In the News

November 20, 2013

Local philanthropists and volunteers were honored and at Club Lohoo in Heber on Wednesday for their contributions to the Imperial Valley.

“We wanted to recognize folks that have volunteered and given back to their community. So many of these awards are long overdue,” said Bobby Brock, president and chief executive officer of the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.

The luncheon was organized by the IVCF, a philanthropic organization itself. It was a way to say thank you and to recognize the importance of philanthropy.

November 11, 2013

Inaugural event at Chula Vista High welcomed 40 vets, active duty military

CHULA VISTA — “How hard is boot camp?”

Hard. Really hard.

“What time do you wake up every day?”

Early. Really early.

“What was the most exciting thing that ever happened to you?”

October 10, 2013

(Entravision) SAN DIEGO – Llega a San Diego el gobernador de California para promulgar una ley que beneficiara los ves de guerra indigentes que viven en el estado. Carlos Gonzales nos sexplica (video).

October 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed more than a dozen bills aimed at improving access to water in the state, where drought is common and tension is high over the competing needs of residents, agriculture and the environment.

October 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO — In a rare signing message, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday came out forcefully in favor of a San Diego County Water Authority push to turn wastewater into drinking water dubbed by critics as “toilet-to-tap.”

Carried by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, the measure directs state agencies to start the process of bringing uniformity to water reuse rules. It gives the Department of Public Health, working with the State Water Resources Control, until Sept. 1, 2016 to issue a draft feasibility report.

October 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a flood of bills aimed at improving water quality and reliability in California, including a controversial measure introduced in the middle of a dispute between water agencies in Los Angeles County.

The governor signed AB 240, which requires three mutual water companies in Maywood, and others elsewhere, to comply with open-meeting and record rules that apply to public agencies. The bill also states the Legislature's intent "to create a public agency that can consolidate drinking water services" in Maywood.

October 03, 2013

$16 BILLION Interest amount required for capital appreciation bond packages in state


Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation to rein in a type of financing tool that critics say saddles taxpayers for decades with huge interest costs that far exceed the original amount raised for school construction projects.

The legislation was sparked by reports that Poway Unified School District used capital appreciation bonds to raise $105 million, but its taxpayers will have to repay about 10 times that much when the interest is added in.

October 02, 2013


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El senador estatal Ben Hueso y el asambleista Manuel Perez encabezaron una comitiva procedente de Sacramento la cual realizo una gira por diversas plantas de energia renovable en el Valle Imperial, asi como el area de Salton Sea

October 02, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation that radically curbs school bond practices that have come under criticism for the last year or so.

Brown signed AB 182, jointly sponsored by local state Sen. Ben Hueso and Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, which places far stricter limits on the type of bond sales school and community college districts can engage in.

October 02, 2013

California should bring all its resources to bear to support renewable energy development and restoration efforts at the Salton Sea, said a top state lawmaker while touring the area Tuesday.