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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    SALTON SEA — Congressman Raúl Ruiz, a physician, is proposing a bill to bring matching federal funds with state money to address the many health and safety concerns at the Salton Sea. The Democrat, who represents California’s 36th Congressional District, is promising to seek federal help for public health and restoration efforts at the sea.Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — As expected, Imperial County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday issued an amended local health order Friday to bring the county into compliance with the state’s newly issued limited stay-at-home order. The state order requires that non-essential work, travel and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. within counties in the purple tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial Valley law enforcement agencies do not plan to conduct any extra traffic stops in response to the new, state-issued curfew, which goes into effect at 10 p.m. today. The curfew is part of the state Department of Public Health’s new limited stay-at-home order, which is effective in counties in tier one (purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Per the state’s ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — A refrigerator unit at El Centro Regional Medical Cente is capable of storing and meeting the temperature needed for COVID-19 vaccines, the hospital said. ECRMC had used this refrigerator previously for a AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial and has it ready in anticipation of receiving federally authorized vaccines.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, City of El Centro / City Council, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    IMPERIAL VALLEY — Ten individuals, four couples, one company, and one nonprofit organization were honored Thursday, November 19, as part of National Philanthropy Day. The Imperial Valley Community Foundation (IVCF) hosted the 8th annual local version of National Philanthropy Day, a day created by Philanthropist Douglas Freeman and acknowledged nationally by President Ronald Regan in 1986. What ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    IMPERIAL COUNTY — In response to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a Limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, travel, and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties in the purple tier, according to the press release. This includes Imperial ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Press Release, Education, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    BRAWELY — Earlier this week Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District officials announced support from the EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Authority) would be arriving in preparation of a continued COVID-19 surge in Imperial County, according to a press release. A portion of the support has arrived at Pioneers Memorial Hospital and was set up Thursday, November 19, by the district’s BioMed team. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    BRAWLEY — A former Brawley resident recently donated $30,000 to the Brawley Fire Department specifically so the department could purchase personnel protective equipment. BFD received a check for the donation on Nov. 1 from the former resident, who requested that the gift remain anonymous.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    IMPERIAL COUNTY — Imperial County officials announced Thursday, November 19, that the Alternate Care Site (ACS) reopened at 7 a.m., according to a press release. The reopening is due to the recent surge in COVID cases within the County and with the goal to increase local capacity for patient care.  The ACS has been established at the Imperial Valley College (IVC) gym. Patients who will be seen ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Human Interest, IVC / SDSU-IV, Community
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Two Imperial Irrigation District directors on Tuesday voted against extending a service agreement to the Diversity Consulting Group, whose president, Alex Rodriguez, is the nephew of IID Board President Norma Sierra Galindo. Galindo recused herself from the discussion and vote. Directors Bruce Kuhn and Jim Hanks said they could not vote in support of the agreement without seeing the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, IID
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    BRAWLEY – It will be years before the Valley’s newest mining concern, Imperial Gold, collects any ore, but the company has begun to share the wealth. On Thursday, the company celebrated “Golden Thanksgiving” by distributing more than 230 free turkeys in El Centro, Calexico and Brawley. The event started off at 11:30 a.m., with the distribution of 100 birds at Catholic Charities in El Centro ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    IMPERIAL COUNTY — Governor Newsom announced that the State of California is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and there is concern regarding the capacity for acute care in the hospitals throughout the State, according to a press release. The governor announced that the State will be using the following measures for the color-coded tier assignments:In order to get a better picture of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    SACRAMENTO — As California’s COVID-19 daily case count climbed to nearly 10,000 – a height not seen since early August – Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced tough new restrictions as an “emergency brake” to slow a coming surge that could overwhelm hospitals during the holiday season. Most non-essential businesses, restaurants, bars and places of worship will have to close or severely restrict ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    EL CENTRO — IID’s Energy Consumers Advisory Committee Monday night voted against recommending to the district’s Board of Directors that it end the moratorium on electrical disconnections. After the board voted 8-6 with one member abstaining, the board asked the IID administration to come back at its Dec. 14 meeting with a comprehensive plan with remedies and safeguards.Staff Writer Michael ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Economic, IID
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    BRAWELY — In response to the growing cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 across the nation, state, and community, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has dispatched additional beds and accompanying equipment to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, according to a press release. The 10 additional beds will be assembled and added inside Walker Auditorium and will be an extension ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The potential of a second surge in COVID-19 cases was discussed during the Imperial County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 community update Friday via Zoom. The “first surge” of COVID cases in the county occurred between May and July.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center announced Friday that state assistance arrived to set up a 50-bed temporary facility. The hospital said the expansion facility will be strategically located adjacent to the hospital on the north side of the campus.STAFF REPORT, IV Press
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    IMPERIAL — After the COVID-19 pandemic started in late March the Imperial Irrigation District, realizing a lot of people had lost employment and income, decided not to shut off power for residents who could not pay their bill.Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, IID, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Coming tonight, not exactly to a theater near you: Local community leaders will star opposite professional actors in scenes from six popular films in an effort to raise money for a local charity. The videos will premiere at 5 p.m. on Vo Neighborhood Medical Clinic’s Facebook page. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit, which has been providing meals and other services for ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Imperial County, officials are very interested in a potential vaccine that so far has shown positive results. At Tuesday’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Public Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday said Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine trial appears to be effective, with 90 percent of those participating not getting the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA is hiring interns from high school to graduate level for a broad range of occupational fields, from veterinary science, to engineering, to natural resources management, and finance. As part of the federal Pathways Program, USDA offers paid federal internships at USDA agencies and offices around the country. This developmental program gives students experience to enhance ...read more
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    California farmers who suffered price declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until Dec. 11 to apply for a second round of federal relief known as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2. Offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Farm Service Agency, the program has already provided millions of dollars in assistance to farmers and ranchers in California, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Monday, November 09, 2020
    EL CENTRO — As the region’s agriculture production shifts to fall and winter crops, Imperial County has joined a growing list of counties that are participating in a state program to assist farmworkers who test positive for COVID-19. The addition of Imperial and Yolo counties brings to 12 the number of California counties participating in the Housing for the Harvest program. The program ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Sunday, October 11, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Effective Saturday evening, county residents could gather with members of up to two other households as long as they remain outdoors, keep their distance, wear masks, avoid singing and not play any wind instruments like clarinets. Imperial County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday issued the amended health order Saturday, and it took effect at 5 p.m. It reflects guidance recently ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors