Imperial Valley News
Riverside, California - Sadly, fewer than 40 percent of students who enter college intending to major in a science, technology engineering and technology (STEM) field complete a STEM degree. Equally discouraging is that women and underrepresented minorities – about 70 percent of college students – receive only 45 percent of STEM degrees.
Berkeley, California - California has more accountable care organizations (ACOs) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid growth over the past two years. This is a good thing, according to the Berkeley Forum for Improving California’s Healthcare Delivery System, which released a report today with new evidence that ACOs improve the quality of care, increase patient satisfaction, and may reduce costs.
Washington, DC - For the past four years, the National Park Service and many other organizations and individuals have been commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the continuing efforts for human rights today. On April 9, 1865, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to set the terms of surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
El Centro, California - Thursday, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alvaro Fernando Gutierrez, 37yrs, transient on charges of theft. The arrest occurred as a result of a reported agriculture theft case and following investigation that linked Gutierrez to the crime.
Niland, California - Monday, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office responded to a brush fire in the area of Highway 111 and Alcott Road in Niland. Investigation revealed the fire was intentionally started by Donna Cobb, 40 yrs old from Niland, who had been seen in the area and had made threats to burn down a residence also in that area.
Imperial, California - Don't take their word for it; ask your doctor first, warns the Association of Mature American Citizens after a new report from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says cholesterol is no longer "a nutrient of concern."