Monthly Archives: July 2012

Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to apply for State grant for first time home buyer program.

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to apply for State grant for first time home buyer program.

The Board adopted a resolution authorizing the Community and Economic Department to submit a grant application to the California State Department of Housing and Community Development for funding under the HOME Investment Partnership Program in the amount of $700,000. If awarded, funds will be used for the First Time Home Buyer Acquisition Only Program to assist low income families in the unincorporated areas of the County to purchase a home.

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County Supervisors give support to Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2012

By Mario Conde

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Biker captured after freeway chase in Los Angeles

The California Highway Patrol has arrested a motorcycle rider after a nearly hour-long chase along Southern California freeways.

Officer Ed Jacobs says the chase began around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when authorities tried to pull over the bike in the Orange County city of Santa Ana.

The black-clad biker fled north on several freeways into Los Angeles County. Reports indicated the bike topped 100 mph at times as it raced between trucks and cars.

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Possible Fraud in Calexico Unified School District Bond Expenditures

Sweetwater Union High School District and Southwestern College continue to be subjects of district attorney investigations related to school bond expenditures. Calexico Unified School District had concerns about bond-related activity, so superintendent Richard Fragale and Calexico trustees ordered a forensic audit. The audit was released this week.

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‘Goat man’ in Utah mountains identified as experienced hunter

SALT LAKE CITY — A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has been identified as a hunter preparing for a Canadian archery season.

After a hiker spotted the so-called goat man on July 15 in the mountains above Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City, wildlife officials said they wanted to talk to the person to be certain he was aware of the dangers as hunting season approaches.

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