From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holtville Sports

Selected by league coaches under the auspices of the San Diego Hall of Champions. Selection committees can recognize athletes in excess of the authorized number, but only those whose names will appear on the Hall of Champions certificates are listed below.

Holtville Football

Julian Martinez – Benji Angulo – Ethan Ming

PACIFIC LEAGUE

First-team offense: Andrew Torkelson (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Dillon Lentz (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Cedric Thoompson (Calipatria) Jr.; Mical Bailey (La Jolla Country Day) Jr.; Greg Elliott (Army-Navy) Jr.; Brandon Reed (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Blake Mohseni (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Ian Han (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Jeremy Curtis (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Michael Pederson (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Julian Martinez (Holtville) Jr.; Kevin Giese (Tri-City Christian) Jr.

Second-team offense: Derek Hatfield (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Joseph Kanhele (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Matt Reyes (Army-Navy) Sr.; Aaron Broyles (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Gilbert Aguayo (Calipatria) So.; Kyle Mackeller (Mountain Empire) So.; Steven Dennis (La Jolla Country Day) Jr.; Jairo Pina (Calipatria) Sr.; John Rossi (Army-Navy) Sr.; Adam Cain (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Tim Cosby (Tri-City Christian) Sr.

First-team defense: Joey Naotala (Army-Navy) Fr.; Indie Lavarias (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Jacob Torquato (Holtville) So.; Torrey Polizzi (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Montell Allen (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Conner Gerhart (La Jolla Country Day) Sr.; Scott Causey (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Eddie Fernandez (Calipatria) Jr.; Benji Angulo (Holtville) Sr.; Daniel Callewaert (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Victor Lowe (Army-Navy) Sr.

Second-team defense: Noah Hannah (Tri-City Christian) Sr.; Carlos Del Olmo (Vincent Memorial) Jr.; Kenny Parker (Mtn. Empire) Sr.; Carlos Uribe (Calipatria) Sr.; Ethan Ming (Holtville) Jr.; Jose Licona (Escondido Charter) Sr.; Will Rush (Army-Navy) Sr.; Sean Moses (Mtn. Empire) Jr.; Ruben Pena (La Jolla Country Day) Jr.; Francisco Tamayo (Vincent Memorial) Sr.; Jonathon Gomez (Calipatria) Sr.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Holtville

Demi Johnson – Kalli Ries – Bethany Lehamn

First team: Lauren Drysdale (Brawley) Sr.; Mikaela Judson (Brawley) Sr.; Demi Johnson (Holtville) Sr.; Leonna Garrett (Imperial) Sr.; Areyana Marquez (Central) Sr.; Taylor Wilcox (EC Southwest) Jr.

Second team: Jamie Godinez (Brawley) So.; Kalli Ries (Holtville) Sr.; Bethany Lehman (Holtville) Sr.; Tess Magin (Central) Jr.; Akayla Bell (Imperial) Sr.; Megan Lerno (EC Southwest) Jr.

Player of the Year: Lauren Drysdale (B).

 

policesiren21City of Holtville

Friday,

December 18

WHO’S HOOD IS IT ANYWAY?:

It was reported that a teenager was jumping on the hood of a vehicle. It is unknown if he owns this vehicle or not. An officer did go to the locale, but was unable to make contact with the young man. The caller was advised to call back should he turn up again.

IT CAME, FROM THE ALLEY:

It was reported that there is a lot of loud music coming from the alley. The caller also stated that he heard screaming. Its unsure if it was playful screaming or a call for help. The subjects were contacted and counseled. They agreed to keep the decimal level down.

Saturday,

December 19

STOLEN WHEELS, LITERALLY:

It was reported that an unknown subject has come on to the caller’s property  and stole four brand new tires. The Goodrich tires were estimated to be worth up to $600.00 dollars. A report was taken and the caller was advised of his options.

PETTY THEFT:

It was reported that a subject was seen entering the neighbor’s home. When the owners of the home arrived, it was found that a computer and monitor, a Blue Ray player and an assortment of jewelry  were stolen. A report was taken.

