Unwritten rules guide homeless in Imperial Valley

EL CENTRO, Calif. – Vagabonds, vagrants, transients, nomads, hobos, or even the more polite term we use for them, the less fortunate. There are plenty of names for them, but they all refer to the homeless – a subculture of our society that some people often feel uncomfortable with. We often encounter them on a daily basis. At the end of freeway off-ramps, in city parks, fast food restaurants, or sitting outside our own homes under a shady tree.

Imperial Valley community helps a student and her family in need.

IMPERIAL, Calif. – An entire community came together to help a family whose house burned down on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Janna Linz, a student of Imperial Valley College who arrived in the U.S. four months ago from Germany, received

academic support from the Imperial Valley College IVC Foundation. The family also received basic living material support from The American Red Cross. The house, along with three other trailers and a dune buggy, was burned down inside Dunes Storage, a storage facility managed by Eric Foster, fiancé of Anja Childers, who is Linz’s aunt.

Cesar Chavez remembered by colleagues at Imperial Valley College

IMPERIAL, Calif.–Students, faculty, and friends gathered in the college center of Imperial Valley College to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day on Thursday. Opening the celebration, was a performance by Mariachi Mixteco, followed by guest speaker Esteban Jaramillo, a comrade of the late labor rights leader. Jaramillo participated in many marches with Chavez, and Chavez unionize farm labor. Jaramillo’s inspiration for wanting to help the farm-working community came from his father. “I worked in the fields with my father for one day,” Jaramillo said.