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Calexico Unified School District will present the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13

By Mario Conde The Calexico Unified School District will present the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 to be reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees today. In the written report given by CUSD Superintendent Richard Fragale, he states that the estimated total ending General Fund Balance at June 30, 2012, is $14,086,001. The unrestricted ending fund balance is estimated at $8,664,387.65, which is 16% of the General Fund expenditures. “These projections constitute our best [...]

Army Sergeant and Associate Convicted on All Counts for Roles in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Related to Defense Contracts to Support Iraq War

To Date, 19 Individuals Have Pleaded Guilty or Been Convicted at Trial in Ongoing Corruption Investigation WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Elkins, W. Va., convicted Richard Evick, a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class and Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of contracting at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, and his associate, Crystal Martin, of all counts with which they were charged in connection with a bribery and money laundering scheme related to defense contracts awarded in support of [...]

Pregnant Visitor Arrested for Introducing $75,000 worth of Methamphetamine into Desert Area Maximum Security Prison

On Sunday, June 24, 2012, at approximately 1045 hours the Calipatria State Prison C Visiting Floor Officer observed visitor Marisa Griselda Perez, DOB 12/4/1990 from Inglewood CA,  who was visiting with her friend Inmate Alexander E. Pleitez, (DOB 12/24/1975, incarcerated for Murder 1st, LWOP) was observed to have a bag of corn nuts in the C Visiting Room.  The vending machines in visiting do not contain corn nuts for purchase.  Visiting and Investigative Services Unit (ISU) staff approached [...]

County to Apply for EDA Funds

By Mario Conde The Imperial County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to apply for EDA funding for various economic development projects in the valley. On June 1, 2012, Community and Economic Development received an invitation to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration under the Economic Development Assistance Program Partnership Planning funds in the amount of $70,000. Per grant application, the County is required to provide a [...]

In Other Words

In Other Words

It’s Summertime! WALMART IS UNDER ATTACK ONCE again for its controversial ways. Now the Asian community in Los Angeles doesn’t want theme establishing stores throughout its sprawling are and bring with them low paying, minimum wage jobs that keep people on the bottom of the earnings scale. I find this ironic in that Wal-Mart is a store that mass markets to lower income people with lower prices on its goods and services. And it is being criticized by people who would probably benefit form [...]

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