December 2009

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Miss Betty Wins Valley Autism Award

From Sara Hilfiker Betty Predmore of Miss Betty’s preschool was awarded this year’s Autism Angel from the Autism Support of Imperial County Organization. She was nominated for her outstanding work and dedication to Steven Hilfiker…



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Give the Perfect Gift!

(StatePoint)  It’s easy to shop for, makes a great last-minute present and fits in your pocket. Best of all, everybody is happy receiving it.   Cash is the perfect gift, and most consumers dream of…


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The City And The Future

Laura Fischer Talks About The City And The Future By: Luke Phillips   The Holtville Tribune recently sat down with Holtville City Manager Laura Fischer to discuss the city’s accomplishments in 2009 and what the…


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State Libraries

State Libraries Look At Improving Internet Access The California State Library assembled nearly 200 public library leaders, community supporters, broadband providers, and local and state leaders for California ’s Opportunity Online Broadband Summit, on December…


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Calexico School District Facilities Action Plan

By Mario Conde The Calexico Unified School District approved the District Facilities Action Plan to assist in improvement projects for the District. In a meeting held November 19th the board voted 4-1 to approve the…


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Supervisors Approve Sheriff Contract

By Mario Conde The County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday to have the Sheriff Department take over law enforcement duties for five years in the City of Holtville. The County Supervisors tabled the item one…


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Supervisors Act on Gay Marriage Issue

By Mario Conde El Centro California-The County Board of Supervisors decided to intervene on behalf of the voters of Imperial Valley in a federal lawsuit that is trying to overturn proposition 8. The Board of…


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H1N1 Drive Thru

H1N1 DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC Open to All Saturday, December 19, 2009 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Imperial Valley Expo North End Parking Lot 200 East Second Street, Imperial, CA This clinic will have the 2009…


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In Other Words

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Curmudgeon Speaks! HO, HO, HO! HAVE YOU GOT THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT? I guess you’d say I have, but those doggone crowds still get me antsy. They make the merchants happy ‘cause…


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Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus

The Story Behind “Yes, Virginia…” “DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please…


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Imperial’s Parade of Lights

The street was aglow on Friday night in the city of Imperial as they celebrated the season with a display of creative and amusing vehicles covered with thousands of Christmas Lights to delight all of…




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Calexico Port

Calexico Port Officials Implement Traffic Strategies to Minimize Wait Times   Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials with the Port of Calexico are adding vehicle lanes to ease vehicle congestion and wait…



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Santa’s List Of Most Requested Gifts

Imperial Valley Mall Reveals Santa’s List Of Most Requested Gifts Scratch worry off the holiday gift giving list this season. Santa is taking a load off parents and spouses by revealing his secret list of…


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Congressional Testimony

Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee December 9, 2009 Good afternoon Mr. Chairman, Senator Sessions, Senator Kaufman, and distinguished members of the Committee. I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify before you…


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Christmas In The Park Dec. 17th

Holtville Chamber Of Commerce To Host ‘Christmas In The Park’ Dec. 17th The Holtville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas in the Park Thursday, Dec. 17th. It will take place from 6 p.m….


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Supervisors Continue Rule 310 Fee Plan

Supervisors Continue Rule 310 Fee Plan Despite Fuentes Objections By Mario Conde After a lengthy discussion by the County Board of Supervisors, the board approved the continuance of the 50% reduction in Rule 310 Operational…