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September, 2020

  • 18 September

    Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died at 87

    -Editorial Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was as pioneering as she was brash, died on Friday, the court said. She was 87.  The court said the Ginsburg died “surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.” This will …

  • 18 September

    County Supervisors React to Allegations Made by Local Democratic Party

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to the California Democratic Party Rules Committee regarding allegations of racial discrimination made against two county officials made by leaders of the Imperial County Democratic Party. Before the action, the board was notified by the chairperson of the Imperial County …

  • 17 September

    Trump Nominates Mexican Actor, Eduardo Verastegui, for Key Position in his Administration

    -Editorial President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts. Among them is actor Eduardo Verastegui, of Florida, to be a Member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity. The actor has been considered to be part of the Trump administration and …

  • 17 September

    Calexico City Council Approves Lending Program for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

    -Editorial In an effort to support local businesses get back on their feet and support low-income people pay their utility bills, the Calexico City Council approved a series of items at their Sept. 16 meeting to support those that have been affected by COVID-19 the most. Small businesses have faced …

  • 17 September

    Border Travel Restrictions to Continue in October

    -Editorial Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19, Mexico asked the United States to extend the border restrictions for one more month, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations announced on September 17. “After reviewing the development of the spread of COVID19, Mexico proposed to the United States the extension, for …

  • 16 September

    El Centro Awarded Funds from the State Homekey Project

    -Editorial Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the first round of awards for Homekey, California’s nation-leading $600 million programs to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. …

  • 16 September

    Mexicali and Imperial County Sign Collaboration Agreement

    -Editorial Mexicali and Imperial County signed an agreement that will mark the beginning of cooperation between both entities moving forward. Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and District 2 Supervisor Luis A. Plancarte joined with Presidente Municipal de Mexicali, Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, to sign a Memorandum …

  • 16 September

    Restoring The New River Is a Priority for Calexico

    -Editorial Residents living on the west side of Calexico have suffered the effects of the New River. That river flows between two countries has been one of the most complicated binational environmental problems that at times it seems that it didn’t have a solution.  Thankfully and with the collective efforts …

  • 16 September

    Mexican Consulate in Calexico Celebrates Independence Day

    -Editorial The Cry of Independence was given the morning of September 15, at the Mexican Consulate in Calexico by Consul General Tarcisio Navarrete Montes de Oca. While the pandemic forced to cancel the traditional community event, the tradition was kept alive here in this border community. Calexico has celebrated Mexican …

  • 15 September

    Childers Wants to Bring His Business and Government Experience to The IID Board

    -Editorial Ryan Childers is running for a seat with the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors. Childers is running against candidate JB Hamby in November. During the March primary, IID Director Bruce Kuhn was defeated and did not make it to the runoff. Kuhn has since endorsed Childers’ candidacy. Childers …