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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | January 18, 2011
An outreach mechanism is being sought to assure the Imperial Irrigation District board hears the viewpoints of customers, owners, the community and other stakeholders in its service area. To find out what else is on tonight's meeting agenda read the Imperial Valley Press print edition or E-Edition for Jan. 18, 2011. To find the closest newspaper rack near you, click here .
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | January 12, 2011
The Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council will host a five-week outreach program for girls in Calexico and Imperial. Girls attending TL Waggoner Elementary School in Imperial are invited to attend the outreach program from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the school cafeteria. A five-week outreach program for girls attending Main Elementary School in Calexico will also take place today during lunch at the school Ramada area. Cost is $12 per girl. For more information call Cindy Johnston 760-353-2840 ext. 5 in El Centro.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF WRITER | November 30, 2011
The second in a series of subcontractor outreach meetings presesented by the Imperial Valley College will take place today at Pioneers Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meetings seek to increase the participation of local subcontractors in bidding for IVC Measure J-funded construction projects, a press release stated. Measure J is a 2010 voter-approved $80 million dollar bond authorization. Today's meeting will focus on LEED buliding and building information modeling software and will be hosted by Nielsen Construction Ca. For further information please contact IVC Director of Media & Community Relations Bill Gay at 760-355-6124.
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 15, 2012
IMPERIAL - The Joint Strike Fighter Coalition is ramping up outreach efforts to get the community involved in basing the Navy's F35C Joint Strike Fighter squadron at Naval Air Facility El Centro. Community outreach was but one of the various themes the coalition discussed during a meeting in Imperial on Monday. The coalition also discussed infrastructure features the squadron needs and the NAF El Centro lacks in terms of buildings and hangars, certain security aspects and its landing runway.
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STAFF REPORT | February 14, 2010
Let’s play ball! In a recent announcement came the news that the Ad Ease Agency in San Diego has partnered with Spectrum Advertising in El Centro to work with the San Diego Padres for their Hispanic media outreach into Baja California, Mexico. The official award was made Dec. 18 and the agencies will begin work in early 2010. Katherine Timm, account manager for Ad Ease, said, “This is a exciting opportunity to combine the specialties of both our agencies and really make an impact on the marketing outreach on both sides of the border.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | January 19, 2011
BRAWLEY — City Council members here are considering a public outreach sometime during March to discuss placing a ballot measure to extend a utility user tax for another five years. The issue was discussed during the regular business segment of Tuesday’s meeting as the tax, which was first imposed in 1992, is set to expire June 1, 2013, said Brawley City Manager Gary Burroughs on Wednesday. No action was taken on the issue during Tuesday’s session. The tax is assessed on the consumption of such utility services like gas, water and sanitation at a rate of 4 percent.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | November 18, 2011
When it comes to diabetes, not knowing you have it can kill you. That is why we are so enthusiastic about agencies and companies with operations in the Imperial Valley doing free diabetes screenings this week. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so the companies and agencies involved couldn't have chosen a better time for their program. Imperial County has the highest diabetes rate in California, and if the disease goes undiagnosed or not treated properly it can lead to issues including blindness, kidney failure, vascular issues, heart disease, dementia and, eventually if not sooner, death.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 10, 2011
Advanced technology in HIV testing seems to be revealing what some local public health officials have suspected all along - that there are likely more men and women living with the disease in the Imperial and Mexicali valleys then what the official numbers show. Since March, mouth swab HIV/AIDS tests have been given discreetly and freely at the Walgreens in Calexico and El Centro, and in that time, of 49 people tested, 19 have tested positive in the preliminary results. Those numbers are not among the official estimates locally, because, one, in order for the disease to be reported to the county a second blood test has to be done and, two, the Walgreens tests will be reflected in San Diego County.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 16, 2009
Clincas de Salud del Pueblo Inc. will have an HIV program and community health outreach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at different clinics: - Brawley ? 900 Main St. - El Centro ? 651 Wake Ave. - Calexico ? 223 W. Cole Road. - Winterhaven ? 2133 Winterhaven Drive. There will be free HIV education materials and other information. For more information call Lalita, Juan or Greg at 344-6471. ? VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 11, 2009
Central Baptist Church will have its annual Easter outreach and egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon today at the church, 1290 S. Imperial Ave. (Ross and Imperial avenues). The event is for children through grade 6. All the children in the community are invited. There will be crafts, games, a jumper, egg hunt and more. For more information call 352-3662. ? VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com
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By ALEXIS RANGEL | Staff Writer | June 30, 2013
Jim and Nancy Rhodes have been sponsoring children in Uganda through Hope 4 Kids for years, but during fall 2012 they decide to start their own Christian-based nonprofit organization. “We wanted to be as effective as possible,” said Jim, founder of Burning Bush International. “We wanted to get the word out about the need to help the people of Uganda.” The couple wanted to make sure that the money was going directly to the people in Tororo, Uganda. They wanted to personally see the people impacted by the funds they were raising for hospitals, schools and prisons in Tororo, said Jim. Burning Bush International provides medical outreach for the sick, a prison outreach program and they clothe the poor and purchase books for a Christian school in Entebbe, Uganda.
