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August, 2020

  • 13 August

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue One More Month

    -Editorial Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed on Aug. 13 that the border travel restrictions between the U.S. and Mexico will continue for one more month. Ebrard said the COVID-19 situation continues to be high in the southern part of the United States and both countries decided to extend the …

  • 13 August

    Book Talks About How Medical Industry Should Adopt Technology

    -Editorial The use of technology and data is something that the medical industry has to adopt in order to help patients get better treatment. In MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market, the author includes interviews with numerous healthcare leaders and outlines the challenges and opportunities developing for …

  • 13 August

    County Supervisors Appoint Members of the Imperial Valley Southern Border Committee

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors officially appointed the members of the newly formed Imperial Valley Southern Border Committee at their Aug. 11 meeting. This action marked an important step in the creation of a committee that will be composed of a diverse group of people that represent the …

  • 12 August

    SDSU-IV to lead unique health disparities research project

    -Editorial Dr. Helina Hoyt, Nursing Program Coordinator at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley, has been awarded $125,000 in direct costs from an administrative supplement to the San Diego State University HealthLINK Center for Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research (SDSU HealthLINK Center). This award will fund an innovative yearlong project that will …

  • 12 August

    San Diego County to Open New COVID-19 Testing Site at Border

    -Editorial  A new COVID-19 testing site will begin operating Wednesday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry PedEast crossing. The free site will operate from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and will focus on testing essential workers and American citizens who live in Tijuana, as well as residents …

  • 12 August

    Imperial Valley College Has Been Impacted Due to Ransomware

    -Editorial  The college’s Information Technology Department and hired cybersecurity consultants have been working diligently since Thursday, August 6, 2020, to restore programs and files that have been affected on campus. At this time, the college is working on gathering and processing as much information as possible to better assess what systems and files have been affected. According …

  • 11 August

    Imperial Valley Transit Will Offer Free Bus Rides

    -Editorial The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) would like to announce the implementation of a Free Fares Program for various Imperial Valley Transit (IVT) services. Eligible services include IVT Fixed Route, IVT Circulators (Blue, Green and Gold Lines), IVT ACCESS, and IVT RIDE (EL Centro, Imperial, Heber, Brawley, Calexico, Westshore’s). …

  • 11 August

    Newsom Criticizes Trump’s Executive Actions

    -Editorial California Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Trump’s executive order saying that it will not be economically feasible for the State. After the executive order signed this weekend, California will have a difficult challenge to face. Newsom began his briefing by talking about President Donald Trump over the weekend signing executive …

  • 10 August

    County Offering Help for Those Suffering Depression Caused by COVID-19

    -Editorial The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people in their mental state that can provoke depression and anxiety. During the press conference held Aug. 10, the Imperial County Health Department says that there are programs that people can use if they have been affected by COVID. Leticia Plancarte, Deputy Director …

  • 10 August


    Washington, D.C.– Last Friday, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), along with Reps. Davis (CA-53), Peters (CA-52), Ruiz (CA-36), and Levin (CA-49), introduced the Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2020, a companion bill to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) legislation introduced on July 29, 2020. The legislation will address pollution …