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July, 2023

  • 12 July

    How Unnecessary Expenses and Poor Financial Habits Can Burden Your Future?

    By: Ellie Burgueno We often find ourselves caught in a daily routine where seemingly insignificant expenses add up over time, taking a toll on our financial well-being. From indulging in morning coffees to subscribing to multiple streaming services, these ant expenses can gradually bury us in debt without us even …

  • 12 July

    IID Board President Alex Cardenas Attends Legislative Energy Horizon Institute Program

    -Editorial Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Board President Alex Cardenas has been selected to attend the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) program for 2023. This invitation was extended to President Cardenas through his participation in the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Policy Makers Council. Through APPA’s sponsorship of the LEHI program, …

  • 12 July

    Sound of Freedom Puts Awareness on Sex Trafficking Crisis

    -Editorial Coming out of a strong opening weekend, the film Sound of Freedom is not only having success in theaters but it’s creating discussion and awareness about human trafficking. The film is directed and co-written by Alejandro Monteverde, and stars Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, and Bill Camp. Caviezel plays Tim …

  • 11 July

    Paris+ par Art Basel announces expanded, citywide public program for its 2023 edition

    -Editorial Paris+ par Art Basel announced the first details of its upcoming citywide public program, which will run concurrently with the fair’s second edition. Freely accessible to the public, the program comprises three exhibitions, two monumental outdoor installations, and a series of talks and debates, presented in six iconic locations …

  • 10 July

    How CA’s Hottest and Most Latino County is Fighting Extreme Heat

    By: Selen Ozturk, editorial team at Ethnic Media Group. As heat-related illnesses and deaths have risen in Imperial County over the past few years, cooling centers prove critical in the fight against extreme heat. This past week saw the hottest global temperature ever recorded, according to the US National Centers for Environmental …

  • 10 July

    USCIS Debuts Online Biometric Appointment Rescheduling

    -Editorial On June 28, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a new self-service tool that allows applicants for benefits and their attorneys and accredited representatives to reschedule most biometric services appointments in advance of the appointment date. The introduction of this tool is another way USCIS is improving …

  • 10 July

    Paris Experience Riots Due to Police Abuse

    -Editorial Thousands of protesters defied a ban to march in central Paris against police violence, a week after riots sparked by the killing of a teenager in a Parisian suburb caused unrest in the population. Riots began in France on 27 June 2023 after the killing of Nahel Merzouk by …

  • 7 July

    Invisible, Ignored, and Hated: Unhoused People Are Scapegoated for Calexico’s Declined Downtown

    -Editorial As the abandoned building in downtown Calexico was being burned down to the ground, sitting motionless in one corner near the burning structure was the 60-year-old homeless George Ocampo, oblivious to the danger. While local firefighters tried to contain the smoke, the bystanders watching the fire were repeating the …

  • 6 July

    Imperial County District Attorney Reports on Jesse Parra Case

    -Editorial On June 29, 2023, Defendant Jesse Parra plead to 1 count of PC 487(d)(2), grand theft of a firearm, a strike crime, and 1 count of PC 496d(a) (receiving stolen property, motor vehicle), and was sentenced on 6/26/23 to 6 years 4 months in state prison. Defendant Abel Antu …

  • 6 July

    California Invests Nearly $2 Billion in Transportation Infrastructure

    -Editorial The California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week invested nearly $2 billion into improving the state’s transportation infrastructure while approving an additional $2.3 billion for future projects.  The nearly $2 billion allocation reflects more than $571 million in funding from the 2021 federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and more than …