Monthly Archives: May 2010

Gary Coleman Dead At 42

SALT LAKE CITY (CBS) ―Gary Coleman, the actor known for the famous line, “What’chu talkin’ about Willis?” on the classic sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has passed away, CBS 2 has learned.

Coleman died at approximately 12:05 p.m. Mountain. Standard Time at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, the hospital said. Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated.

Earlier Friday, he was placed on life support after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home on Wednesday.

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June 2nd Deadline to File for Earthquake Recovery Grants Nears

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Bob Filner wants to make sure all eligible Imperial County agencies, California agencies and nonprofit organizations know June 2 is the deadline for filing for federal and state disaster assistance related to the earthquake that shook the Imperial Valley on April 4.

“Filing a request for public assistance is the first step to securing earthquake recovery funds,” said Filner.  “All agencies and nonprofits must get their requests for recovery assistance in before the June 2nd deadline.”

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EDC Awarded $500,000 by the Walmart Foundation to Expand Training Programs

SAN DIEGO, California (May 21, 2010)— San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was awarded $500,000 by the Walmart Foundation’s America Works initiative to expand two key workforce training programs aligned with the needs of growing industries across San Diego and Imperial counties. America Works is a new national initiative sponsored by the Walmart Foundation that supports regional approaches to developing a skilled workforce. The EDC was one of only seven organizations nationwide to receive this award, and was selected because the two training programs are part of a larger regional economic development strategy—the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region Initiative.

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Challenger Little League will be sponsoring the home run derby for registered little league players valley wide.

Our invitation is for registered players of ages 10-11-12.

Home run derby will be held this year at Frazier Field 1150 6th street, El Centro, and ca

Registration for the home run derby will start at 8am on May 29th 2010

First 100 players will be eligible to participate and receive prizes and a tee shirt.

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El Centro Regional Medical Center Stays Ahead of the Surgical Technology Curve with da Vinci Si HD Surgical System

EL CENTRO, Calif. – May 25, 2010 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has become the first hospital in the Imperial Valley to invest in the da Vinci Si HD surgical system highlighting the hospital’s dedication to provide state-of-the-art healthcare excellence to the communities of Imperial Valley.

The da Vinci Si HD robotic surgical system allows for precision, minimally invasive surgery using the most up-to-date technology available, including high-definition video. The machine, seen in an episode of ABC’s hit series Grey’s Anatomy, is operated by certified surgeons to perform various procedures.

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