El Centro, California - Several Imperial County Free Library locations are scheduled to close for a few weeks in August so that staff can conduct annual maintenance, inventory and participate in staff development activities.

Calexico, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender on Friday and a man suspected of narcotics smuggling on Saturday.

El Centro, California - After almost 26 years of devoted service for the County of Imperial, the Imperial County Intergovernmental Relations Director, Gary Wyatt, a resident of Brawley is set to retire on September 1, 2016.

Calexico, California - On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at approximately 4:30 pm Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the AM/PM on Yourman Road in reference to a customer advising clerks she and her family were being kidnapped and being held at knife point by male suspect in the vehicle. The victim advised the suspect demanded that they drive him to San Diego. After the clerk called 911, a look out for the vehicle was broadcasted to all agencies.

Imperial, California - Following a very competitive process, the Imperial County Public Health Department was selected on behalf of their Accountable Community for Health (ACH) initiative to receive up to $850,000 in funding over three years to implement an innovative community-wide effort to improve health outcomes in Imperial County. Funded by the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), the ACH initiative will bring together key partners to collectively address health issues related to asthma.

El Centro, California - Yesterday, during the Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting in Westmorland, the Imperial County Department of Public Works Director, William Brunet, announced the appointment of Lucio Martinez as the new Deputy Director of Public Works for Field Operations.  Mr. Martinez was promoted last week on July 6, 2016.