Calexico City Council to Look into Providing a City Hotline

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council will look into providing a City Hotline to the public as a request by Councilman Bill Hodge.

The item came as a request from Hodge in order to have a better communication between City officials and residents. The idea for this Hotline, Hodge said, came out from the recent Town Hall meeting held two months ago.

Board of Supervisors send a letter to Governor Jerry Brown Asking Him to Veto a Bill

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to veto a bill that would change the workers compensation for firefighters and peace officers.

Assembly Bill 2451 that is authored by Assemblyman John Perez and is co-authored by Senator Juan Vargas would expand the timeline for death benefit claims for firefighters and peace officers.

Virginia Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Plot to Carry Out Suicide Bomb Attack on U.S. Capitol

Amine Mohamed El-Khalifi, a 29-year-old resident of Alexandria, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, in connection with his efforts to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Capitol building in February 2012 as part of what he intended to be a terrorist operation.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Thwart Three Narcotic Smuggling Attempts in San Diego County

San Diego — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Diego Sector prevented three drug smuggling attempts this week, resulting in the seizures of cocaine, methamphetamine, and crystal methamphetamine valued at more than $500,000.

Three Coachella Valley Residents Arrested for Detroit-Area Ponzi Scheme After Successful Joint Operations with Cathedral City and Palm Springs Police

Three individuals wanted on federal fraud charges alleging they victimized hundreds while operating an alleged $25 million investment scheme were arrested in the Coachella Valley, announced Timothy Delaney, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.

Mr. Delaney made the announcement on behalf of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office, the Cathedral City Police Department, and the Palms Springs Police Department.