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Archive for April 14th, 2010

FEMA teams with state and local agencies to survey Imperial County earthquake damage

FEMA teams with state and local agencies to survey Imperial County earthquake damage

April 14, 2010 DR-1884-CA NR-11 FEMA/State News Desk: (626) 431-3910 At the request of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with county and local agencies, is carrying out Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) in the earthquake damaged areas of Imperial County. A PDA is an extensive on-the-ground survey of damage to public facilities, and is used to determine whether federal assistance from FEMA can be made [...]

This Week in Baseball

Baseball Report By Bob Hurst They're finally out of the Metrodome, but can the Minnesota Twins find the same success at new Target Field that they had in their old digs? The Twins opened their new stadium in Minneapolis on Monday with a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. Minnesota's Jason Kubel hit the first home run in the new ballpark and Carl Pavano got the win before 39,715 fans. "I've been waiting a long time," said Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who grew up in neighboring St. Paul. [...]

The Different Names of Imperial Valley

By Luke Phillips Silsbee. Paringa. Bradtmoore. Old Beach. Holton. Braly. These names probably don’t mean much to you, but if a few twists in history had gone differently, they would be as familiar to you as Seeley, Heber, Niland, Hotville and Brawley. Many of the cities and towns in the Imperial Valley started off with different names than the ones they ended up with. Right around the turn of the century, the only stopping place in the valley for travelers making their way to the [...]

Southern California Earthquake Aftermath

By Luke Phillips As aide pours into Calexico and Mexicali to help earthquake victims, some residents of El Centro say they’re feeling left out. Antonio Esquivia and his wife Lucina have been staying at an emergency earthquake shelter set up by the American Red Cross at Desert Trails RV Park in El Centro since the quake happened April 4. The Esquivias had no where else to go after their mobile home at Gio’s Mobile Home Park in El Centro was red tagged by county inspectors. Residents are [...]

Holtville Pop Warner will have FINAL sign-ups on Saturday May 15

Holtville Pop Warner will have FINAL sign-ups on Saturday May 15 from 10 am to 12 pm at Finley School Cafeteria. All kids ages 5 through 15 interested in playing football or cheerleading are encouraged to sign-up. Practice will begin on Monday August 2 from 6 to 8 pm. Payment plans are available upon request. Registration fees will increase if not paid by May 15! All participants must provide a certified birth certificate, original final report card, proof of residency, current [...]

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