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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    EL CENTRO – The American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education A.B.A.T.E Motorcycle Organization conducted its 20th annual Turkey Run at the Walmart parking lot in El Centro, November 17. “We are shooting for 362 turkeys which we are donating to charities throughout the Imperial Valley,” said Ed Aranda ABATE local 38 president. “We do El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Imperial and some low-income ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    IMPERIAL– In alliance with the Imperial Valley Rifle Pistol Association(IVRPA), the Early Risers Kiwanis group welcomed shooters to the IVRPA shoot range off Wheeler Road November 19, to compete in their sixth annual Turkey Shoot to support the Kiwanis efforts  aiding the community. The Early Risers Kiwanis is a local committee who raises funds to provide local children with resources for youth ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    EL Centro — The Imperial Valley Food Bank kicked off its “1st Annual Art Run Against Hunger” Saturday at Cattle Call Park in Brawley. Tannia Dueñas, community outreach coordinator with the Imperial Valley Food Bank, said “We wanted to get people together from the community to run the 5K to give back to the community and to alleviate hunger.” About 100 individuals participated at today’s event, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    EL CENTRO– In the Imperial Valley, one group consistently provides good entertainment  namely “WasUp Wu Comedy,” and on November 18 the group hosted a stand-up comedy night at La Fonda Bar and Grill, that included a riot of laughter. The WasUp WU Comedy groups’ name is slang for “what’s up with you”, and is devoted to bringing new comedic talent to the growing industry of stand-up comedy in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Southwest Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts will be auditioning for roles in its new musical, “Willy Wonka,” at Southwest High School here. The auditions are open to all current SAVAPA members, and each performer wants a different role for a different reason. Jessica Brooks, SAVAPA dance instructor, said the musical needs students who have musical skills and can best fit ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    About 90 percent of the animals that come into the Humane Society of Imperial County are found as strays. They are found wandering the streets and were never claimed by their owners. Of the 300+ cats and dogs that come in to our care from Animal Control each month, it is safe to say that most of them probably don’t even know what the inside of a house looks like. Many of these animals come to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    With his education and experience, El Centro native Marc Manix could open a medical practice anywhere in the country. But for Manix, home is where the heart is, so when an opportunity arose to return to the Imperial Valley, he didn’t hesitate.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    EL CENTRO – To commemorate the amount progress of the growing neighborhood of South Renaissance Homes of Lotus Ranch, housing developers Gary McPhetrige and Celia Alvarado welcomed members of the community, the El Centro Chamber of Commerce , and city officials Saturday for food, fun, and a celebration of future development plans. The celebration took place on the corner of Ross Road and Austin ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    EL CENTRO – Thursday night marked the grand opening for a new State Farm location and K & J Home Decor. The two new businesses partnered with the Puretone Music Shop and the Deli Hause located on Danenberg Drive to host a block party to celebrate the grand opening and bring awareness to their businesses and location. Previously, a large furniture store occupied part of the building along with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    SAN DIEGO – The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties today announced in a press release Sean Mahoney has been named the organization’s regional chief executive officer, effective December 18, 2017. “Sean’s skills and experience align with many of the Red Cross services including the emphasis on supporting our military and effective disaster response, as well as fundraising to be ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    WESTMORLAND — USA Amateur Boxing’s sanctioned Silver Gloves San Diego-Imperial Valley California Border District qualifying bouts will highlight the 13th annual Honey Festival here Saturday. The Honey Festival is organized by the Westmorland Chamber of Commerce and begins at 11 a.m., and while amateur boxing exhibitions have always been a part of the festivities, this is the first national ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Victor M. Jaime, superintendent/president of Imperial Valley College since 2012, has announced his intent to retire at the close of this current academic year according to a press release from IVC. Jaime submitted his retirement letter to the board Thursday, and the trustees are expected to take action on it at their Dec. 13 meeting.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, IVC
