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Parades Bring Out Political Candidates; Housing Starting To Surge Again?

IT WAS A BIG WEEKEND FOR PARADES in the Imperial Valley. You had the Imperial Parade of lights and you had the politicians friend, the Calexico Christmas Parade.
It’s friendly toward politicians because they all want to get their mugs out in front of Latino voters and what better place to do it than in the Border City? Parade Director Hildy Carrillo also cultivates lots of politicians and that helps both of them – we think. She’s not gun ho on Republicans and isn’t afraid to let her feelings be known.
No matter. this the start of electioneering, where the candidates run around to all the social functions in the Valley to glad hand as many people  as they can. That helps them get campaign loot and also gets their name out in front of the public.
One surprise this time around was the candidacy for Judge of Brooks Anderholt.
There he was riding along in the parade with his wife Gloria touting himself from Superior Court Judge. He made on stab at a judgeship before, but was thwarted when the position was changed to an appointed term by a Republican Governor.
But he’s back again. It should make for an interesting campaign season. Willy is back, too. Guillermo Hermosillo was appointed to the Calexico City Council and lost out in the primary when his position came up for election. But he decided to give it another try and should be seen around the confines of Calexico on a regular basis once again.
Good luck to all those seeking office. It is a fish bowl existence where you better have a mighty thick skin. We admire those who take the shot, though. It’s what makes our country great. A citizen controlled government is still better than the alternatives.
SPEAKING OF PARADES, our Brawley and northend correspondent went to the Parade of Lights in Imperial last weekend. It was a special event, but lacked some light power. Parade officials will have to work to get more lights on the entries and the people participating. That’s what keeps the parade interesting and the public from dancing in the dark.
It’ still a great tribute to a great little city to have this event each year. it’s what small town living is all about.
And if you missed the Christmas In A Small Town selling bee along Imperial Avenue, then you missed out on some special Christmas gifts. You also missed out on some great food and a chance to get together with your friends and neighbors. It puts Imperial back on the map at a special time of the year. You could check out some of the action, though, in the pages of our newspaper. We have been covering this event since 1991. Gads! Has it been that long? Yes it has.
HOLTVILLE PUT ON ITS ANNUAL Christmas In the Park with hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and music from the high school and junior high school bands and chorus.
There was a pretty good crowd, but once again the sound system wasn’t strong enough for the outdoors with a lot of people around. Perhaps someday someone will come up with a band shell configuration that will hold the sound in and a sound system that will work properly. We can only wish. But this always a good program for the family.
Mary Helen Dolente did a good job for the Chamber of Commerce hosting the event. Get there early next year, though, if you want hot chocolate. It goes fast.
THERE ARE SOME RESURGENT HOUSING projects in the Valley. Another is being considered in Calexico where the Palazzio would be a 1,200 house complex on the northeast side of town. The old De Anza will also get a new wing of senior apartments attached to it if plans are followed through with.
We doubt that the boom will reach the same proportions as is was in 2007, but the new interest is at least a start toward a more prosperous Valley. Withe lowered prices on real estate, those who can funding will be able to find some bargains in all kinds of places.
Perhaps some of those boomtown projects will be up and running once again.

City of Holtville News Release

City of Holtville Laws Regarding Animal Care and the Proper Care of Dogs


The City of Holtville has historically regulated animal care through the Holtville Municipal Code. The following municipal code sections, many of which are over 50 years old, summarize key provisions of the City’s laws regarding the proper care of dogs.

7.12.070 Dogs – Number allowed.

It is unlawful to keep more than three dogs over four months of age at any one residence. (Ord. 329 § 3, 1973; Ord. 267 § 11, 1961).