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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    EL CENTRO — With a passionate desire to provide Imperial Valley residents a chance to acclaim their patriotism, a newly formed group will kick off operation on Veterans Day. The El Centro Patriotic Planning Committee eagerly welcomes all area residents to join them on a Veteran’s Day Walk and Ceremony on Nov. 11, said Tracy Rascoe, the 30th District Commander of the American Legion.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    BRAWLEY — The Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Foundation saw apparent success in its biggest fundraising event of the year. Approximately $30,000 was raised from the art portion of the foundation’s 14th annual Fall Gala held here Thursday night at Pioneers Memorial Hospita
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    CALEXICO — Local authorities here hope that businesses coming to the city in the next few months will spur its economic growth and further attract more businesses. Calexico City Manager Armando Villa explained that these projects will be ready by the end of this year and the first months of 2018.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Throughout the year, the conversation regarding health and environmental issues has become a focal point from the local and state level to the national and international level. As issues that have an effect in the Imperial Valley have been at the forefront of policy discussion in Sacramento, Brawley-based environmental organization Comite Civico del Valle will give members of the public an ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The volunteers came from many vocations and locations, all for one cause — the support of Imperial Valley families who utilize the services by Ronald McDonald House of Charities in San Diego. It was the seventh annual Red Shoe Day and at 29 intersections, from Calipatria to Calexico, 44 groups, including businesses, civic organizations, individuals and families who have stayed at ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    EL CENTRO – Several police departments throughout Imperial County are moving to adopt the Imperial County Regional License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Program to aid in the reduction of criminal activity within the County. ALPR is an integrated camera and processor that can be mounted on patrol vehicles. The program can scan and take photos of license plates, convert photos into text files, and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The 14th annual March Against Domestic Violence and Remember My Name commemoration honored lives taken and those survivors working to heal. WomanHaven The Center for Family Solutions for 40 years has served victims of domestic violence and Wednesday organized the march that began at Town Square and was led by the Imperial Valley College Fire Academy cadets and the Calexico High ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    CALEXICO — The Calexico City Council on Wednesday approved a donation from the U.S. Border Patrol of a few sections of the soon-to-be replaced international border fence that is adorned with the 2.2-mile “Border Metamorphosis” mural. The federal agency’s donation of the panels is the result of a memorandum of understanding between it and the city’s Arts Commission that specified actions would ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    CALEXICO — The Lazo Rosa Binacional walk held here Wednesday morning provided a step in the right direction for raising breast cancer awareness. About 70 participants marched down the street of Heber Avenue, creating a display with pink shirts, balloons and banners that couldn’t be ignored. Highlighted by the sounds of the Calexico High School drum line and escorts from the Calexico Police ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    CALEXICO — The chancellor of the California State University has pledged to find a new permanent president for San Diego State University by the start of the spring term, one that will be equal to the needs of the local campus. On Tuesday, Chancellor Timothy White visited the SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus to inform staffers and community about their search for a new president, as well as ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    EL CENTRO — On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors officially approved the staffing plan for a new detention facility, after county officials and the Sheriff’s Office agreed on a tentative plan two weeks ago. The Oren J. Fox Detention Facility, expected to be completed in February, will open at 50 percent of inmate capacity, therefore only requiring five staffers — four correctional ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The city council here moved to unfreeze three police officer positions during a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. For months, residents have been vocal about adding more police officers for various reasons, including to better patrol the downtown area.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    SACRAMENTO — In a nail-biting fashion, Gov. Jerry Brown waited until the final hours of his deadline to approve a bill that will ask voters to approve $190 million for mitigation efforts at the Salton Sea next year. On Sunday, Brown signed two bills which would provide funding and speed up the construction of dust suppression projects around the Salton Sea.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    IMPERIAL – Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 755, Capital Investment Incentive Program, October 12. This measure was sponsored by the County of Imperial in efforts to boost the ability to attract large manufacturing facilities and industries, such as renewable energy, to invest within the community, according to a press release from Garcia’s office. The bill ...read more
    Categories: Political, Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    El Centro, CA — The Foster Youth Mentoring Program had its first orientation and training course Saturday afternoon in El Centro. The course included topics such as program requirements, application process, mentor-mentee matching process, confidentiality, advocacy, mandated reporting, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention training. Speakers were Michelle Smith, El Centro Mayor Alex Cardenas ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Energized by civic engagement, 39 young adults from across Imperial County committed to service at an AmeriCorps Borderlands ceremony recently. There is no more rewarding experience, Miriam Belopolsky, Imperial County Office of Education director of the Student Well-Being Department, said to the AmeriCorps members who filled Imperial County Court House Department 9 for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    BRAWLEY — Success was apparent at the Imperial Valley Food Bank here Saturday night during the organization’s most significant fundraising of the year. The seventh annual Harvest Bowl benefit dinner doubled the number of guests that attended in the fight against hunger.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The second annual Imperial Valley Pride grew exponentially, doubling in attendance from a year ago, leaving the LGBT community feeling accepted. The inaugural event took place in the parking lot of the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center at 1073 Ross Avenue. But it was such a pleasant surprise when a lot more people wanted to participate than usual; causing the need to relocate to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    BRAWLEY — The fifth annual fire department open house here was both fun and informative at Fire Station No. 2, Saturday reminding residents they are vital to fire safety. This year so far, the fire department has had 1,793 calls. The vast majority were for medical aid that ranged from persons with high blood pressure experiencing atypical symptoms to full cardiac arrest emergencies remarked ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    SEELEY – The Seeley Market opened its new restaurant Friday and Saturday and enticed customers to attend the grand opening by offering free tacos. It was mainly a convenient store and gas station until October 6 when the restaurant side of the market was officially opened. Owners, Bob Ballo, John Odisho, and Sami Soro, have worked to open the restaurant for over a year. After agreeing the small ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    IMPERIAL — For two days, film artists showcased their work in front of an audience, demonstrating short movies in a variety of genres during the sixth annual Imperial Valley Film Fest & Artist Showcase. Among the local film directors was Ariel Jutras, an El Centro native, showcasing her film “Miles” the story of a woman living with OCD while trying to juggle a two-year relationship.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    BRAWLEY — For the many who visited the Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District auditorium Thursday they were astounded by the latest options for breast cancer care. “Real Superheroes wear Pink” is the second annual breast cancer awareness event put on by the radiology department with six outside agencies to inform women as well as men of resources available in Imperial Valley noted Patty Enders, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    BRAWLEY — The 13th annual Farmer of the Year banquet here Thursday evening celebrated the late John Elmore as the Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year. During the annual meeting of the Imperial County Farm Bureau at the Stockman’s Club here, Elmore was presented the award posthumously, as he passed away at 91-years-old on Aug. 29.
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    SALTON CITY — A multiagency effort is being credited with securing $1.3 million in funding to establish a second inspection lane at the Border Patrol’s Highway 86 checkpoint. Previous attempts by the Border Patrol to secure federal funds for the checkpoint’s widening proved unsuccessful, prompting local officials to host discussions to identify an alternative solution.
    Categories: Economic, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    The Imperial County Area Agency on Aging Releases Its First Ever Survey to Gain Insight on Senior Intercity Transportation Needs EL CENTRO – The Imperial County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) announced their effort to distribute a survey to seniors on their transportations needs. According to their announcement, the agency said they are asking seniors to bring the county into awareness of their ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    This summer the University of California Cooperative Extension west of Holtville developed and offered a 4-H Cooking 101 course for Imperial Valley youth ages 9 through 13. The cooking academy is a partnership between 4-H and the University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education programs. The cooking academy started with a basic introduction to both programs, providing information about ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Imperial County District Attorney Announces Support for victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert shooting El Centro victim advocates from Imperial County are working with the California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB) to provide services to the Imperial County residents who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert.  “Many members of our community attended the concert and have ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Merchants and city officials are hopeful a newly completed $1.1 million streetlight project will serve as the cornerstone for rebuilding and expanded investment in downtown. The city Wednesday held an official celebration of the project, which saw the installation of some 27 retro-style lamp posts between Eighth and Fourth streets. The fixtures on Main Street include overhead and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District brought the medical exam room to the Imperial Valley College on Tuesday to better accommodate hectic academic schedules. Conducted twice a year, PMHD visited IVC; hosting 35 health-related agencies remarked Richard Morales, PMHD community outreach coordinator.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Despite being currently entangled in litigation, the Imperial Irrigation District and the California Independent System Operator are finding some common ground, especially in their support for geothermal power procurement in California. Last week during its Board of Directors meeting, IID General Manager Kevin Kelley stated the two agencies partnered to work on an analysis ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, IID, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    EL CENTRO — In anticipation of finding beautiful attire that would look great on them, many Imperial Valley women attended the Air Show Gala: Fashion Show and Ladies Night Friday evening at Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro. Terri Rogers, president-elect for the El Centro Chamber of Commerce, referred to the fashion show evening as “ladies night.” The ladies and participants arrived wearing ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Community, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Guests were in high spirits as they raised funds to benefit foster care children Thursday evening during the Imperial County Association of Realtors’ first annual Food and Wine Tasting Festival at Cheval Farms in Imperial. To gain entrance to the wine tasting area on the lawn, attendees passed through a garden gazebo decorated with a vineyard theme and lit with chandelier purple ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Cinema Youth Project students at Barbara Worth Junior High are among the local filmmakers who will be showcasing their skills at this weekend’s Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artists Showcase. The inclusion of the former seventh-graders’ projects reflect festival organizers’ stated goal of creating a platform where local aspiring filmmakers could display their talents before a ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    EL CENTRO — National Fire Prevention Week kicked off this past weekend and the El Centro Fire Department Station 3 provided information and awareness for the community Saturday. ECFD Fire Engineer Jason Bandaruk said, “We are trying to educate the public and do community outreach from little kids to adults. We want to show the public what we do and how to be safe when encountering a fire.”
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    IMPERIAL — The annual College & University Day Career Fair at Imperial Valley College here was a unique occasion to gage rewarding prospects recently. Over 100 exhibitors attended including 30 colleges, and an equal number of IVC department representatives networked with 1,600 students from grades six through 12, as well as IVC students, said Patricia Robles, coordinator of economic and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    EL CENTRO — After many years of letting our community (as well as other communities) know that the Humane Society of Imperial County is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA, we still come to find that people are shocked when they learn there is no affiliation amongst the three. Many believe that the “Humane Society” is an umbrella corporation that has smaller ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    BRAWLEY – Featuring a silent auction, dinner and a live auction, the Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Valley hosted its Annual Combo Auction event Saturday at the Stockmen’s Club of Imperial Valley. As the longest standing event for the local Boys and Girls Club, the auction has also been the largest fundraiser for the club, according to Executive Director Misty Lee. “All money stays local to ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    SEELEY — While 4-H is recognized as the national’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, the impact it’s had locally is more significant than most think. With the lack of after school programs in the Imperial County, the organization has helped thousands of local youths gain essential leadership experience and learn new skills through hands-on projects.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, October 09, 2017
    El CENTRO — A native of the city who grew up watching movies with a techno, science-fiction element was nominated for a notable government service award. Mark Skoog, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, with headquarters at Edwards Air Force Base, is in the running for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals also known as the Sammies. Skoog was chosen as a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest