CBP Officers Seize ten AK47 Assault Rifles and Ammunition

Suspect Attempted to Flee

Guns, ammunition and other weapons were seized in outbound enforcement efforts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 10 AK47 assault rifles with 70 magazines and more than 5,600 rounds of ammunition and arrested a Mexican national while conducting outbound inspections at the Mariposa port of entry.

El Centro teacher Nick Santana selected to get an inside view of Congress as a 2010 House Fellow

Congressman Filner announces El Centro teacher Nick Santana selected to get an inside view of Congress as a 2010 House Fellow WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Bob Filner announced today that Nick Santana, a teacher from Southwest High School in El Centro, Calif., was chosen to take part in the 2010 House Fellows program.  The week-long program gives teachers an insider’s view of the House of Representatives.   “I’m proud to welcome Mr. Santana to our nation’s capital!” said Congressman Filner.  “This program is a great way for teachers to get an up-close look at how our government works and take all they’ve learned back to their students and other teachers.”   The Office of the House Historian released the list of 46 individuals, including Mr. Santana, who were chosen in a highly competitive process to participate in the one-week intensive program on the history and practices of the House.  Mr. Santana will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the session running from Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16.   Mr. Santana graduated from Southwest High School before going on to San Diego State University where he received his bachelor’s degree.  Then, after working as a UPS Operations Manager and a salesman, he moved back to El Centro and secured a position teaching A.P. U.S. History at his alma mater, Southwest High School.  Mr. Santana is currently finishing his teaching credential and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in education.   The House Fellows program began in 2006 as an interdisciplinary workshop for high school teachers focused on the history and practices of the House of Representatives.

Desert Commercial Bank Unveils Latest in Mobile Banking Technology

New Features Aimed at Business Customers Seeking Anytime, Anywhere Access

Desert Commercial Bank has rolled out a new mobile banking service that enables unprecedented customer access to accounts via web-enabled cell phones or mobile devices.   The locally owned and headquartered bank, specializing in business banking for the Coachella Valley and Imperial County, becomes the first community bank in the region to offer the advanced technology.

Buildings in Calexico Coming Down, Earthquake Aftermath

Here is a picture of yet another building that went down this week. This was the building on second street that hosted the Payless Shoe Store, the legendary Hot Dog Stand and Casa Bonita. The good news is that this building will go up again in two months as they begin construction and will have the same stores it had.