Andrade, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Andrade port of entry discovered approximately $283,000 worth of hard narcotics hidden inside the quarter panels of a vehicle.

Ocotillo, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, who illegally entered the United States Sunday morning.

Imperial, California - In September 2017, responding to certain media accounts and questions raised as to the nature of the relationship between the Imperial Irrigation District and consultant ZGlobal, the general counsel tasked outside counsel Mike Aguirre with conducting an investigation into allegations that centered on the IID board's approval of the battery energy storage project in April 2015 and related issues.

Imperial, California - State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) traveled across all corners of his district in celebration of Veterans Day. He was particularly moved by a gesture made by young Joaquin Antonio Villegas, a student, who became so inspired by a local veteran’s story that he fundraised for over two years to conceptualize and construct the new Imperial County Veterans Memorial as his Eagle Scout Troop service project.

Imperial, California - Today, directors approved the summary of terms for an agreement with Citizens Energy Corporation and Citizens Sunrise Transmission, LLC, directing staff to enter into negotiations for a 23-year power purchase agreement for 30 megawatts of solar energy to serve approximately 15,000 low-income qualified electric customers.

Imperial, California - Tuesday, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted the final draft stipulated order that includes new independent conditions that are significant to Salton Sea restoration.  The Board’s action yesterday revises State Water Board Order WRO 2002-0013, which was approved in 2002 authorizing the largest agricultural to urban water transfer in the United States.  The final order presented to the State Water Board was supported by Imperial County as well as the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), Imperial Irrigation District (IID), San Diego County Water Authority, Coachella Valley Water District, Audubon California, Defenders of Wildlife California, and the Pacific Institute.