Supervisors Continues the Efforts of bringing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Imperial Valley.

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors continues with the efforts of bringing the F-35 Jet to the Imperial Valley.

Supervisor Jack Terrazas made a presentation to the Board of Supervisors updating them their work.  The County of Imperial is promoting this area since valley is vast unobstructed, rural terrain and good air quality, military-friendly local community that the Imperial Valley’s Naval Air Facility El Centro offers an excellent location to home base the Joint Strike Fighter.

Calexico Transit System Operating Without Valid Insurance

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council met in special session last Monday to determine the future of the bus system in Calexico.

The Council decided after a long special session that they will give Calexico Transit System until October 16 to comply with all the requirements or the company will have revocation of their permit. Calexico Transit System that has been in operation in Calexico for many years and owned by the Castro family for more than 50 years. The company is now run by Councilman Luis Castro’s son, Jovan Castro. The police department ordered a suspension of operation since the company was not in compliance and did not have insurance since December 2011.

City of Holtville News Release


For Immediate Publication: Holtville building permits made easy.


(Holtville, CA)


On August 23, 2012, the Holtville City Council approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Imperial for the provision of building plan check and inspection services.


Under this agreement, building services, including plan check, building permit and inspection services will be available from Holtville City Hall.


Co-Founder of Casino-Cheating Criminal Enterprise Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Targeting Casinos Across the United States

Van Thu Tran was sentenced today in San Diego to 36 months in prison for her role in a scheme to cheat casinos across the country out of millions of dollars, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy for the Southern District of California.