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January, 2024

  • 30 January

    San Diego Mayor and FEMA Region 9 Administrator Address Storm Impact, Urge Federal Aid

    -Editorial San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria spoke by phone with FEMA Region 9 Administration Bob Fenton and discussed the impacts of last Monday’s storm and the recovery efforts underway. Mayor Gloria underscored the immense pain San Diegans are living through and his commitment to being their voice as they clean …

  • 30 January

    Unraveling the Economic Enigma: Are We Truly in Good Health, or Teetering on the Edge?

    -Editorial Consumers in the U.S. have faced more than two years of record-level gas and grocery prices. The costs of housing – both for renters and buyers – have been unstable, with rising mortgage rates that peaked at almost 8% last fall. It is a difficult time for homeowners as …

  • 29 January

    CTR Breaks Ground on Hell’s Kitchen Lithium Project

    -Editorial Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their ambitious project, Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power, which marks the beginning of lithium development in Imperial County. Situated within the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, one of the world’s largest known geothermal resources, this project holds immense potential for …

  • 29 January

    Exploring the Potential Impact of a Second Tripledemic on Society

    -Editorial The US is facing a simultaneous rise in COVID-19, flu, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus – RSV – cases — what some medical experts call a “tripledemic.” The surge of respiratory illnesses threatens to burden already-overstretched healthcare systems, with possible lapses in care for vulnerable communities. The Centers for Disease …

  • 29 January

    Rod Smart Remembered: A Heartfelt Tribute to a Beloved Figure in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial In a heartfelt tribute to Rod Smart, the Imperial Valley community came together at Del Rio County Club to honor the beloved figure. Celebrating his life and profound impact on the community, Rod Smart, a vital part of Brawley, was deeply cherished by those fortunate enough to know him.  …

  • 29 January

    The Ripple Effect of Home Country Elections on Diaspora Dynamics

    -Editorial Elections dominate the 2024 news curve and not just in the U.S. Taiwan, India and Mexico are among key countries with large diaspora populations in the US that are holding national elections. At a press briefing by Ethnic Media Services, it was explored how diaspora communities interact with elections …

  • 28 January

    Thrilling Paddle Tournament Unites Athletes and Fosters Camaraderie in Baja California

    -Editorial The paddle tournament held at the Palestra Mexicali Sports Club turned out to be an exciting event, as athletes from all over Baja California demonstrated their skills and sportsmanship in a highly competitive environment. The tournament not only highlighted notable talent but also fostered a strong sense of camaraderie …

  • 28 January

    Addressing California’s Opioid Epidemic: A Spotlight on Innovative Solutions and Health Equity Initiatives by Sierra Health Foundation

    -Editorial With record-breaking rates of drug-related overdose fatalities, including from fentanyl, in California last year, the opioid epidemic ranks among the state’s most vexing issues. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation highlights the work of three nonprofit organizations working on innovative ways to …

  • 28 January

    Federal Reserve’s Key Inflation Gauge Sees 0.2% Uptick in December, Registers 2.9% Annual Increase

    -Editorial The latest data on inflation, released on Friday, revealed a moderation in the rate of price increases as 2023 concluded. In December, the Commerce Department’s personal consumption expenditures price index, a crucial metric for the Federal Reserve, rose by 0.2% every month and 2.9% annually, excluding food and energy. …

  • 27 January

    Local Filmmaker Roy Dorantes Receives International Recognition for “Ni Una Más”

    -Editorial Imperial Valley filmmaker Roy Dorantes has been making waves in the international film circuit with his film, “Ni Una Más” (Not One More). The film, which addresses the pressing issue of domestic violence, has recently been named Best International Film at the prestigious Bucharest Film Festival in Romania and …