Daily Archives: July 13, 2010

One More Step Forward for Renewable Energy for the Imperial Valley

SDGE Gets Final Approval for the Sunrise Powerlink

By Mario Conde

After years of work by Imperial County and other agencies, the USDA Forest Service has authorized the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Sunrise Powerlink on the Cleveland National Forest.

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Federal Building in Yuma recieves $991,280. to Perform Seismic Stability Upgrades

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Department of the Interior, has awarded a $991,280 contract to Briston Construction, LLC, of Tempe, Ariz., under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Briston Construction, a disabled veteran-owned business, will retrofit Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office with strengthening upgrades to improve the building’s structural stability in the event of a seismic disturbance.  As part of the work, four exterior concrete footings and steel buttresses will be installed on the south side of the building. In addition, a gravel-lined ballast-style roof will be installed over the interior administration corridor of the building, replacing the insulated panels that currently exist.

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Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. “DNA is the fingerprint of the 21st century.”

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. continued his fight today against an attack on the state’s innovative use of DNA to identify suspects of violent crimes, asserting that “DNA is the fingerprint of the 21st century.”

In an argument before the federal court of appeals in San Francisco, Brown’s office defended the state’s voter-mandated collection of DNA from adults arrested for felonies.

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Border Patrol Catches Convicted Sex Offender in California Desert

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Calexico Station arrested a convicted sex offender who was illegally present in the United States early Thursday morning in the desert east of Calexico, Calif.

On July 8, at approximately 5:45 a.m., agents encountered a 41-year-old male approximately 16 miles east of the downtown Calexico port of entry. It was determined he was a citizen of Mexico without any legal immigration documents. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.

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SDGE gets Final Approval of the Sunrise Powerlink

The USDA Forest Service has authorized the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Sunrise Powerlink on the Cleveland National Forest.

The signed Record of Decision adopts the California Public Utilities Commission/Bureau of Land Management Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).

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