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Colchicine had been a Godsend drug to millions of gout sufferers worldwide - until the FDA stepped in and restricted its use. Colchicine, derived from the flowering autumn crocus plant, has been used since 1500 BC to treat joint swelling with exceptional pain-relieving properties. Unfortunat… Read more

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SAN YSIDRO — Brawley City Councilman and US Marine Corps Veteran Ramon Castro set off for a long walk — 1,954 miles — along the entire length of the US-Mexico border to bring awareness to non-citizen US Veterans being deported after their service. Read more

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EL CENTRO — The Soroptimist International of El Centro held their 4th Annual Ruby Awards, Women Helping Women, Wednesday, March 31, at a private dwelling in El Centro. The mission the Soroptimists live by, according to their website, is “to improve the lives of women and girls with access to… Read more

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EL CENTRO — Morning Consult conducted a pet study survey, where they showed how people treated and felt about their pets during the pandemic. The survey received 2,200 responses by Americans, 1,384 of them being pet owners. Humane Society of Imperial County Executive Director, Devon Apodaca,… Read more

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EL CENTRO —  Cinemark swung open its doors to the public one year after the start of the COVID-19 shutdown. Guests were required to follow safety guidelines, such as standing in the designated social distancing circles and using contactless payment methods. According to the website, they cur… Read more

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EL CENTRO — Words of prayer, songs, dignitaries, and recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech rang out along the steps of the Superior Courthouse Saturday, January 16, as about 20 locals gathered to honor Dr. MLK Jr. Read more

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IMPERIAL VALLEY – The Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF) plus partnered organizations are encouraging local non-profits and businesses of all sizes to take advantage of their services, including stocking up on Personal Protection Equipment recently donated by Governor Newsom’s Califo… Read more

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EL CENTRO — The WomanHaven Center held their Adopt-a-Family Program and supplemental toy drive Monday, December 21, and saw loads of toys pour into a Santa’s Workshop in the center’s largest meeting room. Read more

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The following article is part of a series featuring locally owned, small businesses in Imperial County. The Desert Review wishes to remind its readers to shop locally and support our local economy through the holidays. Stay tuned to read about more locally owned businesses through our Shop M… Read more