Imperial Valley News Center
El Centro, California - Several Imperial County Free Library locations are scheduled to close for a few weeks in August so that staff can conduct annual maintenance, inventory and participate in staff development activities.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today announced the issuance of an Opinion and Final Order reversing an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Initial Decision that had dismissed FTC charges against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc. In reversing the ALJ ruling, the Commission concludes that LabMD’s data security practices were unreasonable and constitute an unfair act or practice that violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Washington, DC - It’s really hard to hear what the brain is saying. Neural impulses -- currents of ions moving through channels between the brain’s 100 billion neurons at a potential of about 0.1 volt - produce magnetic fields in the range of a trillionth of a tesla, about a 100 million times weaker than Earth’s magnetic field.
Washington, DC - The President today met with his counterterrorism and homeland security teams as part of the Administration's regular review of threats posed by ISIL, al-Qa’ida, and other terrorist groups to the United States, U.S. persons overseas, and to our allies and partners.
Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Soberanes Fire in Monterey County
Sacramento, California - Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County near Carmel Garrapata State Park. This grant also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.
Six-month-old Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cubs Explore New Habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Escondido, California - Under the watchful eye of their mom, Joanne, three critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs—Cathy, Debbie and Nelson—explored an area new to them inside the Tull Family Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning (July 28, 2016). Until today, the cubs had been spending their days in the habitat’s maternity yard, an area specially designed for young, growing tiger cubs. In this yard, they could safely practice building their natural behaviors: running, jumping, climbing trees and, through their sense of smell, gaining awareness of their surroundings—all things that tigers need to survive in the wild.
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