Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Avril will do a terrific job. Everything you’d hope for in a Deputy National Security Advisor is exactly what she brings to the table, just like Tony before her. She’s fair, driven, thoughtful, unflappable, organized, and brilliant. This is a big job. it’s a policy job, a process job, and a people skills job. It is rare for one person to bring all the right talents to that equation. It requires diverse experience, high intellect, the ability to build consensus, to filter the best ideas from the national security team, and consider the views and equities from a range of parties. Avril has all of those qualities, end of story. She’s a terrific recruit.
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.
Sacramento, California - One of the perks of my job as Secretary of Agriculture is my annual visit to several of our department’s offices in the Sacramento area. The holidays are a traditional time of giving and my staff at the California Department of Food and Agriculture fully embrace that spirit throughout the season by dreaming up and fulfilling charitable campaigns, “adopting” local non-profit organizations, and showing their support for the annual State Employees Food Drive.
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.
Blythe, California - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 711 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $355,500, in separate incidents, Wednesday.
Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala - The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has selected Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington, as the design architect for the new U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Miller Hull Partnership will develop the concept design for the new facility.