A discussion on the State Supreme Court’s recent ruling against a Water Authority petition

Pictured is MWD’s Colorado River Aqueduct through which conserved water from the Imperial Valley is delivered to the San Diego County Water Authority.

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday, Sept. 27, denied a petition by the San Diego County Water Authority to review an appellate court ruling in a case of statewide significance over rates set by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. It is also a matter with potential impacts to the Water Transfer Agreement and the Quantification Settlement Agreement as the rates in question pertain to the “wheeling” or conveyance of conserved transfer water from the Imperial Valley to San Diego.

After winning significant victories in the trial court and the appellate court, the Water Authority petitioned the state Supreme Court in July on one single question: whether MWD may add State Water Project supply costs to the price it charges to transport the Water Authority’s independent

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Imperial Valley’s American Red Cross Center is there to serve and not just during emergencies

Sylvia Preciado-Platero, manager of the American Red Cross’ Imperial Valley Service Center, part of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter of the Red Cross, is pictured in front of an emergency response vehicle outside her El Centro office. Preciado-Platero has led the local office for 16 years.

In the conference room of the American Red Cross’ Imperial Valley Service Center are two plaques–one signed by President Warren G. Harding, the other by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Both commemorate the work of the Red Cross office in the Imperial Valley. Both point to the history of the American Red Cross and the important role it has played nationwide, but more specifically the role of the organization in this remote part of California.

Sylvia Preciado-Platero, manager of the Imperial Valley arm of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter of the Red Cross, takes pride in the long history of the organization in the Imperial Valley, and

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