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June, 2020

  • 14 June

    City of San Diego Offers New Online Zoning and Parcel Information Map

    -Editorial The City of San Diego Development Services Department (DSD) launched its new Zoning and Parcel Information Portal (ZAPP) to make it easier for customers to research zoning and property information. The online service helps users conveniently access real-time information from their computer or mobile device 24 hours a day, …

  • 14 June


    Personal care services are not yet scheduled to open in Imperial County.  IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA – Last Friday, the California Department of Public Health released new guidance for activities protected by the First Amendment including religious services and the right to protest as well as guidance for personal care services.  Although …

  • 13 June

    Rep. Vargas Cosponsors Historical Policing Act of 2020 to End Police Brutality

    San Diego, CA.– On Friday, June 12th, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) became a proud cosponsor of Justice in Policing Act of 2020, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, which aims to end police brutality in the United States. The act will establish new policing standards by banning chokeholds, ending no-knock …

  • 13 June

    Trump administration revokes transgender health protection

    -Editorial The Department of Housing and Human Services announced the reversal of an ObamaCare rule that sought to protect transgender rights and abortion access. The policy redefines gender as a person’s biological sex, whereas an Obama-era regulation defined sex as “one’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, …

  • 12 June

    Former Councilman David Romero and Bruno Suarez Plead Guilty to Corruption Charges

    -Editorial A former Calexico City, the California councilman along with a former commissioner on the city’s Economic Development and Financial Advisory Commission, pleaded guilty in federal court to corruption charges, admitting that they accepted cash bribes in exchange for promises of official action by the city. David Romero and Bruno …

  • 12 June

    PMHD responds to continued spike in COVID-19 cases

    Imperial County has the highest rate of positive cases, per capita in the state BRAWLEY, CA — State officials reported earlier this week that the Imperial County had a COVID-19 positive rate of 21.7 percent and the highest rate of positive cases per capita in the state. Understandably this has …

  • 11 June

    San Diego Zoo to Reopen This Month

    -Editorial The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will resume operations on June 20, 2020, with limited shopping, dining, and other experiences available at both parks. During the initial reopening phase, each park will operate with limited on-grounds capacity and reduced hours of operation. Both facilities, which have …

  • 11 June


    El Centro, CA.– The City of El Centro and the Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) have engaged Victus Advisors to conduct an assessment for a proposed outdoor multi-use sports fields and identify the opportunities for a new sports complex in El Centro. The ultimate goal of this study will …

  • 11 June

    Imperial County Waiting for Variance Approval from Governor Newsom

    -Editorial The Imperial County Board of Supervisors ratified a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that consideration be made to advance the entire state to Stage 2B at their June 9 meeting. This approval would allow counties the ability to decide if they can reopen businesses, closed due to …

  • 10 June


    On June 8, 2020, the Imperial County Public Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard showed the total number of persons tested in Imperial County to be 18,996. [June 9, 2020], this number has been corrected to reflect 17,191. Additionally, the number of out-of-county cases currently being reported is 93. As part of …