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    Friday, October 11, 2019
    The season may be ripe for pumpkin patches, corn mazes and harvest-themed activities on the farm, but farms engaged in agritourism are opening their doors in other ways to attract visitors and bring more income to their business. Agritourism operators are increasingly offering lodging, farm-to-table dinners and events, and workshops to diversify what they already do and increase patronage, said ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, October 11, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The recently appointed president of the Hospital Quality Institute and an advisor with the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization were in town Tuesday to meet with staff at El Centro Regional Medical Center and to discuss working together to continue improving the hospital’s services. Sacramento-based HQI provides coordination and support for improvement and harmonizes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    CALEXICO — While the large, international border fence between Calexico and Mexicali is capable of stopping plenty, it has yet to stop the two sister cities’ shared desire to beat breast cancer. The annual Lazo Rosa Binational Walk event on Wednesday showed just that, as the two communities rallied to show their support for the fight against the disease and for patients currently diagnosed with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center on Tuesday kicked off a series of events celebrating its fourth annual Pride Week. Activities continue today with presentations at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley commemorating the Stonewall Riots in New York and the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The loud noises, sudden scares and large crowds at popular Halloween events in the Valley this month will likely deter many adults or children with autism from attending. With this in mind, Autism Support of Imperial County held a pumpkin carving event on Tuesday, so that those on the spectrum could indulge in a Halloween-themed event in a controlled environment
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Saturday, October 05, 2019
    EL CENTRO — A recent El Centro Regional Medical Center event combined art and health education in order to raise Breast Cancer Awareness. More than 120 person attended the second annual Women’s Health and Paint Night Wednesday evening at the ECRMC Community Education Center in the Imperial Valley Mall
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, October 04, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Police units temporarily blocked off traffic at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Eighth and Main streets as a crowd of locals passionately waved protests signs urging the end of domestic abuse. While this act may have only been seen by a few residents passing through the area at the time, the fact that even a small audience heard the message was meaningful to the crowd, as it chanted, “A little ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    BRAWLEY — Tonatiuh Romero, Cónsul of the Consulate of México in Calexico, and Larry Lewis, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District’s chief executive officer, smiled and shook hands in agreement Tuesday, officially signifying the start of this year’s Binational Health Month. Surrounding Romero and Lewis were local and state officials from both sides of the border, who were gathered inside the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    EL CENTRO — When Jorge Pablo Garcia’s sister asked if she could see his and his wife’s newborn baby, he replied without hesitation, replied, “Sure, come over to the house.” However, by that, Garcia didn’t mean his home in Imperial. He was talking about the Ronald McDonald House across the street from Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where his son, Sam, was recovering from an intensive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest