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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee held a kickoff meeting Monday at the County Administration Building to begin a census awareness campaign for Imperial County. Although households will not begin to experience census activity until the end of 2019, the goal of the committee is to educate the public early to better understand the decennial census process, the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Family, colleagues and loved ones are mourning the passing of Richard Fragale, longtime Imperial Valley school superintendent and civic leader, who peacefully passed away Wednesday night. Fragale, 81, who had been battling with health issues up until his death, passed at about 9 p.m. in his Yuma home while surrounded by his family, stepdaughter Elsa Benedict confirmed.
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center will be taking new steps combatting a opioid drug crisis that claims an estimated 116 lives nationwide every day. The hospital announced Wednesday that it has been selected among 31 health facilities across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for health care providers facilitated by the Public ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Third grade students at McCabe Elementary School will walk into their classes today and be greeted by a slew of Valentine cards. However, those cards won’t just be from classmates, but from every corner of the world, as all five of McCabe’s third grade teachers held an international Valentine’s Day card collection drive.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Several business owners who were displaced Monday by a downtown El Centro building fire are doing their best to adapt to their current precarious situations. Carolyn Vigil, owner of The Chopping Block hair salon, said she and her and four co-workers have been prevented from entering the building that houses her business on account of the safety risk posed by the adjacent ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    IMPERIAL — Just like every high school prom in existence, attendees at the Night to Shine event — a prom night for individuals 14 years and older with special needs — all had their eyes on set on thing: Who would be prom king and queen? When it came time for the event’s royalty to be announced, each and every one of the approximately 120 attendees smiled in awe as they all received a crown or ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    EL CENTRO — More than 50 local agencies partnered with El Centro Regional Medical Center on Saturday to participate in the Ninth Annual Baby and Children’s Expo at Imperial Valley Mall. Exhibitors representing everything from health care, nutrition, lactation, CPR and asthma education were on hand. The event also offered free health screenings for diabetes, asthma, and vision, and well as ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    HOLTVILLE — The midway was hopping Saturday afternoon during the 2019 Carrot Festival and Street Fair. The day’s activities started off with a street fair that lasted until late afternoon. Public attention was diverted at 10 a.m. for a time for the annual Carrot Festival Parade.   The Carrot Festival closes out today with continued carnival rides, a zip-line and inflatable obstacle course, and ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Festivities for the 2019 Carrot Festival and Street Fair came to a close Sunday with the event’s first-ever Wing and Carrot Cook-Off. Four teams competed for the chance to win prizes of $750, $500 and $250 for the best wings or $250 for a side dish that included carrots as an ingredient. Eric Cox, participating as Biggen BBQ, took first place, followed by Verde 4-H in second and Justin ...read more
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    Saturday, February 09, 2019
    BRAWLEY — As new businesses continue to appear throughout the city, Brawley Mayor Donald L. Wharton used his State of the City Address to highlight local business developments and construction improvements. “Our community wants something better,” Mayor Wharton said of the vision many locals have of the city
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    IMPERIAL — A group of quiz kids from Brawley Union High School will be representing Imperial Valley at this year’s state Academic Decathlon. The team from Brawley earned that honor competing against squads from Southwest, Central Union and Imperial high schools Wednesday at Imperial Valley College in the Imperial County Office Education’s county-level event.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    CALEXICO — California State Librarian Greg Lucas is one of several high-profile dignitaries scheduled to speak at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Calexico Carnegie Library on Feb. 19. The event will also honor the Calexico Woman’s Improvement Club, for its past efforts in helping establish the Carnegie Library shortly after the founding of the city in 1908.
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Since its inception in the summer of 2016, the locally based charity Cody’s Closet has held more than 50 clothing drives throughout the county for local residents in need of a little extra help. On Wednesday afternoon, the charity once again held a drive at Grace Lutheran Church. For just a $2 donation at the door, guests were able to fill up and take home as many plastic bags as ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest