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January, 2024

  • 31 January

    Local Nonprofit Faces Funding Scrutiny Amid Political Protest Allegations

    -Editorial A local nonprofit organization operating in Imperial County finds itself under scrutiny after allegations arose of potential violations regarding grant funding. Ryan Kelley, the representative of District 4 on the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, has called upon the Chief Executive Office to investigate the grants received by this …

  • 31 January

    Art Basel Unveils Exciting Highlights for Hong Kong Show

    -Editorial Art Basel Hong Kong’s highly anticipated 2024 edition returns to its pre-pandemic scale, featuring 243 leading galleries from 40 countries and territories. With 66 additional exhibitors compared to the previous year, the show showcases an extraordinary diversity of artistic voices across its five show sectors, including Conversations, Film programs, …

  • 30 January

    Navigating the Border Challenge: Exploring Policy Solutions Amidst Polarized Politics

    -Editorial The United States is facing an uptick and change in the border flows of people seeking a better life, and instead of addressing it with comprehensive and long-term solutions, there’s yet another series of proposals meant to “harden” policies and “close” the borders.  The Republican party has taken an …

  • 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 …

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