From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
IID Energy Reminds Customers to be Cautious with Personal Information
Posted Date: 4/13/2011

The Imperial Irrigation District has been informed that several residents have recently received recorded messages from an unknown caller claiming to be their “electric company.” The caller asks the customer for credit or debit card information to avoid disconnection of their electrical service.

These calls are not associated with IID and the district encourages customers to report these messages to IID at 1-800-303-7756. Customers can also report these messages by going to www.iid.com and clicking on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.

“IID takes customer privacy very seriously and we encourage our customers to guard and protect their personal information,” said Robert Fugett, supervisor of IID’s customer service section.

IID does not call customers to advise them of pending disconnection due to nonpayment. Instead, customers are notified by mail and through door hangers. IID offers several programs to help customers facing disconnection. For more information, please visit iid.com for more information.

 

Mariachi time is back in the Valley since the 20th Annual Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras that will take place in Rockwood Park.

A press conference has held this past Tuesday to announce the events that will lead to Calexico’s Signature Event. This year, the Mariachi Festival will be a “Fiesta Popular” that will be open for the public and free of charge. The event will change venue this year since the Mariachi Festival will take place at Rockwood Park. Calexico Chamber Director, Hildy Carrillo, said that there will be a stage at the park that will be set up by Rock the Border Productions. The concert will have over fifty food and beverage vendors including artisans from Baja California and numerous other non-profits who will be joining.

Carrillo announced the participation of Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern College in Chula Vista. Southwestern College is the first school in the world to offer a college degree in mariachi music. Students study mariachi performance, music theory, instrumental and vocal technique, mariachi history, as well as general education requirements.

“We are very excited about performing for Calexico, were going to have an amazing show for you! About 20 players in mariachi with several guest signers, it’s going to be great.” Said Jeff Nervin, Music Director for Mariachi Garibaldi.

Also for this event will be Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco and the Valley’s Mariachi Mixteco. This year will also have the third annual Mariachi Idol contest. The Mariachi Festival week will also include the opening of Artesanias Exhibit, a Tequila tasting and the formal 20th Anniversary Mariachi Festival Gala culminating with the 20th Annual “Fiesta Popular.”

“It’s an exciting time for us as we work to bring an awesome Mariachi Festival Concert to those in our region.” Carrillo said.

 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT PDT TONIGHT.

* AFFECTED AREA: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND IMPERIAL COUNTY… ESPECIALLY THE IMPERIAL VALLEY INCLUDING EL CENTRO.

* TIMING: STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS SUSTAINED BETWEEN 15 AND 30 MPH WITH PEAK GUSTS 40 TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS: BLOWING SAND AND DUST MAY LOWER VISIBILITY BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE… MAKING FOR VERY HAZARDOUS DIVING CONDITIONS. GUSTY AND SHIFTING CROSSWINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED STREETS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED… OR WIND GUSTS OF BETWEEN 40 AND 58 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. IN ADDITION… STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT AREAS COULD RESULT IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

 

United Way del Condado de Imperial se ha asociado con el Banco de Alimentos del Valle Imperial para sostener una unidad de jamón para alimentar a los necesitados en el Condado Imperial esta Semana Santa. Para ayudar en la unidad de jamón, United Way del Condado de Imperial recibió una donación de US $ 5.000 de la Energía Fundación Sempra “ayudar a otros en la campaña tienen”. Sempra Energy es la compañía matriz de Southern California Gas Company y San Diego Gas & Electric. Ambos cuentan con oficinas que sirven el Valle Imperial.

John Yanni, director ejecutivo de United Way del Condado de Imperial, dijo, “Nosotros realmente apreciamos la generosidad de José Montenegro de Southern California Gas Company y Arballo Eusebio de San Diego Gas & Electric para ayudar a United Way del Condado de Imperial obtener la subvención de la Fundación Sempra Energy . Animamos a todos los miembros de la comunidad a unirse a la Fundación Sempra Energy para contribuir a la unidad de jamón de Pascua para los más necesitados en el Condado Imperial. Cuanto más dinero que recibimos, las familias más seremos capaces de proporcionar los jamones de “.

Supermercados suerte está trabajando con United Way del Condado de Imperial y el Valle Imperial de Bancos de Alimentos para ayudar a obtener los jamones para los necesitados. Representativos de la United Way del Condado de Imperial y el Valle Imperial del Banco de Alimentos será en Lucky Supermercado ubicado en la avenida 351 de Wake. en El Centro de Lunes, 18 de abril 2011 de 10:00 am hasta las 6:00 pm a aceptar donaciones de alimentos y dinero en efectivo para la unidad de jamón de Pascua. Las donaciones también pueden ser enviados a la United Way del Condado de Imperial oficinas en PO Box 1924, El Centro, CA 92244. Por favor, tenga en cuenta en su cheque que es una donación para la unidad de jamón. canastas de alimentos serán distribuidos a los necesitados antes de la Pascua.

 

United Way of Imperial County is partnering with the Imperial Valley Food Bank to hold a ham drive to help feed the needy in Imperial County this Easter. To assist in the ham drive, United Way of Imperial County received a $5,000 grant from the Sempra Energy Foundation “Helping Others in Need Campaign”.  Sempra Energy is the parent company of Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric. Both have offices that serve the Imperial Valley.
John Yanni, executive director of United Way of Imperial County said, “We truly appreciate the generosity of Joe Montenegro from Southern California Gas Company and Eusebio Arballo from San Diego Gas & Electric in helping United Way of Imperial County obtain the grant from Sempra Energy Foundation. We encourage all members of the community to join with Sempra Energy Foundation in contributing to the Easter ham drive for the needy in Imperial County. The more money we receive, the more families we will be able to provide hams for.”
Lucky Supermarkets is working with United Way of Imperial County and the Imperial Valley Food Bank to help obtain the hams for the needy. Representative from both United Way of Imperial County and the Imperial Valley Food Bank will be at Lucky Supermarket located at 351 Wake Ave. in El Centro on Monday, April 18, 2011 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm to accept food and cash donations for the Easter ham drive. Donations can also be mailed to the United Way of Imperial County office at P.O. Box 1924, El Centro, CA 92244. Please note on your check that it is a donation for the ham drive. Food baskets will be distributed to the needy prior to Easter.

 
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