Archive for February 23rd, 2010
CALEXICO, Calif. — In two days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry seized $887,000 worth of narcotics in two separate and unrelated seizures. The most recent seizure occurred yesterday, Monday, February 22, at about 2:40 a.m. when CBP officers arrested a 28-year-old male U.S. citizen after they discovered 25 packages of cocaine concealed inside the gas tank of the grey 2006 Nissan Altima he was driving. During the primary vehicle [...]
The County Board of Supervisors accepted a proposal to join a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
By Mario Conde The County Board of Supervisors accepted a document proposal to have the County join a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The board voted Tuesday to approve a proposal from the Imperial County Planning and Development Services Department to accept a document prepared by members of the South County EDC; East County EDC; Imperial County Planning and Development Services; IVEDC; and Sand Diego County. The request from the Comprehensive Economic Development [...]
By Chris Furguson Friday, February 26, the latest edition of the Callifornia Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta will begin with the theme “Discover Treasures Below The Sea.” The theme is in reference to the fact that much of the Imperial Valley lies below sea level. This year’s main attractions include several tribute bands at the Granite Construction Grandstand Stage in lieu of a single major act. Friday will see the Van Halen tribute act known as “Hot For Teacher,” while Saturday will [...]
Congressman Bob Filner and the Building Industry Coalition for Economic Recovery Stage a Bank Protest!
Congressman Filner and the Building Industry Coalition for Economic Recovery joined together in Downtown San Diego in protest of several large banks who have failed to alter their lending practices that would have helped many small businesses and homeowners. Congressman Filner encourages the public to boycott banks like Bank of America who are resisting federal legislative reform that would lower the risk of another financial meltdown.