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    In an effort to protect school young students from exposure to pesticides, the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation approved a new rule to further regulate agricultural pesticide use near schools and child day-care facilities. The new state directive, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, has two functions: It prohibits pesticide applications in fields located within a quarter mile of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    CALEXICO — The Calexico Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint assistant superintendent of human resources Carlos Gonzalez as interim superintendent during a special meeting on Wednesday. The CUSD board is expected to take about four months to be able to fill the superintendent’s position on a permanent basis, and in the meantime is expected to soon decide the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    IMPERIAL VALLEY – A section of the Managed Marsh Complex, located south of Niland, will be temporarily closed over the next few weeks so an assessment can be conducted to gauge the success of the habitat, according to a news release. While Phase I will remain open, the section consisting of Phase II, which is located between the south side of McDonald Road and Schrimpf Road, will be closed ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    EL CENTRO — As the Imperial County continues to discuss how to improve and expedite the disbursement of funds under the Public Benefit Program, the Board of Supervisors voted Monday to extend a moratorium on the program. The board’s vote took place during a special meeting with the moratorium as the lone action item on the agenda.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    IMPERIAL – In a tradition that has spanned many years, the Star Route 4-H Club installed a new set of officers for the 2017-2018 year at the Farm Credit Services in Imperial, October 10. Karissa Colace will be serving her first term as president of the club, and is joined by many other new officers. The club officers have decided to focus this year on leadership development and parental ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    IMPERIAL – An Imperial County Veterans Memorial ceremony was conducted Nov. 10 at the Imperial County Airport with residents and veterans invited to participate in a Dedication Ceremony explaining the historical background, purpose and significance of the concrete tribute. The idea behind the memorial was inspired by Joaquin Villegas as his Eagle Scout project which he initiated in 2011, but ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    Believe it or not, during times where there are three-day weekends or even the weekends before the holidays, we have a large number of people calling into the Humane Society of Imperial County wanting to surrender their pets into the shelter. The reasoning for these pet owners needing to surrender their pets during these specific times is that they are going out of town and cannot take their ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Patriotic and military-themed songs, Broadway hits and Disney sing-alongs are all part of Imperial Valley College’s upcoming Veterans Celebration Concert on Tuesday at the campus. The free concert will be a joint effort featuring concert band, choir and voice students from the campus’ music department, while their patriotic song selection will pay homage to the Valley’s military ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — An inaugural Veterans Day Awareness Walk and Luncheon gave thanks to military personnel past and present for their sacrifice to the country as they convened in Bucklin Park on Saturday. Organized by the El Centro Patriotic Planning Committee, it was a welcome home for regional servicemen and women. Jason Jackson, city councilman and committee member, remarked it was a day to pay ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office will receive a $2.3 million resource package from the federal government through the Stonegarden program. On Tuesday, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors authorized the receipt of funds from the program administered by Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — As the holiday season approaches three Imperil Valley organizations teamed up to help the food insecure by offering free transit for a donation of a food item with a campaign that began Monday. Stuff-A-Bus is a program aimed to share the Thanksgiving spirit initiated by Imperial County Transportation Commission in association with Imperial Valley Food Bank and Imperial Valley ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Proclaiming concern, Southwest High School students confronted teenage suicide by breaking from class to participate in an awareness and prevention walk around the school track, Wednesday. SHS’s Associated Student Body had wide latitude to select a campaign for their annual Social Awareness Week noted Chris Spanos, ASB director. “We wanted to work with students who are shy and have ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    EL CENTRO — Councilmember Cheryl Viegas-Walker was elected mayor by a unanimous vote during a special meeting here Thursday. Smiling jubilantly, Viegas-Walker thanked outgoing Mayor Alex Cardenas for outstanding leadership and noted the council was grateful for his vision, graciousness, humor and for putting El Centro on an exciting path forward. “I cherish all of you in the audience, all our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, General News Article
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    BORREGO SPRINGS — In its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Imperial Valley College Foundation was able to raise approximately $50,000 with its annual charity golf tournament held at Rams Hill Golf Course here Thursday. All monies raised benefited directly towards the needs of IVC students, either in scholarships or special projects, explained IVC Foundation’s Executive Director Rod Smart.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, November 13, 2017
    Last week, geothermal developer Controlled Thermal Resources was bestowed with the Project of the Year award for sustainability during the 9th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in San Francisco. The Australian firm is currently in the early stages of developing Hell’s Kitchen, a 280-megawatt geothermal plant in the southeast corner of the Salton Sea.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    BRAWLEY – The Women’s Auxiliary of Pioneers Memorial Hospital will hold its annual Country Kitchen event in the Pioneers Memorial Hospital Auditorium, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26. This highly anticipated annual event is open to the public and includes exquisite food items ranging from sweet to savory, prepared by Auxiliary members. All proceeds will benefit Pioneers Memorial ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article