Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering heroin concealed in the soles of his shoes on Tuesday.

Calexico, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States, near Calexico this past Tuesday.

Calexico, California - Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry apprehended a 29-year old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault who attempted to use fraudulent documents to enter the United States.

El Centro, California - CSOLAR IV South, LLC, owner of Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South near El Centro, has again awarded a total of $8,000 in college scholarships to Imperial County high school students.

Sacramento, California - Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 1095 passed out of the Assembly with bipartisan support. The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015  (Salton Sea) require the Natural Resources Agency to report to the legislature by March 31, 2016 on eligible shovel ready projects on the Salton Sea.

Imperial, California - Imperial Irrigation District has kicked off its annual summer energy conservation campaign. This year’s theme is “Energy conservation is contagious. Pass it on!” This summer, IID is sharing energy conservation tips with customers and encouraging them to pass them on to their friends, family and neighbors to help everyone save money.

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