Salton Sea Authority Honors Bruce Wilcox For Years of Service

Members of the Salton Sea Authority issue a resolution honoring outgoing Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea Policy Bruce Wilcox, (center), honoring him for his years of service dedicated to the Salton Sea, for both his time with the Imperial Irrigation District and with California Natural Resources Agency, during a recent meeting held at the IID chambers in El Centro.

During its Oct. 24 board meeting, the Salton Sea Authority (SSA) passed a resolution honoring out-going Assistant Secretary of Salton Sea Policy Bruce Wilcox for a career devoted to trying to better the Salton Sea. The resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote of the SSA Board of Directors. Wilcox, who was present for the resolution, was appointed to serve as assistant secretary within the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) in 2015 under the Gov. Brown administration. It was a new post within CNRA, created in the wake of Gov. Brown’s

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Crossing Guards Vital To The Safety Of Students, Parents

Elbia Escalera, a crossing guard for the city of El Centro for 18 years, stands watch as students from nearby Wilson Junior High School cross a busy city intersection. She is joined by her partner, Yolanda Staton (pictured to the left). Together they help students cross both in the morning and in the afternoon and pride themselves on the fact no student has been hurt crossing the street on their watch.

In the morning hours before the start of the school day, Elbia Escalera stands watch at her post, a corner on one of El Centro’s busiest thoroughfares along Imperial Avenue where motorists make their way north and south along the four-lane roadway.

Escalera is waiting and mindful of everything happening around her, as is her partner Yolanda Staton.

They have to be. It is their duty.

When children appear at the corner of Holt Avenue, her

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