Daily Archives: February 17, 2010

Facebook Users Are Now a Target of a New Virus Attack

Facebook users are now a target of a new scamming attack that is being spread through emails. Apparently Facebook users are getting emails with the title “Update Account Agreement”. The email is pretended to be sent out by the Facebook Team and encourages the users to download an attached zip file, “agreement.zip”.

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Entertainment Lineup For Mid-Winter Fair Will Rock

By Luke Phillips
If you’re attending the Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta this year, you’re going to want to dig out your old tie-dye shirts, grab some bell-bottom pants and feather your hair.

The lineup for this year’s grandstand entertainment will feature four bands who will take fairgoers on a musical journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s. There will also be some more modern acts thrown in for good measure.

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Brawley Council Awards $713k Cattle Call Project To Hesperia Company.

By Chris Furguson
At the February 16 meeting of the Brawley City Council, a contract for $713,195 was awarded to Colley Construction of Hesperia, California
The project, entitled the Cattle Call Park Bicycle Pedestrian Path and Landscaping, will be paid for through an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.
The public works department, who will be in charge of the reconstruction, asked for a waiver as Colley made a slight mistake in the bid process.
Bids for the project were advertised on February 2nd and seven bids were received ranging from Colley’s $713,195 bid to one at $866,320.  El Centro’s Granite Construction was the only local contractor to make a bid for this project.
Cattle Call Arena’s road had been a project looked at for more than 30 years.  While some in the city wanted to use Measure D funds to repair the road, the priority has always been on residential and commercial streets.
The cracked and poorly maintained road has been a sore spot for the Cattle Call Arena for many years and is one of the main complaints visitors have about the park.
The road reconstruction will begin in March and is one of several improvement projects the city has lined up in the coming months.  Those projects include rehabilitation of a parking lot on G street, a portion of Malan Street and the recently settled Best Road finishing project.
In 2011, the city will receive another grant to create a physical barrier between the bicycle path and the main road around the arena.  The total construction grant will total over $1 million dollars.

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2nd Annual Ocotillo Cactus Festival Set For March 6

The 2nd Annual Ocotillo Cactus Festival will be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 9 am – 2 pm at Ocotillo County Park.
The event was founded in March of 2009 in an effort to bring attention to a small, beautiful and somewhat forgotten community. The Ocotillo desert provides a springtime bloom like none other in the Imperial County. During the festival participants can enjoy contests, food and drink, live music, informational booths and opportunities to win various prizes. Native cactus will be available for purchase as will custom crafts from the local community.
“We want to bring the surrounding communities together to celebrate Spring in the desert through a festival where you can purchase native cacti, enjoy good food and support the local community,” said Suzanne Bitterlich, event coordinator.
The Ocotillo Cactus Festival invites the local community to join in the desert Springtime celebration and participate in the festivities. The proceeds of this year’s festival will be used to start a Scholarship Fund for Imperial Valley High School students, a community emergency fund and to help kick-start the 3rd Annual Ocotillo Cactus Festival.
“We want to grow our little festival into something people will come from miles around to see and experience,” added Bitterlich. “The Ocotillo desert is a gem in the area and we want to share that.”
For more information please visit www.ocotillocactusfestival.com or contact Suzanne Bitterlich via email.

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Olympic Ski Jumping – No Girls Allowed!

By Colleen

There is no ladies’ night in http://www.vancouver2010.com/. At least not at the http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1963447,00.html#.

While we may have earned the http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=13&title.raw=19th%20Amendment%20to%20the%20U.S.%20Constitution%3A%20Women%26apos%3Bs%20Right%20to%20Vote, http://insidetv.aol.com/2009/12/21/katie-couric-vs-diane-sawyer-who-will-be-the-ratings-winner, and nearly took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we still can’t ski jump in http://answers.usa.gov/cgi-bin/gsa_ict.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=7056&p.

As a person who shudders upon hearing the word “rollercoaster” it’s not like this bothers me on a personal level because my skills are being witheld from the world. But it did make me curious…

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