Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding today for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production.
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama statement on the Passing of Dean Smith
Sacramento, California - After formally requesting the involvement of the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in the restoration of the Salton Sea the CA. State Water Board has formally announced and acted on Assemblymember Garcia’s request and slated a public hearing on the Salton Sea on March 18, 2015.
Brawley, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Brawley Station recently investigated a series of farm shop thefts where several tools and farming implements were stolen. The investigation led to the arrest of Jason Tuck and Mary Lee of Brawley. Both were booked into the Imperial County Jail with a bail of $20,000.00 for Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy.
San Diego, California - Animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo and the Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research have been making unique preparations for a polar bear to take part in a U.S. Geological Survey project studying energy needs of polar bears that live in the Arctic. To participate, Tatqiq, a 14-year-old female polar bear, has been trained to wear a collar equipped with tracking devices while on exhibit at the Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge. This collar training is an example of the role that zoos have in contributing to conservation science.
Brawley, California - You can't blame Gene Bryson, a sheriff's deputy in Wyoming, for handing in his badge. His superiors told him he'd have to give up his cowboy outfit and start dressing like a cop instead of a deputy, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.