Calexico, California - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee will hold a two-part hearing in Southern California focused on California's role in managing binational river water quality issues as well as ensuring border communities, especially disadvantaged communities, are not left behind in water quality restoration efforts.

Imperial, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving a high volume of calls in reference to a subject or subjects pretending to be from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office warrant division. The person or persons have said they were from the Sheriff’s Office as well as other agencies in the Imperial County.

Calexico, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will be spearheading a discussion this Friday with the State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials in regards to the latest restoration efforts that have been taken place at the New River and the surrounding border region area.

Salton City, California - Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a 37-year-old man at the Highway 86 checkpoint suspected of smuggling three undocumented aliens.

Imperial, California - Imperial Irrigation District, in partnership with Imperial County, will make a joint presentation before the State Water Resources Control Board during a public workshop next week which will address the district's petition on the state's unmet restoration obligation at the Salton Sea.

El Centro, California - Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted an orientation event on President Barack Obama’s Immigration Executive Action in El Centro last night. The event provided details and eligibility information to the public about the programs made available by the Immigration Executive Action that was announced November 20, 2014. The event was organized in collaboration with Catholic Charities of San Diego and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.