Calexico, California - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) celebrates a major milestone in the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) project with the passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of FY 2015.  The bill, which was passed by Congress and signed by the President, includes $98,062,000 for Phase 1 of the Calexico West LPOE project.

Winterhaven, California - The 8th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit will be held March 11-13, 2015, and will focus on the ever changing - and expanding - opportunities for development in the region where the full spectrum of renewable energy production continues to thrive.

Imperial, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office joined with the Imperial Valley College and the Imperial County Probation Department to offer California’s first Inside-Out College Program this fall at the Imperial County Day Reporting Center. 

Sacramento, California - Tomorrow, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia invites the community to attend WomanHaven Holiday Event and Toy Drive in El Centro. WomanHaven, local community organization for women, will distribute the unwrapped gifts to eligible families.

Calexico, California - Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested four illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 182 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $109,000.

Imperial Valley, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican border crossing card (or “laser visa”) holders who plan to visit the U.S. for more than 30-days and or will travel more than 25 miles from the border during the upcoming travel season, are urged to obtain the essential document early instead of waiting until the day of travel.