Daily Archives: June 14, 2010

Another Strong Earthquake Hits Southern California

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Two Felons Arrested, Handguns Seized at U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint

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U.S. Border Patrol Seizes more than $4 Million in Cocaine at Highway 111 Checkpoint

On June 10, 2010, Indio station agents interdicted a cocaine smuggling attempt with an estimated street value of approximately $4.1 million.

At approximately 2 p.m., a red Ford Windstar driven by a male 19-year-old U.S. citizen approached the primary inspection area of the Highway 111 checkpoint and was then sent to the secondary inspection area.  While in the secondary inspection area, a canine team performed a cursory inspection and alerted to the vehicle.  During a subsequent search, agents discovered numerous packages containing cocaine wrapped in cellophane and covered in grease hidden within the dashboard area of the vehicle.

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Small Business Administration to Close El Centro Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Ruben R. Garcia, Director of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) San Diego District Office, today announced the closing of SBA’s El Centro Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). The center, located at the Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center, will close at 6 pm on Monday, June 21, which is the filing deadline to return applications for property damage.

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Freedom Fest Fireworks Extravaganza

Community performing arts groups, including the Imperial Valley Master Chorale and Valley Jazz as well as members of the Imperial Valley Symphony and Community Band will be teaming together for a patriotic music concert to precede this year’s 20th Community performing arts groups, including the Imperial Valley Master Chorale and Valley Jazz as well as members of the Imperial Valley Symphony and Community Band will be teaming together for a patriotic music concert to precede this year’s 20th Freedom Fest fireworks extravaganza at Imperial Valley College.
“Music Fest at Freedom Fest” will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 in the IVC DePaoli Gym and will conclude in time for patrons to participate in Freedom Fest which is also on the IVC grounds.
Tickets are $5 each with children under 12 admitted at no charge. All proceeds will go the Imperial Valley College Foundation in support of IVC’s Community-based performing arts organizations. All four of the performing organizations are also IVC classes.
“This is a great partnership between IVC and organizers of Freedom Fest,” said Todd Evangelist, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope this to be a “win-win for all of us,” he said. “Music Fest will encourage people to come out early and enjoy some great patriotic music while staying cool in the gym. After words, they can venture out and enjoy the static display, concessions and fireworks show that has made Freedom Fest a staple Independence Day attraction in the Valley,” Evangelist said.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Presale tickets are also available at The Rock in Brawley and Clark Bakers Music in El Centro. at Imperial Valley College.
“Music Fest at Freedom Fest” will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 in the IVC DePaoli Gym and will conclude in time for patrons to participate in Freedom Fest which is also on the IVC grounds.
Tickets are $5 each with children under 12 admitted at no charge. All proceeds will go the Imperial Valley College Foundation in support of IVC’s Community-based performing arts organizations. All four of the performing organizations are also IVC classes.
“This is a great partnership between IVC and organizers of Freedom Fest,” said Todd Evangelist, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope this to be a “win-win for all of us,” he said. “Music Fest will encourage people to come out early and enjoy some great patriotic music while staying cool in the gym. After words, they can venture out and enjoy the static display, concessions and fireworks show that has made Freedom Fest a staple Independence Day attraction in the Valley,” Evangelist said.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Presale tickets are also available at The Rock in Brawley and Clark Bakers Music in El Centro.

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