Sacramento, California - The Senate Education Committee passed AB 1091 authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) today on a 9-0 vote.   The bill will streamline California’s financial aid process and increase Cal Grant and FAFSA application completion rates in California.

San Diego, California - The Imperial Irrigation District today filed civil litigation in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, against the California Independent System Operator Corp. for its deliberate and systematic marginalization of IID, its ratepayers and all renewable energy generators seeking to develop projects in the district’s service area. Through its actions over many years, CAISO has exercised its monopoly power to manipulate the import capability values, or deliverability, it assigns to IID to stifle competition, create uncertainty in the marketplace and effectively take over IID’s energy balancing authority area.

Calexico, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected murderer attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States on Friday.

El Centro, California - Claudia and Joe Parra run a local water damage restoration business in El Centro called 911 Restoration of Imperial County. To promote their business, they first considered purchasing a booth at business conventions.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint had three narcotic seizures on Saturday.

Winterhaven, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry yesterday apprehended a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen with a no-bond felony warrant for 12 counts of rape.