Progress in Implementing New Security Measures Along the Southwest Border

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights will begin out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on Wednesday, Sept.1. With the deployment of an UAS in Texas, DHS unmanned aerial capabilities will now cover the Southwest Border—from the El Centro Sector in California all the way to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas—providing critical aerial surveillance assistance to personnel on the ground.

Network for a Healthy California’s Annual Latino Health Awareness Month

Festivities Help Imperial Valley Families Make Good Health a Priority While Celebrating Their Latino Heritage

The Network for a Healthy California—Latino Campaign, the El Centro Parks and Recreation, Imperial Food Bank, Imperial County Children & Families First Commission, Women, Infants and Children(WIC), Behavioral Health, March of Dimes, Breastfeeding Coalition and UC Cooperative Extension will host a Community Event in El Centro, to commemorate Latino Health Awareness Month. This statewide effort empowers Latinos to make healthy, active living a priority for themselves and their families while staying true to their culture. The event is offered at no cost to the public and will include a variety of fun and educational activities such as learning how to make authentic Latino dishes using healthy ingredients and cooking methods, and discovering fun, low-cost ways for the whole family to be physically active.

Brian Tumor Walk in San Diego September 11th

Brain tumors have no boundaries; they affect people of all ages, ethnicities and health histories.  Someone in the communities your papers serve could be facing this challenge right now.  The San Diego Brain Tumor Walk is the National Brain Tumor Society’s nearest event for people in your circulation areas.

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a nonprofit organization that brings together the best in brain tumor research and supportive patient services.  NBTS will host a special upcoming event in San Diego for people dealing with brain tumor disease.

Back to Schoolpool!

With classes about to start and school bus programs being cut back throughout the region, many parents are looking for alternative ways to get their kids to campus – SANDAG has the perfect solution with its growing SchoolPool program.

A free, secure online ridematching service for parents with children in grades K-12, SchoolPool aims to help busy moms and dads get their kids to class, while at the same time cutting peak-time traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

Be Red Cross Ready -

Get Prepared with the Valley Thunderstorms

Thunderstom Safety Fast Facts Link in English and Spanish

(Imperial Valley) Before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation your American Red Cross wants you to have the necessary facts you might need to be safe.

The following emergency-specific checklist for THUNDERSTORMS will hopefully provide everyone with fast facts that can help you better respond to the current weather element we are experiencing.