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    Monday, July 25, 2016
    Chances are you’ve answered the door to twinkling eyes and a bright smile awaiting your order for those infamous boxes of sweet goodness. Perhaps you’ve seen the girls in blue, brown or green in front of the local grocery store, peddling the confections that nearly sell themselves. It may be its most well-known signature, but it’s not just Girl Scout cookies that drive local ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    They are easily spotted in their crimson T-shirts waving colorful placards but most of all brandishing their iconic size 14 red boot, the volunteers of the Ronald McDonald House Charities who again are gearing up to selflessly provide aid and comfort for those afflicted with traumatic illness. On the horizon yet here before many know it, is the sixth annual Red Shoe Day arriving in Imperial ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    A cutting-edge radiology system recently adapted by the Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, affiliated with Scripps Health Network, has vastly improved diagnostic imaging and offers more patient security and efficiency. Pioneers has upgraded its Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT System with the VeloCT console. This new software for computed tomography (CT scan) makes it the most advanced imaging system ...read more
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    On Tuesday the Imperial Irrigation District’s Board of Directors voted to approve a $2.5 million grant from the local entity to help California Ethanol and Power LLC in the late stages of development to get a step closer to the financial close of the project. CE+P President and Chief Executive Officer David Rubenstein presented the request for $1.1 million during the information portion of ...read more
    Categories: IID, Community
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    For the third consecutive year, the Under-14 San Luis soccer team of El Centro PAL advanced to the medal rounds of the California State Games here last weekend. The Cal State Games is a statewide amateur sports festival, according to its website, with a mission promoting and nurturing the health, education and well-being of residents by managing a high-quality amateur sports event that encourages ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) delivered a step-by-step presentation of how state businesses can earn credits for those that meet standards of California Competes Tax Credit at Mariotts’ Fairfield Inn & Suites on Wednesday. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year there is $243.3 million available and in 2017-2018, $200 million. The next application period ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Political
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Dr. Martha Garcia, a longtime employee of Imperial Valley College, and Jeff Enz now hold new administrative positions at the college according to a press release from IVC. Garcia is the vice president for Student Services, replacing retiring Sergio Lopez, and Enz is the new chief technology officer. Both were approved by the Board of Trustees at its June 15 meeting, where it acted upon ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Since he was a young child, Ruben Najera grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was through the cartoon that he saw a skateboard for the first time and that eventually led to what has become his career. ​Najera said he was surprised when as a child he was told that the creator of Panda Khan was also a native of the Valley. While he was in a story with his mother, she pointed ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Imperial County agricultural operations are invited to a workshop that explains how to apply for substantial grants to implement irrigation systems next week. The California Department of Food and Agriculture notifies all agricultural businesses the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program is accepting applications to install irrigation systems able to reduce greenhouse gases and reduce ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 18, 2016
    As some of you may already know, the month of June launched our Catapalooza Adoption Special. Because we have so many cats and kittens coming in around this time each year, we decided to dedicate an entire month of adoption specials for cats and kittens in hopes of finding homes for every adoptable kitty cat companion. Although the adoption special was able to facilitate more feline adoptions ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 18, 2016
    Too often overlooked but one of the first steps in the healing process for cancer patients is making certain they can get to medical appointments. So the Imperial Valley office of the American Cancer Society is soliciting available drivers to shuttle patients to and from doctor visits. The Road To Recovery program seeks volunteers to chauffeur patients. An estimated 173,200 Californians will be ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Friday, July 15, 2016
    The moment of diagnosis often survives the life of a patient whose doctor tells them they have cancer. And no one knows this better than Diana Peacher, chief executive officer of Cancer Resource Center of the Desert. CDCR celebrated 10 years as the go-to resource for cancer patients at its El Centro facility on Thursday. Well-wishers crowded their tight labyrinth of offices. Peacher survived her ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 15, 2016
    Recognizing a genuine need the Imperial County Board of Supervisors shepherded through support for the Mobile Office to handle clients of the Imperial County Department of Social Services in outlying areas of the county. Since April the Mobile Office has made regularly scheduled visits to administer Medi-Cal, Cal Fresh (food stamps) and temporary cash assistance to needy families. The office on ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 15, 2016
    A veteran Public Works Department employee was appointed as deputy director of the department at the Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting here Tuesday. Lucio Martinez, who has worked at the department for more than 20 years, was promoted to deputy director by William Brunet, public works director, at the board’s final “road show” visitation to rural locales of the past ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political