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By MEGAN BAKKER, Staff Writer | April 30, 2009
One of the core components in the updated state water plan claims that without conservation measures, a combination of climate change and increased population growth will drastically drive up demand. ?If the temperatures get warmer, there will be more rain and less snow, which will affect run-off in the state,? said Paul Dabbs, the supervising engineer and project manager for the water plan. The water plan predicts that California?s mean temperature may rise 1.5 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, which could lead to an increase in water demands, particularly for agriculture.
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STAFF REPORT | February 3, 2006
The Southern California Association of Governments was awarded a $1.25 million regional blueprint planning grant from the state to conduct comprehensive regional growth scenario planning, it was announced Thursday. The grant will support SCAG?s Southern California Compass, an ongoing effort to foster consensus among regional leaders, local governments and stakeholders on a preferred growth scenario for a 20-year planning horizon. Imperial County is part of SCAG. The grant will help SCAG work with local communities to deal with future housing congestion and air-quality challenges driven by population growth, changing demographics, economic and environmental concerns.
OPINION
August 19, 2003
Brawley has become known for nice neighborhoods, a protective hometown environment, good high school sports teams, and, in recent years, a new beef-processing plant and not much population growth. After years of relative stagnation in housing and population growth, it is good to see Brawley experiencing a housing boom. On Thursday during a luncheon hosted by the Brawley Economic Development Commission, BEDC officials, real estate professionals and others talked about how the market for new houses in Brawley is exceptional and should continue that way for several years.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 2, 2007
Here's a look at some stories coming up in Thursday?s edition of the Imperial Valley Press. Staff Writers Darren Simon and Jonathan Dale get to the bottom of some recent numbers released by the state detailing population increases and decreases throughout California. Imperial came in ranked No. 2 in the state with a 16.6 percent population growth over the last 12 months. We?ll also examine why El Centro?s growth declined despite the flood of new housing in the area.
NEWS
September 12, 2004
> > 50 years ago ? Most Imperial Valley schools will open Monday with record enrollments reflecting increased population growth in the county. Estimated enrollment in El Centro's six elementary schools will be 2,960 and teachers increasing from 95 to 103. About 1,000 are expected at Central Union High School. > > 40 years ago ? Construction is expected to start in 15 days on a three-phase construction project at the Hot Mineral Spa. Tiny Mullendore recently leased the 70-acre site from the county.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | March 9, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau released its decennial count of California residents Tuesday. Imperial County numbers include population growth for individual cities and demographic information. Read Sunday’s edition for more in-depth coverage of the 2010 Census. What we know All cities in Imperial County saw growth in the last 10 years. The Census measures where people were April 1, 2010. What’s next The information given to the state Monday and the public Tuesday will be used to determine state and federal legislation districts.
OPINION
May 27, 2003
The New River, a wastewater disposal site that carries about 30 viruses, agricultural runoff, fecal waste and industrial runoff, is a health risk. The river's pollution might be due to the population growth in Mexicali. Residents face serious health, social and security issues. However, in order to stop all health risks, we must help fund more money to put the New River underground even though some Calexico residents oppose the project. The Calexico New River Committee, which is a non-profit organization, is in charge of the project.
NEWS
March 11, 2006
The explosive growth in the Imperial Valley, both commercial and residential, is just unbelievable. In the last few years we have seen thousands of new homes being built and sold. The I.V. Mall and other retailers have seen this area as an economic boon and have moved in. The county Board of Supervisors has ?given away the farm? in an effort to attract this new development in anticipation of additional jobs and revenue. When is this payoff going to occur? The board needs to recognize its No. 1 priority is to its own employees and the service they provide to the public.
