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May, 2021

  • 18 May

    Imperial County Confirms First Local Pediatric Death Due to COVID-19

    -Editorial The Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is saddened to confirm the first death of a child due to complications from COVID-19 in Imperial County.  ICPHD first received the notice of the death of a child under the age of nine several weeks ago. Case investigations take time to …

  • 17 May


    By: Javier Sanchez Valenzuela, “El Cerveciáfilo”. When we open a beer we never think about how it got into our hands, we just drink it and finish it. At that moment the last thing we want is to complicate our existence with something other than enjoying the beer and the …

  • 17 May

    SDSU Imperial Valley to Expand Student Services

    -Editorial San Diego State University unveiled a new plan to increase investments for student support and retention services, implement a new fee structure and increase student aid and scholarship support for SDSU Imperial Valley that will be implemented over the next five years. The letter follows a year in which …

  • 15 May

    IID renews their membership fee for Salton Sea Authority

    -Editorial The IID Board of Directors renewed the annual membership to the Salton Sea Authority at their regular meeting held on May 4th by a vote of 3-0 having director JB Hamby abstaining. The Salton Sea Authority is a joint powers authority created in 1993 by the Imperial Irrigation District, …

  • 15 May

    Fully vaccinated Americans can return to life without masks

    -Editorial In a move that will send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in …

  • 12 May

    CETYS Will Offer a Certificate for Teenagers in Emotional Intelligence

    -Editorial It was Daniel Goleman who first introduced to the world the concept of emotional intelligence, thanks to his book 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, a New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, the concept was introduced and has changed the way successful people do business.  “By teaching people to tune in …

  • 12 May

    Imperial County Supervisors Want Calexico East Port Hours Expanded

    -Editorial For more than a year, the hours of operation at the Calexico East Land Port of Entry changed from 6 a.m. to midnight to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., reducing the hours of operation in its passenger portion by ten hours. Although U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s initial justification …

  • 11 May

    Air Travel On the Rise

    -Editorial Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother’s Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number since March 2020, when travel was collapsing because of …

  • 10 May

    Homeless College Students Can Now Call a Place Home

    -Editorial Miracles can happen in an instant when people join for a good cause and put their good faith at work, one good example is the new tiny home development that will help homeless students.  In just two-five months, a vacant city parcel became a beautiful place that will be …

  • 8 May

    Vaccination Could Help Reduce Unemployment

    -Editorial California is struggling to recover from new unemployment claims, with last week’s claims higher than at the start of 2020, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest.  Key Stats: Weekly unemployment claims in California increased by 85.47% compared to the same …