The Calipatria Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Imperial Valley Press for its recent article about our fabulous new school site, the Bill E. Young, Jr. Middle School. It is not very often that articles about the great things happening in the Northend of our county get mentioned.
However, we do take exception to the reporter's remarks concerning our city and its residents. We are not a "one-stop town," however small we may be. That remark was derogatory and unfair and not appreciated by our city residents or the chamber. Has your reporter seen any other part of our community except the ride up here to look at the new school?
The houses across from the school, with one exception, are kept looking neat and tidy. (The one exception is an eyesore that ALL cities have, and is involved in legal battles to clean it up.) There are many people living in our community who take pride in not only their own property but go out of their way to try to make our city a cleaner, better place in which to live.