SpaghettieOs, Marie Callender frozen dinners pulled from shelves

Two popular options for a quick meal are being pulled from grocery store shelves.

The government has announced recalls of SpaghettiOs and Marie Callender’s cheesy chicken and rice frozen meals.

Con Agra says it’s recalling the Marie Callender’s meals after receiving word from federal health officials that they could be linked to a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 29 people in 14 states. The recall covers all meals labeled “Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce,” regardless of production date.


Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, has announced that Brando Ramos of Imperial in Imperial County, CA, a student at the Westchester Campus in White Plains, NY, has been named to the Dean’s  List at Berkeley College for the Winter 2010 Quarter.

“Berkeley College is proud to recognize Brando for his outstanding academic achievement,” said Dr. Cortes. “Students who reflect this level of dedication to their studies become our future leaders.”

CBP’s U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Hidden Narcotics at Checkpoint

Blythe, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station seized more than $100,000 worth of narcotics and arrested a drug smuggler at the checkpoint on Highway 78 on Saturday.

At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a white 1995 Ford Mustang pulled into the primary inspection area of the Highway 78 checkpoint south of Blythe. A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of narcotics or people hidden inside.

100th Father’s Day June 20, 2010

The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — 100 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

Police Briefs

City of Holtville


June 14


It was reported that a group of teenagers are loitering in the parking lot, the caller states that they have been there for about an hour and is worried about the vehicles in the area. The group eventually did leave the area, though the caller did lose track of them, the caller was advised of his options.