Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate Over 50 Years of Helping Imperial Valley Youths

Children enjoy a summer day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Imperial Valley’s Brawley facility during a presentation by the California Highway Patrol.

On a hot summer day in Brawley, a group of children sat quietly in a cool gym, their attention on a California Highway Patrol K-9 Unit officer and his dog. Officer Bobby Gonzales talked to the kids about his work in the K-9 unit and his longtime canine partner. The children marveled at the animal, especially when it showed off its search skills and its ability to take down an assailant.

The kids were all members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Imperial Valley, as was Gonzales when he was growing up in Brawley.

He said the Boys & Girls Clubs made a difference in his life during the years he attended, and it was an honor to be able to come back and share

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Water Authority challenge of MWD water conveyance rates has far-reaching impacts

The Water Authority’s wheeling rate case against MWD could have implications that not only affect how government agencies charge for the movement of water, but also affect the Water Authority/IID Water Transfer Agreement.

The San Diego County Water Authority has petitioned the State Supreme Court to consider and reverse a recent ruling by the First District Court of Appeal on a matter stemming from the Water Authority’s ongoing water wheeling rate case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. A pending decision by the State’s highest court on whether to hear the matter or not could have far-reaching implications across California that would not only impact how agencies can charge customers for the movement of water but also potentially impact the future of the Water Transfer Agreement between the Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District.

In 2010 and 2012, the Water Authority filed lawsuits against MWD arguing that MWD

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