Imperial Valley News
Eleven California Real Estate Investors Indicted for Bid Rigging and Fraud at Public Foreclosure Auctions
San Francisco, California - A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned three multi-count indictments against eleven real estate investors for their role in bid rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.
Secretary Vilsack Touts Benefits of Affordable Care Act to Rural Communities, Announces New Health Investments
Washington, DC - Today, on National Rural Health Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $10 million in grants through two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to improve access to health care for rural Americans across the nation. The Secretary also highlighted initiatives created by the Affordable Care Act that specifically address critical health needs in rural communities.
U.S. Department Of Education Supports Nonprofit Education Group's Intent to Purchase a Majority of Corinthian College Campuses
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education announced its support today of an agreement between ECMC Group and Corinthian Colleges Inc. for ECMC Group’s newly formed nonprofit education entity, Zenith Education Group, to acquire 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses for transition to nonprofit status. While the transaction is now subject to the approval of Department officials, state authorizing agencies and accreditors, the transaction means that nearly 40,000 of Corinthian’s students can continue their education without fear that their school will suddenly close.
Washington, DC - Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study appears today in the CDC journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Yosemite National Park, California - A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves "The Triumphant Turtles" for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Shasta State Historic Park Partner for the Annual Old Time Holiday Celebration
Whiskeytown, California - The National Park Service and California State Parks are gearing up for their annual "Old Time Holiday" celebration on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of miners who in 1849, after preparing a holiday meal in Shasta, traveled to Whiskeytown to share their food and cheer! The events will take place at Shasta State Historic Park and the Tower House Historic District in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, both located along Highway 299 west of Redding, California.