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    Friday, February 05 2016
    Despite producing almost half of the fruits and vegetables that are consumed in the country, one in seven Californians experience food insecurity. One in four among children. For that reason in the late 1990s the Farm to Family Program from the California Association of Food Banks was created. The goal of the program was to partner with farmers to donate or sell surplus produce at cost to help ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Friday, February 05 2016
    In the Imperial Valley “Fat Tuesday” falls on a Friday but thank God for that because then most get to sleep in on Saturday and still have three days to party before they give it all up for Lent. The 18th annual Mardi Gras here is billed as a “Mega Mixer & Beer Tasting Xperience.” For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, February 04 2016
    Hundreds of hopeful job applicants turned out for the ALDI store hiring event in El Centro on Wednesday at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse in El Centro. The grocery store chain was seeking to fill a total of 38 “store associate” positions for its Calexico and El Centro stores, slated to be open by mid-year. Prior to arriving at the hiring event, Calexico resident Guadalupe Yee said she ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Thursday, February 04 2016
    With the hope of receiving additional help to continue to run their programs, Comite Civico del Valle welcomed Janet McCabe from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to showcase the wide array of efforts the organization is doing throughout the Valley. Comite Civico del Valle talked about several of their programs such as Respira Sano, a program to help resident to take proper steps to ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, February 04 2016
    After months of throwing baskets, executing stunts and jumps and the ever nerve-wracking pyramid, the Calexico High School cheer squad took its routine to the So Cal Winter Classic United Spirit Association Cheer Competition about one month ago. The all-girl team competed in the large varsity division with a total of 36 members taking to the blue spring floor For more information on this article ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 03 2016
    The Imperial Irrigation District approved an agreement with The EcoMedia Compass group to aid the district with outreach and educational awareness to highlight the immediate environmental concerns facing the Salton Sea and neighboring communities. The agreement is for an 11-month period for a total cost of $110,000 or $10,000 per month through the rest of 2016. The proceeds will enable EcoMedia ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, IID
    Wednesday, February 03 2016
    The Imperial County Board of Supervisors discusses a variety of topics Tuesday pertaining to veterans affairs, listened to a an airline interested in providing services in the area and also listened to a presentation of the new dormitory project at San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In the lone action item of relevance the Board voted unanimously to allow the Veteran Services Office to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 02 2016
    For the next two weeks the War Comes Home: The Legacy an exhibit showcasing letters from veterans relating their experiences to loved ones will be able to be seen at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit consists of 13 free-standing panels that give the visitors background on thirteen different war veterans and is accompanied by an audio presentation that allow the visitor to get a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, February 02 2016
    The Imperial County Board of Supervisors will make a few changes to its format and structure beginning with its meeting tomorrow. The board will now begin with its closed session at 8 a.m. and will reconvene for open session at 9 a.m. The other significant change is that the board has moved the public comments portion of the meeting to 9:30 a.m. instead of 10:30 a.m. in order to allow the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political
    Monday, February 01 2016
    Carrots generally do not register on the cool but they are plenty healthier and the city of Holtville pulls out all the stops to welcome everyone to the 69th annual Carrot Festival. The fest kicks off tonight with the Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year’s theme is, “Let carrots rock your world.” Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with no-host cocktails, dinner at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 01 2016
    Aspiring to sow seeds of change in the educational system by embracing the diversity comprising English language learners, the fifth annual English Language Learners Institute convened a two-day forum here. Approximately 200 teachers attended the confab at the Imperial Palms Hotel & Resort at Barbara Worth. It aimed to instill participants with the understanding that all ELL students can ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, February 01 2016
    Some of the most prominent historical personalities such as Susan B. Anthony, Christopher Columbus and Betsy Ross along with a few other well-known people like George Lucas had a chance to educate friends, family and the community about their illustrious careers and achievements. The Imperial Valley Home School Academy hosted its sixth annual “A Walk Through Time” Living History ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, January 28 2016
    After a lifetime of dedicating service to others, Imperial County elders were honored for their diligent work with Senior Appreciation Day on Wednesday. The 11th annual event started at the National Guard Armory but over the years grew and for the second year it was held at the Imperial Fair Grounds in the Casa de Mañana building. This year’s theme was “Life on the Farm” ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, January 28 2016
    Wednesday marked the 79th anniversary of El Asalto a Las Tierras, a holiday that honors the day when in 1937, about 400 landless Mexicali farmers armed with axes and machetes reclaimed thousands acres of land belonging to the Colorado River & Land Company, an American conglomerate. For many Mexicans, the Asalto represents an uplifting story of class struggle with clearly defined villains and ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Wednesday, January 27 2016
    Basic life support training that can successfully intervene in a life-threatening emergency is routinely offered by the American Heart Association. The BLS Healthcare Provider course is intended to furnish a broad array of healthcare professionals the skills to identify potentially fatal emergencies provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator as well as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education
    Wednesday, January 27 2016
    The El Centro Chamber of Commerce will join leaders from Imperial Do it Centers at 4 p.m. Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and officially welcome the community back to its renovated El Centro location at 1041 N. Imperial Ave. Event coordinators are inviting the community to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Imperial Do it Centers location. In addition, Imperial will host a weekend-long ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Wednesday, January 27 2016
    The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a meeting today to solicit input from the public to help develop the bureau’s off-highway vehicle grant proposals to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The BLM applies for grants from the OHMVR each year to help fund and coordinate its OHV program. Currently, grant applications are being ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, January 26 2016
    With the goal to engage migrant student in more educational activities the Imperial County Office of Education Migrant Program will host its seventh annual speech and debate tournament Saturday. There will be two different competitions for debate, there will be eight middle school teams and eight high school teams. The middles school team will debate whether arts should be considered as important ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, January 25 2016
    The force was strong in the Imperial Sand Dunes at the Buttercup Ranger Station and plenty of Star Wars fans were attracted. The Imperial County Film Commission, Bureau of Land Management and United Desert Gateway on Saturday coordinated the Discover the Desert Day by hosting a tour of the site where a scene from “Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi” was filmed. A few hundred ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Monday, January 25 2016
    Happiness is, as Snoopy might ponder, seeing the joy on a child’s face when they catch that first fish. And they were definitely biting at Sunbeam Lake on Saturday morning. “There is nothing like seeing a kid’s eyes light up when they haul in that first fish,” said Jason Jackson, mayor of El Centro and Kiwanis chair of the fishing group. Dozens of families came out for the ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Monday, January 25 2016
    Health clinicians from El Centro Regional Medical Center and other community partners offered an array of tips to access vital health services at the Imperial Valley Mall food court Saturday. Exhibitors offered information on nutrition, pre- and postnatal fitness, lactation education, asthma and dangers of tobacco. The U.S. has one of the lowest rates of exclusive breast feeding in the world but ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, January 25 2016
    A delegation of Imperial County officials will travel to the nation’s capital in order to bring attention to and seek support for the issues of most importance for the county. Supervisors John Renison and Ray Castillo along with County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova Jr. and Director of Intergovernmental Relations Gary Wyatt will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday and spend a few days ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Friday, January 15 2016
    MPERIAL — Businesses and community members from across the county came together Thursday night at the 18th annual Joint Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase at the Imperial Valley Expo. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber
    Friday, January 15 2016
    CALEXICO — Community members who are interested in trying to learn a new language will have the opportunity to receive Mandarin Chinese classes for free. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Education
    Friday, January 15 2016
    CALEXICO — State officials have notified the Calexico Unified School District that about $1.4 million that had been held in trust by the city of Calexico that was allocated to go toward the city’s and the district’s joint community pool project cannot be used on the pool project. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article