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Archive for May 19th, 2011

Filner Holds Town Meeting, Says Economy An “Enormous Problem”

Filner Holds Town Meeting, Says Economy An “Enormous Problem”

By Max Lemuz Congressman Bob Filner held a town hall meeting on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Adult Center on 1st Street in El Centro. People from different agencies, both public and private, sat down and listened to Congressman Filner discuss the current situation of the national economy and its effects on a local level. "There is an enormous economic and fiscal problem at the moment," began Filner to the citizens.  Filner explained that unemployment is still at a high point and the [...]

Brawley Planning Department Wins Award For Downtown Specific Plan

By Chris Furguson On May 5th, in La Quinta, Gordon Gaste, the Brawley City Planning Director, accepted an award from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  The Award, known as the Compass Blueprint Excellence Award for Visionary Planning for Livability, praises Brawley's Planning Department for their Downtown Specific Plan. "I think we were really impressed with the comprehensiveness of their plan," said S. Gail Goldberg, a former planning director for Los Angeles and [...]

Mack Park Clarification At Next Council Meeting

Mack Park Clarification At Next Council Meeting

By Luke Phillips Holtville City Manager Laura Fischer wants to clear up some confusion regarding public meetings after she says some residents complained that she gave them false information about discussion of the city's improvements to Mack Park. Fischer says that some people were under the impression that she had advised them against attending a May 2 City Council Meeting because the park wasn't going to be discussed, but now Fischer says she only told people that there wouldn't be any [...]

Turning Point Thrift Store To Open This Week

Turning Point Thrift Store To Open This Week

Saturday, May 21st from 8 a.m. until noon will be the Grand Opening of the Turning Point Thrift Store.  Located at the Turning Point Life Center on Cedar Avenue, this little cove of treasures in Room #6 will include clothing for all sizes and ages, home décor, artificial flowers and vases, holiday decorations, toys, and so much more.  The thrift store will be open on Saturdays from 8-noon and will have different merchandise each week.  All proceeds from the store will go towards the Turning [...]

Applications Now Available For 2011 Brawley Cattle Call Queen Contest

Applications Now Available For 2011 Brawley Cattle Call Queen Contest

The Brawley Chamber of Commerce has opened applications for the upcoming 2011 Brawley Cattle Call Queen & Teen Queen Competition. The contest will take place October 14th & 15th, 2011. The Horsemanship Competition will take place on October 14th, followed by Personal Interviews, Pageant Competition and Coronation Ceremony on October 15th. Applications are available for pick up at the Brawley Chamber of Commerce, 204 S. Imperial Ave., Brawley, CA. To download the application online, [...]

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