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By ALEJANDRO DÁVILA | Staff Writer | June 26, 2013
Concerns over Imperial Irrigation District procurement practices were raised Tuesday as two public relations firms were hired by the Board of Directors to work on matters related to the Quantification Settlement Agreement and the Salton Sea. APCO Worldwide and Diversity Consulting Group were hired for six months to support the district in ensuring the QSA, the largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer in the country, incorporates a viable Salton...
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 22, 2013
Aging is inevitable. Rather, what often remains uncertain is the quality of life one may enjoy as they age. The body's and mind's natural tendency to lose some of its capabilities is well-known, yet it need not be overly feared. Within our families and communities there exist prime examples of how one can grow old gracefully and inspiringly. Sadly, within these same social circles, one can often find examples of a senior's living situation that are cause for concern if not outright heartbreaking.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
CALEXICO - Valley subcontractors are invited to attend an employment outreach event hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation Wednesday morning. There, they can learn details of the Imperial Valley Gateway Facility Project, meet the project team from HMC California Contracting, and learn more about employment opportunities. The free event hopes to boost local economy, and Imperial County Supervisor John Renison believes it's a great opportunity for jobs in Calexico.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Imperial Valley Food Bank Is seeking a: CalFresh Outreach Specialist This is a one year, grant-funded position. Must have excellent customer service abilities, be fluent in English and Spanish, have 2 years of college education in Human Services or a related field.   Send resumes and Cover letter to: info@ivfoodbank.org Deadline is May 31st
NEWS
April 24, 2013
Girls Scouts -Imperial Valley Region has immediate opening for the following positions: Membership & Volunteer Coordinator Full-Time Reporting to the Regional Manager provides on-going volunteer management, support and resources, to include recruitment, selection, supervision, direction, recognition and training of volunteers and troop leaders.  Participates in strategic planning activities to...
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | December 5, 2012
With more than 30 years as a community outreach worker for Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Francisca Izaguirre said she has seen a lot of need in the community. More specifically, when it comes to the lower-income Hispanic community, she has seen a need for information about health-related issues. “A lot of people don't know about resources and where to go for help,” Izaguirre said in Spanish. “There are not enough people to inform the community.” The resources that such outreach workers provide are all the more critical now that many public health agencies have had to operate with reduced budgets, she said.
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA | Staff Writer | October 15, 2012
IMPERIAL - The Joint Strike Fighter Coalition is ramping up outreach efforts to get the community involved in basing the Navy's F35C Joint Strike Fighter squadron at Naval Air Facility El Centro. Community outreach was but one of the various themes the coalition discussed during a meeting in Imperial on Monday. The coalition also discussed infrastructure features the squadron needs and the NAF El Centro lacks in terms of buildings and hangars, certain security aspects and its landing runway.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer | October 11, 2012
Growing up as a foster kid, Sylvia Valenzuela said she found herself struggling with depression. With no one to turn to she eventually sought professional help while still in her teens. “I was feeling sad about everything,” the 21-year-old said. “I wanted someone to talk with to relieve the stress.” Fortunately, when she sought help her case manager was someone whose life experiences somewhat reflected her own, Valenzuela said. Today, Valenzuela finds herself steering troubled teens toward treatment from the county's Behavioral Health Services department.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 23, 2012
I attended Victory Outreach in Brawley for 17 years until recently. In January or February of 2010 a collection of money was made to purchase the Texaco building next to the church. We were asked to give as much as $5,000 to purchase the building to convert it into a Christian community center for youths. I gave them $3,000 because I believed in the plan and agreed with the purpose. It has now been more than two and a half years and the Texaco was never purchased nor was any other building.
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