"The Golden State gives us the game-changing tech of Silicon Valley, the glamour of the red carpet, and the ideal picture of how to live a healthy, active lifestyle. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Giant Dipper roller coaster at Mission Beach, California is a state full of iconic landmarks that have become part of the very fabric of America. These 20 cities embody the best that this sunny, easygoing state has to offer when it comes to protecting hearth and home.


All of the cities on our list have more than 11,000 residents, which makes their outstanding safety records even more impressive. Over 50 percent of California’s safest cities had fewer than 20 violent crimes during the FBI’s most recent reporting period, and 17 of the 20 cities reported zero incidents of murder. In 75 percent of these cities, the chance of falling victim to a violent crime is less than one in 1,000. When it comes to property crime, your chance of becoming a victim is less than 10 in 1,000 for 90 percent of the cities we’ve recognized.


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Every summer, as temperatures rise, so does the danger of pets dying because carless owners left them in a hot car. While humans cool themselves by relying on an extensive system of sweat glands and evaporation, dogs and other animals have a harder time staying cool, leaving them extremely vulnerable to heatstroke.


Parked cars quickly trap the sun's heat. Even on a day when it's 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with the windows rolled up can hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes. On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 130 degrees in the same amount of time. -Source animal legal defense fund, www.aldf.org.


Now, for those of us in the Imperial Valley, leaving your dogs in the car with the windows cracked isn't an option. Each minute that passes means increased danger for your dog, who can become overheated ad suffer from heat strock in a matter of minutes. Untreated, he/she can go into cardiac arrest and die.


Sadly, veterinarians throughout the country expect to be trating far too many dogs for heat-related conditions during the summer and early fall. Signs of heat stroke include excessive panting, agitation, vomiting, weakness and collapse.


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Meeting the Challenge

Once again we are proud to present our annual drinking water report, covering all drinking water testing performed between January 1 and December 21, 2015. Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to producing drinking water that meets all State and Federal standards. We continually strive to adopt new methods for delivering the best-quality drinking water to your homes and businesses. As new challenges to drinking water safety emerge, we remain vigilant in meeting the goals of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuint to serve the needs of all of our water users.


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Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock


The City of Imperial would like to remind the community to #lookbeforeyoulock during these hot summer months. Did you Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. The Administration of Children and Families has partnered with the National Highway Traffice Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attemplt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and cargivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. Click Here for more information about how to prevent heatstroke in children.


Source: Administration of Children and Families


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ATTENTION.

The City of Imperial Public Library will be closed starting March 7th thru July 5th for construction. During this period renewals will not be available and due dates and fines will be adjusted. Downloadable items will still be accessible.

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