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New Fair Events & Contests Announced

New Fair Events & Contests Announced

Texting, dancing, guacamole making and good ol' favorite cooking. In keeping with its Green theme, this year's California Mid-Winter Fair will offer some high-tech, environmentally friendly contests and also will be recycling some very popular activities from previous years. "Fairgoers can start now, even before the fair opens--by texting the word "Green" to 88202," said Fair CEO Theresa Garcia. "That will enable them to receive inside details, discounts and prize information only available [...]

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Asks Federal Court to Immediately Restore the Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Asks Federal Court to Immediately Restore the Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry

SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an appeal of Proposition 8 is resolved.  "For 846 days, Proposition 8 has denied equality under the law to gay and lesbian couples," Attorney General Harris said. "Each and every one of those days, same-sex couples have been denied their right to convene loved ones and friends to celebrate marriages [...]

Wells Fargo California Community Investments Continue to Grow; Rises 5% to $56.7 million; Volunteer Hours Top 198,700

IMPERIAL VALLEY, March 1, 2011 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it invested a record $56.7 million in 4,700 California nonprofits in 2010, up 5 percent over 2009.  In addition, California Wells Fargo team members contributed more than $10.2 million and 198,000 volunteer hours to 11,037 nonprofits and schools to help their neighborhoods and communities succeed. Locally, Wells Fargo invested $4.4 million in 400 nonprofits in San Diego, Imperial, San [...]

No Burning During NAF Open House/Air Show

The Naval Air Facility El Centro annual Open House/Air Show will be held on March 12, 2011. Due to flight safety concerns during the Air Show, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District is declaring Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, 2011, to be a no burn day

Calexico’s Mardi Gras & Beer Tasting a Big Success

Calexico’s Mardi Gras & Beer Tasting a Big Success

An enthusiastic crowd attended The Calexico Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Mardi Gras and Beer Tasting Experience on Friday night at the Cultural Arts Center. Hildy Carrillo, the Executive Director of the Calexico Chamber of Commerce, explained that the event was started eleven years ago by Councilman Romero. It’s been a popular event in Calexico every year. It’s a Chamber fund raiser and all the money raised at the Mardi Gras is given back to the community in marketing and promotion for [...]

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