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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Mathis Scott Wren, a 29-year-old Imperial Valley local, had recently been interviewed by Eiko Ikegami, a professor at New School for Social Research, in regard to a virtual world known as “Second Life” where individuals can meet as if they’re in reality and converse with one another. “Second Life” has had an impact on the autistic community throughout all aspects. ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    An Imperial Valley native will once again step into the octagon. Although for Ricky Calatayud, it will be the most important step he’s ever taken, as it will be putting him closer than he’s ever been to becoming a part of the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Southwest High announced a change in date for physicals for the upcoming school year. The new date for physicals is July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Adrian Navarro is doing all he can to prepare for his final year of high school football. The Vincent Memorial Catholic High School senior said he is hoping to catch the attention of college recruiters and help the Scots return to the CIF-San Diego Section Div. V championship game. “I go to the gym every day and I also go running and do drills on my own,” said the 18-year-old. While ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    IMPERIAL — Julius Olivas has come a long way since his younger days writing screenplays for “Star Wars” adaptations that he and his brother would perform as plays. More recently, the 18-year-old Imperial resident had worked as a production assistant on a couple of major motion pictures filmed in the Valley, an assignment he was hand-picked for after industry representatives were ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    On Thursday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s AB 1453, Transportation to Literacy, unanimously cleared the Senate floor and is now set to undergo concurrence in Assembly then head onto the Governor’s desk. The measure would authorize the governing board of a school district to use and operate buses for the purpose of transporting adult volunteers to and from educational activities at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Friday, July 21, 2017
    The Imperial Community College District Board of Trustees have elected to move forward to appoint a successor for former Area 5 Trustee Juanita Salas who left the board after getting elected as Division 1 Director for the Imperial Irrigation District in June. During Wednesday’s meeting, two different resolutions were brought forward to the board, one calling for an appointment and the other ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Political, Community, General News Article, IVC
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    CALEXICO — The Calexico City Council on Wednesday voted to authorize the city manager to approve the hiring of a school resource officer (SRO) as well as to continue to negotiate with the Calexico Unified School District to possibly hire additional SROs. The council voted 4-0 to approve a two-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the CUSD, which would provide funding for the one SRO.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    The state of California has an equitable proposition for savvy business people who do not want to leave money on the table. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) arrived at the Fairfield Inn & Suites for a tax credit seminar for approximately 70 Imperial County business people Wednesday. It was a diverse group of professionals who looked to capitalize on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    With the intent to offer access to renewable energy to all of its ratepayers, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to approve the agency’s first-ever Community Solar Project. The power for such program will use half of the 60-megawatt utility scale solar project developed by Regenerate Power.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, IID
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    On Tuesday the County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the city of Calexico and the Imperial Irrigation District which commits all three agencies financially once the New River Improvement Project is completed. The county is the first of the three agencies to take a vote on the MOU, the city of Calexico and the IID will discuss the MOU during future board ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Pittsburgh Steelers fans can be found all around the world. Although fans who were lucky enough to be at Petsmart on Imperial Avenue on Saturday were able to meet and greet a Steelers player in person during the Humane Society of Imperial County adoption event.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Up to 35 seats could be up for grabs this fall for the Nov. 7 elections for multiple school and special districts as well as the Brawley city council. Monday was the opening of the candidate fling period for the Nov. 7 general election. Candidates have until Aug. 11 to file their candidacy.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    There are perhaps few more satisfying moments for any high school student then when they emerge victorious to share a platform with peers in a national elimination competition. Three Southwest High School students who successfully qualified at the Cal-Health Occupations Students of America 2017 competition in March advanced to the 40th annual HOSA International Leadership conference. The ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    After a man had his only means of transportation stolen last month, a group of people from the community decided to come together and pay it forward. Mark Allen Gary had his bike stolen at Subway on Dogwood Road in El Centro. It had been the second time this happened to Gary and when Imperial resident Francisco Campos got word of the incident, he decided to take action. The Imperial resident ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    Growing up at the fringe of the many manes in the salon where her mother styled hair, Mychelle Boerner took a shine to the care of hair. Therefore, customer service became second nature for her. And for those savvy enough to find their way to Styles & Smiles, where she now manages the family salon, the first thing customers notice is Boerner’s enduring smile. It can illuminate the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    Southwest High School will hold physicals for the upcoming school year on July 27 beginning at 6 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Cost is set at $15 per student. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the physical.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Despite diligent effort that has reaped well-deserved rewards, a 10-year veteran sailor here lavished praise on her commanders for helping her attain the demeanor that recently earned her accolades. “Remember nobody makes it alone so I thank all the leaders who helped me in making it to the top,” said Susana Saenz, petty officer first class with the US Navy at the Naval Air Facility ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    EL CENTRO — The closure on Highway 98 from VV Williams Avenue to Cesar Chavez Boulevard in Calexico will be extended through the Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Highway 98 intersection beginning 5 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Caltrans press release. The closure is needed to accommodate widening the intersection, installing traffic signals and providing railroad improvements as part of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    The El Centro Fire Department teamed up with the Imperial Irrigation District’s underwater dive team on Wednesday for water rescue training that both agencies acknowledged as an essential lifesaving tool benefitting both the citizenry and first responders. Although canal-related water rescues are not a frequent occurrence in the city, having Fire Department personnel properly trained to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    On Wednesday morning, an emotional Henry Neidiffer stood and watched the demolition of Central Union High School’s old business building — a building he had passed through Monday morning. Although it wasn’t his time spent in the classroom building earlier in the week that tugged on the nostalgia heart-strings of Neidiffer, a warehouse receiving and maintenance worker for the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Given a level playing field, the sky is the limit for students with disabilities and three Imperial Valley residents with ties to education sowed academic opportunities for those with learning challenges. They received recognition for service to students with disabilities as the eighth annual SELPA awards honored them for exceptional service.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    CALEXICO — Just east of the city at the state’s Department of Transportation Midway Maintenance Station, road crews and executive staff celebrated whirlwind completion of segments one and two for re-pavement of asphalt that saved substantial expense in the Interstate 8 Update project in Imperial County. Each segment, covering 9.5 miles and each with an estimated total cost of about ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    BRAWLEY — Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, an affiliate of the Scripps Health Network, announced Kristi Gillespie is the new chief nursing officer at PMHD recently. The CNO is the top nursing leadership role at Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District. Gillespie, a resident of Holtville, is responsible for all nursing functions, from inpatient services to outpatient surgery, emergency, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    CALEXICO – A citywide enforcement detail is currently underway here, specifically targeting youth who are up to some good. Operation Chill is now in its 10th year with the Calexico Police Department and rewards local youth with a voucher for a free 12-ounce 7-Eleven Slurpee whenever they are spotted by authorities engaging in positive activities
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    HEBER — The wisdom of school administrators who saved the best for last helped boost attendance for summer session here. For the first time summer school culminated in a school art gallery noted Erika Morquecho, principal of summer sessions for Heber and Dogwood elementary schools. The 160 students were the largest attendance for years. The theme of the art gallery was “go ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    This weekend, a pair of teams from the Dynamo El Centro Soccer Club competed in two separate tournaments, with each squad bringing home first-place trophies. The Girls’ 2001 Orange team competed in the San Diego Charity Cup, while the Girls’ 2000 team played in the Rebels Cup. The 2001 team opened the Charity Cup with a 5-0 win over Matrix on Saturday morning. All five goals came off ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest