Imperial Valley

Congressman Juan Vargas Commends Apple for Awarding ConnectED Grant to Two Imperial County Elementary Schools

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas commended Apple, Inc. for its selection of Pine Elementary School in Holtville and Rockwood Elementary School in Calexico, for a grant through President Obama’s ConnectED initiative designed to promote the use of technology in schools.

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Imperial Irrigation District schedules public legal program on issues facing district, ratepayers

El Centro, California - In a first of what is intended to be a series of public panels being presented by the Imperial Irrigation District's legal team, the district has scheduled a panel discussion entitled "A Primer: The State Water Resources Control Board and Imperial County Agriculture."

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CBP Officers Stop Attempt to Smuggle 600 Pounds of Marijuana in Commercial Shipment of Alfalfa

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Wednesday halted an attempt to smuggle 600 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of alfalfa.

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Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Criminal Gang Member

Calexico, California - Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Stops Two Meth Smuggling Attempts within One Hour

Salton City, California - Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested four suspected drug smugglers riding in two passenger buses, and seized more than 8.6 pounds of methamphetamine combined in two separate incidents.

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Assemblyman Pérez to visit Brawley school for Red Ribbon Week, participate in Flu Shot Clinic

Brawley, California - Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez Manuel will be speaking to the 4th-6th grade students of Miguel Hidalgo Elementary School in Brawley tomorrow morning at 8:45 a.m. in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Chipper the California Highway Patrol mascot will be present as well for the school assembly focusing on drug awareness and prevention. Pérez’s comments will touch on this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”

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Imperial County Jail Inmate discovered hanging in his cell

El Centro, California - Wednesday, at approximately 7:00pm, an inmate housed at the Imperial County Jail was found hanging inside of his cell by correctional staff. The inmate was unresponsive so correctional staff immediately called onsite medical staff for assistance and began CPR.

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HSI-led probe targets major Southern California drug trafficking network with gang ties

El Centro, California - More than 400 federal, state and local law enforcement officials fanned out across Imperial County Tuesday to execute search warrants and arrest warrants stemming from a yearlong probe spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the El Centro Police Department targeting a major drug trafficking ring with ties to several transnational street gangs.

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