El Centro, California - Yesterday, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, Homeland Security Investigations and the US Marshals served a search warrant on the 200 block of Ocotillo Drive in El Centro, and arrested 20 year old Juan Carlos Carpena-Ramirez who was located hiding in the attic of the residence.

Calexico, California - Yesterday, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Investigators executed a search warrant on the 400 block of Mary St. in Calexico. With the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, Border Patrol, and the U.S. Marshals, Jose Angel Moreno Vasquez (34 yrs) was arrested for cashing 10 counterfeit checks resembling Sheriff’s Office checks totaling $4,570 dollars.

Imperial, California - Today, the Imperial Irrigation District Board directed its general counsel, with the assistance of the law firm of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, to initiate a formal action against the California Independent System Operator to restore long-term deliverability of generated resources located within the IID balancing authority.

Brawley, California - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas congratulates Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. in Brawley, California for receiving $691,667 in federal grant funding. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding for 164 community health care centers throughout 33 states. This funding is to ensure the delivery of vital health care services to various communities in the country.

Imperial, California - With May being "water safety month," Imperial Irrigation District's safety mascot Dippy Duck and his team will be taking flight, landing at grade schools across the Imperial Valley between now and the end of June to promote the water safety message.

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia joined the California Latino Legislative Caucus in honoring two distinguished Imperial Valley natives at this year’s 2015 Latino Spirit Awards. The Latino Spirit Awards were established in 2002 at the State Capitol in Sacramento to coincide the state’s acknowledgement of Cinco de Mayo and to highlight positive role models in our community.