Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign today as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill.
Sacramento, California - The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday, May 5th at the Fresno County Fairgrounds. Members of the public, farmers and ranchers, as well as community stakeholders are encouraged to attend and provide comments. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Industry Commerce Building at the Big Fresno Fair, 1121 S. Chance Avenue, Fresno.
Bogota, Columbia - Deputy Secretary Blinken participated in the fifth round of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue in Bogota on April 27. Deputy Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Holguin opened the meeting with remarks. Commenting on the many areas of successful cooperation with Colombia, Deputy Secretary Blinken stated that progress since the first dialogue five years ago is “thanks to the courage and resilience of the Colombian people, who are translating steady economic and security gains into a strong foundation for shared prosperity and durable peace.”
El Centro, California - Imperial County Sheriff’s Office participated in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what their parent, grandparent or guardian does at the sheriff’s office and to also take part in some activities. The ages varied from four to seventeen year-olds.
Sacramento, California - One of the unfortunate byproducts of the current drought are the myths circulating regarding water use and the means for addressing the water crisis in the state. Some are perpetuations of myths developed during past water crises. Others build upon misinformation that has a more recent origin. Below are four myths that you may see in media accounts of the drought.