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    Results Found: 11
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Registrar of Voters Monday posted the final results of the June 5 election, and in the end there were no real surprises relative to previous counts. The closest race this spring — that for Imperial Irrigation District Division 3 Director — was the only one that looked like it could go either way, but incumbent James Hanks held onto his lead throughout and edged ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article, Political
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Tradition has it that Father’s Day was started in honor of a Civil War veteran, William Jackson Smart, by his daughter, Sonora. She and her five siblings had lost their mother and were being raised by a single father who Sonora felt should be honored for taking on the task of two parents. It took many years for the idea of a national holiday to gain traction, but in 1972, finally, it ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    CALEXICO — Calexico native Ruben Arellano felt the satisfaction of completing his life-long dream after he recently competed on NBC’s popular television show American Ninja Warrior. Arellano, 23, debuted his athletic prowess on the show’s Los Angeles City Qualifiers episode, which aired nationwide on June 6.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Among the things Henry Liera’s mentors know about him is that he isn’t afraid of hard work. So when it was announced that he was chosen among 30,000 high school applicants for the prestigious Gates Scholarship and that he had gained admission into the notoriously selective Stanford University, few were surprised. It’s just who Henry is. “It is my pleasure to get to know and work ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, June 15, 2018
    BRAWLEY — This year’s recipient of the city’s highest honor for community service and volunteer work was presented the honor by a previous recipient who also happens to be his boss. Erasmo Gonzalez, director of safety training at Smith-Kandal Insurance, is the winner of the 2018 Branding Iron Award. Greg Smith, managing partner at Smith-Kandal and 2014 winner of the award, presented the honor ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    HOLTVILLE — With triple-digit heat and lack of water recreational activities here, the Holtville Fire Department provided local youth a chance to cool off during its annual Rain Over Main Street event on Friday. About 30 kids in swimwear took to the closed-off street of Holt Avenue and enjoyed the shower-like effect created when a fire hose is aimed skyward.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Sidewinder Skate Park has become a popular gathering place a popular gathering place for local youth. A new Christian ministry hopes to help keep it a safe and nurturing one. First Christian Church of El Centro kicked off its new Eternal  Ministries at the skate park Thursday night with a free meal and prize drawings for the skateboarders and stunt bikers in attendance. First ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Graduations for the bigger high schools and the local institutions of higher education have overshadowed commencement ceremonies for some of the non-traditional schools in the area. Lost among the graduations of Southwest, Central Union, Brawley, Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University-Imperial Valley and the rest were four lesser-known programs that also held exercises in recent ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The El Centro Elks Lodge has announced scholarship awards to 12 students from four public high schools in its district. The lodge awarded students from Calexico, Central Union, Holtville and Southwest high schools from one of two scholarship funds: 1. Most Valuable Student and 2. Steve Cole Memorial Awards.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Plans by the city of El Centro are currently underway to redevelop the partially vacant Valley Center Point Plaza after the property owner donated the large parcel to the city in late 2017. The donation of the property comes at a time when funding for major capital projects has become available through the city’s voter-approved Measure P, a half-cent sales tax projected to generate ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Economic
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Recent Imperial High School graduate Francisco Barbosa Jr. admitted he had no confidence at all when he applied to receive a scholarship from MANA de Imperial Valley earlier this year. “I figured since it’s a Latina program, and I’m a Latino, I should just apply,” Barbosa said. “You never know what’s going to happen. A lot of things can come unexpected, and I didn’t’ expect to get ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts