Court grants county green light to go after Pacificland assets

EL CENTRO — Less than two weeks after the county initiated legal action against Pacificland International Development Inc., following the developer’s default on a $2 million loan, a Superior Court judge has granted the county a temporary order that allows it to begin the process to take possession of assets used as a collateral for... Continue Reading →

Attorneys for immigrants: Rush to clear backlog may rush deportations

El PASO, Texas, May 30 (UPI) — Attorneys representing immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico say an effort to expedite court proceedings and clear a backlog of cases could lead to thousands of deportations without proper consideration. Immigration attorneys are bracing for an influx of court proceedings after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on May 2 ordered more prosecutors and... Continue Reading →

Last Call: Thinking inside the box

Recently as I was cruising around the Valley looking for trouble, it became impossible not to notice the vast number of political campaigns signs that are placed all over the Valley, making them now even more prevalent than the graffiti. What has caught my eye is the messaging these candidates have chosen to include in... Continue Reading →

Candidates trade shots during IID Div. 1 Forum

EL CENTRO — The fifth and final Imperial Valley candidate forum had enough fireworks to serve as a worthy grand finale to the series. Incumbent Imperial Irrigation District Division 1 Director Juanita Salas and her opponent, El Centro City Councilman and former Mayor Alex Cardenas not only had opposing views about energy and water policy,... Continue Reading →

National Guard arrives at the Valley

IMPERIAL — The El Centro Sector Border Patrol on Monday welcomed 51 members of the California National Guard who will assist with border operations behind the scenes. The members of the National Guard aren’t expected to be armed or have any direct contact with immigrants, but they are expected to provide critical support the local... Continue Reading →

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