Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

Massive Community Demonstration Against Foreclosure!

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND CONGRESSIONAL ARREST EXPECTED

 
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U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona Seize More Than $1 Million in Drugs

Yuma, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized more than $1 million of marijuana and cocaine, and arrested three drug smugglers in two separate incidents this week.

Blythe Station Border Patrol agents seized 27 pounds of cocaine in a wheel well at the Highway 95 checkpoint south of Quartzsite, Ariz. on Sept. 10, 2010.
Blythe Station Border Patrol agents seized 27 pounds of cocaine in a wheel well at the Highway 95 checkpoint south of Quartzsite, Ariz. on Tuesday.
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2010 Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule for Imperial County

IMPERIAL COUNTY PREPARES FOR UPCOMING FLU SEASON
The Public Health Department will start offering flu shots to individuals three years and older on Tuesday, September 21st at 8 a.m. A Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for October 16th at the IV Expo.
IMPERIAL COUNTY – The Imperial County Public Health Department announced today that it would start administering flu shots on Tuesday September 21st to individuals three years of age and older. Vaccine for children 6 months to 3 years and pregnant women has not yet arrived but should be available by the end of this month. The Department will host three separate flu clinics during the months of September and October including a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at the Imperial Valley Expo on Saturday October 16th. Flu shots for seniors will begin on Wednesday September 22nd at regularly
scheduled Senior Clinics throughout Imperial County. This year’s flu vaccine will protect against both seasonal flu and H1N1. The Public Health Department will be offering the whooping cough and pneumonia vaccines at its scheduled flu clinics (except for the drive-thru).
Dr. Stephen Munday, Public Health Officer stated, “Since the flu vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective, we strongly advise all individuals to get their flu shots early to lessen their risk of contracting the flu this flu season. The Department is extremely excited about partnering with the Imperial Valley Expo and other local providers to host the Drive-Thru Flu Clinic once again this year.” Flu activity in the United States generally peaks between late December and early March.

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Calexico Micro Business and Expo Contest

By Mario Conde

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The Micro Business and Expo Contest was a huge success last Saturday when micro business leaders showcased their talents.

Business leaders were encouraged the Calexico Neighborhood House to display their ideas and concepts. Judges reviewed the entries and based their criteria on the best business concept, best presentation and prototype, and feasibility or practicality. Small Businesses from Spa treatment, catering, nutrition, music, and marketing were some of the displayed work that took place last Saturday at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

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Calexico Casino Update

By Mario Conde

The proposed Casino in Calexico still has a long way to go before its approval and steps are currently being taken to have this project approved.

The City and Calexico and the Manzanita Tribe have been working to have a casino in Calexico that will host a resort hotel and convention center. The City and the Manzanita Tribe entered into a “fee-to-trust” request for 60 acres of land to develop an off-reservation casino in Calexico. The proposal was initially a joint effort between the Manzanita and Viejas Bands of Kumeyaay Indians.

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