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    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    The state Assembly voted on Monday to pass Assembly Bill 1066, landmark legislation which could allow farmworkers to get paid overtime after eight hours of daily labor and more than 40 hours of work per week with a 44-32 vote. The bill is now headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. The bill is a similar version of Assembly Bill 2757, which was defeated in June. For More ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    After a long summer San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus student were welcomed back to classes on Monday to get an introduction of what to expect for the upcoming semester. Through SDSU’s system more than 11,000 new students were expected to begin classes this week. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, August 29, 2016
    Being left-handed, short and a Hispanic woman, Lupita Alonso Redondo truly believed that she was not meant for a life as a pastor. Like many before her, she discovered the life of a pastor is not always chosen by him — or her — self. “I didn’t really want to do it and I said to God for many years no, until he finally closed all the doors and I couldn’t say anything ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 29, 2016
    In an effort to recognize and keep the memory alive of all 343 firefighters and other first responders, the third annual Imperial Valley 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is set to take place on Sept. 10 at the Imperial Valley Expo grandstands. The idea of having the event came from a firefighter from the El Centro Fire Department who reached out to Tiffine Macias, business assistant for the Fair Board, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community
    Monday, August 29, 2016
    More than 40 candidates throughout the Valley have filed to run for 18 different positions during the upcoming November elections. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, Political
    Monday, August 29, 2016
    A great way to welcome back children to Brawley Elementary School District classes starting Monday, the fourth annual Splash Party at the Lions Center’s final open swim was the pause that refreshes Saturday. Organized by the Brawley Public Safety Employee Safety Association, representing sworn and non-sworn personnel, it was a chance to give back to the community, said agent Richard Davey, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, August 26, 2016
    It was a touch of Christmas in August as Desert Garden Elementary School students scrambled to find just the right read among stacks of free books given away Thursday. The Kiwanis Club of Early Risers in cooperation with The Salvation Army donated 1,000 books so every student at Desert Garden could select two free books to take home. For More Information on this article visit ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Community members from across the Imperial Valley expressed their concerns and offered valuable input to the Air Resources Board and Department of Toxic Substances Control on Wednesday regarding the best approach to the development and improvements of the agencies policies under Assembly Bill 1071. AB 1071 directs all boards, departments and offices within the California Environmental Protection ...read more
    Categories: Political, Community
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The start of the high school football season is just one day away with a number of local teams opening their season at home on Friday night. Set to compete in their home stadiums to open the 2016 season are Imperial, Calipatria and Southwest high schools. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Education, Community, Fun Facts
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The El Centro Chamber Foundation wants to salute the “she-roes” who radiate the highest values of personal and professional conduct in order to help those who surround them but also aim to raise the standard for the quality of life in Imperial Valley. The inaugural Imperial Valley Girls Rock! is evaluating nominees among residents to recognize and reward the best girls and women who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    In an effort to improve the election day experience for the local voters, the Imperial County Registrar of Voters office is conducting an electronic survey to collect feedback from Imperial County residents about their recent voting experience during the June 7 Primary Election. The survey can be accessed online at the County of Imperial’s website. The survey is anonymous. Identifying ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    On Tuesday the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved three different water related proposals. The board voted 4-0 to approve a Take-or-Pay Relief Period to end on Sept. 20. Board president Norma Sierra-Galindo was not present at the meeting. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: IID, Community
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    While a majority of schools began the fall semester on Monday, the students, faculty and staff at Central Union and Southwest high schools were already one week into the new school year, giving them time to organize and prep their respective fall community pep rallies. Both El Centro schools hold the community rallies at the start of each year and on Monday, Central hosted families, parents and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    On Monday, the El Centro Elementary School District welcomed back students for the start of a new academic year. The twelve schools of ECESD began classes Monday but all schools also had a short day that ended at noon to allow students to ease into their academic year.
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, August 22, 2016
    Despite its title “War Dogs” is not really about war but a wry comment on the spoils of war as the Warner Brothers production of its new dramedy is at times is so surreal it may make a case for life imitating art. War Dogs based on an article from “Rolling Stone” by journalist Guy Lawson published in 2011 and turned into his book, “Arms and the Dudes” four ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, August 22, 2016
    In an effort to make new and expectant mothers feel more secure about potential choking incidents of toddlers Pioneers Memorial Healthcare district, an affiliate of Scripps Health Network, plans to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes. CPR classes are free and begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Classes are held in the PMHD training room inside the Cancer Institute building behind the hospital, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 22, 2016
    Valley residents have an opportunity to voice opinions about air quality that can benefit local communities. The California Air Resources Board solicits citizen input to update the Supplemental Environmental Project policy in a meeting here at the Comite Civico del Valle at 235 Main St.. Proceedings are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. CARB welcomes individuals, businesses and civic organizations ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, August 19, 2016
    As part of the Imperial Valley College’s vision to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce its energy costs, IVC faculty along with its partners broke ground on the IVC’s microgrid project that will use solar power to cover most of the college’s energy needs. The 15-acre solar farm will be built at the north end of the campus and will generate three megawatts of solar energy. For ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, August 19, 2016
    Concerned with the lack of progress of some of the projects restoration projects at the Salton Sea, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer visited the Sony Bono National Wildlife Refuge to meet with an array of agencies from the local, state and federal levels to get the latest updates of how the projects are moving along. Boxer said during a press conference at the refuge that although she understood the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Friday, August 19, 2016
    First Step to Success has been seeing success in Imperial County, across the nation, and in other parts of the world. Developed through the University of Oregon in Eugene, First Step to Success is entering its third year in local kindergarten classrooms, thanks to Imperial County Behavioral Health Services and several school districts. Its goal is to identify and retrain children already adept at ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    In the global economy new hires require not only a meticulous preparation they receive in today’s exacting Valley high schools but soft skills that fall outside the scope of the core curriculum. This is why Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program through its Career Technical Education Department that fields a diversity of classes provides a Career Readiness Course. It fosters ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    The University of California Cooperative Extension office near Holtville has a new, interim county director. Oli Bachie was named to replace Khaled Bali until a permanent replacement can be found. Bali left after 24 years, to take a statewide position as an irrigation and water management specialist at the Kearney Agricultural and Research Extension Center in Central California. Bachie, who is an ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    During his 15-year law enforcement career, Brawley Police Sgt. Michael Sandoval has had the good fortune of working alongside individuals who have provided essential guidance and mentorship. Now, Sandoval has the ability to return the favor, since having been promoted to the rank of sergeant on Tuesday. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    At 43, John F. Kennedy, the youngest person elected president, noted in his inaugural address, it is time to pass the torch to a new generation and likewise a group of untried politicians here, with a boldness and concept that belies their youth, proffered their candidacy at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday. Four candidates, two for City Council (total of 12 running for three open seats), Manuel ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    A Valley resident threw her Stetson into the rodeo ring, providing an applicant for the 2016 Cattle Call queen contest. Annie Locher from Imperial will be the lone contestant for the 60th anniversary Cattle Call queen competition. Locher said her desire to give back to the community motivated her to enter the competition. For More Information on this article visit http://www.ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community
    Monday, August 01, 2016
    There was good music, free hot dogs and cake, with Hawaiian shaved ice along with a limbo contest; what more could a loyal Tigers fan do but celebrate the city of Imperial’s 112th birthday poolside on Friday? “For the limbo and hoola hoop contestants we have some cool prizes donated to us,” said Raquel Renteria, Imperial recreation specialists. “Gift certificates from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts