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January, 2021

  • 8 January

    SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening

    -Editorial The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to …

  • 8 January

    Baja California Government Prepares Vaccination Process Against COVID-19

    -Editorial The Baja California Ministry of Health announced the arrival of a representative at the Mexican government who arrived in the State to review the operation of the eventual vaccination process against Covid-19. “We will have a meeting with Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez and then we will go with General …

  • 8 January

    Deadline Extended for First Round of Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Applications

    -Editorial California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced that the deadline for the first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be extended until January 13, 2021. The program, which officially opened …

  • 7 January

    Imperial County Explains Vaccination Schedule Procedure

    -Editorial As the vaccination rollout continues in Imperial County, the local health department is prioritizing the schedule of how essential workers will get the vaccine. The mission is hard as the Imperial County Health Department needs to abide by the different phases and vaccine availability. Imperial County Health Department Director …

  • 7 January

    Grand Jury to Investigate Issues Related to the Auditor-Controller Performance

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to have a Grand Jury investigation to look at the situation at the Auditor-Controller Office. The board met in the first meeting of the year. Their first order of business was to elect Supervisor District 3 Michael Kelley as the new Chairman …

  • 6 January

    Trump Supporters Create Chaos in Washington D.C.

    -Editorial  Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, marching through the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags, and forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Senators were being evacuated.  Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in …

  • 6 January

    The Mexican Consulate in San Diego will screen “MAIJA AWI”

    -Editorial The Government of the State of Baja California and the Ministry of Culture through the Institute of Culture of Baja California in a special collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego will screen “Maija Awi” within the Cineclub Mexico Cycle this Wednesday 6 and Thursday, January …

  • 6 January

    IID Puts Project Labor Agreements to Rest

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors discussed the status of the project labor agreements with local unions at their first meeting of 2021. At the Dec. 1st meeting, the board approved the project labor agreement that was approved by a vote of 3-2 having Director Norma Galindo, Erik …

  • 6 January

    Governor Newsom Announces $600 California Stimulus

    -Editorial As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced two immediate action items in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to help low-income Californians. First, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to …

  • 5 January

    24 COVID-19 Variant Cases Identified in San Diego County

     -Editorial Twenty-four confirmed and four probable cases of the more contagious strain of SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been identified in San Diego County, the Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The new cases of the variant that emerged in the United Kingdom, known as B.1.1.7, bring …