SKIRMA:

It was reported that two male subjects were outside of the residence with sticks arguing with each other. Both subjects were gone before an officer could arrive. The caller was advised to call back should they return.

Sunday,

December 20

BUSTED ATTEMPT:

It was reported that the caller had apparently caught his 12-year-old boy trying to leave his home in the middle of the night. The young man was contacted and counseled. He was also warned about the curfew that is in effect for minors. The young boy complied.

STOLEN PURSE:

It was reported that the caller’s purse has been stolen. The caller stated that the purse contains a green card, various credit and debit  cards, personal documents,  her children IDs and $20.00 dollars in cash. A report was taken and the caller was advised of her options.

Monday,

December 21

PUFFED OUT CHEST:

It was reported that a teenager came by the residence and began to threaten the caller’s son. The young man was sent away by an officer and warned to stay away from the caller’s son. The young man complied.

GO HOME GANGSTA:

It was reported that several subjects in a brown  car were throwing gang signs and disturbing the peace. What caught the caller’s eye was that he believes he saw a gun on one of the subjects. The group was gone on arrival.

City of El Centro

Friday,

December 18

A DISPLAY OF BRAUN:

It was reported that two unknown male subjects, both of whom had shaved heads, had just gotten into a physical fight with each other. Though it appeared that neither of them were  badly hurt, both subjects were gone before an officer could arrive.

REAR WINDOW:

It was reported that the caller’s vehicle was vandalized sometime last night. Upon inspection, it was found that the rear window was shattered with an unknown object. The caller was advised of his options.

CAT-FIGHT:

It was reported that two females are in the middle of a street fight. The two subjects were contacted, and happened to be sisters. They were separated, but both subjects were uncooperative. They were sent home.

Saturday,

December 19

THE FRIENDS CAN GET IN REAL BIG TROUBLE:

It was reported that the caller is upset and had just finished an argument with her daughter over her drinking problem. The caller stated that her daughter gets alcohol from one of her friends and is tired of it. She was advised of her options and the daughter was counseled.

BAT IN HAND:

It was reported that a subject with a bat has broken a window of the caller’s vehicle. The subject was last seen running out of the neighborhood. A report was taken and the caller was advised to call back should he return.

BRISK WORK OUT:

It was reported that dogs are chasing the caller again. The caller was chased from her home all the way to work and does not know whom the dogs belong to. She was advised of her options and advised to contact animal control.

Sunday,

December 20

SWIFT THIEF:

It was reported that the caller left her bike unattended for two minutes while she picked up something from inside her home and it was stolen. The caller stated that  the bike was a Huffy mountain bike. A report was taken

THEY’D LIKE TO REST NOW:

It was reported that a young man on a bike is knocking on the doors of semi trucks where drivers are sleeping. The young man is bothering the drivers and becoming a nuisance. He was counseled and sent on his way.

Monday,

December 21

CAN’T HELP IT:

It was reported that a male was seen pushing a female out of a two door vehicle. The couple were contacted and the female stated that she was upset with him looking at other women. She was actually leaving the vehicle. Both were advised.

THIS IS NOT, A PET CEMETERY:

It was reported that a large dog was found by the trash bin. It is believed that someone in the neighborhood tried to throw it into the trash. The animal was disposed of properly and the caller was advised of his options.

City Of Brawley

Friday,

December 18

THEFT, THE GREATEST HITS:

It was reported that the caller’s green Pontiac Firebird was broken into and the caller’s silver CD player, CDs  and wallet were the only things stolen. The caller was advised of his options and a report was taken.

TALKING FIST TIME:

It was reported that a couple were under the influence and were having a fist fight. Though no one was hurt badly, they were separated and counseled. They came to a mutual agreement and the couple was left with a warning  and was advised to seek outside help.

LOUD MUSIC AND UNDER-AGE DRINKING:

It was reported that a large group of teenagers are playing loud music while they drink their beers around the residence. The teenagers refused to turn the music down, but complied when asked to by an officer.

Saturday,

December 19

SOME NEIGHBORS ARE JUST BAD:

It was reported that the caller’s neighbor is throwing trash into the caller’s home. The caller did not wish for anything to be done yet, she just wanted it to be documented in case it happens again.

