Imperial Valley News
Plymouth, England - The family of 5-year-old Alex Nash thought it was a joke when he came home from school in Plymouth, England with a 16 pound invoice [about $24]. It seems that he was a no-show at his friend's birthday outing and was being held responsible for his share of the costs, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Washington, DC - It’s time for a revolution in the food system—both young and new farmers need more support to nourish future generations. Farmers, businesses, policymakers, and educators need to promote agriculture as an intellectually stimulating and economically sustainable career, and to and make jobs in agriculture and the food system “cool” for young people all over the world.
San Francisco, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, a MacArthur Foundation representative and local leaders in San Francisco tomorrow to announce joint federal and state efforts to expand financing for solar energy projects in multifamily housing in California.
Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned by reports of the arrests and indefinite detentions of Equatoguinean citizens protesting the expenditures incurred by the Government of Equatorial Guinea to host the ongoing Cup of African Nations (CAN) football tournament. Celestino Okenve, a member of the opposition party Popular Union, and Antonio Nguema were both detained on January 14, and Miguel Mbomio was arrested on January 16, accused of distributing or possessing literature calling for a peaceful public boycott of the CAN football matches.
Sacramento, California - State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has introduced AB 197, which would set a bold but achievable goal of utilizing a minimum of 50 percent renewable energy resources by 2030, which was highlighted by the Governor during his State of the State address earlier this month.
Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns Hezbollah’s attack today from Lebanon on Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in blatant violation of the cease fire between Lebanon and Israel and UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which called for the immediate cessation by Hezbollah of all attacks. We support Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense and continue to urge all parties to respect the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon. We urge all parties to refrain from any action that could escalate the situation.