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    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Dozens of community members had the opportunity to see a different side of Central Union High School athletics during the annual Meet the Spartans event that took place at the school’s gymnasium on Monday night. Parents and other family members piled into Spartan Arena to witness the introduction of the school’s fall sports programs as well as the Associated Student Body (ASB) ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    On Monday, the Imperial Valley had the opportunity to experience a phenomenon that had not been seen in the country in 38 years. The last time a total solar eclipse had the U.S. in its path was in February of 1979. This year, the total solar eclipse gifted people from Portland, Oregon to the west to Charleston, South Carolina to the east with an indescribable cosmic experience, while the rest ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Three Imperial County Sheriff’s Office employees are among several local public safety personnel who recently competed in the 2017 World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) in Los Angeles. Although Deputy Giovanni Castellon said that he and his colleagues were hoping for better results in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu events they had entered, he said he is also hopeful that more local public safety ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    CALEXICO – With the connection of a common goal, Our Lady of Guadalupe Men’s Shelter teamed up with Calexico’s Brown Bag Coalition to provide food to the men of the shelter and several homeless people around the Calexico area Saturday. California Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia also showed up to lend his support to the venture and to see for himself the need for state funding to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    EL CENTRO – Flanked by dignitaries and school officials, Principal Sacha Sykora cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of SIATech Charter School’s brand new location in El Centro. SIATech is an acronym for School for Integrated Academics and Technology. “We moved because we had more students and wanted a bigger and a newer place. It fluctuates, but we have ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    EL CENTRO – The El Centro Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s annual Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast Thursday morning as school district officials honored El Centro Elementary School District teachers and educators with recognitions, slide shows and laughter at the Wilson Junior High School gymnasium in El Centro. Superintendent Jon LeDoux said district teachers are spread across 12 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    IMPERIAL – The Humane Society of Imperial County partnered with Pentagonal Brewing Company to host another adoption event Sunday. Humane Society members and owners of Pentagonal Brewing Company said they hoped the event would help many dogs find their forever homes. Johnny Stump, one of the owners of Pentagonal Brewing Company, explained that he and the other owners are all dog lovers, ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The El Centro Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations during the week of August 14, 2017 with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a recent press release. The police department has mapped out locations over the past three years where pedestrian and bike collisions ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    EL CENTRO — El Centro resident, Lupita Anderson, senior banking services representative for Rabobank N.A., has been named the bank’s Employee of the Quarter, according to a press release. This recognition is awarded to one employee across the state each quarter, for behaviors and actions that emphasize the bank’s values and cultural practices. According to the release, Anderson ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Unfortunately, the Humane Society of Imperial County is unable to directly take in stray or lost animals that are found on the streets. If a stray pet is found (whether it is in good health or, is sick or injured), the finder must call the appropriate Animal Control agency for the city that the animal was found in. If you have tried calling Animal Control and did not get an immediate response, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    With the goal of setting more efficient management of the Colorado River, U.S. water agencies and Mexico are inching closer to finalizing the extension of some of the provisions in the current agreement which expires at the end of the year. Minute 319, is a five-year interim measure which was amended into the 1944 Mexican Water Treaty which specifies reductions to be taken in water deliveries ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    CORONADO — For a majority of Imperial Valley youths, experiences at state beaches are few and far between. Coordination between the Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Valley (BGCIV), Outdoor Outreach and the State Parks Department made it possible for a number of local youths to enjoy some time in coastal waters recently.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    For some time now, Monday has been eagerly awaited by the fans of the cosmos and the public in general as they prepare to watch the solar eclipse which will be able to be seen across the sky through the entire continental United States. Though the total solar eclipse will be a spectacle that only those directly in its path from Portland, Oregon to South Carolina will experience, the rest of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    Numerous federally funded after-school programs nurturing 100,000 California students could be eliminated as federal budget negotiations begin next month. Presently, 400 programs across California receive about $130 million annually from Washington D.C., according to CALmatters, a Sacramento nonprofit journalism venture explaining public policy. Also in jeopardy is the 21st Century Community ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump is expected to make a stop in Yuma according to media reports in Arizona. Saturday afternoon, several media sources reported an unnamed source from the city of Yuma confirming Trump will be in Yuma around 1 p.m. Tuesday before his 7 p.m. rally in downtown Phoenix.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    On Monday, about 5,000 students will start their school year throughout the 12 schools in the El Centro Elementary School District. Awaiting them will be equally excited teachers, faculty and administrators.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    The annual varsity volleyball carnival celebrated its 13th anniversary at Southwest High on Thursday night. A total of nine varsity teams and hundreds of supportive parents and community members took in the event, which officially kicked off the 2017 season. Prior to the varsity carnival, the junior varsity event took place and welcomed 10 teams for the two-hour affair. “So far it’s ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    The path to a fulfilling career can be a rocky road but when reins of authority expedites the public conveyance, government can deliver the goods. Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-56th) arrived Thursday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new site for SIATech High School, to bring awareness of Assembly Bill 1111. “Breaking Barriers to Employment” lays the groundwork to a competitive ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    On Tuesday morning, following the resignation of Ralph Cordova as county Chief Executive Officer, the county Board of Supervisors during the open session of the meeting announced Robin Hodgkin as new interim CEO. The decision was made during the closed session in which county officials unanimously voted in favor of her appointment. Hodgkin, who was the director of the county Public Health ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    This time of year can be a crowded schedule as families prepare to return to school and the Salvation Army helped relieve tension with free haircuts for students. For the third year students were invited to the El Centro Corps’ headquarters Wednesday to get their shaggy locks trimmed for the first day of school, although one young man who got a trim already began the fall term at Central ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The County of Imperial Department of Public Works announced Tuesday a three-day temporary road closure will take place due to road repairs. From 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 to 24, McCabe Road from Pitzer Road to Dogwood Road will be closed.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year starts Aug. 26 with the official countywide kickoff at the Imperial Valley Mall beginning at 10 a.m. Come see, hear and “Find Your Spark” at the many displays that will be set up as we begin the new 4-H year. Whether your passion is animals, hands-on STEM, robotics, photography, camping, rocketry, cooking, leadership, citizenship, healthy living, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    As summer comes to an end high school students throughout Imperial Valley are returning back to the classroom. Although there are many subjects and organizations open to our youth, I believe the most important offering to young students is the Future Farmers of America Program. FFA was born out of an idea from a group of educators at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Agricultural Educational ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Following the resignation of County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova on Monday evening, the Board of Supervisors was tasked with finding a suitable replacement during the closed session portion of their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. Once the board reconvened in open session, county officials announced that during closed session, the board had voted unanimously to appoint Robin Hodgkin as ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    CALEXICO — Despite plentiful responses in July for blood donors, there is still a late summer shortage as residents were alerted at city hall of a critical need. San Diego Blood Bank, which includes Imperial County, asked Valley residents to roll up their sleeves and donate, Tuesday, as Marno Bridgwater, account marketing manager appealed for support. Nationwide, the American Red Cross ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley College agricultural program is in the midst of a campaign aimed at educating local students about local academic opportunities as well as the diverse career opportunities within the agricultural industry. Assistant professor and program coordinator Michael Kanyi is currently leading those efforts, after having arrived about a year ago from Texas Tech ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Esperanza Cañez Luck, 83, has faced a handful of health-related complications stemming from poor blood circulation. She’s had heart-related issues and has faced limb amputation because of it. While many believe the type of treatment she needed could only be received in big cities like San Diego, the truth is contrary.
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    BRAWLEY – With the start of the dove hunting season just a few weeks away, potential hunters will have an opportunity to catch a safety course set to begin here on Wednesday night. Hosted by Julie Graves and Jim Graves, the course will give training in firearms safety and handling, sportsmanship and ethics, wildlife management and conservation, archery, black powder, wildlife ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    More information on the upcoming junior varsity and varsity volleyball carnivals has been released, with it being announced that both carnivals will be held on Thursday at Southwest High School. The junior varsity carnival will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity carnival at 6 p.m.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    With a majority of local schools beginning later this month, Heather White saw a perfect opportunity to give back to those in need. White and her organization, Cody’s Closet, hosted a back-to-school clothing giveaway Saturday morning at Grace Lutheran Church with much success.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    The Lions Club’s shared vision with Walmart has focused on helping Valley residents see for miles these past years and celebrated their tandem mission with a commemoration recently. Starting in October 2007 at the Imperial Valley Expo in the Casa de Mana Building, the Lions Club began free eye exams for children 5 to 18 in partnership with Walmart, Larry Hudson, Imperial Lions Club ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    The Imperial Valley heat and humidity is here and with them have come some little creepy crawlies that can pose a threat to your pet’s health. One of the most common parasites that we see which are associated with pets is ticks. Sometimes they can suck such a large amount of blood from pets that they can cause them to become anemic. If not dealt with in a proper or timely manner, anemia may ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    For a few schools, students and teachers in the Imperial Valley, Monday means the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Rolling out the start of the school year ahead of a few other districts, is the Central Union High School District, with one of its schools playing host to the annual junior varsity and varsity volleyball carnivals.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    The El Centro Public Library hosted their Reading by Design program this summer from June 12 to July 27, where kids participated in creative activities during the day and read at home. Norma Rosales is an instructor who has been a part of this program for nine years and said the library has had Reading by Design every summer since the library opened.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    The Humane Society of Imperia County will be having its very first Puppy Palooza Pool Party summer fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26 at Fitness Oasis Health Club and Spa, 504 W. Aten Road, Imperial. It’s going to be fun for the entire family, even the fur-kids. There will be swimming, food, drinks water balloon fights, ice cream and vendors. Also a silent auction/drawing prizes and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Many students from the Center for Employment Training (CET) graduation Friday did not have a diploma, but after months of rigorous instruction are prepared to enter an increasingly technical workforce. Launched in 1967 in San Jose as former farm land was converted to industrial parks, the CET provides professional training (200,000) in several sites in California, Texas and Virginia to prepare ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    In a continued effort to prepare foster care youth for adulthood, Project Ace of the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program held its inaugural Tech Con on Friday to connect foster youth with technology. About 80 foster youths from all ages, including college, participated in the event that showcased robotics, engineering, video game coding and more.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Due to its frequency, an elderly person accidentally falling is considered a genuine concern within the community. Despite this, little resources are available for senior citizens to prevent or know more about this issue.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Since the Link Crew program was incorporated six years ago, Imperial High School has seen notable change. The program, which has seniors act as mentors for incoming freshmen, has led all students, no matter their grade, to become more cohesive, agreed Link Crew Coordinators Yvonne Keaton and Keja Beeson. “Now everybody has been through Link Crew … you see freshmen, sophomores, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    It is a safe assumption that when colleagues nominate one of their own as most exemplary, as happened this spring for Gail Zeigler to be the state’s Teacher of the Year, she earned it. Ziegler has a rock-solid record of 33 years in teaching mostly in the Brawley Elementary School District. Zeigler is now a fourth grade teacher at the Phil D. Swing Elementary School, serves as Safety Patrol ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    HOLTVILLE — The community is invited out for some laughs in support of a good cause during the “Hands Up” comedy show on Aug. 19 at the Imperial Palms Resort. Proceeds from the comedy show will go toward helping the Imperial County Gang Intelligence Coalition raise funds for its upcoming third annual Gang & Transnational Crime Conference.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    CALIPATRIA — As often happens when one door closes another opens, which explains how an instructional aid here who left college is now returning for a degree. When financial resources earmarked for his education proved inadequate Calipatria High School graduate Elijah Bañaga returned from a first semester at San Diego Christian College and began volunteer work with Campus Life, a ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Wednesday to move ahead with the approval of Major Work Authorizations and also green light a request for proposal for supply of distribution transformers. As part of the action agenda the board unanimously approved the Mesquite Lateral Concrete Lining project which according to Chief Engineer Ismael Sosa, the Northend Division Operations ...read more
    Categories: Community, IID, Human Interest
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    This year, a total of six Imperial Valley high schools competed for a CIF-San Diego Section title, with four teams coming home with the ultimate prize. There were also a handful of individual athletes that worked to bring home CIF honors in individual sports such as wrestling and track and field.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    A building given to the Humane Society of Imperial County damaged during installation was demolished and shall temporarily serve as an exercise run for the animals. The structure, former portable classrooms were donated and unfortunately a back wall partially collapsed as it was set up on shelter grounds and represented a possible safety hazard, but once the debris is removed there are some ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Education
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation is currently in the process of expanding its internship program with the help of a newly formed nonprofit and a former intern who now serves as the program’s coordinator. The internship program works with participating businesses to create a tailor-made curriculum that not only includes monthly student evaluations and expected milestones ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Education