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May, 2024

  • 21 May

    Medi-Cal Transformation Expands Access to Behavioral Health Care Services

    -Editorial As the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) continues to transform Medi-Cal, the state is addressing behavioral health needs, like mental health care and substance use disorder services, through health care. Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, provides coverage for one in three — or 15 million — Californians, and now …

  • 21 May

    Baja California Congress Passes Reform Mandating Special Care for Elderly Parents

    -Editorial In an ordinary session of the Baja California Congress Plenary, a landmark reform was approved to article 301 of the Civil Code of Baja California. This reform mandates that children must take special care of their elderly parents to prevent their abandonment, addressing a pressing issue that affects this …

  • 20 May

    Disaggregating Data Is Essential for Closing Health Disparities

    -Editorial For the first time since 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expanded its race and ethnicity standards to capture historically excluded communities who will now be visible in federal data collection. In the first of three briefings on health inequities sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, …

  • 17 May

    Calexico City Council Appoints Camilo Garcia as New Mayor Amid Cheers and Standing Ovation

    -Editorial In what was described as another step in the healing process for the city, the Calexico City Council appointed Camilo Garcia as the new Mayor of Calexico during its May 15 meeting. Gloria Romo, who has been serving since January, made the motion to appoint Garcia, which was unanimously …

  • 16 May

    Bad Rabbits: Dominating the Field and Breaking Barriers in Flag Football

    -Editorial The Bad Rabbits flag football team, a group of talented girls from Calexico, California, and Mexicali, Baja California, has been making headlines with their impressive performances in national tournaments. Led by head coach Guillermo Castro and assistant coach Emmanuel Ramirez, these young athletes have shown that girl power knows …

  • 15 May

    Biden and Trump Agree to June and September Debates

    -Editorial President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump reached an agreement to engage in two campaign debates, set for June and September respectively. The first debate, slated for June 27, will be hosted by CNN, while the second, scheduled for September 10, will be facilitated by ABC.  This agreement …

  • 15 May

    CANIRAC Mexicali to Host Padel Fest Tournament at Palestra Club Deportivo

    -Editorial On Sunday, May 26, the Palestra Club Deportivo will host the exciting Padel Fest tournament, organized by CANIRAC Mexicali. From 5:00 pm to midnight, padel fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a day full of action and competition. Registration for this event is 650 pesos per person, with …

  • 14 May

    XVIII Flowering Vineyard Festival: An event that benefits vulnerable groups in the wine valleys of Baja California

    -Editorial This Wednesday, May 8, at a press conference, the Baja California Provino Committee shared the details of the eighteenth edition of the “Fiesta de los Viñedos en Flor”, a collaborative effort that promotes sustainability. This event represents a tribute to the producers of the land, promotes ecological awareness, and, …

  • 13 May

    New Poll Highlights Priorities of Women of Color Voters

    -Editorial AAPI, Black, and Latina/x women voters represent a powerful voting bloc, yet don’t feel that policymakers are prioritizing the issues that matter to them, according to the results of a new poll to be released May 9 by Intersections of Our Lives – a collective of three leading women …

  • 12 May

    California-Mexico Border: New Law Paves the Way for Cross-Border Education

    -Editorial In a move aimed at increasing cross-border educational opportunities and workforce diversity, Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 91 into law. The legislation establishes a pilot program to provide discounted tuition rates for low-income students residing near the California-Mexico border. This initiative marks a significant step forward in …