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Calipatria High School welcomes Imperial Valley professionals for career day event

CALIPATRIA — Local high school students were exposed to a variety of professions during a career day event at Calipatria High School here Thursday.

Workshop brings Imperial Valley human resources professionals to Central Union High School

With the assistance of Wells Fargo Bank and the Imperial Valley Human Resources Association, seniors at Central Union High School participated in Senior Employability Workshops at the local campus here on Thursday.

Imperial Valley Master Chorale brings Broadway to El Centro


Imperial Valley College gets career grant

It’s no secret that college is expensive.

El Centro dog cops take a bite out of crime

There’s one distinct advantage for law enforcement in using a police dog to subdue a hostile suspect.

One World Beef petitions IID for $4.5M grant

BRAWLEY — When the Kansas City, Mo.-based National Beef Packing Co. closed its doors and shut off its lights here in April 2014, some 1,300 employees found themselves out of work and without direct...

Central Union High School AVID instructor, coordinator's retirement recognized

For more than 20 years, Martha Hoopes devoted her time, knowledge and passion to ensuring a population of Central Union High School students not only excelled in school, but in college as well as l...

Imperial resident seeks end to cemetery vandalism

IMPERIAL — The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office says it has no idea what led someone to vandalize gravesites at Memory Gardens Cemetery & Memorial Park between here and Brawley five times o...

Valley Police Beat: Man robbed at gunpoint on Commercial

Detectives are looking for a suspect who robbed a pedestrian at gunpoint on Commercial Avenue on Tuesday night before riding away on his bike, police reported.

Southwest High School Academy for Careers in Health Science students promote importance of oral hygiene during showcase

After collecting data related to oral hygiene from the local student body, the Southwest High School Academy for Careers in Health Science students set out to raise awareness about the importance o...

Calexico native honored for promoting diversity, social justice

Growing up in Calexico along the border gave Karla Cordero a close-up view of how issues such as immigration and politics impacted the area and the lives around her. Those early childhood experienc...

YEA! graduates three El Centro ‘CEOs’

Two middle school students and one high school student earned their “CEO” status as El Centro Chamber of Commerce young entrepreneurs.

Pro-life 'friends' buy lot next to Planned Parenthood to park and pray

The leader of a local pro-life group says a counseling center meant to mirror some of the services provided by Planned Parenthood — except abortion and contraceptives — is being developed on a piec...

Calexico town hall meeting discusses contentious issues

CALEXICO — As someone who is extremely concerned about the current state of affairs in Calexico, Norma Vega said she felt she had to attend Tuesday's town hall meeting in order to get better-informed.

Holtville looks toward future with State of the City Address

HOLTVILLE — The people of Holtville are what make it the great community it is.

Central Union High School Alumni Scholarship Committee awards two seniors

The Central Union High School Alumni Scholarship Committee presented its 10th and 11th awards to two local seniors during the Senior Awards Ceremony held at Central on May 18.

Valley Police Beat: Man suspected of indecent exposure

IMPERIAL — A male Hispanic described as being in his 40s was allegedly seen masturbating in his vehicle at 9 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Dawn Court, according to Imperial police call logs. The ...

Judge bashes Imperial County agencies for late resolution of water transfer case

The water transfer legal case is over, but not without a few choice words by a California Appellate Court judge.

Calexico council postpones discussion related to city manager position

CALEXICO — The Calexico City Council voted at its special meeting Tuesday to discuss and take possible action to appoint and hire an interim city attorney and city manager at its next scheduled reg...

Brawley Union High School students’ essays on Cesar Chavez earn national recognition

BRAWLEY — For the span of about two weeks back in March, students in Jose Flores’ civics class at Brawley Union High School learned about the struggles and triumphs of Cesar Chavez.

No fatal, more major injury collisions through Memorial Day weekend in Imperial County

There were no fatal vehicle collisions and fewer minor injury accidents this year through the Memorial Day weekend, but there were more major injury collisions, according to information released to...

Holtville remembers 33 fallen service members at second annual ceremony

HOLTVILLE — Petty Officer 1st Class Deon Pitts has lost family in war, but he doesn’t feel only sorrow on Memorial Day.

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