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    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    A new principal has been named for Southwest High School. During the latest Central Union High School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Bernardo Valenzuela as the new principal for Southwest. Valenzuela, who attended University of California, Berkeley, for his undergraduate studies, earned a master’s in education administration from ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Sometimes viewed with a skeptical eye but for those who get to know them, the homeless are an appreciative group who need a hand up and thanks to Spread the Love Charity the less-fortunate have a steady support system. A year ago Jessica Solorio and friend Erika Valenzuela spent two hours driving around El Centro offering their Caribbean jerk chicken to 25 world-weary yet grateful people. Based ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    After a year full of success on the field and on the court for Imperial Valley schools and athletes, the very best had a chance to be recognized at the fourth annual Imperial Valley Press Athlete of the Week Awards Banquet. Every student athlete featured in the Imperial Valley Press during the 2015-2016 school year was honored during the event. For more information on this article visit: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    Summertime, when the living is easy, as composer Ira Gershwin noted, is when the fish are jumping but also healthy children at the Camarena Memorial Library. Tuesday marked the kick-off of the exercise program at the library here, a collaboration between Jamie Chew, sports coordinator of the Parks and Recreation department and Lizeth Legaspi, reference librarian. Preschool fitness is a great way ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    During tonight’s council meeting, El Centro City Council will vote on adding two proposed tax hikes in the city to the November election ballot. Council is proposing adding Measure P to the November ballot, which would add a one-half cent tax hike to the current 8 percent sales tax in the city. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community, Political
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    The Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to approve agreements between the department of Social Services and the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program’s Project Ace and to expand services that McAlister Institute provides for the Behavioral Health Services. Project ACE has provided contracted services to youths in foster care ages 15 1/2 to 17 and former foster ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, June 17, 2016
    The 110th annual dinner meeting of the El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce extended beyond taking care of business, yet there was plenty of that, but an opportunity to take stock of Imperial County’s mercantile community and gauge how best to expand its reach. “We target all businesses who impact this Valley in any kind of way,” said Darletta Willis, chief executive officer of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Chamber
    Friday, June 17, 2016
    The California State Legislature passed a budget just ahead of a midnight deadline that included $71.9 billion for education per Proposition 98 mandate for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Education funds are $2.8 billion more than for the 2015-2016 year. Of the total, $63.5 billion is slated for kindergarten through 12th grade and $8.3 billion is for community colleges. The budget still has ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education
    Friday, June 17, 2016
    This week marked the beginning of the Summer Jumpstart program in order to help foster youths be better-prepared for college. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, June 16, 2016
    The candidates that received the most votes during the primary elections this month were also among those that spent the most during their campaigns according to finance documents submitted to the Imperial County Registrar’s Office. For the Imperial County Board of Supervisors District 2 race, businessman Luis Plancarte and El Centro councilwoman Cheryl Viegas-Walker are now heading into a ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, an affiliate of Scripps Health Network recently opened two new suites at its Wound Care Center and welcomed dignitaries, staff and the community to celebrate the grand opening. The Surgical Health Center, 2,000 square feet, and the Specialty Center, 2,155 square feet were dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Larry Lewis, PMHD chief executive ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    As part of the consent agenda the Imperial Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday voted to approve a $2.5 million loan as part of the Agricultural Benefit Program, which will be used to close the purchase of the former National Beef facility. Last year the board approved One World Beef’s application and in doing so allowed County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova Jr. to negotiate the terms ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Celia Romero has been a familiar face at the Calexico Police Department for the past 13 years, having first made her appearance as a 14-year-old Explorer, and then working as a public safety dispatcher for the past nine years. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    College commencement could be just the next step to the future yet it is the critical cog that propels the graduate into the pipeline of success. The class of 2016 was the 54th at Imperial Valley College and it awarded 1,314 degrees, a 16 percent increase from 2015 from this period last year. Last year’s final graduating class had 1,626 and this year’s final tally is expected to match ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, IVC
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    As the Desert Museum plans to complete Phase 3 of the permanent exhibit — geology, geothermal, volcanoes, earthquakes and other fun stuff — the most important thing we have done this year is evaluate our visitor interaction with the current exhibits that were installed a year ago. Between November 2015 and April 2016 visitors and museum members have provided feedback on what they find ...read more
    Categories: Community