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January, 2021

  • 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 …

  • 5 January

    Homeless San Diegans Have Found a Permanent Home

    -Editorial Just one week after Mayor Todd Gloria announced plans to extend operations of the temporary shelter at the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission announced today that more than 165 San Diegans who previously experienced homelessness has moved from the …

  • 4 January

    Department of Inclusion Promotes Development and culture of indigenous people in Baja California

    -Editorial More than 100 indigenous families benefited from the approach of basic services such as electricity and drinking water, thanks to the efforts made by the Secretary for Social Inclusion and Gender Equality (SISIG) of Baja California. Similarly, during 2020 the SISIG trained families from the Purépecha communities of Mexicali, …

  • 4 January

    Miners praise U.S. spending bill that funds rare earth programs

    -Editorial The pandemic aid and spending package signed by U.S. President Donald Trump last Sunday includes more than $800 million to fund rare earth and strategic minerals research, spending that mining companies say will help counteract China’s dominance over the sector. The $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page bill essentially codifies Trump’s executive …

  • 1 January

    New Year’s Day Celebrations Were Different but with The Same Spirit of Celebration

    -Editorial This New Year’s Day went down as one of the quietest ones in history. While many people were at home celebrating with their families, many of the big cities around the world still had fireworks celebrations but without gatherings. Restrictions were placed on New Year festivities around the world …

  • 1 January

    Governor Newsom Unveils California’s Safe Schools for All Plan

    -Editorial  Governor Gavin Newsom released the State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to support schools to continue operating safely in-person and to expand the number of schools safely resuming in-person instruction. Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction – especially for …

  • 1 January

    Infusion Center Opens in El Centro to Treat COVID-19 Patients

    -Editorial The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the El Centro Regional Medical Center began administering monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments at a temporary COVID-19 Infusion center. The center is the first in a pilot program to treat certain COVID-19 patients in order to prevent hospitalization and the severity …

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    Imperial County Supervisors Censure Department Head

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to censure County Auditor-Controller Josue Mercado for allegedly neglecting to fulfill the duties of his office. The board met in the last meeting of the year and voted to pass a resolution against Mercado accusing him of not submitting important financial information …