PAN HANDLING:

It was reported that a male homeless subject is panhandling in the area. The subject who refuses to leave was giving customers who didn’t donate a hard time. The subject was sent on his way and asked to not return. The caller was advised of his options.

Sunday,

December 20

SHRUG IT OFF, POOCH:

It was reported that a medium size brown/gold dog was hit by a vehicle. The dog appeared to be alive and when animal control arrived the dog had already fled the scene. The caller was asked to call back should he return.

MONEY,MONEY, MONEY:

It was reported that the caller’s husband and son are having an argument. The caller stated that they are fighting over money issues, but no threats were made nor was there any physical violence. They were both counseled.

SUSPICIONS OF A WOMAN:

It was reported that a couple are at each other’s throats in an argument. Shen contacted, the female seemed upset that the male half was riding with a different female in his car. Both parties were counseled.

I HOPE IT WASN’T A PLASTIC TRASH CAN:

It was reported that a teenager is starting a fire in a trash can. The young man managed to get a fire going right before fleeing the area. The fire was extinguished, a report was filed and the caller was advised to call back should the subject return.

Monday,

December 21

MAKES YOU WONDER…?

It was reported that the caller’s vehicle was vandalized. The vehicles rear window was shot out by a BB gun. The caller stated that he heard women giggling followed by a BB gun going off. The caller was advised of his options.

…AND WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR X-MAS?:

It was reported that a mom and son are having an intense argument. The son was apparently throwing stuff around the home and was out of control. The young man was counseled and calmed down.

I LOVE YOU, MAN:

It was reported that the caller’s ex boyfriend is harassing her. The caller stated that she had an argument with her brother and she believes that her brother and her ex-boyfriend are on the same side. She was advised on her options.

City of Calexico

Friday,

December 18

BICKERING:

It was reported that two females were having an argument right by the bathroom facilities. The two females were known to be friends in the past, though it was not known why they argued. They were both counseled and separated.

MAKING A MESS:

It was reported that the neighbors were having a large party. The subjects were throwing beer bottles at the caller’s home and the caller had asked them to calm down, but they refused. The party was taken inside the home.

DISTURBING:

It was reported that a male subject has returned and started banging on the caller’s front door yet again. The subject was known in the area. He was contacted and sent on his way. The caller was advised of his options.

Saturday,

December 19

STUDIO ISSUES:

It was reported that a landlord and tenant are having an extreme argument over a studio. The details weren’t made clear but both the tenant and landlord were contacted and counseled.

SHOULD BE, BUT ISN’T:

It was reported that a subject had entered the neighbor’s vacant trailer. The caller stated that the neighbors are out of town. The area was checked, no one was found around the trailer and the caller was advised of his options.

Sunday,

December 20

JUST TALK:

It was reported that there is a subject in the neighborhood causing a disturbance. The subject appeared to be very loud and was bothering some of the people at the location. The subject was not found in the area.

TROUBLESOME POOCH:

It was reported that a subject  threatened to hurt the caller’s dog. The caller explained that his k-9 accidentally rammed a trashcan into his vehicle. Both subjects then got into an argument. The situation was handled.

HUBBY TROUBLES:

It was reported that the caller is having an escalating argument with her husband. The caller is afraid that it might escalate into something physical. The caller and the husband were counseled and both were advised on their options.

Monday,

December 21

BAD IDEA:

It was reported that an elderly female subject was walking on the median. The female subject was escorted off the road and advised to stay off the road and to use the crosswalk.

FRESH COAT:

It was reported that the caller’s vehicle was  vandalized. An unknown subject had dumped paint all over it. Though the caller did manage to remove the paint, a report was taken. The caller was advised of his options.

REACH AND SCORE:

It was reported that someone broke into the caller’s vehicle and stole a tool box valued at $200. The entrance point was through the passenger side window which was shattered. The caller was advised of his options.

 

During Saturday Drive At Expo

By
Chris Furguson
flu-shotHundreds of cars were lined up in the Imperial Valley Expo’s parking lot during  the first vaccination drive for the H1N1 Swine Flu virus on Saturday, December 19, 2009.
The Imperial County Department of Health decided to open access to the vaccine to the general public after targeting other groups, like people under 24 years of age and pregnant women.
In addition to the shot, which contained inactive flu virus cells., the nasal spray was also available for those who did not want an injection.  The spray contained activated, but mutated H1N1 that could not reproduce and would not move from the nasal cavity.
The vaccine’s availability to the general public was announced on the same day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recalled 800,000 doses of vaccine due to the lack of potency.
The process for Saturday’s drive thru day consisted of signing a release form, then waiting in the car to drive up to the nurse’s stations, where the vaccine would be delivered.  A precautionary waiting period was required for those who took the nasal spray vaccine.
According to the county, 8000 children have been vaccinated for H1N1 at school & community clinics and over 25,000 have been vaccinated by the county and private physicians.
The current strain of “swine flu” that the World Health Organization is believed to have originated in Veracruz, Mexico.
Currently, over 1.3 million confirmed cases of swine flu have been discovered around the world.  Of those cases, over twelve thousand people around the world have died due to the virus.
In the United States, over 103,000 people have been diagnosed with the swine flu, with over 9000 cases in California.  There have been over 2000 deaths since the outbreak of the disease.

 

XmasvacFamilies often have their own unique traditions when it comes to the holidays. Lately, families have begun to include films in many of those traditions. That’s thanks largely to the array of classic holiday films that have consistently put people in the holiday mood. Families reuniting for the holidays this year have a host of films from which to choose to enjoy a night in and a bucket of popcorn. When heading to visit family and friends, consider bringing one of the following as a gift to make a memorable night with loved ones.
* “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) — Led by an all-star cast including Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, the Griswold family Christmas should be merry, but naturally turns into a hilarious disaster. Look for appearances by “Seinfeld” veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus and legendary comedienne Doris Roberts in supporting roles.
* “A Christmas Story” (1983) –Growing up in 1940s America, young Ralphie has his heart set on a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas, but it seems like Mom, teacher and even Santa are certain he’ll “shoot his eye out” with such a gift. Will Ralphie find his heart’s desire under the tree? Watch to find out.
* “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) — When distraught George Baily (Jimmy Stewart) meets a compassionate angel, he learns what life would have been like if he’d never existed. Holiday magic wins out in the end.
* “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) — Another classic that can’t be missed! When a man claiming to be Santa Claus is deemed insane, a young lawyer and a headstrong young girl come to his rescue.
* “A Christmas Carol” (1951) — Yet another movie that has spawned a series of more recent remakes. This one stars Alastair Sim as Mr. Scrooge, a bitter, miserly man who doesn’t give a bah humbug about the holiday season. But will a haunting by three ghosts change his mind and ill will?
* “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965) — Charlie Brown is depressed and can’t find the Christmas spirit. When he is put in charge of the school’s holiday pageant and comes in with a meager Christmas tree, the schoolkids ultimately learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

 

United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region

Twelve detainees have been transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region.

As directed by the President’s Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of each of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including potential threat, mitigation measures and the likelihood of success in habeas litigation, the detainees were approved for transfer. In accordance with Congressionally-mandated reporting requirements, the Administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer the detainees at least 15 days before their transfer.

Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees, Abdul Hafiz, Sharifullah, Mohamed Rahim and Mohammed Hashim, were transferred to the Government of Afghanistan. In addition, two Somali detainees, Mohammed Soliman Barre and Ismael Arale, were transferred to regional authorities in Somaliland. Finally, six Yemeni detainees, Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mari, Farouq Ali Ahmed, Ayman Saeed Abdullah Batarfi, Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher, Fayad Yahya Ahmed al Rami and Riyad Atiq Ali Abdu al Haf, were transferred to the Government of Yemen.

These transfers were carried out under individual arrangements between the United States and relevant foreign authorities to ensure the transfers took place under appropriate security measures. Consultations with foreign authorities regarding these individuals will continue.

Since 2002, more than 560 detainees have departed Guantanamo Bay for other destinations, including Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hungary Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Palau, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and Yemen.

 
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