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 - 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.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint and Highway 111 checkpoint, arrested two men for smuggling narcotics on two separate events on Tuesday.

Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an active “Sureño” gang member west of Calexico Friday evening after he illegally entered the U.S.

Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Mexican citizen, who illegally entered the United States Tuesday morning.

El Centro, California - FREE “RETREAT” WEEKEND OF MINDFULNESS for Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members,  their families (bring the kids!), and caregivers/service providers.