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    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    CALEXICO — For her selfless work to better the lives of homeless in the community, Brown Bag Coalition founder Maribel Padilla was recognized by American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Padilla was selected as the recipient of this year’s Humanitarian Award, which she will receive during Red Cross’ 17th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Oct. 11 aboard the USS Midway Museum in San ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    For one night, Bucklin Park in El Centro was a tiny corner of Mexico as the city collaborated with the Mexican Consulate and Autonomic University of Baja California in presenting the community’s first Mexican Independence Day celebration ("El Grito de Independencia") in two years. Vendors and exhibitors encircled a large area of the park where the public were treated to games, dancing, music ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community, General News Article, 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
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    A four-day Girl Scout event funded by the Imperial County Community Benefit Program Grant recently served 100 girls throughout Imperial County. The first-ever STEM Summer Series was supported by Girl Scouts San Diego staff and local volunteers. Ricochet Rec Center set the stage, providing the girls with a safe and cool place to have fun and learn. All activities and projects centered around ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, September 09, 2019
     EL CENTRO — Imperial County Farm Bureau President Tom Brundy has dealt with foul weather, stubborn cattle, broken equipment and more, but none of this likely prepared him for the unfiltered candor of preschool and elementary kids. Brundy, a hay and cattle producer who owns Tom’s Hay Farm in Calexico, was one of 21 Imperial Valley farmers who participated Friday in the second annual Read With a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    EL CENTRO — After a nearly year-long hiatus, the La Leche League of Imperial Valley breastfeeding support group returned Friday morning. The group continues to provide local families with information and benefits about breastfeeding at no cost
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    IMPERIAL — While the Sept. 11 attacks occurred 18 years ago approximately 2,600 miles away, residents of the Imperial Valley, indeed, have never forgotten. More than 343 participants were at Imperial Valley Fairgrounds for the annual Imperial Valley 9/11 Memorial Event and Stair Climb on Saturday night. It was a turnout that has only been idealized, but never reached, since the event started ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    BRAWLEY — A shortfall in anticipated funding and possibly a little too much selflessness in terms of helping clients has the Imperial Valley Cancer Support Center on the ropes. Executive Director Oreda Chin said the center was about $20,000 short in projected funding through the summer, resulting in elimination of staff and a short-term reduction of services.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, September 07, 2019
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial Irrigation District power purchase agreement and project with Citizen’s Energy Corp. for 30 megawatts of solar energy to further lower electrical bills for low-income customers is almost complete Former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the founder of Citizen’s Energy Corp. in 1979, will be visiting the Imperial Valley the morning of Sept. 25 to celebrate the project and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, IID
    Saturday, September 07, 2019
    BRAWLEY — The Brawley City Council on Tuesday considered revising its policy regarding user fees for the Lions Center pool but tabled the resolution after a local school board member raised concerns. Currently, the city charges both the Brawley Elementary School and Brawley Union High School districts a $500 monthly fee that city officials said falls short of a reasonable cost-sharing ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest