Daily Archives: March 8, 2010

Border Patrol Seizes 2-1/2 Tons of Marijuana at Arizona Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents near Nogales, Ariz. seized more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents Friday at the Interstate 19 checkpoint.

Agents from the Nogales station working the Interstate 19 checkpoint Friday seized the bulk of marijuana in a single load after a Border Patrol canine team alerted to a tractor-trailer truck at the primary inspection.

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“Life in the Fast Lane – The Songs of the Eagles Musical Journey”

By Chris Furguson

Guitarist Brian Eldridge (left) mugs for the camera as he joins Matt Barrett in a song. Chris Furguson Photo.

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Mid Winter Fair Pulls in Almost $1 Mil. For FFA and 4H

Haley Hamby stands with her 2010 FFA Supreme Grand Champion Calf during the auction that was held on Sunday March 7th

Imperial Valley has come through again for the 4-H and FFA animal projects. The results of the Friday and Saturday Junior Livestock Auction: 614 animals, ranging from rabbits to steers, sold for a total of $998,919. This is one of the best auctions in the fair industry and it was proven once again. Thank you buyers!

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Safe Routes to Schools program here in Calexico.

By Mario Conde

The City of Calexico will soon implement State funding for the Safe Routes to Schools program here in Calexico.

The California Department of Transportation awarded $48.5 million for 106 Safe Routes to Schools projects to help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. The City of Calexico received $393,300 for this program and had to put 10% of matching funds of $437,000 for the total project cost.  This funding will be used to install curb ramps, constructing new crosswalks, fix sidewalks, striping, installing new signs, installation of radar speed displays, and bike lanes.

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San Diego State University to Promote Chinese Culture and Education

By Mario Conde

San Diego State University inaugurated last Friday the Confucius Institute that aims in promoting Chinese culture and education.

We are the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University, a non-profit institute with Xiamen University as our partner university in China. Their mission is to present Chinese culture, make Chinese language and cultural resources available to the public, and to promote cultural diversity and harmony.

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