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June, 2020

  • 9 June

    Information to the community about the Disaster Relief Immigrant Assistance Program (DRAI)

    -Editorial California state authorities have established a financial aid program for undocumented adult immigrants affected by Covid-19. The support is aimed at people over 18 who do not have legal status in the United States and do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Government. This is a one-time grant …

  • 8 June

    David Romero Resigns from Calexico City Council

    -Editorial Calexico City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem David Romero submitted his letter of resignation from the city council on early Monday, June 8. It was confirmed that Romero submitted his letter of resignation to City Manager David Dale early Monday. The resignation comes three weeks after he was changed …

  • 8 June


    By: Teodoro Renteria Arróyave On the eve, we remember the “Press Freedom Day”, which for journalists in the world in general and in Mexico in particular, has ceased from decades to be a day of celebration to become only a painful commemoration, therefore again, it is reiterated that for the …

  • 7 June

    The real unemployment rate may be higher than that reported in May 2020

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (Ph.D.) Amid the economic recession, Latinos now have the highest unemployment rate in the United States in 2020. The unemployment rate remains around 13.3% in May, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States. “After an economic review, the …

  • 7 June

    Imperial Valley cities, chambers of commerce, and other agencies send letter to governor endorsing local determination regarding opening

    -Editorial Imperial Valley cities, chambers of commerce, and other agencies have signed on to a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom supporting the request to the governor by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to advance the state to Expanded Stage 2 and allow counties to determine when it is safe …

  • 6 June

    Governor Newsom Announces New Policing and Criminal Justice Reforms

    -Editorial After a week of engagement with civic leaders and law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and demonstrations nationwide, Governor Newsom announced his support for new policing and criminal justice reforms. Governor Newsom will work toward a statewide standard for policing peaceful protests and ending …

  • 6 June

    ICOE Releases Pathway to Reopening Our Schools: COVID-19 Recovery Guidance

    Imperial County – Education leaders throughout Imperial County have been working diligently to plan for a safe return to school in the fall. Utilizing local, regional, state, and federal guidance, along with stakeholder input, this effort has resulted in the development of the Pathway to Reopening Our Schools: COVID-19 Recovery Guidance which is being …

  • 5 June

    WHO welcomes crucial new funding for vaccines

    -Editorial WHO welcomes funding commitments made at this week’s Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK government. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference, and follows the successful Berlin summit in January 2015. The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching …

  • 5 June

    IID Cash Flow Affected by COVID-19

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District has been financially affected by COVID-19 as cash flow has decreased compared to last year. The IID Board of Directors met on June 2 to hear a presentation about how the IID has been affected by COVID-19. The closure of stores and industry has affected …

  • 4 June

    People Are Eating Healthier During The Pandemic

    -Editorial People are eating healthier, cooking their own food, and consuming more fruit and vegetables, according to preliminary results from a worldwide Corona Cooking Survey. People are staying home to work and going to a local restaurant is a thing of the past for now. With people staying at home, …