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    Wednesday, February 10 2016
    President Barak Obama announced Tuesday that his proposed $4.1 trillion fiscal year 2017 budget includes more than $248 million for phase two of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry expansion project. The announcement signifies a victory of sorts for the Imperial Valley, as funding for phase two had remained uncertain, despite $98 million in funding for Phase I having already been secured in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, February 10 2016
    Presale tickets and family value packs are now on sale throughout the Valley for the 2016 California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, which kicks off Feb. 26 with a theme of Hay Bales and Cow Tales. Tickets are available at Sonic Burger in El Centro; Goyal’s Circle K, Brawley; the fair box office and all Rabobank locations in the Imperial Valley. This year, for the first time, Family Value ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, February 10 2016
    With 35 years’ experience working in the environmental justice community Diane Takvorian was the choice of California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-78th District, to serve on the California Air Resources Board. Takvorian was appointed on Feb. 4. “I am pleased I have found such an outstanding candidate to serve,” Atkins said in a press release. “Diane has developed a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Tuesday, February 09 2016
    If a wine is produced out of honey, it’s only fitting it be manufactured in the same county as the “honey capital of the world.” Pearson Brothers Winery is in the process of moving all of its operations from East San Diego County to Imperial as it looks to expand its wine production capacity. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline .
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 09 2016
    The state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday that 13 schools in the state have been newly designated as model middle grade schools and 20 previously chosen schools retain their designation. Of those 20, Frank M. Wright Middle School in Imperial has been re-designated for the third time as a “Schools to Watch — Taking Center State” high-performing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, February 09 2016
    The History Channel TV’s series “American Pickers” is coming to the state, possibly the Imperial Valley, with the intent of finding unique collections and people. In a press release from the History Channel, it stated show hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are waiting to hear from people throughout the state about one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that might be of interest to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, February 08 2016
    It is still a picturesque Norman Rockwell town here but it has a big heart and a growing renown reaching far beyond the county thanks to its yearly festivities every February. “Let carrots rock your world” was the theme of the 69th annual Carrot Festival Parade. The weather was as inspiring as the chock-a-block activities jamming the town center. For many of the young people ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, February 08 2016
    High School seniors whose families might not have the means to pay for senior portraits or a class ring will have an opportunity to get the photos or ring through a contest. The Spread the Love Charity is conducting the Senior Photoshoot and Class Ring Contest to make a difference for four high school seniors from low-income families. For more information on this article visit: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, February 08 2016
    The El Centro Regional Medical Center has partnered with Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego to improve the pediatric care in the Valley. RCHSD began managing pediatric services at the ECRMC El Centro and Calexico Outpatient clinics on Feb. 1. RCHSD will be responsible for providing two positions: a clinic manager, who will lead staff at both the El Centro and Calexico pediatric clinics ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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
    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