May 2011


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Fitch Rates Imperial Irrigation District

CA’s Electric System Revs ‘A+’; Outlook Stable –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings assigns the following rating to the Imperial Irrigation District, CA’s (IID) bonds: –$78,065,000 electric system refunding revenue bonds, series 2011B ‘A+’. The bonds are structured…


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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst   The good feeling that comes from being in first place is something that the Arizona Diamondbacks don’t want to stray too far from this season. After pounding Florida 15-4 on Monday…


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California’s Unemployment Rate

By Mario Conde New numbers released last week by the State of California show the unemployment rate decreased to 11.9 percent in April, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 8,900 during the month, according to…



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Can Solar Development Coexist With Ag?

Answering the call for more renewable energy production under the California Renewable Portfolio Standards, Imperial County has quickly become the place to be for projects generating energy, especially from geothermal and solar sources. For being…







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Pioneers Recognized By BETA Group

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District is pleased to announce that BETA Healthcare Group has recognized PMHD as one of the hospitals to achieve BETA’s Quest of Zero OB Initiative in 2010.  We are one of only…



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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t have anyone else to turn to in the ninth inning on Monday night in Houston. With a slim choice of closers — regular closer Jonathan…




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Felony Sex Offender Caught by US Border Patrol

CALEXICO, Calif. – Last night, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested an illegal alien with criminal history for felony sex charges.   The incident occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m., when Border…




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Longer Hours for Otay Mesa Ready Lane

CBP Announces Lane Will Remain Open until Midnight on Weekends. Otay Mesa, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced today that they are increasing the hours of operation for the Otay Mesa Ready…