Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2014 season. Changes in tonnage, Brix and prices from the preliminary report to this final report were due to late reports and corrections to the original data. Reporting errors by some processors have caused a change in some district/variety entries.
Washington, DC - Effective March 8, 2015, the Department of State is pleased to announce the extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material from the Prehispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador, for a period of five years. The Memorandum of Understanding builds on the United States’ ongoing commitment to cultural preservation and respect for the heritage of other countries.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has sent more than $2.4 million in refund checks to just over a hundred consumers harmed by the Premier Precious Metals scheme, which bilked millions of dollars from investors, including many senior citizens.
Washington, DC - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants will be funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. Both programs are administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and made available through the 2014 Farm Bill.
New haven, Connecticut - A new study reveals an important connection between dozens of genes that may contribute to autism, a major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder.
Convicted Sacramento Businessman Ordered to Pay More Than $108 Million in Restitution in Decade-Long Scheme
Sacramento, California - Thursday, a federal judge ordered Deepal Wannakuwatte, 64, of Sacramento, to pay $108,199,425 in restitution to victims of his long-running fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today. This ruling concludes the federal criminal prosecution; civil proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court are ongoing.