Heffernan sought county funds to recover expenses

CALEXICO — The Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District made a request to the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to recoup the expenses incurred for a retreat the board of trustees held in San Diego in mid-July. As previously reported, HMHD spent more than $13,000 of public funds in a controversial retreat with the purpose of engaging... Continue Reading →

Romo, Valdez deny wrongdoing following HMHD retreat reports

CALEXICO — Following two separate articles published by Adelante Valle, two members of the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District defended their actions and criticized the reports made regarding a special meeting the board had in La Jolla in mid-July. The board called for a special meeting Monday at their office in Calexico, however, only two of... Continue Reading →

BOS waive fees for community project

EL CENTRO — A community-led project to cope with the adverse effects of the receding Salton Sea cleared an important hurdle this week as the County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of waiving permit fees to allow the project to move forward. On Tuesday, residents of Desert Shores along with EcoMedia Compass a non-profit... Continue Reading →

County adopts cannabis ordinance

EL CENTRO — As part of a months-long process in which county officials took part in multiple workshops, presentations and meetings the County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to adopt the first ordinance regarding use and operation in regards to cannabis within its jurisdiction. The board scheduled a public hearing as part of its... Continue Reading →

Emergency drills test agencies’ response

CALEXICO — In order to be best-prepared as can be, for any potential dangers, the city of Calexico, its police department and other local, state and federal agencies took part in the annual California Statewide Medical and Health Exercise here Thursday. The exercise was a multi-site coordinated emergency drill scenario designed to test the participating... Continue Reading →

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