Garcia bill seeks stability for ag industry, workers

The strong enforcement approach the federal government has taken in the last year has created some concern on the prospects of the agricultural economy stability in the state of California. With the goal of ensuring federal policies don’t hinder the state’s agricultural industry, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia is leading a bipartisan group of state legislators who... Continue Reading →

LAFCO gives Heffernan tongue-lashing for controversial retreat

EL CENTRO — The Local Agency Formation Commission had strong words toward the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District during a regular meeting Thursday regarding a controversial retreat with the use of public funds in La Jolla during the summer. “This is taxpayers money and it’s LAFCO’s responsibility to be vigilant and ensure you are compliant,” said... Continue Reading →

Chiang lists priorities in busy Valley visit

EL CENTRO — Education, inclusion, fiscal responsibility, and the Salton Sea were the major conversation points of John Chiang made during an official visit to the Imperial Valley on Friday. Though Chiang has visited the Imperial Valley on a few occasions, the California State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate had the opportunity to have a more... Continue Reading →

Community Solar project becomes reality

EL CENTRO — Low-income energy ratepayers will now have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of solar power without the need of spending money on solar panels or sign long-term agreements. With the firm intention to serve its low-income customers and grant them access to renewable energy, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted... Continue Reading →

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