NEWS
By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer | April 13, 2001
BRAWLEY ? Census 2000 figures are in and the numbers for Brawley show a 16.5 percent increase in population, with numbers growing from 18,923 in 1990 to 22,052 in 2000. "We knew in this census we were going to be over 20,000," City Manager Jerry Santillan said. While pleased with the city's growth, Mayor Wayne Johnson suspects the census figures to be inaccurate. "I feel Brawley is bigger than what they're saying it is," Johnson said. Johnson said inaccuracies may have been due to some residents failing to submit census information.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 22, 2012
In a county where 81 percent of population is of Hispanic descent, it is fitting that one can find numerous events marking Hispanic Heritage Month. These celebrations, in contrast to other community events held throughout the year, have for their intent and purpose a singular focus: to highlight the culture and contributions of the local Hispanic population. Congress had originally approved National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. It was eventually expanded into a month-long celebration 20 years later in 1988 and has allowed communities throughout the nation to serve up their own localized festivities.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | March 9, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau released its decennial count of California residents Tuesday. Imperial County numbers include population growth for individual cities and demographic information. Read Sunday’s edition for more in-depth coverage of the 2010 Census. What we know All cities in Imperial County saw growth in the last 10 years. The Census measures where people were April 1, 2010. What’s next The information given to the state Monday and the public Tuesday will be used to determine state and federal legislation districts.
NEWS
By MEGAN BAKKER, Staff Writer | April 30, 2009
One of the core components in the updated state water plan claims that without conservation measures, a combination of climate change and increased population growth will drastically drive up demand. ?If the temperatures get warmer, there will be more rain and less snow, which will affect run-off in the state,? said Paul Dabbs, the supervising engineer and project manager for the water plan. The water plan predicts that California?s mean temperature may rise 1.5 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, which could lead to an increase in water demands, particularly for agriculture.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | May 2, 2007
Here's a look at some stories coming up in Thursday?s edition of the Imperial Valley Press. Staff Writers Darren Simon and Jonathan Dale get to the bottom of some recent numbers released by the state detailing population increases and decreases throughout California. Imperial came in ranked No. 2 in the state with a 16.6 percent population growth over the last 12 months. We?ll also examine why El Centro?s growth declined despite the flood of new housing in the area.
NEWS
March 11, 2006
The explosive growth in the Imperial Valley, both commercial and residential, is just unbelievable. In the last few years we have seen thousands of new homes being built and sold. The I.V. Mall and other retailers have seen this area as an economic boon and have moved in. The county Board of Supervisors has ?given away the farm? in an effort to attract this new development in anticipation of additional jobs and revenue. When is this payoff going to occur? The board needs to recognize its No. 1 priority is to its own employees and the service they provide to the public.
NEWS
By ROBERT S. HONG, Staff Writer | February 24, 2006
IMPERIAL ? City council members from across the county gathered at Cicinelli?s Restaurant here Thursday to discuss issues of infrastructure and speak on progress in their cities. The League of California Cities ? Imperial County Division met amid Italian dinners and listened to details about a new infrastructure program from the governor?s office titled the ?Strategic Growth Plan? and how it pertains to their cities. The local chapter of the league meets to discuss local issues every three months.
NEWS
STAFF REPORT | February 3, 2006
The Southern California Association of Governments was awarded a $1.25 million regional blueprint planning grant from the state to conduct comprehensive regional growth scenario planning, it was announced Thursday. The grant will support SCAG?s Southern California Compass, an ongoing effort to foster consensus among regional leaders, local governments and stakeholders on a preferred growth scenario for a 20-year planning horizon. Imperial County is part of SCAG. The grant will help SCAG work with local communities to deal with future housing congestion and air-quality challenges driven by population growth, changing demographics, economic and environmental concerns.
NEWS
September 12, 2004
> > 50 years ago ? Most Imperial Valley schools will open Monday with record enrollments reflecting increased population growth in the county. Estimated enrollment in El Centro's six elementary schools will be 2,960 and teachers increasing from 95 to 103. About 1,000 are expected at Central Union High School. > > 40 years ago ? Construction is expected to start in 15 days on a three-phase construction project at the Hot Mineral Spa. Tiny Mullendore recently leased the 70-acre site from the county.
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By MARIO RENTER√ćA, Sports Writer | July 1, 2004
With the housing boom in the Imperial Valley, city recreation departments in El Centro, Calexico and Brawley are making plans to expand programs to accommodate the increasing number of youths. The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated there has been an increase in population in the Valley from the last measurement in 2000, which estimated the county's population at 142,000. According to the Census Bureau the local population now is about 156,000. According to projections from the county and demographers across the state, the county is looking to close in on 200,000 residents by 2010, with more to come.
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