non – critical County Departments. All Imperial County administrative offices and agencies will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018 . Please see the chart below fo r a list of County department schedules for Friday, December 2 2 , 201 7 and ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    IMPERIAL– The City of Imperial hosted residents from the valley to celebrate with them at their annual Merry Christmas Market Day on Saturday December 2, where people got to experience Christian season with lights and decorations that lit up Downtown Imperial. Starting off like every other farmer market, there was plenty of shopping booths from foods, to cloths, and other items one might see at ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    Christian Ritchie, 15, lives on the Naval Air Facility in El Centro where he has an average yard surrounded by wooden fences. In his four bedroom house, his family has to make room for his mother, his father, his grandfather, and they are going to have to make room for his sister. So, he didn’t even have to ask his family if he could raise an animal for his Future Farmers of America class ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Valley Choral Society and Imperial Valley College presented George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah” to a packed sanctuary Thursday evening, along with a message about the promise and birth of Jesus Christ. Denny Lang, director of the “Messiah” Choir, said the evening’s concert was a presentation of the Christmas portion of composer George Frederick Handel’s Messiah ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Fun Facts, Community
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    BRAWLEY– On the first Friday of December, the Venue Wresting Entertaining Organization drew large crowds to Hidalgo Hall on Brawley’s South Cesar Chavez Street, for an evening of acrobatic stunts, electrifing the stadium for the main event between wrestlers Kizarny and Sledge. Leading up to the main event, matches warmed the crowd up with the wrestling style of Lucha Libra, a fan ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    When it comes to the city of El Centro, the Christmas Tree Lighting and Street Fair is one of its signature events. Giving away more than 1,000 gifts to children while bringing the community together makes the annual tree lighting one of the city’s most significant events, expressed El Centro Council Member Alex Cardenas.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    IMPERIAL – The Pioneers’ Park Museum hosted its 27th annual Holiday Tour Around the World Saturday night with traditional foods, music, and historical galleries as guests were encouraged to meet new people and learn about our Valley’s history. According to the Pioneers’ Park Museum website, the museum is dedicated to preserving the history and vision of those who arrived in the Imperial Valley ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Imperial County continues to lead the state with the highest percentage of adults with diabetes and a new state program could help. In July, the state will provide $5 million toward a nutrition and exercise program for pre-diabetic enrollees in Medi-Cal. That project is based on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention model called Diabetes Prevention Program, according to Calmatters.org.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    As the start of the Salton Sea Management Program’s 10-year plan nears, Pacific Institute — a water think tank — debuted a new webpage to keep track of the most pressing issues surrounding the mitigation at the Salton Sea. On the newly created web page, created by Senior Associate Researcher Michael Cohen, includes a wide range of information regarding the latest conditions and progress. In it, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Christmas spirit in El Centro was alive and on full display during the city’s annual Christmas Parade held Saturday morning. Hosted by the El Centro Chamber of Commerce, the 72nd annual parade drew in an estimated crowd of 3,000 people who were eager to see 132 entries, including marching bands, school dance and drill teams, and various Christmas-themed floats, make their way down ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    CHULA VISTA – On Saturday afternoon, the Southwest High football team played as perfect a game as it has all season at Southwestern Community College here. The high-octane offense came through in the red zone and the defense came up with three clutch plays, the last of which helped the Eagles maintain their 35-28 lead over Santa Fe Christian in the final seconds of the CIF-San Diego Section ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    CALEXICO – As technology advances every day, some students are keeping up, while others are falling behind. The Calexico Community Center hosted a technology literacy class to help adult community members become more fluent in technology. The event is hosted locally around the Imperial Valley to help promote tech literacy. “We focus on senior citizens to improve technology literacy. The ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Political, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    In 1959, the vision and hard work of many community leaders from all over Imperial County came to fruition with the establishment of San Diego State University Imperial Valley (SDSU IV). Today, SDSU IV serves over 900 students a year with 10 undergraduate degrees, three teaching credentials, and one master’s degree program. The time has come for SDSU IV to once again grow and transform to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Local non-profit organizations, community leaders and volunteers who participate in improving the quality of live in the Imperial Valley were honored during the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration event on Wednesday afternoon in the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse here. Hosted by the Imperial Valley Community Foundation, it was the event’s fifth year in existence. Four awards: ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    El Centro Police Chief Eddie Madueño is scheduled to retire Dec. 28, after more than 30 years with the department and three years at the helm. A 1980 graduate of Central Union high School, Madueño was initially hired as a police officer in 1984, and in recent public remarks had hinted at his possible retirement.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Friday, December 01, 2017
    Start of the parvo virus season is just around the corner. It extends through fall, winter and spring and is most prevalent in low desert areas such as the Imperial Valley. Affected puppies vomit, and suffer from diarrhea. If neglected, pups can become very dehydrated and death is a common outcome. Some owners treat sick puppies themselves using over-the-counter remedies too often with disastrous ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The Southwest High football team came out early and often in its CIF-San Diego Section Div. III semifinal game, scoring three touchdowns in its first three possessions of the game enroute to a 62-18 win over Hilltop at Eagle Field here on Friday night. The win pushes Southwest to a remarkable 12-0 record on the season and perhaps more importantly lands them in the CIF-SDS Div. III ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    EL CENTRO — WomanHaven is seeking volunteer sponsors to help bring the Christmas spirit of joy through the Adopt A Family for the Holiday program to aid clients uprooted from an environment of abuse in their homes. The program seeks local volunteers from the community to sponsor to at least one family. Dulce Castañeda is the children’s program coordinator and administrator of WomanHaven’s ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    As part of the consent agenda during this week’s Board of Directors meeting, the Imperial Irrigation District approved more than $10 million in expenditure for six different contracts and projects for a variety of services. The biggest portion of that was a total of $7 million for Utility Tree Service for two separate contracts.
    Categories: IID, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    EL CENTRO — In spirit of Small Business Saturday, five businesses in downtown El Centro joined forces to offer shoppers a unique experience. Strangers West, Odds & Ends, Tiendique, Bujwah and Discordia Records hosted Downtown Dollars, a multi-store shopping event that ran from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Imperial and San Diego counties are reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States for Thanksgiving, to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead. Border traffic volumes peak at various times during this period, especially on weekends. CBP is anticipating an increase in applications by travelers for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    EL CENTRO — A community-led project to cope with the adverse effects of the receding Salton Sea cleared an important hurdle this week as the County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of waiving permit fees to allow the project to move forward. On Tuesday, residents of Desert Shores along with EcoMedia Compass a non-profit outreach organization which advocates for the restoration of the Salton ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest