Reason to be optimistic about the Salton Sea’s future

A 2015 file photo from the shores of the Salton Sea.

At a recent Salton Sea Authority Board meeting there was a very clear declaration from Board members that there is finally a reason to be optimistic about movement toward restoration at the State’s largest inland lake that stretches from Imperial to Riverside counties. Such statements of optimism came after an audience member urged caution toward becoming overly optimistic about plans when perhaps there needs to be greater focus on how successful those plans can be. Each of the Board members who responded agreed that it needs to be clearly shown through proof of concept that the projects proposed for the Sea can achieve their desired goals. However, they went on to say that after years of perceived inaction, the recent steps by Governor Edmund G. Brown’s administration and proposals under the state’s new Salton Sea Management Program should be

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Reason to be optimistic about the Salton Sea’s future

A 2015 file photo from the shores of the Salton Sea.

At a recent Salton Sea Authority Board meeting there was a very clear declaration from Board members that there is finally a reason to be optimistic about movement toward restoration at the State’s largest inland lake that stretches from Imperial to Riverside counties. Such statements of optimism came after an audience member urged caution toward becoming overly optimistic about plans when perhaps there needs to be greater focus on how successful those plans can be. Each of the Board members who responded agreed that it needs to be clearly shown through proof of concept that the projects proposed for the Sea can achieve their desired goals. However, they went on to say that after years of perceived inaction, the recent steps by Governor Edmund G. Brown’s administration and proposals under the state’s new Salton Sea Management Program should be

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Victor Jaime—Imperial Valley College Graduate Becomes Its President—An Educational Journey To Inspire

Dr. Victor jaime, president of Imperial Valley College–and a 1977 graduate of the college–is pictured at his desk with his associate’s degree diploma and his doctorate degree behind him.

On the wall over the desk of Dr. Victor Jaime, president of Imperial Valley College (IVC), are two diplomas—the two he holds most dear. One is the associate’s degree he earned at IVC in 1977; the other is his doctorate from Northern Arizona University earned in 1999.

He has more degrees, including a master’s from San Diego State University and an educational specialist degree from Point Loma Nazarene University. But the two on the wall hold a special place for Jaime, who was born and raised in the Imperial Valley.

The degree from IVC, a community college in this California desert southwest region, set him on his educational path and the doctorate was a culmination of that journey, one that took him farther

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