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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    THERMAL, Calif. — The Imperial County and Riverside County Boards of Supervisors came together this week to ceremoniously sign a memorandum of understanding that establishes their unified support of restoration and redevelopment efforts on the Salton Sea. “This MOU represents a good faith effort, of both counties, to work together toward stabilization and restoration of the Salton Sea area,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, General News Article
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    BRAWLEY — In the spirit of the holiday season, Imperial Irrigation District employees distributed hundreds of articles of warm winter children’s clothing along with a lot of good cheer Tuesday morning at the Campesinos Unidos Inc. headquarters here. Families that receive assistance through Campesinos, which helps low-income families, streamed through the organization’s front doors with their ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    CALEXICO — First Imperial Credit Union held the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new branch here on Tuesday. The new 4,000-square-foot facility at 1010 E. Cole Blvd. was greeted as a welcome addition to a community that seen an exodus of financial institutions in recent years.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Both current and alumni members of Jimmy Cannon’s Valley Jazz Band gathered Saturday night at the Jimmie Cannon Theater here to participate in the 30th annual Holiday Concert. The concert was divided into two segments. The 2018 Valley Jazz band, under the direction of Renee Baker, first performed tunes such as “Blues in Hoss Flat,” “Memories of You” and “The Christmas Song”.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    The young dancers glide across the floor, looking at their reflections in the mirror, listening to their daily routine music and feeling the breeze of the air, while they learn the different techniques of dancing. Students at Southwest join the Dance Theater class to practice and learn new routines every day so that they can have fun and express themselves. 
    Categories: Community
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    CALEXICO — Enrique Camarena Jr. High School hadn’t entered a float in the city’s 55th annual Christmas parade for at least eight years. While it’s marching band and cheer team are regular participants, Camarena’s ASB director Alison Jaime, teacher Diana Perez and the school’s staff, students and parents decided to restore some Firebird pride in the parade this year by creating a float.
    Categories: Community
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    CALEXICO — The Calexico Rotary Club was one of the sponsors of the annual Senior Posada at De Anza Hotel Dec. 6. Calexico Rotary member Luis Delgado organizes the event every year. It includes delicious food, great music, dancing and raffles. 
    Categories: Community
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The California Department of Education on Thursday launched the second iteration of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students and educators unprecedented access to valuable school and district data. The 2018 dashboard, which can be found at www.caschooldashboard.org, features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success in both English ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    IMPERIAL — The cold temperatures during this time of year often forces most economically disadvantaged college students to decide between what personal care items they need the most. “Sometimes if it’s the decision between a hot meal and a sweatshirt, they’re going to go with the hot meal,” Molina Healthcare’s Associate Vice President of Community Engagement Ruthy Argumedo said.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    RIVERSIDE — When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are stuck. While not immune to changing climate, plants respond to the rising mercury in different ways. Temperature affects the distribution of plants around the planet. It also affects the flowering time, crop yield, and even resistance to ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Heber on Tuesday joined the fraternity of Imperial Valley communities that kick off Christmas season with a public tree lighting ceremony. The tree lighting, Heber’s first, was held at Tito Huerta Park. 
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    CALEXICO — The city of Calexico is planning to spend more than $50 million on improvements for its outdated water and wastewater infrastructure as part of its five-year capital improvement plan. The monies will come from a combination of recently approved — and controversial — water and sewer rate changes, as well as the anticipated sale of up to $50 million in bonds.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Christmas carols, free hot chocolate and cookies, and an appearance from Santa Claus himself were all part of the festivities as city officials and dozens of local families turned out for city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday night at the North Plaza Park kiosk. Prior to Mayor Pro-tem Norma Kastner-Jauregui leading the countdown to the lighting of the kiosk and the tree, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    IMPERIAL — The Associated Student Government of Imperial Valley College partnered with Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Nov. 29 to provide the very first HIV awareness event and free HIV rapid testing for all students. The event took place inside the College Center, where guest speaker Dr. George Fareed provided students with information their risk of HIV in our community. 
    Categories: IVC / SDSU-IV, Community
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    EL CENTRO — A recent grant obtained by an El Centro-based dental care provider will allow it to continue to provide free services to those in the community who lack dental insurance or sufficient coverage. Starting in January, the two-year grant will provide the School-Aged Gap Elimination Initiative with several dental care product donations valued between $5,000 and $25,000. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Johnny’s Burritos restaurant here had rare Sunday hours for a very special group of kids and their families. The popular eatery played host to a Christmas party for 10 to 12 families from the Imperial Valley that had a young member with cancer or had lost a parent to cancer or, in one case, had a parent with a terminal prognosis. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    EL CENTRO — El Centro resident Mario Hernandez and his family now have the perfect photos for their Christmas card this year, and all it took was waiting in line for nearly three hours. The family arrived as early as possible to the city’s annual Tree Lighting and Street Fair on Friday to ensure their they were first in line to take photos with Santa Claus.   “There’s a lot of people here,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    SEELEY – Hundreds of people of all ages lined B Street at Naval Air Facility El Centro for its 21st annual Holiday Light Parade on Friday night. The annual event was the second such one that NAFEC Senior Enlisted Leader William Coston has attended since being stationed here. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    The sight of 1,000 chickens lined up outside in cages, the sound of chickens clucking and running around, and the smell of dust coming off the chickens are all part of the picking process. Southwest FFA students are getting ready for fair this year and are choosing the animals they will show. They are looking for specific characteristics that make their animals superior to others. 
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to start using a newly implemented online crime tip service that submits information to investigators in a timelier manner. The You and Blue website, accessible at youandblue.org, allows the public to provide ICSO information as well as documents, images and video for existing cases and incidents for further review. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Registrar of Voters late Friday released the official final results of the Nov. 6 general election. Registrar staff will now begin the process to certify the election. As mandated by the State of California, the Registrar of Voters has until Thursday to certify the election. 
    Categories: Community, Political
    Monday, December 03, 2018
    The holiday season undoubtedly brings much joy and happiness to millions of furry families each and every year. Although this is a time for giving and of peace and joy, nothing could ruin the holidays more than a sick pet. Although there are many things that we as people can enjoy during this time of the year, there are many things that are very unsafe for our pets. Everyone is familiar with ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Sunday, December 02, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Pioneers’ Museum’s annual Holiday Tour Around the World event continues to be one of most unique holiday events the Imperial Valley has to offer. Held Saturday night at the museum, the event showcased how different ethnic groups around the world celebrate Christmas or their respective holiday this time of year. 
    Categories: Papers/Research, Education, Community