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    Results Found: 25
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors wants the community’s help in deciding how the district will move forward in 2021. The IID is in the process establishing a 2021 strategic plan with the participation of the community and customers it serves. 
    Categories: IID, General News Article
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    IMPERIAL — Imperial City Council has approved a construction contract to finish the bike path along Aten Road that leads to Imperial Valley College. Currently the path is paved east of Dogwood Road.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    The finish line is March 2 for high school seniors to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA). That’s the state’s deadline for the annual Race to Submit, a statewide campaign that aims to increase the number of financial aid applications for California high school seniors. Although FAFSA enrollment will remain open, March 2 ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Public Health Department is due to receive 1,475 doses of COVID-19 vaccine sometime next week. ICPHD shared the information Friday during a COVID-19 community update.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, January 22, 2021
    NAF EL CENTRO – The bell from a historic U.S. Navy ship has found a new home after a temporary stay in the Imperial Valley. On Dec. 7, after trading email correspondence regarding a nearby treasure, the Public Affairs Office for Naval Air Facility El Centro received an amazing surprise from Imperial Valley resident Dana Mace. It was an 80-pound bell from a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Dunlap ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Friday, January 22, 2021
    IMPERIAL — Funds generated from cannabis sales will be used to create two new spaces in this city’s public library. Set to be created in the library is a teen space, which will be a dedicated space intended for teens, and a makerspace, which will be a collaborative workspace for kids to make, learn, explore and share.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article, Education
    Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Beekeepers who suffered losses from a lightning-sparked wildfire last summer say they have a few surviving honeybee colonies, and look forward to spring when they can build more hives for almond pollination a year from now. “I lost my 2021 pollination season due to the fire; I just lost my income,” said beekeeper and queen breeder Caroline Yelle of Vacaville. “The hives that I have left to go ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education
    Thursday, January 21, 2021
    EL CENTRO — While Imperial County is pleased the governor has allowed those 65 and older to be vaccinated for COVID-19, it’s nowhere near as happy there has not been enough vaccines distributed to accomplish this. In a Tuesday letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, which all five supervisors signed, they urged for him to distribute more vaccines to Imperial County.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Irrigation Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon ended the 10-month moratorium on electrical disconnections for delinquent accounts effective Feb. 17 by a 4-0 vote. Division 5 Director Norma Sierra Galindo was not in attendance. 
    Categories: IID, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    Imperial County schools made slight progress in annual metrics weighing college readiness, but still lag behind the state average, according to the California Department of Education. CDE recently announced the public release of both its 2019-2020 College/Career Measures Report and its Graduation Rate Additional Report.
    Categories: General News Article, Education
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    BRAWLEY — Former Imperial Irrigation District general manager Kevin E. Kelley passed away on Tuesday morning, the district confirmed. He was 61.
    Categories: General News Article
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    EL CENTRO — The two new Imperial Irrigation District directors are wondering why their appointees to advisory boards were not allowed to vote at Friday night’s Energy Council Advisory Committee meeting on ending the moratorium on utility disconnections. IID directors JB Hamby and Javier Gonzalez each appointed two advisory committee members, but the four new members were told right before the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, IID
    Monday, January 18, 2021
    CALEXICO – An advocacy group based here is concerned this city’s residents may get the leavings over the course of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. In a news release issued Saturday, Imperial Valley Equity & Justice Coalition said evidence of discrimination and inequity in testing availability in the county raises concern about fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, January 17, 2021
    Keeping students engaged during the pandemic hasn’t been an easy thing, local teachers say. Teachers say while most of their students are actively engaged and learning they realize others see remote learning as a way to get out of school. Some have reported there are students who log on, mostly through Zoom and then leave to do other things, leaving the impression they are still in attendance.
    Categories: Education, General News Article
    Sunday, January 17, 2021
    IMPERIAL — Upcoming projects, the city’s budget and strategic plans for the future of the city were discussed during a special work session meeting Saturday morning. “Failure to plan is planning to fail,” City Manager Dennis Morita said
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, January 17, 2021
    EL CENTRO — Demonstrators demanded the return of high school sports in Imperial Valley during a rally held here Friday afternoon. A crowd made up of players, parents and coaches from throughout the Valley gathered on the west side of the county Superior Courthouse to voice their belief that local youth should return to sports immediately and safely, organizer Ryan Rebollar explained. 
    Categories: Education, General News Article
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    IMPERIAL — Imperial Unified School District sold the former Westside School site on Thursday for $370,000. The site, located at 2294 W. Vaughn Road in El Centro, was surplus property for IUSD.
    Categories: General News Article, Education
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center has not seen the surge of COVID-19 positive patients that it initially anticipated as a result of Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings. The hospital’s chief executive officer, Dr. Adolphe Edward, reported this Thursday morning during a COVID-19 update via Facebook Live. Edward said a surge would be evident at this point, as Thursday was 15 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s record $89.5 billion education budget unveiled Jan. 8 includes $2 billion in grants aimed at nudging schools to reopen classrooms for its youngest students by mid-February and $4.6 billion for summer school to address students’ learning. The governor’s push to reopen schools, though, comes as many of the state’s large, urban districts have delayed or scaled back plans for ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    EL CENTRO — A grant from the California Department of Justice will allow El Centro Police Department to fund temporarily a school resource specialist (SRS), who will be working with students throughout the city. Specifically, the SRS will educate kids in junior high and high school about the dangers related to tobacco use.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County Supervisor Jesus Eduardo Escobar wants to know how the more contagious COVID-19 variant will impact the already strapped hospitals. “The ICU capacity is nil,” he said. “We will see more and more people (test positive). With new strains coming do we see a flattening of the curve?” 
    Categories: Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    HOLTVILLE — Construction is set to begin on a new sidewalk along Ninth Street, between Beale and Ash avenues, here. The Holtville City Council on Monday unanimously approved to award a construction contract so that the Ninth Street Sidewalk Improvements Project could begin. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    IMPERIAL — A historic, single-story home at 215 S. G St, was lost Monday night in a third-alarm structure fire. The two occupants inside the home evacuated prior to the arrival of first responders, Imperial County Fire Department Chief Alfredo Estrada Jr. confirmed.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    IMPERIAL — Both the Imperial Irrigation District and the County of Imperial say the hundreds of employees who are working from home because of COVID-19 are having no impacts on productivity. “Although productivity is important, the health and safety of our employees and our community is our priority,” said County Public Information Officer Linsey Dale. “Employees working from home have been ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, IID
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    SACRAMENTO — More than last year’s budget. More than the year before. More than any California budget ever. Despite — or maybe because of — the last 10 months of arrested economic activity and unchecked viral contagion, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a record-breaking $227 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year. It includes:
    Categories: General News Article