December 2009



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New Year New Laws

THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW LAWS SACRAMENTO, Calif. –January not only rings in a new year, but also new laws for 2010. The California Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be familiar with these new traffic…


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Imperial County Earthquake Damage

Earthquakes Blitz through Imperial Valley By Chris Furguson On December 30, 2009, at around 10:50 AM, at least four earthquakes rocked the Imperial Valley in less than 20 minutes. The first quake began at 10:48…


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Imperial County Rocked By Earthquakes

Earthquakes Blitz through Imperial Valley By Chris Furguson On December 30, 2009, at around 10:50 AM, at least four earthquakes rocked the Imperial Valley in less than 20 minutes. The first quake began at 10:48…


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Strong Earthquake Hits Southern California

At 10:49 A.m A strong earthquake rocked southern California more details to come A moderate earthquake occurred at 10:48:57 AM (PST) on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. The magnitude 5.9 event occurred 21 km (13 miles)…



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Miss Betty’s Preschool Celebrates Christmas

By Betty Predmore The students at Miss Betty’s Preschool had a great time in December preparing for the Christmas holiday.  They made gingerbread cookies from scratch and enjoyed eating them during lunch time.  They had…


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Police Briefs

City of Holtville Thursday, December 24 TIS THE SEASON, TO DRINK: It was reported, that a married couple were having a large argument, the caller is concerned that they will end up hurting each other,…



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IID News

Utilities to collaborate on transmission planning project for renewable energy The Imperial Irrigation District and Southern California Edison have agreed to initiate joint planning studies of an existing transmission corridor in Southeastern California that could…


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Experience the Serenity of the Skies

Experience the Serenity of the Skies with Imperial County Artist Jeni Bate __ What: “The Skies of Peace and Passion.” A Solo Exhibition: When: Jan 7th– Jan 21st 2010. Reception: Friday Jan 8th, 7-8pm. Where:…


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Six Recent Unusual Seizures at Calif. Border

SAN DIEGO— Everyday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border work diligently to secure the nation’s border and stop illegal activity. While well known for seizing narcotics and stopping…


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Court Decision to Overturn Ban on Body Armor

Brown Issues Statement on Court Decision to Overturn Ban on Body Armor Statement from Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. on the Second Appellate District Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn California’s ban on violent…


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MARDI GRAS 2010

Calexico Chamber and Imperial County Film Commission to Host MARDI GRAS 2010 The Calexico Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee and the Board of Directors of the Imperial County Film Commission have announced that tickets…


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2009 Was An Event Filled Year

By Chris Furguson As difficult as it is to believe, 2009 is almost over.  So, we at the I.V. Weekly, Calexico Chronicle and Holtville Tribune would like to present the top stories of 2009. January…


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TSA Guidance for Passengers

Q: What additional security measures is TSA taking domestically? A: TSA has a layered approach to security that allows us to surge resources as needed on a daily basis. We have the ability to quickly…


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The First New Year Celebration

By Luke Phillips The first New Year celebration was held more than 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia around the year 2,000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March….