Imperial Hosts The Farmer’s Market

Greg and Michelle Tribado, from Brawley performed at the Farmer's Market in Imperial. They are seen here singing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "I need you." Photos by Jorge Villalobos.
Greg and Michelle Tribado, from Brawley performed at the Farmer's Market in Imperial. They are seen here singing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "I need you." Photos by Jorge Villalobos.
Representing the Chamber of Commerce, of Imperial are Sharon Concord, Gloria Silva and Betty Parrish. The three ladies helped organize the event through advertising, word of mouth and handling the vendors.
Representing the Chamber of Commerce, of Imperial are Sharon Concord, Gloria Silva and Betty Parrish. The three ladies helped organize the event through advertising, word of mouth and handling the vendors.
Lindsay Dale buys a few produce items such as carrots, onions and peppers from Demi Jackson and Jeff Dale. This is the second time this season that they've come out to support the Farmer's Market.
Lindsay Dale buys a few produce items such as carrots, onions and peppers from Demi Jackson and Jeff Dale. This is the second time this season that they've come out to support the Farmer's Market.
Analia Navarez  with her daughters,  Jaquelyn, three years old and Sofia, six years old take a train ride through the Farmer's Market. The train was driven by Sussy Roveva, it was a main attraction at the market, attracting people of all ages, families of all sizes.
Analia Navarez with her daughters, Jaquelyn, three years old and Sofia, six years old take a train ride through the Farmer's Market. The train was driven by Sussy Roveva, it was a main attraction at the market, attracting people of all ages, families of all sizes.

By Jorge Villalobos
This past Tuesday, the City of Imperial held their second Farmer’s Market event .  The event ran from 4:00 pm through 8:00 pm and featured a plethora of vendor booths, attractions and entertainment.   People of all ages and families of all sizes were invited to partake in the festivities, there was something for everyone.
The main entertainment consisted of Greg and Michelle Tribado, two singers and entertainers from Brawley. They made sure the crowd was up and dancing as they sang various country/western songs, they even sang a couple of duets such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “I need you.”
What’s become a common attraction these days, for anyone who frequents the mall, is that little train that can. The train made an appearance at the Farmer’s Market; it was driven by Suzy Roveva. The little train gave people of all ages a tour of the Farmer’s Market as it snaked its way through booths and people.
The Chamber of Commerce set up shop at the event,  “It takes about an hour, for us to get the tents up and get the wares out and everybody is here usually right on time,” explained Sharon Concord. Any vendors wanting to get in on the action for December 17 are invited to contact the Chamber of Commerce. “Please come out, get your Christmas pies and buy your Christmas gifts, It’s a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping started, and have a good time at the same time,”  smiled Concord.

Calexico City Council Voted to Repeal an Ordinance

By Mario Conde

Juan Carlos Gonzalez(2)The Calexico City Council voted to repeal an ordinance that prohibits former council members to get a job for five years after they leave office.

The “City Council-eligibility For Future City Employment” ordinance was changed last December as a request from Councilman Daniel Romero to prohibit former Calexico Council members not being eligible for appointment to a job as City Manager or Department head for four years after leaving office.  His proposal was to eliminate any influence that a former council member could have that could result in a conflict of interest.

First Annual BBQ Tri-tip Cook-Off.

By Mario Conde

The Calexico Firefighter and Police Athletic Association will be hosting its first annual BBQ Tri-tip Cook-Off.

tritip100% of the proceeds raised by the organization will all be given to the Calexico Police Athletic Association which seeks to improve the quality of life and social well being of the youth community in Calexico and will use proceeds to improve the location of the recreation structures, fields, parks, within the City and within the Redevelopment Area where the youth participate in such activities which assists with the elimination of blight within an adjacent to the Redevelopment Area because it keeps kids interested  in productive activities  and off the streets  and blighted neighborhoods.

Calexico Business Improvement District for Calendar year 2010.

By Mario Conde

calexicoThe Calexico City Council approved Tuesday annual assessment fees for the Calexico Business Improvement District for Calendar year 2010.

The Council held a public hearing Tuesday and adopted a resolution assessing the levy of the downtown parking and Business Improvement District for 2010. The assessments may only be used for promotion, marketing, and advertising of professional and retail businesses located in the BID. All businesses located in the BID are to be assessed $100 each for 2010. The collection will start January 1, 2009.

Decorate Safely for the Holiday Season

Keep your holidays injury-free with these important safety tips from Safe Kids USA and the United States Fire Administration

christmas-decorations-3Washington, DC In addition to food, family, and gifts, decorations are one of the reasons that many look forward to the holiday season. While candles, Christmas trees, and other decorations are part of the holiday spirit, they can pose fire and poisoning hazards, especially to curious children. Safe Kids USA and the United States Fire Administration remind parents and caregivers to take a few precautions when decorating for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other festivities.