Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

U.S. Border Patrol Disrupts Drug Smuggling Attempt

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested two smugglers Saturday with more than 1,600 pounds of narcotics.

The smuggling attempt occurred Saturday night west of Calexico.  Border Patrol agents initiated a vehicle stop on an SUV with blacked out windows and two occupants.  The driver of the vehicle, a 45-year-old Mexican citizen, refused to yield but was stopped by agents after they successfully deployed a controlled tire deflation device.  The driver and passenger, a 25-year-old Honduran citizen, fled their vehicle and attempted to abscond from Border Patrol agents before being arrested in a field of Sudan grass.

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10 Year Old Girl Working Hard to help Cancer Patients

First Imperial Credit Union helps Ten-year-old Taylor Aguilar fight against cancer by helping her sell, one bracelet at a time.

Diana Peacher(Executive Director of Cancer Resource Center), Taylor Aguilar, Fidel Gonzalez(CEO/President of FICU), Temo De La Torre(CFO/Vice President of FICU), Jennifer Paez(Director of Marketing/BD of FICU), Taylor’s father and grandfather at Check presentation.

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Solar Gen 2 Announces the Execution of a 150 Megawatt Power Purchase Agreement to Support its Solar Development in the Imperial Valley, California


Folsom, CA and Greenwich, CT – July 11, 2011 – Solar Gen 2 LLC (Solar Gen), a private solar development firm, announced today the execution of a 25-year, 150-megawatt (MW) power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).  The photovoltaic solar project consists of three separate 50-MW sites where construction should begin during the first quarter of 2012 and expects to be completed by the third quarter of 2012 (Solar Project).  The Solar Project is located on private, fallowed land in the Imperial County, California.


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County Funding Emergency

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors met this past Tuesday and endorsed a letter in support for new funding for the new Calexico Port of Entry.

The new port of entry that was going to start construction this year was but funding was slashed by Republicans in Congress in order to save money and eliminate the huge budget deficit the country faces right now. The new port of entry will have sixteen lanes and will have the best technology for border security and to decrease border wait times at the Calexico-Mexicali border. The current Port of Entry in downtown Calexico will be only for pedestrians only.

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Roy Dorantes will be presenting “To Cross the Border” at the Women’s Improvement Club in Calexico

By Mario Conde

Next week at the Women’s Improvement Club a monologue by valley actor, Roy Dorantes, and will have a presentation that will be free to the public.

The dramatic monologue “To Cross the Border” by Roy Dorantes will be presented at the Women’s Improvement Club in Calexico on Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Admission is free but capacity is limited to only eighty people.

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