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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    BRAWLEY – Everyone knows about the pink ribbons used to promote breast cancer awareness, but very few are aware of the ribbons used to signify another leading form of cancer in women. January is Cervical Health Awareness month and teal is the color of the ribbons officially recognized in honoring victims of cervical cancer. 
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Papers/Research, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center held the first International Nurse Recruitment meeting Thursday, January 23, at the Imperial Valley Mall for nurses in Mexico who are looking to obtain an American license to treat patients in the United States. ECRMC representatives have been to workshops on the other side of the border at the University of Baja California, but this was the first ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, January 27, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The stage is set for this year’s Dancing with the Stars Gala, which will take place May 8 at St. Mary’s Church on South La Brucherie Road. Presented by Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program Community Foundation, the annual event will again feature seven community members who volunteer to be “celebrity stars” and dance to help raise funds for scholarships for local high ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Saturday, January 18, 2020
    El CENTRO — The University of California, San Diego Academic Connections summer program is currently accepting applications for its three-week residential program for high school students. The program allows participating students to earn up to six college prep units upon its completion, and an opportunity to temporarily reside at the La Jolla campus’ dormitories while attending classes.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Saturday, January 18, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Longtime Imperial Valley resident Joshua Lavell Holmes peacefully passed away Jan. 10 at the age of 30 after battling a rare form of cancer for the past three years. Prior to his passing, his family worked with El Centro Regional Medical Center to set up a community blood drive that took place Thursday, as he had been in dire need of blood platelets.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Friday, January 17, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Despite his nervousness, 17-year-old old Arthur Valencia stood before a crowd of mostly strangers on Thursday and disclosed his past brushes with the law and being placed on probation. He then went on to explain that for the past six months, he has taken part in programs offered by Rite Track Youth Services that have allowed him to turn his life around.
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Friday, January 17, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Central Union High School District on Wednesday night gave its inaugural State of Our Schools address, during which it gave an update on student achievement and upcoming projects within the district. Very fittingly, the free event was held at the newly renovated library at Southwest High School
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The California Air Resources Board on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve the county’s Community Emissions Reduction Program (CERP) during its meeting here. The board’s approval followed a lengthy meeting where numerous stakeholders not only spoke in favor of its adoption, but also its appropriate implementation, enforcement and funding.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Nine local individuals characterized as ordinary people doing extraordinary things were honored Saturday for embodying and promoting the ideals of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The recognition came during this year’s MLK Stone of Hope award ceremony, which highlighted the past and present efforts of a local minister, former boxer and farm worker organizer, life coach and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest