Brown Urges Taxpayers to Avoid High-Cost Tax-Refund Loans

Oakland-With tax season quickly approaching, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today urged Californians to avoid high-cost tax-refund-anticipation loans, which force taxpayers to “borrow their own money,” include numerous fees and can carry triple-digit annual interest rates.

According to the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and Consumer Federation of America (CFA), refund-anticipation loans cost 8.4 million American taxpayers more than $800 million in 2008.

Calexico Port Officers Discover Cocaine Load Concealed in Volkswagen Beetle

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry discovered 40 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the spare tire and rear tire wells of a blue 2000 Volkswagen Beetle.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, January 27, at about 10 a.m. when a CBP officer conducting vehicle primary inspections referred the driver, a 37-year-old female Mexican citizen and her 17-year-old son to vehicle secondary for further examination.

Imperial Valley College Hall Of Fame February 11th

Imperial Valley College will be inducting six new members into its Hall of Fame Feb. 11 during an IVC Foundation Dinner in the New Science Building lobby.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $30 each at the IVC Foundation Office and will be available at the door. Reservations may be made by calling the Foundation at 760-355-6113.

Parking Agreements For Calexico 10 Movie Theater and Future Medical Building Aproved

By Mario Conde

The Calexico Planning Commission approved Monday the parking agreements between Calexico 10 Movie Theater and the future Medical Building in that area.

The commission approved the determination for joint use of parking facilities at the Calexico 10 Theatre site. The Planning Commission approved last year the subdivision of the Movie Theater area into three parcels. Two weeks ago, the commission adopted a resolution finding that the land transfer of parcel #1 between RDA and Pacific Media Properties was in conformity with the General Plan. Pacific Media Properties plans to create a medical building in that parcel that will provide laboratory, imaging, and other medical services.