Daily Archives: April 28, 2010

Imperial County Local Assistance Center will Close this week

Imperial County Officials Report that over 300 families have visited the

Local Assistance Center since its opening.

IMPERIAL COUNTY- Imperial County officials announced this morning that the Local Assistance Center (LAC) will remain open through Friday, April 30th due to scheduling issues at the location where the LAC was established.  Unfortunately the LAC will not be open on Saturday May 1st as had been previously announced.

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Calexico Parents Upset Over Recent Post-Quake Decisions

By Mario Conde
Calexico parents made it clear to school board president, Salvador Pacheco, last Sunday that they want to have a special meeting to know when schools are going to open and to take action on their five points of concern.
In an event organized by parents at the Daniel Gutierrez Park in Calexico to celebrate the decision of the School District that students would not be moved around because of the earthquake. It was decided by the school board that students at Enrique Camarena Junior High will not be displaced as to other schools as it was originally planned. As of right now there is no date for the opening of the school in Calexico since they have been suspended since April 5th when spring break started.
In a press release made by the CUSD it said that over the last 10 days the situation has evolved; the extensive contracting requirements to ensure reimbursement of over $10 million in earthquake damage repairs have been met and contractors should start work this week.
The district continues to consider additional options for the Jefferson students. Abatement of hazardous materials by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency certified abatement contractor will begin Monday, April 26, 2010, to ensure the Jefferson, Calexico High School and De Anza campuses where asbestos was detected are safe to occupy.
At the event, the school board president was approached by concerned parents and asked him to call for a special meeting were they can listen and take action on their five points. The five points the parents are asking are: To revoke the resolution the board members approve giving power to the superintendent to take all necessary actions in a state of emergency; to give all the parents an official report of the destruction that occur to all the schools in Calexico; the plan of action for the children of Jefferson School; the day schools are going to open and educational programs for all students without school to advance them in their education; to know about what is going to happen with the contract of the teachers.
The parents are also asking the school board to dismiss Dr. Christina Luna and to name an interim superintendent with professional experience which could also know how to give good treatment to the community. The parents said in the letter that Luna has been arrogant with the parents and the board members.
Board President Pacheco said that there would be a meeting this week to face parents and students about the situations on the schools and will try to find a good place where parents can attend.
Board member Ruben De La Rosa said that students at Kiki Camarena deserve to finish their junior high education at their school and said that he already put an item on the agenda to revoke the resolution made to the superintendent.

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Brawley ACC Hosts First Forum For June Elections

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Huge Rebate to California Consumers Who Were Victims of the 2000-2001 Energy Crisis

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced settlements that will bring $400 million in refunds for California consumers who were victimized by market manipulation and exorbitant prices during the energy crisis of 2000-2001.

The two-part agreement with San Diego-based Sempra Energy will provide reimbursement of $270 million to California utility customers who each month pay off debt from the utility crisis on their gas and electric bills. Sempra will also pay $130 million to consumers to settle separate claims by the state Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Water Resources.

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Holtville Lady Vikings took on Calexico on Tuesday

The Vikings were the first to get on the board with 1 run in the first. They added another in the second to go up 2-0. Calexico came up with 1 in the third, then Holtville opened it up with 9 runs in the bottom of the third. Calexico added 2 more in the fifth to make it 11-3 then Holtville added another run in the bottom of the fifth and 1 more in the bottom of the sixth making it 13-3 and the game was called.

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