Calexico School Board Superintendent Seeks Pay Raise

By Mario Conde

The Calexico School Board will consider a salary increase to Superintendent Richard Fragale at today’s meeting.

Superintendent Richard Fragale announced that some time ago that due to recent legislative changes were made that apply to individuals who have retired from STRS and are under a contract with a school District would force him to step down from his position as Calexico Superintendent. Fragale would not be able to continue to receive retirement payments after earning in excess of $40,000 dollars from the public school district.

Rotten Egg Odor Spreads From Palm Springs to Ventura County

Strange things are happening in the most southern part of California. Just two weeks after a swarm of earthquakes hit the Salton Sea area we now are experiencing a sulfur smell that is covering most of Southern California and  has traveled over 200 miles to the Venture County.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is studying air samples taken in and around the Salton Sea and Palm Springs area to an attempt to confirm that the foul smell that hit Southern California Monday was caused by a fish die-off at the sea.

The AQMD took the samples Monday night and plans to process them before making a final determination into the cause of the smell, which officials described as unprecedented.

A latent thumbprint from the crime scene (inset) was matched to this IAFIS record.

30-Year-Old Murder Solved
Fingerprint Technology Played Key Role


A cold case is just that—an investigation of a crime, usually a violent one, where all leads have been exhausted and the trail has gone cold. But in recent years, the use of various technologies has begun heating up many of these cold cases, uncovering new leads for investigators and providing justice for victims.

Protecting Your Finances if a Disaster Strikes: Are You Prepared?


Image of Publication Cover Make sure your home and valuables are insured, your important documents are protected, and you have back-up access to cash, your bank accounts and your personal identification in case a disaster strikes. Know what to do to help speed your recovery if a disaster impacts you financially.Source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Released: 2011
Pages: 8
Publication ID: 6097
Item number: 592X

Statement on the Final Rule by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to Include Certain Cancers into the World Trade Center Health Program

Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), released the following statement on the final rule by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to include certain cancers into the World Trade Center Health Program: