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    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    IMPERIAL — While a “work session” meant to discuss potential name changes to two of the city’s main thoroughfares was sparsely attended Wednesday, those business owners who would stand to be impacted made it clear they weren’t for it. The city of Imperial is in the early stages of gathering community input into the potential changing of the name of State Route 86 to Imperial Avenue, and the ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    IMPERIAL — The secretary of the state Department of Food and Agriculture told Imperial and Coachella Valley growers and officials Wednesday that her agency continues to work to keep agriculture viable in California. At a luncheon sponsored by Farm Credit Services Southwest in Imperial, Karen Ross discussed the state’s efforts to address key issues such as food safety, labor and the cost of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    The question of the day is: How many of you will vote and why? If the hype is true, then today’s midterm elections could draw out record numbers of voters in California. 
    Categories: Political, Political
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University plans to conduct two health-related research initiatives in the Valley with part of a federal $19.9 million grant the campus recently received. The grant from the National Institutes of Health will go directly to the SDSU’s HealthLINK Center to further promote transdisciplinary research on health disparities throughout San Diego and Imperial counties. 
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Food, food and more food were the order of the day at the first Food Truck Fiesta on Main Saturday night. Several food vendors were on hand, as were arts and crafts sellers and musical entertainers. The event kicked off at 6 p.m. and ended at 10 p.m. 
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Friday and Saturday mark 2018’s last quarterly National Adoption Weekend for this year with our local Petsmart location! 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
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    IMPERIAL — More than 50 horseback riders participated on Friday and Saturday in the Ride of the Century, which was a 25-mile long, pioneer-style horse ride through the Imperial Valley hosted by the Imperial County Historical Society. The society was inspired to create the two-day event, which had nearly a year of planning behind it, as a way to make up for a lack of horse-riding events in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Fun Facts
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    CALEXICO — Imperial and San Diego counties were recently awarded $2.3 million in state funds to install systems that will advise motorists of southbound and northbound border wait times at the region’s ports of entry. The local installation of the fiber optic Intelligent Transportation Systems technology is expected to get underway in early 2020, said Mark Baza, Imperial County Transportation ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    IMPERIAL — T.L. Waggoner Elementary third-grader Ayden Mascerenas likes Nickelodeon — a lot. He’s particularly fond of SpongeBob SquarePants. Granted, none of this is terribly unusual for an 8-year-old, but it is unusual for an 8-year-old to spend almost half his life battling cancer and dealing with chemotherapy treatments and their side effects almost daily. No doubt there were many times ...read more
    Categories: IID, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Parents, classmates, and music fans alike cheered on dozens of young musicians from six high schools during the 21st annual Halftime Festival, where high school marching bands strutted their stuff and gave their most memorable halftime routines a spin. The event was Tuesday at Cal Jones Field at Central Union High School, which hosted the Brawley Wildcat Band, the Calexico Bulldog Band, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The city of El Centro is advising drivers to use caution when traveling La Brucherie Avenue south of Interstate 8. A new stop sign has been added where La Brucherie intersects with Wake Avenue, just south of the I-8 bridge.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The Imperial Valley Desert Museum prides itself on being an innovator in the museum field, challenging the mold with new programming and approaches.  Like the Valley and desert themselves, it is ever-changing. The next goal for the museum was clear, the completion of a new permanent exhibit dedicated to one of the forces responsible for shaping the Valley as it is today – Geology: the Power of ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    BRAWLEY — The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was especially true for this year’s Chili Cook-Off held Saturday afternoon on South Plaza Street here. No new wrinkles were introduced into the 33rd annual event — and none were necessary, either, as the Cook-Off’s tried-and-true format drew in approximately 5,000 guests who purchased more than 80 gallons of chili within three hours ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    CALEXICO — Former Mayor and City Manager Victor Carrillo remembers his first car was a school-bus yellow Ford Sidekick pickup. He got it from his uncle around 1976, and his uncle had bought it from Robinson Ford. Carrillo said he’s been buying Fords ever since, and, what’s more, he’s been buying them locally from the Robinson family. A lot of auto dealers have come and gone over the years, he ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Some 100 VIP guests were invited to an open house celebrating the 10th anniversary of non-profit status for the Sister Evelyn Mourey Center, 1400 N. Imperial Ave. The event, which included a taco cart and desserts prepared via one of the center’s micro-entrepreneurship programs, also served as an opportunity to introduce the community to the center’s new executive director, Susan ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Vons store here is home to one of the self-serve kiosks set up across the state by the Department of Motor Vehicles to help cut down wait times at local offices. Drivers can now use the DMV Now Self-Service Terminal, located at 750 N. Imperial Ave., for vehicle registration and license plate sticker renewal. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center unveiled its newly constructed Medical Office Building to the public on Thursday evening with an open house and grand opening event. The community event allowed those in attendance to participate in a guided tour throughout the two-story, 48,000-square-foot building at 1271 Ross Ave. 
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    EL CENTRO — A growing sense of confidence and collaboration was evident among those gathered Thursday to discuss the potential establishment of a private foundation that would fund local health and wellness initiatives. In order for the proposed foundation and its $25 million endowment to become a reality, the San Diego-based Alliance Healthcare Foundation is asking local stakeholders to raise ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, November 02, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Local food fans will have the opportunity to enjoy offerings from a variety of food vendors this Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. throughout Sixth and Main Street. The city of El Centro, along with the organizers of Fiesta on Fifth, will be hosting the Food Truck Fiesta on Main. The event will be taking place in Town Square where vendors will be showcasing food specialties, craft beer and ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community
    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    With just six days before the midterm elections, the Imperial County Elections Department has already begun counting the early vote-by-mail ballots. As of Tuesday afternoon, the county had received just under 6,000 ballots, Imperial County Registrar Debbie Porter said Wednesday. That’s not to say that many have been counted so far; just those received in the mail.  Oct. 23 was the first day ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Political
    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    WESTMORLAND — Jackie Loper attended elementary school here in the '60s and '70s, and later his kids did, too. In all that time, there has never been a gymnasium on campus. He is hopeful that will cease to be the case in the foreseeable future because of what voters here decide Tuesday. Measure B on the Nov. 6 ballot asks voters to approve a $10 million general obligation bond school improvement ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    EXICO — The Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center here celebrated the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead by hosting an Altar de Muertos, or Altar of the Dead, exhibit, which debuted Tuesday and ends today. The colorful and vibrant exhibit takes up a majority of the Art Center’s dance floor area, and was created to honor of the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who was considered one of Mexico’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    CALEXICO — Seven-year-old Jason Solarez of Brawley was at the right place at the right time — among the photos stashed in his grandfather, Abbie’s, cell phone. Abbie Solarez, who was serving as the local production manager on the set of a movie filming in Calexico, was showing off pictures of his grandson when he learned production hit a snag: a Colombian boy with a lead part in the film ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    SEELEY — Centinela State Prison on Tuesday became the site of a lively and festive gathering celebrating the facility’s 25th anniversary. The event was well attended by scores of staff members, their extended families, as well as supportive community members. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    EL CENTRO — An atmosphere combining elements of a family reunion, a carnival and a trade show prevailed over Bucklin Park Saturday morning for the Down Syndrome Association of Imperial Valley’s 15th annual Buddy Walk. That was pretty much what organizers had in mind when they held the first Buddy Walk locally back in 2003. DSAIV President Michael Castillo said event is meant to promote ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    EL CENTRO — A renowned endowment development specialist is scheduled to speak this Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to establish a local wellness foundation that would potentially oversee a $25 million endowment. Thursday’s workshop is hosted by the San Diego-based Alliance Healthcare Foundation, which provides financial assistance to eligible healthcare initiatives in San Diego and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    CALEXICO — A career retrospective of artist Martha Carr Fareed has been curated from the personal collection of her son and Brawley physician Dr. George Fareed and will be shown next week here.  Dr. Fareed, who was inspired to show his mother’s works after uncovering a trove of early sketches by his mother and encouragement from friends, will help host a reception in his mother’s honor from 4 ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Glamis is at the epicenter of the Imperial Sand Dune Recreation Area — known geographically as the Algodones Dunes (and acronymically as ISDRA) — the largest sand dune mass in California and most expansive recreational area of its kind in the entire country. As far as the U.S. Postal Service is concerned, it vanished into non-being sometime around 1940 with the closure of the local office, and ...read more
    Categories: General News Article