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Strong Earthquake Hits Southern California

At 10:49 A.m A strong earthquake rocked southern California more details to come A moderate earthquake occurred at 10:48:57 AM (PST) on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. The magnitude 5.9 event occurred 21 km (13 miles)…



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Miss Betty’s Preschool Celebrates Christmas

By Betty Predmore The students at Miss Betty’s Preschool had a great time in December preparing for the Christmas holiday.  They made gingerbread cookies from scratch and enjoyed eating them during lunch time.  They had…


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Police Briefs

City of Holtville Thursday, December 24 TIS THE SEASON, TO DRINK: It was reported, that a married couple were having a large argument, the caller is concerned that they will end up hurting each other,…



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IID News

Utilities to collaborate on transmission planning project for renewable energy The Imperial Irrigation District and Southern California Edison have agreed to initiate joint planning studies of an existing transmission corridor in Southeastern California that could…


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Experience the Serenity of the Skies

Experience the Serenity of the Skies with Imperial County Artist Jeni Bate __ What: “The Skies of Peace and Passion.” A Solo Exhibition: When: Jan 7th– Jan 21st 2010. Reception: Friday Jan 8th, 7-8pm. Where:…


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Six Recent Unusual Seizures at Calif. Border

SAN DIEGO— Everyday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border work diligently to secure the nation’s border and stop illegal activity. While well known for seizing narcotics and stopping…


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Court Decision to Overturn Ban on Body Armor

Brown Issues Statement on Court Decision to Overturn Ban on Body Armor Statement from Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. on the Second Appellate District Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn California’s ban on violent…


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MARDI GRAS 2010

Calexico Chamber and Imperial County Film Commission to Host MARDI GRAS 2010 The Calexico Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee and the Board of Directors of the Imperial County Film Commission have announced that tickets…


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2009 Was An Event Filled Year

By Chris Furguson As difficult as it is to believe, 2009 is almost over.  So, we at the I.V. Weekly, Calexico Chronicle and Holtville Tribune would like to present the top stories of 2009. January…


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TSA Guidance for Passengers

Q: What additional security measures is TSA taking domestically? A: TSA has a layered approach to security that allows us to surge resources as needed on a daily basis. We have the ability to quickly…


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The First New Year Celebration

By Luke Phillips The first New Year celebration was held more than 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia around the year 2,000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March….




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Part Two With City Manager Laura Fischer

By Luke Phillips The Holtville Tribune recently sat down with Holtville City Manager Laura Fischer to discuss the city’s accomplishments in 2009 and what the city is looking forward to in 2010. This is part…


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All League Team Players Announced

Holtville Sports Selected by league coaches under the auspices of the San Diego Hall of Champions. Selection committees can recognize athletes in excess of the authorized number, but only those whose names will appear on…


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Police Briefs

City of Holtville Friday, December 18 WHO’S HOOD IS IT ANYWAY?: It was reported that a teenager was jumping on the hood of a vehicle. It is unknown if he owns this vehicle or not….


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Hundreds Get H1N1 Vaccines

During Saturday Drive At Expo By Chris Furguson Hundreds of cars were lined up in the Imperial Valley Expo’s parking lot during  the first vaccination drive for the H1N1 Swine Flu virus on Saturday, December…


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Film Classics to Rev Up Holiday Spirit

Families often have their own unique traditions when it comes to the holidays. Lately, families have begun to include films in many of those traditions. That’s thanks largely to the array of classic holiday films…