Imperial Valley News
Imperial, California - With summer fast approaching, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reminds Californians to avoid mosquito bites during travel to Latin American countries and the Caribbean. There have been increased reports of mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue, in those locations. Dr. Smith also reminded pregnant women to consider postponing travel to destinations affected by Zika virus.
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith says you don’t have to be perfect to improve your health, but you can strive to be better. “Be Better” is the new CDPH “Champions for Change” campaign unveiled today during a Sacramento River Cats game at Raley Field in West Sacramento.
Washington, DC - At the heart of the American story is the simple truth that all children should have a fair chance at success, no matter who they are or where they come from. Central to this promise of opportunity is the love and support of a family – which all children deserve, but not enough have.
El Centro, California - Debbie Porter, Registrar of Voters, reminds all registered voters of Imperial County that due to a proof/print delay, sample ballot booklets are being mailed in increments beginning May 25, 2016 through May 27, 2016. Individuals should begin receiving their sample ballot booklets in the next several days.
Sacramento, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross visited several flourishing school Ag programs in Calaveras County today, getting an opportunity to speak directly with young people who could be part of the next generation of farmers and ranchers in California.
Imperial County, California - Today, the Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, with funding from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), held a pesticide collection and disposal event to assist Imperial County growers with proper disposal of unwanted and outdated pesticides. Containers and the materials they hold will often degrade over time due to exposure to conditions such as high temperatures. Periodic collection of these stored containers ensures safe disposal of these products before they can become a hazard. More than 30 local growers participated in today’s collection event.