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July, 2020

  • 23 July

    The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors Review the Alfalfa, Bermuda, and Kleingrass Program

    -Editorial The IID Board met in regular session on July 21 and was briefed on a program that has been in place for three years and its current status. In December 2017, the IID Board of Directors authorized the development of modification to the On-Farm Efficiency Conservation Program description and …

  • 22 July

    Pregnant Women Have Been Infected with COVID-19 In Imperial Valley

    -Editorial The Imperial County Health Department has identified 49 pregnant women that have tested positive for COVID-19, according to recent information released. Imperial County Public Health Officer Dr. Stephen Munday said it is important to take precautions so that the mother doesn’t transmit the virus through contact. “It doesn’t necessarily …

  • 21 July

    White House to Resume COVID Briefings

    -Editorial The recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the lack of information has forced the President to resume the Coronavirus Task Force briefings starting this week. President Donald Trump said that he will resume holding coronavirus press briefings at the White House as a sharp rise in cases across the nation …

  • 21 July

    Interstate 8 at Imperial Avenue Closed Thursday Night

    EL CENTRO, Calif.—Construction crews will close all freeway lanes on Interstate 8 (I-8) between Forrester Road and 4th Street/State Route 86 (SR-86) in the City of El Centro Thursday night from 6:30 to 7 in the morning, Friday, according to Caltrans. The 12.5- hour closure is needed to remove and demolish …

  • 21 July

    High School Sports Suspended This Fall in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial It will be a different kind of year for many students as they will be starting school online this fall forcing them to adapt to a new reality. California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all California counties that are in the State’s monitoring list to begin school distance learning this …

  • 20 July

    Colombian Movie to Debut in The United States

    -Editorial Days of the Whale (Los días de la Ballena), the auspicious debut feature by Colombian writer-director Catalina Arroyave, will have its U.S. Virtual Cinema Premiere beginning Friday, July 24, 2020. Set in the city of Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, Days of the Whale follows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simon …

  • 20 July

    Baja California is projected as one of the states with the fastest recovery in Mexico

    -Editorial Mexicali, B.C.- In a virtual press conference, Mario Escobedo Carignan, head of the Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism, shared that Baja California is in an economically privileged place compared to other states in the country, as well as the gradual resumption of economic activities. The Secretary mentioned that …

  • 20 July

    USCIS Rule Strengthens Employment Eligibility Requirements for Asylum Seekers

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a regulatory change to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent, or otherwise non-meritorious claims for asylum to obtain an employment authorization document. This rule does not alter asylum eligibility criteria in any way and will be …

  • 20 July

    Newsom Orders Counties That Are in Monitoring List to Keep Schools Closed

    – All Imperial County Schools to Start 2020-2021 School Year in Distance Learning Only Model -Editorial California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered all California counties that are in the State’s monitoring list to begin school distance learning this fall. “Education in California is non-negotiable and schools must provide meaningful instruction …

  • 20 July

    Newsom to release 8,000 prisoners in California by end of August

    -Editorial California officials announced that an additional 8,000 inmates would be released early from state prisons to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among both inmates and staff. The move will allow prisons to use the extra space to impose social distancing rules, isolation, and quarantine measures, the state …