Evaristo Romo

Evaristo Romo

Evaristo Romo October 26, 1933 – July 23, 2016   Evaristo Romo was born on October 26, 1933 in Jalisco, Mexico and resided in Brawley…

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County of Imperial Encourages Participation in California Department of Food and Agriculture Online Survey

IMPERIAL COUNTY — Due to the signing of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) by Governor Jerry Brown, which went into effect January 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will begin issuing state cannabis cultivation licenses in January 2018. A newly created division within CDFA, the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP), is preparing for and developing the licensing process and has launched a survey to assess the number of applications they might receive for cultivation licenses or for use of the Track and Trace system once these programs are in place. The County of Imperial encourages potential license applicants to participate in the online survey.


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CALEXICO –  A Calexico police officer was dispatched to the Greyhound Bus Station July 20 at 6:39 a.m. in reference to an unwanted male subject inside….

Smoke from a wildfire spreads over woods, as seen from White Rock in Carmel Valley, southeast of Monterey, Calif., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Acting Gov. Tom Torlakson, substituting for Gov. Jerry Brown who is at the Democratic National Convention with other top state officials, declared a state of emergency for the fire and another wildfire outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The move frees up funding and relaxes regulations to help with the firefight and recovery. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Hotter Weather Expected Near Blaze That Killed 1

BIG SUR — California crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.


Valley Rises to Challenge to Restore Beloved Softball Field

EL CENTRO — Debbie Pittman Field has seen its fair share of softball action over its 50 years of existence – along with considerable wear and tear. With the 2016 Imperial Valley Girls Softball League season around the corner, IVGSL president James Clark, the City of El Centro, and private citizens of El Centro and the Imperial Valley have been hard at work upgrading three of the four softball fields at the Pittman Park.

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Bulldozer Operator Killed Fighting California Blaze

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles (93.24 sq. kilometers), California fire officials said Wednesday.

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Visitation services will be held on Friday, July 29, at Frye Chapel and Mortuary from 6-9:00 P.M. Chapel services officiated by Ronnie Valenzuela, will be held on Saturday, July 30, at Frye Chapel and Mortuary at 8:00 A.M. followed by burial services at Riverview Cemetery.