IMPERIAL COUNTY – The Imperial County Public Health Department’s Animal Control office has announced the schedule for the upcoming low cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics for 2010-2011. Imperial County Animal Control has been conducting Rabies Vaccination Clinics in Imperial County for over forty-three years. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday November 6, 2010 at Verde School in Holtville, located at South East corner of Bonds Corner Road and Verde School Road from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Last year over 1,351 county dogs were vaccinated and licensed by visiting the clinics offered by Animal Control.

Board of Supervisors to Discuss Airline at Next Meeting

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors decided to continue with the airline service discussion for next meeting.

As requested by County Supervisor Jack Terrazas, the item was put on Tuesday’s agenda in order to allow more information be given for this issue and reconsider the decision made last week not to support a waiver  of the Department of Transportation Essential Air Service requirements. The Department of Transportation has received EAS proposals from Skywest Airlines and Seaport Airlines. Consideration of the Seaport Airlines proposals by DOT will only be entertained if the communities of the cities of Imperial and El Centro are willing to waive the 15 passenger, twin-engine requirements of Essential Air Service.

A Chilling Case of ‘Sextortion’

The hacker knew every move the unsuspecting victim made. He controlled her computer webcam and microphone. He could see her in her bedroom, hear her conversations, knew every keystroke she made online. And he threatened to expose her secrets unless she bowed to his demands.

It may sound like the plot for a scary teen movie, but it actually happened, and there wasn’t just one victim—there were more than 200, and dozens of them were adolescent girls.

CBP Officers in Imperial Valley Seize More Than $500K Worth of Narcotics on Halloween

Imperial Valley, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Imperial Valley ports of entry prevented various amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana worth more than a half million dollars from entering the United States on Halloween, Oct. 31.

CBP officers working at the Andrade port of entry at about 6:00 p.m. encountered the driver of a gold 1999 Pontiac Bonneville when he entered the port for inspection. The officer noticed the driver exhibiting signs of nervousness and referred him for a more in-depth inspection.