El Centro, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will be in El Centro as he will be presenting an Emergency Solutions Grant from the California Department of Housing & Community Development to Womanhaven for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention and emergency shelter efforts in the area.

Westmorland, California - Yesterday at about 4:52pm, An Imperial County Sheriff Deputy working Operation Stonegarden located a parked and unattended Ford F-150 on Highway 86 just north of Westmorland. Due to the vehicle having expired registration it was processed for storage. While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, several packages of marijuana were discovered inside of the cabin area which led to a more thorough search that revealed additional packages in the spare tire.

El Centro, California - Chief Deputy of Corrections Jamie Clayton of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office was selected as the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) “2015 Member of the Year Award.” She will be receiving the award on August 17, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana during the NAPSA Conference.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint today after discovering packages of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday discovered more than $457,000 in unreported U.S. currency in a vehicle bound for Mexico.

El Centro, California - The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) has partnered with the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program to provide a contractor training and luncheon.