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January, 2023

  • 14 January

    Local Democrats Gather for First Networking Event of the Year

    -Editorial The Imperial County Democratic Central Committee hosted its first networking mixer on Jan. 13 at Mexca Brew Co. in El Centro to celebrate a very successful election season.  It was an excellent networking mixer for local democrats from all over the valley to meet and talk about the issues …

  • 13 January

    Shakira’s new song with producer Bizarrap becomes an instant trend worldwide

    -Editorial Shakira is back with a new song and music video that throws shade at the singer’s ex-partner: “BZRP Music Sessions 53.” With some wordplay in Spanish, she directly references both her ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique and his new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti. Shakira begins the song by saying she doesn’t …

  • 13 January

    San Diego Mayor Declares City is ‘Rising’ to Meet Challenges

    -Editorial In his third State of the City address as the 37th Mayor of the City of San Diego, Mayor Todd Gloria detailed the considerable progress on the City’s top issues – infrastructure, public safety, homelessness, and housing affordability. The mayor made several policy announcements as part of his address, among them an executive …

  • 12 January

    Artificial Intelligence: A Double Edge Sword for Humanity

    -Editorial As Artificial Intelligence becomes an important part of our daily lives and benefits the world in many ways, there are also side effects that can do irreversible damage to humanity. AI applications include advanced web search engines (e.g., Google), recommendation systems (used by YouTube, Amazon, and Netflix), understanding human …

  • 11 January

    El Centro Mortgage Payments Have Increased by 71.1%

    -Editorial Mortgage interest rates are now more than double of what they were in early 2021. As a result, rising home prices have started to slow down, but not by enough to offset the increased borrowing costs caused by higher rates. Home prices rose dramatically across the U.S. during the …

  • 10 January

    Imperial County Declares State of Emergency Due to Migrant Situation

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors joined the city of Calexico in declaring a state of emergency due to the influx of migrants arriving in the area something that most elected officials and activists say will get worse over time.  The board had its first meeting of the year …

  • 10 January

    IID launches Residential Weatherization Program for 2023

    -Editorial Imperial Irrigation District is pleased to announce its Residential Weatherization Program for 2023. Starting in January, participating IID electric customers can receive up to $1,000 in recommended energy-saving services and equipment that can help reduce heating and cooling costs while boosting their home’s comfort level. “This is one of …

  • 9 January

    Foster Kids Meet Leo the Lion and Receive Wonderful Christmas Gifts

    -Editorial Rita F. Pierson once said: “Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” Launching one of its most ambitious projects, the Beyond Borders Foundation held …

  • 9 January

    George Marquez Takes Oath as Imperial County District Attorney

    -Editorial In a special ceremony surrounded by friends and supporters, George Marquez was sworn as the new Imperial County District Attorney by Judge Michael Domenzain. He replaces Gilbert Otero who spent nearly three decades leading that office. It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the Casa Blanca venue in Holtville …

  • 9 January

    Biden Arrives in Mexico to Participate in the North American Leaders’ Summit

    -Editorial U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Mexico to be part of a trilateral meeting with the President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. This year’s Summit takes place as the nations look to full recovery from the COVID pandemic and in …