Amid an already depleted patrol staff slow to be filled due to a drawn-out hiring process, Calexico Police Chief Gonzalo Gerardo wants to temporarily shelve one patrol officer or sergeant position and promote from within for another lieutenant.
Many El Centro residents are riding the crest of a wave surfacing with the new Aquatic Center but its rising tide did not lift all boats as some, including those who frequented Adams Park, are struggling to stay afloat.
Even though heated public comment against allowing commercial cannabis in the city outnumbered support by nine to three, the El Centro City Council on Nov. 5 moved forward with plans to draft an ordinance for some commercial cannabis activity.
Although the county has been mostly supportive of Calexico’s plan to pipe the fetid waters of the New River until they pass city limits, county Board of Supervisors Chairman Ryan Kelley is criticizing the project.
While fallen U.S. Marine Erik Silva, who perished after being ambushed during the Iraq War, now has a local highway bridge named after him, it is still not known when the signs designating that will go up.