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7 hrs ago | Palo Verde Valley Times

New business opens in Palo Verde

A new business, Tamarisk Mini Mart, will have its grand opening in Palo Verde Aug. 23. It lies on the southwest corner of Tamerisk Trailer park.

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Related Topix: Palo Verde, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Blowing Dust Advisory in effect for Coachella Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Blowing Dust Advisory for the Coachella Valley until 7 pm Thursday.

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Related Topix: Weather, San Diego County, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County's unemployment rate rises to 6 percent in July

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate increased to 6 percent in July, though it stayed well below the year-ago rate of 7.2 percent.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Marin County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Daily Republic

Solano County unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in Solano County rose slightly in July - a change that partly reflects students entering the labor force, a state agency says.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Marin County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco County, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Geothermal bill closer to becoming law

Proposed legislation that would diversify California's energy portfolio by requiring energy retail sellers to procure 500 megawatts of electricity from baseload geothermal power plants in the next 10 years continues to move through the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy, Coachella, CA

Holtville Tribune

Burglary suspects nabbed by Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies

Just past midnight, Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 1200 block of Bering Boulevard in the Salton City area in reference to a burglary alarm at a residence.

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Related Topix: Salton City, CA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Fish bladder smuggler gets 1-year sentence

Zhen is one of at least seven people charged in separate cases last year with smuggling bladders from endangered Totoaba fish, which are native to Mexican waters but prized in China for their purported medicinal properties.

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Related Topix: Calexico, CA

Victorville Daily Press

Highway 395 widening to begin in 2016

Thomas said it's not the relationship with his mother-in-law that makes the trip from Imperial County dreadful, it's the 90-mile stretch of Highway 395 from Interstate 15 to Ridgecrest.

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Related Topix: Ridgecrest, CA, San Bernardino, CA, Apple Valley, CA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Imperial County wants state to require use of more geothermal energy

Imperial County, which stretches east of San Diego County to Arizona, is seeking a special deal from the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown that would require electric utilities, such as Southern California Edison Co., to buy extra alternative energy from geothermal power plants that are run by naturally occurring steam from deep in the earth.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy, San Diego County, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Program puts felons to work cleaning highways

The effort puts felons to work picking up litter from the freeways while also addressing the issues challenges created by the California's public safety realignment law, also known as Assembly Bill 109.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, El Cajon, CA

Press-Telegram

Amber Alert issued for 2 children allegedly abducted by their mother

An Amber Alert was issued today as the search continued for a woman and her two children, whom she allegedly abducted from the home where they were living in their grandmother's custody.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Northridge, CA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Imperial County Sheriff's Office responds to plane crash near Winterhaven

Imperial County Sheriffs Office deputies responded to a plane crash between Ogilby Road and Sidewinder Road, just North of Interstate 8. The ultralight aircraft was occupied by a 71 year old man from Benson, Arizona and a 63 year old female from Portland, Oregon.

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Related Topix: Winterhaven, CA

Holtville Tribune

MANA de Imperial Valley Call for Nominations

MANA de Imperial Valley, a National Latina Organization, is inviting the community to nominate a Latina for consideration as a 2014 Las Primeras Honoree.

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Related Topix: El Centro, CA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Imperial County Sheriff announces new online booking system for LiveScan fingerprinting

In his ongoing effort to make the Sheriff's Office more accessible, Imperial County Sheriff Raymond Loera today announced that the citizens of Imperial County can now book their LiveScan fingerprint appointments online.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Records on Migrants Lacking

A computer system that's supposed to track data on how thousands of migrant children and family members are being housed in government facilities often breaks down and "isn't a reliable tool" for officials, a report released last week said.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Holtville Tribune

El Centro Sector's Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Team Saves Distressed Illegal Alien

Tuesday, El Centro Sector Search, Trauma and Rescue team rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the hot desert while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States.

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Related Topix: El Centro, CA, US News, Illegal Immigration, Prison

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Report finds data on minor migrants unreliable

A computer system that's supposed to track data on how thousands of migrant children and family members are being housed in government facilities often breaks down and "isn't a reliable tool" for officials, a report released last week said.

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The Fresno Bee

P rez spent $1.6 million on late TV ads in controllera s campaign

Assemblyman John A. Pérez's campaign for state controller unleashed an expensive blast of TV ads in the weeks before the June 3 primary election, according to the campaign's latest filing .

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Sheriff's Office and Imperial County Probation arrest Holtville man for burglary

Yesterday, Imperial County Sheriff's Deputy Martinez, an Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputy assigned to the city of Holtville, responded to the 400 block of Cedar in the city of Holtville for a past occurred burglary.

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Related Topix: Holtville, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

755 drug convicts could get released early

In April, the U.S. Sentencing Commission recommended reducing time behind bars for most drug crimes in a move that would reverse some policies enacted in past decades.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA

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