Jacinto Moreno left his multigenerational home and walked across the border with Mexico, as he has done for 45 years.
The nearby sand dunes and desert areas provide hundreds of thousands of people with many recreational opportunities each year and have also served as the filming location for numerous Hollywood films, including "The War of the Worlds," "Star Wars," "Daredevil" and many other popular films. The growth of a service industry has boosted the development of hotels, restaurants, hotels and other entertainment facilities in the region. Thousands of visitors are attracted each year mainly by off-road driving, but films such as "American Graffiti" and the movie "Citizen Kane" have also been shot here.
Most of the tourism in the area is business - mainly along the east-west interstate, although there are only a small number of hotels, restaurants, hotels and other entertainment facilities. It can be cheaper to fly to San Diego, rent a car there, or take a Greyhound bus to El Centro and take it there.
If you are coming from the north of Las Vegas, Highway 78 from Needles to Blythe or Glamis is an option, and water sports enthusiasts can take Interstate 10 from El Centro or Interstate 15 from San Diego to Yuma, Arizona. The Salton Sea is located at the southern end of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife refuge. This wildlife refuge is located on the western edge of San Luis Obispo County in the Mojave Desert and is part of a Pacific flyway that is an important migratory route for birds. They run parallel, from Brawley to the west, from west to east along the Salton Sea coast.
The city is home to the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife refuge, and boasts one of the largest wildlife refuges in the United States, with more than 1,000 acres of land.
According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a population of 13,108, 99% of which are land-occupied, with 6,488 (49.5%) owned. There are a total of 7,843,000 square feet of living space in ELCENTRO, which occupies 13,108% of apartments (6.6% of apartments are occupied) and 5,620 (50.5% of apartments are occupied by tenants), with an average rent of $2,743 per square meter.
Kelly said unemployment and fraud aren't all problems in the El Centro area, but said many residents are struggling with unemployment because they can't find work. It is estimated that the unemployment rate in ELCENTRO is currently 6.5%, compared to 4.1% in 2010.
The Central Union High School District includes El Centro, El Cajon, Calexico, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. College opportunities are available at the University of Central California, UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University, Santa Barbara, the College of Southern California and San Francisco State College, as well as SanDiego College in San Jose, California, and San Diego State University, located in the nearby city of CALEXico.
Although the majority of the community's residents are Hispanic, there is a diverse population with a wide range of interests. Since 2009, the Latino scene at El Centro has been made up mainly of Latinos from El Cajon, Calexico, San Diego and San Bernardino counties, as well as members of the Central Union High School District.
Although El Centro is not a popular tourist destination, good hotel rooms are cheap and easy to find, and there is an influx of individuals moving to the area due to its proximity to San Diego and San Bernardino counties.
Make sure to try a special quesadilla at one of the local restaurants if the opportunity arises, and shrimp cocktails and ceviche are highly recommended. These are actually much better than what you can find across the border in Mexicali, but they are made with flavors that are not found anywhere else in Mexico. You can find farmers who can show you the sights and talk to the locals, who can all tell you what life is really like in El Centro.
The relationship between Imperial Valley cities is highly competitive, reflecting the fact that six cities have emerged within a 20-mile radius in a generation.
In 1951 and 1954, the El Centro areas were constantly controlled by additional officials, depending on the situation. In 1955, a division of the armed forces for El Centro was approved and two separate units were formed. Additional officers from other sectors helped arrest farm workers who entered illegally during the peak harvest period.
Traffic controls have also been put in place to prevent illegal migrants from leaving the Imperial Valley and travelling to the northern areas. Brawley kept El Centro station as the main entry point for illegal immigrants, allowing him to focus more on train and ranch control - in operation.
Still, there is a route that connects the cities of Imperial County and provides access to the San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino County, as well as San Diego and Los Angeles.