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More than 100 Stopped at California Ports of Entry for Passport and Visa Fraud

More than 100 Stopped at California Ports of Entry for Passport and Visa Fraud

Authorities seized 107 fraudulently obtained or altered travel documents including 60 U.S. Passports during a week-long, joint operation in Southern California by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego. From June 7 through June 13, “Operation Goalkeeper” targeted persons attempting to use stolen, lost, counterfeit, or altered travel documents to illegally cross into the United [...]

Calexico Needs to fill a $5.5 Million Deficit

Calexico Needs to fill a $5.5 Million Deficit

By Mario Conde In a much divided decision by the Council, the governing board of Calexico decided to continue with the discussion of the budget for next year when the city is facing a $5.5 Million dollar deficit. The Calexico City Council had in its agenda a resolution to declare a state of fiscal emergency that would take effect immediately upon adoption for the start of the next fiscal year that starts June 30th. The resolution would have freeze all vacant positions, make 15% in salary [...]

County Supervisors Still out on Landfill

County Supervisors Still out on Landfill

By Mario Conde The County Board of Supervisors heard an appeal about a landfill expansion on Dogwood Rd. in Imperial. Allied Waste of Imperial Valley requested an appeal from the County Board of Supervisors in regards of the expansion of their landfill after the County Planning Commission denied the expansion after three hearings on this item. Planning and Development services requested the planning board to deny this item which they did. The applicant requested to change land use [...]

Holtville City Council Pass Budget

Holtville City Council Pass Budget

By Luke Phillips The Holtville City Council waited until the last minute, but finally passed a budget for the new fiscal year at their meeting Monday. City Manager Laura Fischer warned the council that if the budget was not passed at the meeting Monday, an emergency meeting would have to be held to extend the June 30 deadline. She also explained that passing the budget doesn’t mean that changes can’t be made later. “Your budget is a fluid document,” Fischer said. “Any time [...]

Baseball Report

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst As the weather heats up, so do tempers. Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was caught on camera in yet another meltdown, yelling at first baseman Derrek Lee and storming through the dugout after the first inning of last Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox. And Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton got into a heated discussion with teammate Evan Longoria in Sunday's game against Arizona. Zambrano's tirade was triggered in the first inning, when he apparently became angry at Lee, and [...]

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