Imperial Valley News
The U.S. - Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research; Foreign Service Officer Exchange Program; and Educational Exchange Programs
Washington, DC - In May 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the formation of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research under the auspices of the U.S. – Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue. The Bilateral Forum seeks to build prosperity in the region; to foster the mutual understanding between both countries through program exchanges addressing student mobility, academic exchange, research, and innovation in areas of shared interest; and to contribute to the competitiveness and economic development of the region.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry and Polish Foreign Minister Schetyna Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris:
Pasadena, California - Over the last several years I have been honored to receive invitations from the California Cut Flower Commission to spend time with them at the Tournament of Roses, and I was fortunate to be able to visit Pasadena again last week for the annual festivities. The Commission has developed partnerships with the Buy California Marketing Agreement (CA Grown), the floral company FTD, and Cal Poly (both the SLO and Pomona campuses) to place floats in the Rose Parade consisting of California-grown flowers!
San Francisco, California - “Our mission is to accelerate the development of stem cell therapies for patients with unmet medical needs. Today, in officially launching the first three programs under CIRM 2.0, we have boldly reaffirmed our commitment to continuously seek new and innovative ways to better serve that mission,” says Dr. C. Randal Mills, the President and CEO of CIRM, California’s stem cell agency.
Los Angeles, California - Paramount Meadows Nursing Center, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $75,000 fine from the State of California announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director and State health officer of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Salton City, California - Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering an aftermarket compartment inside the intake manifold containing narcotics.