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By KARINA LOPEZ | October 18, 2012
BRAWLEY - On Thursday, at precisely 10:18 a.m., every kindergarten through 12th-grade student across Imperial County crouched under their desks for one minute in participation of this year's Great California ShakeOut drill. At Phil D. Swing Elementary School, teacher Micaela Fletes' fifth-grade class was reviewing language arts when a long bell marked the start of the drill. “OK boys and girls, carefully get under your desks and cover your heads like you would during a real earthquake” said Fletes to the students.
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By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | September 8, 2011
The first step to get funding for bicycle lanes and improvements started Wednesday with the Imperial County bicycle master plan workshop. To read the rest of this story see today's print or E-edition of the Imperial Valley Press.
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BY ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | September 11, 2011
Road projects halted this year by the burrowing owls' nesting season are back on schedule, so drivers should be aware of restricted traffic and road closure possibilities, officials say. The paving of Pitzer Road, the Keystone Road overlay and three FEMA-related projects were halted because of the burrowing owl, Veronica Atondo, county senior engineer said. The Pitzer Road project, between McCabe and Correll roads, is already under construction and it will pave an existing gravel road, Atondo said.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | April 28, 2011
Depending on whom one asks, Imperial County's air quality is either greatly improving or failing. The American Lung Association put out its annual State of the Air report Wednesday, and Imperial County got a failing grade, according to the organization. The area was even ranked as having the 13th worst ozone levels in the nation. The region's ozone levels received an “F,” while particle pollution during a 24-hour period received a “D” grade, according to the report. The annual level of particle pollution, which is made of tiny particles in the air that come from things like dust storms, burning and gas emissions, passed with a “B” grade.
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By ALEJANDRO DÁVILA | Staff Writer | January 29, 2013
Here are four things that happened at Tuesday's Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting: 1. The first phase of a major road rehabilitation was awarded to Pyramid Construction and Aggregates Inc. The contract is worth about $2.9 million and will cover some 20 miles of county roads. 2. The county librarian was cleared to pursuit the California Emerging Technology Get Connected Grant. If won, this $220,000 grant would provide subsidized Internet connectivity to eligible residents, as well as computers and computer classes.
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ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writers | July 31, 2012
A local emergency was declared for Imperial County today after a major storm hit Imperial County on Monday. Imperial County Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas, the incident commander at the Office of Emergency Services, said in a press release that, “the local office of Emergency Services is aware that the damage from the recent storm has affected local families and staff and is working closely with county agencies and local cities to respond quickly to...
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Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | November 2, 2010
State senate and assembly seat are being led by democrats in Imperial County with 42% of the precincts counted, according to preliminary results. For state senate, democrat Juan Vargas has 54% of the vote over republican Brian Hendry. Similarly, democratic incumbent V. Manuel Perez has almost 57% of the vote over challenger republican Steve Sanchez. Both counts only include Imperial County, not Riverside or San Diego counties.
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Imperial Valley Press Staff | February 6, 2011
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook south Imperial County at 3:56 p.m. Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site. The epicenter of the quake was 9 miles southeast of Ocotillo. The tremor was followed shortly after by two smaller ones, according to the Web site.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | April 14, 2011
About half a dozen people turned out for a public workshop to discuss a new bicycle master plan for the unincorporated areas of Imperial County. To find out more about the meeting, please read the Imperial Valley Press print edition or E-Edition for April 14, 2011. To find a newspaper rack near you, click here .
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 7, 2013
Old perceptions die hard for Imperial Valley residents, and we're no different. We believe that some of our state and federal representatives have been really good over the years, and some could have been better. Often one of the biggest markers and measures of success is just how visible that representative is in the community, an especially important concept for our state and federal reps as they often call cities far outside the Valley as their homes and bases of operations. One representative scoring high marks with us today is state Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego.
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NEWS
August 6, 2013
Can you find out whatever happened to the man who would stand at the corner of Barioni Boulevard and Highway 86 waving at everyone? I have wondered for many years what happened to him. - J.J., Imperial County If we're not mistaken, the letter writer is referring to “Skeeter the Greeter,” who spent large parts of his day enthusiastically waving to passersby. He often wore a large sun hat and would vary between clean shaven with glasses and a huge beard and black, graying, stringy hair.
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By KARINA LOPEZ and ALEXIS RANGEL | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writers | August 5, 2013
An uninhabited house in the 500 block of Driftwood Drive caught fire, prompting all three El Centro fire stations and one from the city of Imperial to respond to the call here Sunday night, said Battalion Chief Danny Moss with the El Centro Fire Department. Moss said the call notifying the El Centro Fire Department came in between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The fire took between 15 and 20 minutes to get under control, and no one was injured in the blaze, Moss said. A home just west of the structure sustained some damage, while the home to the east did not, according to Moss.
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By Mike Singh and Victor Sarabia | August 4, 2013
Imagine Elementary School's California state champions thank the citizens of Imperial Valley. From the beginning of the school year a coed group of young students bonded together, made a pact and began to focus upon a dream. They were bound and determined to become a California elementary school color guard and rifle team champion. It was a long and difficult road for these young students (kinder to sixth grades) who had determined to represent their families, friends, teachers and their school, by way of presenting our national colors, the California state flag and our country's five military service flags with a great sense of pride, dignity and honor.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Digital Media News Editor | August 1, 2013
A hazardous weather outlook is in place for Imperial County because of near-excessive heat conditions, according to a notice from the National Weather Service. Imperial County and parts of Riverside County are facing hot temperatures, higher than 105 degrees through the weekend in Imperial County, according to the weather service's forecast. No thunderstorms are expected today or Friday.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN, Staff Writer | August 1, 2013
The nation's largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer has been deemed legal and valid, closing another chapter in a decade-long dispute over rights to Colorado River water that is crucial to California, six other states and Mexico. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd Connelly ruled Wednesday that the Imperial Irrigation District was in compliance with state environmental regulations and had the authority to enter into the landmark Quantification Settlement Agreements. Imperial County, Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and a number of landowners were challenging the validation of that agreement, alleging that requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act were not followed.
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By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN, Staff Writer | August 1, 2013
Wednesday's court ruling upholding the validity of the Quantification Settlement Agreement is a setback to local government efforts to ensure that the Salton Sea does not become an environmental and public health disaster as a result of the water transfer. The Salton Sea is primarily fed by irrigation runoff from the Imperial Valley. The transfer of water out of the Imperial Valley and water conservation efforts are hastening the demise of the Salton Sea. Fine particulate matter on the exposed shoreline can pose an environmental and public health risk if it gets airborne.
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July 26, 2013
Imperial County Office of Education 1398 Sperber Road El Centro, CA 92243 is accepting online applications for the following position: Technology Services Technical Support Assistant I Deadline: 08/08/13 Apply online at www.icoe.org or www.edjoin.org
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Digital Media News Editor | July 25, 2013
UPDATE 4 p.m. The short-term weather forecast has been removed, though a hazardous weather outlook is still in place. The hazardous weather outlook says isolated showers and thunderstorms are a possibility on Friday, but sunny skies may take over through the weekend. ORIGINAL 12:30 p.m. A short-term weather forecast has been put into effect for Imperial County. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue moving west along the Interstate 8 corridor and Southeast California including Yuma, El Centro, Brawley and Calexico through the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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