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Presale tickets and family value packs are now on sale throughout the Valley for the 2016 California Mid-Winter Fair, which kicks off February 26 with a theme of Hay Bales and Cow Tales.

Tickets are available at Sonic Burger in El Centro; Goyal’s Circle K, Brawley; the fair box office and all Rabobank locations in the Valley. This year, for the first time, Family Value Packs are available at all ticket sales locations.

In addition to the displays and competitive activities throughout the 10 day run, the year’s fair will feature top notch grandstands entertainment including Country superstars Little Texas (Thursday March 3) and Tiranos del Norte during the Dia de la Familia (Sunday February 28). Both superstar acts are free with fair admission.

“Since their debut album in 1992, Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums, earned 3 Grammy nominations, won a CMA Album Of The Year award and earned the title ‘The Hardest Working Band In Country’ by playing over 300 shows a year,” according to the group’s website

Tiranos del Norte is a Baja California group that regularly appears at Mexicali’s Fiestas del Sol. The group, established in 1986, has recorded a number of albums and cds in the past 25 years and is a popular attraction on both sides of the border.

And back for a return engagement (Friday February 26) is that cross between a hard metal and Mariachi group, “Metalachi” which has entertained fair audiences over the past two years. The group recently appeared on America’s Got Talent television show.

Other entertainment includes “True Willie—A Salute to Willie Nelson” (Saturday February 27), “Fandago—a Salute to ZZ Top” (Wednesday March 2) and “Yesterday—The Beatles Tribute” (Friday March 4)

Other grandstand activities during the fair include High School Madness (Monday February 29), a Jazz Fest (Tuesday March 1), Sprint Car Racing (Saturday March 5 with a separate ticket required) and the Redneck Rodeo that features truck and farm equipment competition (Sunday March 6).

There are several different ways to buy presale fair tickets. The $60 Family Value Packs, a value of more than $190, consist of two adult and two children’s California Mid-Winter Fair admissions, $70 in fair coupons, two carnival WOW wristband coupons and two adult and two child admissions to the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

Individual presale tickets ($6 adult, $4 child 6-12 and $5 senior 60+) as well as $20 carnival WOW coupons redeemable for carnival wristbands are also currently on sale.  All presales, which are savings of up to 25 percent off regular ticket purchase prices and up to 40 percent off carnival coupons, will end February 25.

After that date, regular admission prices apply.


Holtville Tribune 02-05-16

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Tribune Weekly Chronicle 02-04-16





El Centro, CA – January 31, 2016 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced today that Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego will manage pediatric services at the El Centro

Outpatient Clinic and the Calexico Outpatient Center beginning February 1, 2016.Rady Children’s will be responsible for providing two positions: a Clinic Manager, who will lead staff at both the El Centro and Calexico pediatric clinics in day-to-day operations, and a Pediatric Medical Director, who will oversee the pediatric physicians who provide services at both clinics.

“Recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation year after year, Rady

Children’s brings a high level of expertise in the management of pediatric services,” said

Tomas Virgen, Interim CEO of El Centro Regional Medical Center. “With Rady Children’s enduring commitment to safety and its well-deserved reputation for providing the highest quality care, we’re confident ECRMC’s pediatric patients are in the very best hands.” “Rady Children’s has been providing care to the children of the Imperial Valley since we first opened our doors in 1954, including operating a pediatric specialty clinic in El Centro from

1998 to 2005,” said Irvin A. “Buzz” Kaufman, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Rady Children’s. “We’re looking forward to once again overseeing the health care services provided to the children of the Imperial Valley.” Rady Children’s provides a wide array of health care services to children in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial Counties, including outpatient pediatric primary care and specialty care services.

The El Centro Outpatient Clinic is located at 385 W. Main Street in El Centro, and the

Calexico Outpatient Center is located at 495 Birch St. in Calexico. The clinics provide health care services to both adults and children.

Clinics Located in El Centro, Calexico



Holtville Tribune 01-29-16

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