Imperial Valley News
San Diego, California - This morning, giant pandas Bai Yun and Gao Gao were given physical access to each other for their first breeding attempt since 2012. Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research have been monitoring the hormone levels of Bai Yun, waiting for her to show signs of estrus. Animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo watch for physical cues, like scent marking, and listening to the vocalizations of both bears.
El Centro, California - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) will be hosting an Orientation on Immigration Executive Action tomorrow (March 11, 2015). The event will provide details and eligibility information about President Barack Obama’s Executive Action on immigration. Local community leaders will participate in this event which is free to the public.
Washington, DC - Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Ambassador Adam Scheinman will travel to Germany, Ukraine, France, and Croatia from March 11-17, 2015, for consultations in preparation for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
Washington, DC - On March 14 at 12:30 pm at the JW Marriott in Austin, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs will host a SXSW Interactive panel highlighting how the U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, and the White House U.S. Digital Service are working collaboratively to streamline and modernize the immigrant visa process to help the tech industry employ skilled, qualified workers and students from foreign countries.
San Diego, California - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after returning from the Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama that took place March 6-8, 2015. A bipartisan group of Members of Congress traveled to key landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery.
West Lafayette, Indiana - A study by Purdue University plant scientists and University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers advances our understanding of how plants control their shape and development at the cellular level.