Imperial Valley News
Calexico, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia held a press conference today with local border officials regarding the introduction of the Border Air & Water Act (AWA) which would require the California Mexico Border Relations Council to better coordinate the funding and implementation of the New River Strategic Plan. The Act would also direct the CalEPA to improve air quality monitoring and better fund environmental improvement projects in the California-Mexico border region.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Escondido, California - Senior keeper Debbie Marlow carefully held a 2-week-old California condor egg up to a warm, bright light during a process known as candling this morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This egg, laid on Feb. 13, is one of two California condor eggs laid this year, marking the start of the breeding season for the highly endangered species.
Washington, DC - The U.S.-Liberia relationship dates back nearly 200 years and is stronger than ever as we continue working together to get to zero Ebola cases. Liberia, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has emerged from over a decade of war to be a key champion of democracy, peace, and development. The U.S. is Liberia’s leading partner, having invested over $1 billion in bilateral assistance since 2003.
Washington, DC - AmeriFreight, an automobile shipment broker based in Peachtree City, Georgia, has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will halt the company’s allegedly deceptive practice of touting online customer reviews, while failing to disclose that the reviewers were compensated with discounts and incentives.
Washington, DC - Identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints for the 15th consecutive year, while the agency also recorded a large increase in the number of complaints about so-called “imposter” scams, according to the FTC's 2014 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, which was released today.