IMPERIAL VALLEY – Mark your calendars! The 12th Annual Fire Ball to benefit the Burn Institute will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011.  Once again, this year’s Fire Ball will adopt a casual tone to match its venue – the Casa De Mañana Building at the Imperial Valley Expo (200 East 2nd St., Imperial, CA  92251). Western wear is encouraged!

CBP Arrests Cruise Ship Passengers after attempt to transport cocaine at San Juan Seaport

San Juan, Puerto Rico– Sunday morning, during a random inspection of passengers arriving from St. Christopher – Nevis, on board the cruise ship “Carnival Victory”, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a passenger who was attempting to transport cocaine into the United States inside his back pack.

His brother was also arrested on conspiracy charges.
CBP Officers arrested a 27-year-old U.S. citizen after finding approximately 1,694 grams of cocaine inside a back pack that he was carrying.

Tenaska Solar Ventures Chooses First Solar to Construct Imperial Solar Energy Center South

EL CENTRO, California – In a major step in the development of the Imperial Solar Energy Center South, Tenaska Solar Ventures, the solar energy affiliate of Tenaska, has selected First Solar to be the technology provider and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project near El Centro, Calif.

Poker Room Coming To Calexico?

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council gave their green light last week to an application for the operation of the Cardroom in Calexico.

Calexico Police Chief Jim Neujahr said in a report that the Calexico Police Department received a city application for a “Cardroom” license from the sole owner, Juan Cruz, last month to start operating a business called “Double Deuces Poker Room” to be located on Third Street in Calexico.  As mandated by the Calexico Municipal Code, an investigation was conducted into the background and proposed operation of the card room, chief said.

PMHD Earns DNV Accreditation

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District is pleased to announce that it has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest and first Medicare-approved hospital accreditation program that integrates the ISO 9001 quality management system with the Medicare hospital standards and that requires the organization to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout an entire healthcare system and take measured steps to improve when warranted..