Holtville Lady Vikings Pull Off a Close One Against Southwest 1-0

The Holtville Lady Vikings secured second place in the Imperial Valley Softball League on Monday with a win against the Southwest Eagles. It was a tight game as the Eagles came out fired up and loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs. But Holtville’s pitcher Demi Johnson settled in and ended striking out the next three batters. Holtville scored their only run as Aslynn Rubin walked in the third, stole second and scored on a single hit by Joanna Larios. The Vikings held the Eagles, not allowing any runs, with some very good defensive play. The Vikings didn’t get any help from the umpires, as there were three questionable calls during the game. One at first, one at third and Demi Johnson was called out at home plate in the seventh inning.  The Lady Vikings will be off to Calexico Tuesday for their final IVL game this season. The Vikings are in second place with a record of  8-3-0. Calexico’s record is 0-8-1. The first place team is Palo Verde with a record of 9-2-0.  They will play the Brawley Wildcats Tuesday. Brawley is 7-4-0. Palo Verde’s losses were against Southwest and Imperial. Holtville’s losses were two from Palo Verde and one from Brawley. This will be one time that Holtville will be rooting for Brawley as the Vikings have to tie for first with a Brawley win over Palo Verde and a Holtville win against Calexico

County vs Arizona Who Wins?

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors decided to hold an action for now on the controversial SB 1070 that was signed into law in Arizona last month.

Since the signing of the law there’s been a lot of opposition to the law saying that this law will lead to racial profiling and will violate basic human rights as President Barack Obama stated after the approval of this bill. The City of Calexico passed a resolution denouncing this bill as well as other cities in California such as West Hollywood, Oakland, City of Las Cruces, and Fulton County, Georgia. The City of West Hollywood and Oakland supported a commercial boycott against Arizona.

State and federal assistance available to eligible private non-profit organizations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain eligible Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations.

On May 7, 2010 President Obama, at the request of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Imperial County April 4. This declaration makes funding available to state and Imperial County agencies. It also makes assistance available to certain non-profit organizations on a cost sharing basis for eligible recovery projects.

Imperial County agencies to hear how to apply for Public Assistance grants to aid in earthquake recovery

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced an Applicant Briefing for Public Assistance (PA) will be held for local governments and certain private non-profits affected by the April 4 earthquake.

The briefing, designed to help local agencies apply for federal and state disaster assistance, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 14 at the Imperial County Office of Emergency Services. This briefing is targeted to applicants, including state and local governments and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations that provide an essential government service.