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September, 2020

  • 3 September


    • It is expected that the border infrastructure can be resumed normally by early December San Diego, CA.- The resumption of border crossings and the normalization of medical tourism in Baja California will be crucial for binational economic reactivation. This was indicated during the meeting of the Border Affairs Commission …

  • 2 September

    El Centro Announces Guidelines for Outdoor Business Operations

    El Centro, CA.– In accordance with State and Imperial County Public Health Orders, El Centro businesses such as restaurants, fitness facilities, and personal services will be able to use designated outdoor areas for their operations as part of new guidelines developed by the City of El Centro. The COVID-19 Outdoor …

  • 2 September

    The U.S. Will Not Participate in A Global Vaccine Effort Led by WHO

    -Editorial The United States will not participate in a global vaccination effort for COVID-19 since it has the involvement of the World Health Organization. While many countries will join the global efforts to create a vaccine, the U.S. will not participate since they oppose WHO’s response to the pandemic and …

  • 1 September

    County Board of Supervisors Wants Clarification on Port of Entry Changes

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection asking for clarification on the changes made that is causing longer border waits. In the afternoon of August 21, 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection distributed a notice to inform stakeholders that they will …

  • 1 September

    Judge Orders New Jersey Farm to Pay Back Wages and Penalties Following Labor Investigation

    -Editorial A judge in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) has ordered a Harrisonville, New Jersey, tomato farm to pay $49,423 in back wages to 62 farmworkers, the majority of which the employer recruited from Mexico as temporary foreign workers on H-2A visas. The judge …

August, 2020

  • 31 August

    Imperial County Health Department Reacts to New Reopening Blueprint

    -Editorial The Imperial County Health Department gave an update on the new guidelines the state introduced by the state last week by California Governor Gavin Newsom. On Friday, August 28, 2020, the State of California unveiled the new Blueprint for a Safer Economy for reducing COVID-19. Jeanette Angulo, Director of …

  • 31 August

    Trump Hopes to Have a COVID-19 Vaccine Soon

    -Editorial Today, President Donald Trump said during his press conference that the vaccine against COVID-19 is going very well and hopes to have it available very soon. “This part of Operation Warp Speed to have a vaccine. Many people thought it will take years but we are doing them in …

  • 31 August

    California Unemployment will process $300 extra starting early September

    -Editorial Unemployed California workers should begin receiving an extra $300 in weekly unemployment payments starting in early September. The additional unemployment payments are being provided to states nationwide through the U.S. government’s Lost Wages Assistance Program that is tapping funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The supplement will be …

  • 30 August

    County Residents Affected by COVID-19 Will Get Support to Pay Utility Bills

    -Editorial Residents of Imperial County that have been affected by COVID-19 may soon get support to pay for the utility bills now that the Board of Supervisors moved forward with a grant applicant at their Tuesday meeting. The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the availability of approximately …

  • 29 August

    Calexico City Council Will Consider Approving a Moratorium for Renters Affected by COVID-19

    By: Mario Conde, Reporter The Calexico City Council heard the voices of many residents asking them to pass a moratorium to support home and commercial renters that are close of losing assets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The council met in special session Aug. 26 to hear a presentation regarding a …