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    Results Found: 18
    Friday, July 01, 2016
    It is often referred to as the city on the border, yet it is also the place witnessing the busiest motor traffic from Mexicali. With that, Imperial Valley residents are increasingly feeling a burgeoning optimism about business prospects here. Since 1995 the Lava Lamp Awards have recognized innovative entrepreneurs striving to make this town a better place to live. Hildy Carrillo, executive ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 01, 2016
    The Imperial County Overall Economic Development Commission held a meeting on Thursday to discuss and take a vote on whether to proceed with two economic development proposals that are seeking grants from the U.S. Economic Development Agency. The two proposals on deck were the infrastructure improvements to Second Street in Calexico and another from Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, which is seeking ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    On Tuesday the Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the disbursement of more than $1.2 million collected throughout the Community Benefit Program in order to help cover the cost of some of the biggest needs throughout the county. The Community Benefit Program was established by the county in 2012, the goal of the program is to collect funds from solar farms built in the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, IID
    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    If students expect to be ready for college admissions, preparation needs to begin as they first enter school because the route to higher education can be a long and winding path. As part of the Meadows Union School’s Migrant Early School Readiness Summer Program, students hone early literacy skills and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) disciplines. But this year Meadows added a ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Following the conclusion of her sophomore basketball season, Imperial Valley College’s Nancy Clark earned first team all-conference honors. The selection allowed her to participate in a showcase near Livermore, where the Calexico High School graduate caught the eye of scouts at Cal State Maritime Academy. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Education
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    Denise Lopez and Melissa Macon sit across from each other recently in the Denny’s in El Centro with an air of familiarity that’s fitting to friends who communicate on a nearly daily basis. Upon further inspection, a passerby may notice the two wearing matching shirts. It is that detail which explains the development of their friendship and what propels the bond they share. Their ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    A nearly universal favorite, pizza is especially appreciated by the needy since it is not the typical offering at charity kitchens. But thanks to Little Caesars and the Salvation Army the lunch at the El Centro corps was more than pie-in-the sky on Saturday. Captain Vivianna Viquez remarked it was very important for the community that in a time of need they can count on help from Little Caesars. ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    In an effort to engage the community in the efforts to make the Salton Sea a more known issue throughout the state, nonprofit organization EcoMedia Compass will host the “Save Our Sea! Sacramento” event on July 2 to connect people form the most afflicted communities with leaders in Sacramento. The event will take place in Salton City where the people in attendance will be encouraged ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    Foster youths from the Imperial Valley had the opportunity to celebrate a milestone achievement in their lives on Friday at the graduation ceremony held by the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program and the Imperial County Department of Social Services. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Education, Community
    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: Human Interest, Community
    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
    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
    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: Political, 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