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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    HOLTVILLE — The United States had existed more than a century before women gained the right to vote. The franchise was first extended to white women in 1920 under the 19th amendment, while it took passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act for it to apply to women of color. Maribel Padilla, founder of Calexico-based non-profit Brown Bag Coalition, proudly declared these facts Friday night during an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article, Political
    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    SEELEY — While honoring those whose lives were lost 19 years ago, NAFEC Commanding Officer Capt. William Perkins on Friday said the passage of time since 9/11 has further served to demonstrate America’s readiness and resolve in the face of danger. Those two attributes are evident in the Navy facility’s personnel who prepare for deployment, and equally within the spouses they leave behind, as ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    IMPERIAL — The grandstands of the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds were quiet Friday. What made that unusual is that on recent Sept. 11s they have been host to an annual stair climb honoring first responders who were lost in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. However, with the threat of the novel coronavirus playing out its own act of terrorism of sorts, this year’s Imperial Valley ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    LONG BEACH — Coursework at all 23 California State University system campuses, including San Diego State University-Imperial Valley, will continue to be delivered primarily online when the spring semester begins in January, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Thursday. “After extensive consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders, and careful consideration of a multitude of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    LOS ANGELES — Customers of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) can save extra money back for switching to energy efficient appliances. SoCalGas announced Thursday that it is increasing rebates by 50 percent on all eligible energy efficient appliances through Dec. 31. The rebates are funded through energy efficiency incentive programs created by the California Public Utilities Commission. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    BRAWLEY — There will a Cattle Call Rodeo this fall, but the setting will be much quieter than in its 63 previous editions. The Cattle Call Rodeo Committee announced Thursday that this year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15, will take place without spectators. A press release said the committee is working on plans to livestream the event. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    ALTON CITY — A chance visit to the Salton Sea in 2014 for Los Angeles-based screenwriter and filmmaker Greg Bassenian has resulted in a documentary set to be released later this month. The film, “Miracle in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Salton Sea,” examines the ecological and public health threats posed by the lake’s receding shoreline, and features a few faces that local residents are ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    SACRAMENTO — The California Air Resources Board announced Thursday settlements involving eight companies and totaling more than $130,000 for violations of the Truck and Bus Regulation in the Imperial Valley. The Truck and Bus Regulation protects public health by reducing emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other pollutants from diesel-fueled vehicles. 
    Categories: Economic, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    CALIPATRIA — Calipatria Unified School District and the Calipatria-Niland Family Resource Center helped celebrate the new school year by offering help to students and their families in the form of free food and clothing. For some students, it was also, quite literally, a chance to come “back” to school for the first time in a while.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    CALIPATRIA — The recent refinancing of $6.45 million in general obligation bond debt is expected to save Calipatria Unified School District property owners $920,000 in tax payments over the course of the remaining life of the bonds. The transaction closed Sept. 3 and locked in an interest rate on the refinanced debt that is about half of what it was previously, according to Superintendent Doug ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    IMPERIAL — As a lifelong student athlete and current athletics coach at Imperial Valley College, Hector Vildosola knows the importance of having a mascot that athletes and students can rally behind and identify with. But the reality for the women’s softball head coach is that any reference to IVC’s Arabs mascot is largely void from its team jerseys and gear, as well as home game play-by-play ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    SAN DIEGO — Approximately 117,000 families in the 40th Senate District, which encompasses portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County, are eligible for a discounted internet service program, but are not enrolled. State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-Chula Vista, shared this statistic during a virtual town hall discussion he held Wednesday morning.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    IMPERIAL VALLEY — About 56 current and potential green-thumbed Valleyites joined in on a free Zoom webinar held by Imperial County’s University of California Cooperative Extension Wednesday, September 9, for the first of six webinars on small yield gardening. The Building Our Local Foodshed: Gardening Webinar Series held by the UCCE-Imperial takes place every other week from September 9 until ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    EL CENTRO — An informal survey of local public school districts suggests that overall enrollment is at levels comparable to last school year, with those experiencing slightly lower numbers indicating that the drops may not necessarily be due to COVID-19. Of the six local school districts that responded to an inquiry about their respective enrollment amid the pandemic, half reported comparably ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Categories: Community, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Press Release