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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    The love affair between the staff and crew of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron and the Imperial Valley community was in full evidence again Sunday at a Come Meet the Blues event at El Centro Regional Medical Center. Some 25 to 30 members of the Blue Angels crew showed up at ECRMC’s Medical Office Building on Ross Avenue to meet local residents, sign autographs, pose for ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Sunday, February 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The old saying “Right place, right time” has proven to be the key behind the city of El Centro’s annual Mardi Gras Light Parade and Street Festival being so successful. The city created the event 12 years ago as a way to bring the holiday of Mardi Gras, which is celebrated each February in New Orleans, to the Imperial Valley.
    Categories: Community, City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article
    Saturday, February 22, 2020
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial City Council on Wednesday authorized the city to seek bids for a design, engineering, environmental and traffic study of Highway 86. The proposed study will focus on the 3.5-mile stretch between Threshill and Ralph roads and help the city spur future transportation and community development.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    TULARE — Many attendees at last week’s 2020 World Ag Expo arrived knowing little if anything about Imperial County — even where it’s at. But before it was over, county officials on hand made every effort to change that.  “Our goal was to bring awareness to our county and to (let them) know Imperial County is open for business in the hemp industry,” said county Public Information Officer Linsey ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Construction on a planned $20 million, 20,000-square-foot public library is expected to get underway in February 2021, with its opening projected for March 2022. Funding for the long-awaited project was unanimously approved by the four members of the City Council present for the Feb. 4 regular meeting. While the library’s design remains to be finalized, and site permitting is not ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, February 17, 2020
    The Southwest Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts is journeying to Emerald City in its production of “The Wizard of Oz,” Feb. 21 through 23. Every two years, the arts at Southwest come together to perform a musical. Many of the parts combine dancing, acting and singing, so SAVAPA students from any discipline can participate.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Representatives from Imperial Irrigation District and Imperial County took to the air Friday to get a keen view of California’s largest and most troubled lake. Coordinated by Audubon California, the flights took off from Imperial County Airport Friday morning, flying over the perimeter of the Salton Sea. Passengers witnessed the decline of the receding lake and viewed the IID’s and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, IID, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Kids with special needs in the Imperial Valley now have their own self-defense program. The Self-Defense Classes for Children with Different Abilities program began Saturday.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — There were no hearts and flowers, and none of the gooey gestures typically associated with the greeting card holiday celebrated a day earlier.  But make no mistake: Love was in the air throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion at Eighth Street and Adams Avenue Saturday afternoon for the Imperial Valley Comic-Con. Nearly anyone manning a booth, visiting an exhibit or sporting a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The El Centro City Council recently authorized the allocation of $36 million in Measure P bond proceeds to build a new El Centro Police Department station. The long-awaited project is expected to go out to bid in the coming months, with groundbreaking for the two-story headquarters projected for January 2021.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
    HOLTVILLE — All that Imperial Valley’s agriculture industry has to be proud of was on display during Farm Smart’s Veggie Express Farm Tours held here Thursday and Friday. Locals, out-of-towners and even international snowbirds on the tours were able to learn about the Valley’s top 10 commodities, and the county’s dominance in the state when it comes to beef cattle and alfalfa.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Friday, February 14, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday looked into making some changes in the Public Benefit Community Scholarship Program. While many of the requirements, like grade-point averages, have yet to be ironed out, the consensus of the board was to offer more scholarships for smaller dollar amounts.
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, February 14, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Members of the local business community are being encouraged to attend an informational meeting scheduled for Feb. 18 to discuss a possible merger of five local chambers of commerce into a single entity. During a meeting this past Tuesday, board members and staff from the chambers of Westmorland, Brawley, Imperial, El Centro and Calexico committed to moving forward in discussing the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, El Centro Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, February 14, 2020
    CALEXICO — Students at Dool Elementary School were able to get a first-hand glimpse of different career opportunities available to them during the school’s Career Day on Thursday. More than 40 presenters volunteered to show students what their careers are about and how they got to their current positions.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    IMPERIAL — A series of concerts featuring local bands will be taking place at Imperial Grove and the ticket proceeds will go toward the non-profit organization Imperial Valley Food Bank. The Grove is an outdoor venue at the IVFB Rabobank Center, which is the new home of the Food Bank, 486 W. Aten Road.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    EL CENTRO – The community is invited to a performance by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir San Diego on Saturday in El Centro as part of a Black History Month celebration event. Those interested in attending are asked to bring one or more nonperishable food item, or toiletries or clothing, to be distributed to the less fortunate in the Valley.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Although Imperial County’s emergency declaration in early November regarding pollution in the New River essentially met with silence, the county is considering extending that declaration for another 60 days. According to a memorandum from County CEO Tony Rouhotas to the supervisors, the county operation of emergency services director is aware the New River is a peril to human life ...read more
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Imperial Valley Expo officials are advising the community to follow certain practices when visiting the livestock area at the upcoming fair to better prevent the potential spread of E. coli. The recommended practices are not necessarily new rules, but a return to a stricter enforcement of previously adopted rules, said IV Expo Chief Executive Officer Alan Phillips. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Feb. 28 through March 1 marks 2020’s first quarterly National Adoption Weekend for the year at our local PetSmart store. Each year, PetSmart gives shelters and rescues all over the United States four chances to find loving furever homes for as many orphaned fur-kids as humanly possible.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    EL CENTRO – The Association of California School Administrators has named El Centro Elementary School District Superintendent Jon LeDoux the 2020 Superintendent of the Year for the San Diego and Imperial counties region. The honor is an acknowledgement of the district’s successes with academic achievement and student well-being, parent engagement, safety and staff development during LeDoux’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, General News Article
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    BRAWLEY — A fraternal organization that exists primarily to celebrate California and to preserve its history saw fit on Saturday to honor the last surviving sugar plant in the state. In a special ceremony, the Native Sons of the Golden West dedicated a plaque commemorating Spreckels Sugar Co. and the Imperial Valley sugar beet industry. The event was attended by local and state leadership of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article