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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.