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HOLTVILLE — Preliminary work is underway to transition the closed United Methodist Church of Holtville into a welcome center for asylum seekers released from custody by local immigration officials. Some of that initial work involved the assembly of an undisclosed number of bunk beds that were delivered on Friday,... Read More
HOLTVILLE — In recent weeks, the concept of a “welcome center” for migrants has been discussed in local newspapers, on various social media platforms, and in public comments at a Holtville City Council meeting. The proposed center, which would repurpose the United Methodist Church property located at 217 W. Seventh St. in Holtville, is currently vacant after its local congregation was recently expelled. Since the issue arose, several inaccuracies and misconceptions have circulated with regard to how the city is […]... Read More
El Centro’s Ruben Najera and Sheyla Valencia of Calexico want the world to know about the plight of the nearly endangered vaquita porpoise, and they’re doing it in a children’s book. “The vaquita needs our help and the awareness and word of what’s going on needs to be out... Read More
CALEXICO — The General Services Administration announced a minor modification to the temporary route that detours southbound private vehicle lanes at the Calexico West Port of Entry beginning Friday, July 30, at 3 a.m. until June 1, 2022. The approach to the current temporary roadway will remain the same, at the intersection of West Second Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard. However, vehicles will turn west (right) before returning to the temporary roadway, according to the GSA. The modified temporary reroute […]... Read More
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