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By LANCE BURFIELD, Holtville | February 28, 2010
By now we are all aware we live in difficult times. And although some of us are still fortunate enough to feel relatively safe and secure many others are threatened with losing their livelihoods if they haven’t already. News from our county seat reports that the high schools there may lose a vital component of their educational system. Two areas that have been singled out are the counseling departments at Central and Southwest high schools. While many school positions address students’ academic needs, no other helps students with academics as well as developing emotional stability and life skills more than a counselor’s.
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OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 25, 2011
The morning so eagerly anticipated by millions worldwide is finally here. If yours is one of the families that celebrates Christmas, by the time you read this the children likely no longer are nestled snug in their beds, and those neatly wrapped presents have been torn open and played with at least once. If you're among the faithful, you may be heading to church soon to worship the Christ Child whose birth is celebrated today. If you're not, you may be heading back under the covers, or simply soaking in some family time.
NEWS
By HEATHER BREMNER, Staff Writer | July 23, 2004
HEBER ? Few people get a chance to run the school they attended, so when Jaime Silva saw such an opening, he nabbed it. The Heber Elementary School District board told Silva during its meeting Thursday that he would begin his tenure as superintendent at his alma mater on Aug. 2. Silva, who has served as the director of the Imperial County Office of Education migrant education program for the last three years, told the board he is looking forward...
NEWS
February 27, 2003
After reading about the El Centro Elementary School District's decision to cut the few programs they have in the arts, I am moved to write how this may cost the district more than it may save. The arts define us as individuals and as a society. Any society without them has either abandoned the principles on which it was founded or is extremely behind in its development. The arts have grown throughout history due to our abilities as humans to become self-supporting individuals, yearning for more than the daily search for sustenance.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 28, 2012
Optimism is a great thing to have, and we applaud El Centro Mayor Sedalia Sanders for making that her theme as she ceremoniously leads the city in 2012. But what has done El Centro well during the past several years, and what will continue to serve the city, we believe, isn't optimism but a pragmatic, honest look at priorities, spending and how the city will deal with the challenges that lie ahead in 2012 as the economy shows minimal improvement and redevelopment funds become nonexistent.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 27, 2010
The Regional Governmental Affairs Committee of the El Centro and Brawley chambers of commerce announced two candidate debates would be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the El Centro City Council chambers, 1275 Main St. The first debate will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday between Raymond Castillo, Wally Leimgruber and Esteban Vasquez, who are running for the District 5 county supervisor seat. At 7 p.m. the seven candidates running for three open seats on the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will face each other.
NEWS
Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | November 3, 2010
Challenger John Renison pulled ahead of the incumbent in the race for the District 1 Imperial County supervisor seat. Renison had almost 500 more votes than appointed incumbent Louis Fuentes when the final preliminary precinct counts came in about 3 a.m., allowing Renison to lead the race with 55.65 percent to Fuentes’ 42.77 percent, according to final preliminary results Wednesday. Reni­son ran on a platform of local people for local jobs and increasing renewable energy investment in the county, he said in an interview late October.
NEWS
Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | November 3, 2010
Democrat Juan Vargas had his largest percentage lead in Imperial County, dominating in the final preliminary numbers with 60.46 percent locally. The 40th senate district covers a portion of San Diego and Riverside counties and all of Imperial County. The seat was vacated by Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-Chula Vista, who termed out, leaving the field open to challengers Republican Brian Hendry and Vargas. Vargas led in all three counties for a preliminary total of 67,581 votes, though results weren’t final in Riverside County as of 3:30 a.m., according to preliminary final results.
NEWS
By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | September 19, 2011
Another person has thrown her hat in the ring to run for the area's congressional seat. Former Democratic state Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny announced last week that she intends to run for Congress in the district that covers a portion of South San Diego County and all of Imperial County. The seat will not have an incumbent running in 2012 as Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, is pursuing the San Diego mayor seat. Ducheny resigned from the California Unemployment Appeals Board last week to run for the congressional seat.
OPINION
January 28, 2006
Growing up in El Centro, there was the perception that Holtville was this picturesque, idyllic community out there in the eastern end of the Valley; an island oasis in the desert, where Southern California and Mexico were a million miles away and 1950s Midwest America was just around the corner and down the street from the malt shop. Anybody in a car with a functioning odometer knows Holtville is no farther removed from the county seat than Brawley to the north and Calexico to the south, yet Holtville ?
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