University of San Diego Assistant Basketball Coach, Two Former Players Among Those Charged in Bribery, Illegal Bookmaking, and Drug Distribution Conspiracy

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced the unsealing today of a one-count indictment charging 10 defendants with conspiracy to commit sports bribery, to operate an illegal sports bookmaking service, and to distribute marijuana. The indictment alleges that the defendants enriched themselves by operating an illegal sports bookmaking business and distributing marijuana, and with their criminal proceeds, conspired to bribe National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball players to alter the outcome of games so that the defendants could profit by betting on the games at Las Vegas, Nevada casinos.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders Extends Skills 4 America™ Worldwide to Meet Critical Developmental Disability Needs

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders has announced it will now offer its charitable initiative to schools across the world, and provide free web-based tools to treat, track and help recover children from autism.

WORLDWIDE, April 11, 2011 —- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) today announced the extension of the Skills 4 America™ grant program to administrators worldwide in order to make universal access to effective autism treatment a reality. Skills 4 America began as a nationwide grant program to provide one-year scholarships for Skills, a breakthrough web-based program for assessing and designing treatment curricula for students with autism and other developmental disorders. CARD expects to award the Skills 4 America grant to every applicant who meets the minimum criteria.

ECRMC Patient Care Improved Through New Health IT Service

Use of Cloud Computing Technology for Sharing Radiology Studies and Reports Expedites Treatment

EL CENTRO, Calif. – April 11, 2011 – ECRMC announced today that it is now using a leading cloud-based technology for sharing imaging studies and reports with outside medical facilities.

The technology, called eMix, is improving the efficiency of patient file sharing, which allows for quicker treatment and improved care. This technology will speed up the treatment of trauma patients ECRMC sends to UCSD Medical Center by getting crucial imaging data to UCSD physicians much faster than with previous offline methods.

Holtville Easter Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt April 23, 2011   9 a.m.

Holt Park
121 W. 5th St.
Holtville, CA

Holtville is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in the beautiful Holt Park (shown in photo)  in the center of the town square. Bring your baskets, kids, and hunt for eggs and candy at this fun event on the shaded lawns near Civic Center where there will be egg-citement for all ages.

IVROP HOLDS Dancing With The Stars Gala

By Gene Carl

El Centro Zumba Dancers Raquel Valencia, Julia Contreras, Dulce Santoyo and Eva Navarro

The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program Community Foundation held its 4th Annual “Dancing With The Stars” event at the Barbara Worth Country Club in Holtville Friday night, April 8th,  from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets were $75 each and approximately 500 people from the area attended the event. There was a silent auction, dinner, the dancing competition and a performance by the El Centro Zumba Dancers. The IVROP Community Foundation fund raiser is a non-profit organization that provides financial scholarships to high school students who wish to go to college or trade school.