Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds More Than $19 Million In Recovery Act Funds For Regional National Emergency Grant

Targets Thousands Impacted By Closure of NUMMI Auto Plant

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded that more than $19 million in Regional Federal National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds will be directed toward assisting more than 31,000 total workers from six counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Solano and Stanislaus) who have been affected by to the plant shutdown.

Congressman Asked to have MLB Allstar Game Moved From Phoenix

By Mario Conde

The annual Border Governor’s conference is in a danger of not happening now thanks to a boycott to Arizona made against the SB1070 anti-immigration bill.

The 2010 Border Governor’s conference is set to take place in Phoenix, Arizona next month but since the approval of the controversial Arizona Bill most of the Mexican Governors have expressed that they will not attend if the conference is held in Phoenix.

The Mexican Consul in Calexico, Pablo Arnaud Has Stepped Down

By Mario Conde

The Mexican Consul in Calexico, Pablo Arnaud, stepped down from his position in Calexico this past week after five years of serving Calexico.

Consul Pablo Arnaud said that in the five years he was in Calexico he built excellent relationships with the Sheriff Department as well as the other County agencies, as well as the elected officials of the Imperial Valley. Consul Arnaud received recognition from the Calexico City Council and Mayor David Ouzan for his support in making the relationship with Mexicali stronger during his term in the border city.

Bureau of Reclamation announces $869,664 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for upgrade of the Yuma Desalting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior, has awarded an $869,664 contract to Au’Authum Ki, Inc., a small business from Chandler, Ariz., under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

CBP Officers Find 239 Pounds of Marijuana in Ground Packer

San Ysidro, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry seized more than 239 pounds of marijuana after opening the steel tire drums of a ground packer and finding packages hidden within.

A 33-year-old Tijuana man driving a Ford F-450 tow truck carrying a ground packer and his 17-year-old male U.S. citizen passenger applied for entry into the U.S. early Wednesday. A CBP officer roving the area received an alert from his detector canine, which reacted to the ground packer. Officers escorted the two occupants and vehicle to the secondary area for further investigation.