Daily Archives: April 9, 2010

CBP Officers Capture Imposter with Felony Warrants

Lawn mower blade area is filled with marijuana.

San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at San Diego area ports of entry yesterday arrested a wanted man fraudulently using a U.S. passport to enter the country and this morning discovered a man smuggling marijuana inside two lawn mowers.

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The American Red Cross Shelter Relocated

SHELTER RELOCATED
The American Red Cross Shelter originally located at the Kennedy Middle School Gymnasium has been relocated to:
RYERSON HALL / DESERT TRAILS RV PARK
225 WAKE AVE
EL CENTRO, CA
This shelter is for Imperial County residents whose housing situation is unsafe or if they do not feel comfortable staying in their own home.
Services available are food, shelter and showers. The Imperial County Departments of Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Social Services will be onsite providing assessments and services. Staff from the Imperial County Office of Economic Development will be available to answer questions regarding damage reporting.
The Imperial County Animal Control will provide animal shelter services for animals of residents housed in the American Red Cross Shelter.
Condados de San Diego/Imperial
REUBICACIÓN DEL LUGAR DE REFUGIO
El lugar de Refugio de La Cruz Roja Americana que fue originalmente ubicada en el gimnasio de la escuela Kennedy Middle School se ha reubicado al siguiente local:
RYERSON HALL / DESERT TRAILS RV PARK
225 Wake Ave
El Centro, CA
(760) 482-4968
Éste lugar de Refugio es para residentes del condado de Imperial de quiénes sus casas estan en un estado de peligro estructural y esten en peligro de ser dañados fisicamente.
Servicios incluyen refugio, alimentos, regaderas y servicios sanitarios. El departamento de Salud Pública proporcionará atención médica, el departameto de Salud Mental proporcionará atención en problemas de salud mental y el departamento de Sevicios Sociales asistirá con servicios para asistencia de situaciones financieras y servicios de MediCal y MediCare através de las oficinas del Condado de Imperial.
La Oficina de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Imperial estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas relacionados en cómo reportar daños de su propiedad/vivienda.
El departamento de Control de Animales del Condado de Imperial proporcionará servicios de refugio para animales de los residentes quiénes se están quedando en el lugar de Refugio de La Cruz Roja Americana.

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American Red Cross Dispels Twitter Message

San Diego/Imperial County, California, April 6, 2010 — It has come to the attention of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross that erroneous “tweets” are being circulated among users of the popular website, Twitter.

There might be some variations, but the gist of the invalid message is as follows:

FWD: FW:

Red cross ALERTS ppl in less than 48hrs theres going to be an earthquake harder than Chile so be Prepared please pass On 4 safety!

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Holtville Middle School has a Major Electrical Problem

After daily inspections of each school in the Holtville Unified School District, today work crews discovered that Holtville Middle School has a major electrical problem, apparently caused by one of the aftershocks to Sunday’s earthquake.  Underground wires that supply power to 12 classrooms have shorted out, most likely from a shift in the underground conduit. We have had electricians on scene and estimate the damage to be approximately $65,000.

The repair could take up to two weeks.

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UPDATE ON EARTHQUAKE IMPACT DOWNTOWN CALEXICO

UPDATE ON EARTHQUAKE IMPACT

DOWNTOWN CALEXICO

Due to recent aftershocks and a roof cave-in on Third Street, we are reassessing structures and
reevaluating them as a security measure. As such, the plan to open downtown to pedestrian
traffic is being delayed until further notice. In the interest of public safety we have extended the area of closure to now include Third Street from Paulin Avenue to Heber Avenue.
All businesses, public streets and sidewalks bounded by First St. to Third St. between Paulin Ave. and Heber Ave. are closed. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic are not allowed in this area until further notice.
PORT OF ENTRY
The Downtown Calexico Port of Entry remains open and fully operational.
DAMAGE ASSISTANCE
If a business or residence in Calexico has suffered damage due to the earthquake, they may be entitled to assistance. A Damage Assessment form must be completed and submitted to the City of Calexico in order to be considered for assistance. Please download the form from our website or request a form from any City office. If you have any questions regarding this form, you may call (760) 768-2178. Once completed, forms should be delivered to City Hall located at 608 Heber Avenue by the end of Monday, April 12, 2010. If you wish to submit your form outside of regular business hours you may drop off your completed form at the water payment drop box outside of City Hall. Staff will collect them on the next regular business day.

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