Imperial Valley News Center
Carson City, Nevada - As of the first quarter of 2017, Nevada has the fastest private sector job growth in the United States at 3.6 percent. The state has added 40,000 jobs relative to the first quarter of 2016.
Oxford, United Kingdom - San Diego Zoo Global will co-host the inaugural Illegal Wildlife Trade Symposium September 25–27, 2017, planned as an annual event to address a growing international threat to species survival. Presented by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, TRAFFIC (The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, this unique gathering of conservationists will unite experts and scientists from around the world to discuss evolving perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products.
Washington, DC - Good news for all chocolate lovers. The Swiss have come up with a fourth kind of chocolate to rival the flavors found in white, dark and milk chocolate, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It's called Ruby Chocolate and it is made from the Ruby cocoa bean.
Washington, DC - Secretary Tillerson spoke by telephone last night with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The Secretary offered his condolences for the loss of life and the devastation caused by the earthquake in Mexico and from Hurricane Katia.
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is spearheading a bipartisan effort to ensure agricultural investments are included in the 2017-2018 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Expenditure Plan.
Endangered Sumatran Tiger Cub, Rejected by Its Mother, Arrives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Animal Care Center
Escondido, California - The San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomed a new arrival today: a 9-week-old endangered Sumatran tiger cub. The male cub flew to San Diego earlier today via a commercial flight from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., accompanied by his keepers.