Imperial Valley News
Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force Leads to Indictment of 29 Defendants for Drug-Related Offenses in North Dakota and California
Bakersfield, California - Acting U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers of the District of North Dakota, in conjunction with U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner of the Eastern District of California, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton of the FBI’s Minneapolis Division and Chief Greg Williamson of the Bakersfield Police Department, announced the indictment of 22 individuals in western North Dakota and seven defendants in Bakersfield, California.
Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the first post-doctoral award to support research in nuclear forensics as part of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program.
Washington, DC - NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage technologies to replace the battery systems currently used by America's space program.
Sacramento, California - In response to the state's historic drought and to prepare for the next one, the California Energy Commission approved new standards for showerheads today. The standards are expected to save more than 2.4 billion gallons of water in the first year and 38 billion gallons after full stock turnover in 10 years. The commission also voted to change the start date for the recently adopted standard for lavatory faucets.
U.S. Education Department Awards 38 States, D.C., and the Virgin Islands $28.4 Million in Grants to Help Low-Income Students Take Advanced Placement Tests
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students.
San Diego, California - Veterinarians gave their first exam this morning to four capybaras, members of the world’s largest rodent species, born Monday at the San Diego Zoo. The exam included weighing the youngsters; checking their eyes, ears and overall physical health; and taking a sample of hair for use in determining the sex of each one. Like many other species of rodents, there are no visible signs to indicate the sex of these animals until they reach maturity, which is about 18 months to 2 years.