Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Around the world, farmers, scientists, researchers, and NGOs are creating innovative, on-the-ground solutions for the problems they face each day: water scarcity, resource depletion, land degradation, crop loss, and weather volatility. Many of these ground-breaking ideas have great potential to be replicated and scaled out across the globe.
Santa Barbara, California - For decades, women in business strove to become members of the boys' club. We mimicked how men thought, communicated, and even dressed. But now, trying too hard to tap into our "masculine side" has gone the way of severely tailored 1980s power wear (complete with giant shoulder pads). Women have realized that we think and communicate differently—which means that we also lead differently. And—here's the best news—because our natural skill set is increasingly valued in the global economy, we're perfectly positioned to become today's and tomorrow's leaders.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring February 19, 2015, as A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation in the State of California.
Precision ag company launches new Web and mobile app to control pests, disease and improve soil nutrients
West Lafayette, Indiana - Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture company in Purdue Research Park, has launched a new Web and mobile enabled application to help growers and consultants more efficiently scout insects, weeds and disease, identify agronomic issues and nutrient deficiencies.
Diverse Legislators, National and State Advocates for Children Applaud Launch of Bureau of Children’s Justice
Los Angeles, California - Last Thursday, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the formation of the Bureau of Children’s Justice within the California Department of Justice. The Bureau will increase support for vulnerable children, work with stakeholders to improve policies affecting children, and enforce California’s civil and criminal laws with respect to California’s foster care, adoption, and juvenile justice systems; discrimination and inequities in education; California’s elementary school truancy crisis; human trafficking of vulnerable youth; and childhood trauma and exposure to violence.
Arcadia, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Society for Conservation of Bighorn Sheep (SCBS) are seeking volunteers to assist biologists on February 28 and March 1 (Saturday evening and all day Sunday).