From the daily archives: Monday, June 14, 2010

Magnitude 5.9 – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

2010 June 14 21:26:58 PST

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    Magnitude 5.9
    Date-Time
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 04:26:58 UTC
    • Monday, June 14, 2010 at 09:26:58 PM at epicenter
    Location 32.698°N, 115.924°W
    Depth 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
    Region SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Distances
    • 8 km (5 miles) SE (124°) from Ocotillo, CA
    • 24 km (15 miles) WSW (244°) from Seeley, CA
    • 26 km (16 miles) ENE (70°) from Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
    • 36 km (22 miles) WSW (254°) from El Centro, CA
    • 43 km (27 miles) W (277°) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
    • 104 km (65 miles) E (79°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles)
    Parameters Nph=062, Dmin=6 km, Rmss=0.32 sec, Gp= 76°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
     

    Early Sunday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente checkpoint on Interstate 5 arrested two felons in possession of firearms and cocaine.
    At about 3:20 a.m., agents at the checkpoint performed an immigration evaluation on two male occupants of a Toyota Corolla. The driver of the sedan, a 45-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Los Angeles, was referred to secondary inspection after his 44-year-old passenger, a legal permanent resident alien from Mexico, failed to provide agents proper immigration documents.
    During the secondary inspection, agents discovered two nine millimeter handguns, loaded magazines and a box of ammunition underneath the passenger seat. Agents searched the two men and found a small amount of cocaine in the driver’s pockets. Agents arrested both men.
    Record checks later revealed that the men had extensive criminal histories with restrictions on possessing firearms. Both men were turned over to San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies who took custody of the men, weapons, ammunition and cocaine.
    While U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego Sector maintain a strong enforcement posture on the immediate border to detect and interdict all potential cross-border threats, a layered enforcement posture is also maintained along major routes of egress through coordinated enforcement operations and interior checkpoints.

     

    On June 10, 2010, Indio station agents interdicted a cocaine smuggling attempt with an estimated street value of approximately $4.1 million.

    At approximately 2 p.m., a red Ford Windstar driven by a male 19-year-old U.S. citizen approached the primary inspection area of the Highway 111 checkpoint and was then sent to the secondary inspection area.  While in the secondary inspection area, a canine team performed a cursory inspection and alerted to the vehicle.  During a subsequent search, agents discovered numerous packages containing cocaine wrapped in cellophane and covered in grease hidden within the dashboard area of the vehicle.

    The driver, vehicle and cocaine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

    So far this fiscal year, the El Centro Sector Border Patrol has seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine as compared to 170 pounds seized during Fiscal Year 2009.

     

    Ruben R. Garcia, Director of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) San Diego District Office, today announced the closing of SBA’s El Centro Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). The center, located at the Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center, will close at 6 pm on Monday, June 21, which is the filing deadline to return applications for property damage.

    SBA opened the center on May 3 to provide personalized assistance to residents and businesses affected by the April 4 Northern Baja California Earthquake. So far, SBA has personally met with more than 748 individuals and business owners at the center. “Until the center closes, SBA’s customer service representatives will continue to be available to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help each individual complete their application and close their approved disaster loans,” Garcia continued.

    The El Centro center is located at:

    El Centro
    Disaster Loan Outreach Center
    Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center
    301 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite B
    Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 6 pm

    “Low-interest Federal disaster loans are still available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non-profit organizations whose property was damaged or destroyed by the disaster. So far, SBA has approved more than $2.7 million in low interest disaster loans,” said Garcia.

    Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

    Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and businesses to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

    For small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

    Interest rates can be as low as 2.625 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for private, non profit organizations, and 4 percent for businesses, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based upon each applicant’s financial condition.

    Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling SBA toll-free at (800) 659 2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Hearing impaired individuals may call (800) 877 8339. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

    The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is June 21, 2010. The deadline to return economic injury applications is January 21, 2011.

    For more information visit SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov.
    SBA Field Operations Center – West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841

     

    Community performing arts groups, including the Imperial Valley Master Chorale and Valley Jazz as well as members of the Imperial Valley Symphony and Community Band will be teaming together for a patriotic music concert to precede this year’s 20th Community performing arts groups, including the Imperial Valley Master Chorale and Valley Jazz as well as members of the Imperial Valley Symphony and Community Band will be teaming together for a patriotic music concert to precede this year’s 20th Freedom Fest fireworks extravaganza at Imperial Valley College.
    “Music Fest at Freedom Fest” will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 in the IVC DePaoli Gym and will conclude in time for patrons to participate in Freedom Fest which is also on the IVC grounds.
    Tickets are $5 each with children under 12 admitted at no charge. All proceeds will go the Imperial Valley College Foundation in support of IVC’s Community-based performing arts organizations. All four of the performing organizations are also IVC classes.
    “This is a great partnership between IVC and organizers of Freedom Fest,” said Todd Evangelist, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope this to be a “win-win for all of us,” he said. “Music Fest will encourage people to come out early and enjoy some great patriotic music while staying cool in the gym. After words, they can venture out and enjoy the static display, concessions and fireworks show that has made Freedom Fest a staple Independence Day attraction in the Valley,” Evangelist said.
    Tickets will be sold at the door. Presale tickets are also available at The Rock in Brawley and Clark Bakers Music in El Centro. at Imperial Valley College.
    “Music Fest at Freedom Fest” will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 in the IVC DePaoli Gym and will conclude in time for patrons to participate in Freedom Fest which is also on the IVC grounds.
    Tickets are $5 each with children under 12 admitted at no charge. All proceeds will go the Imperial Valley College Foundation in support of IVC’s Community-based performing arts organizations. All four of the performing organizations are also IVC classes.
    “This is a great partnership between IVC and organizers of Freedom Fest,” said Todd Evangelist, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope this to be a “win-win for all of us,” he said. “Music Fest will encourage people to come out early and enjoy some great patriotic music while staying cool in the gym. After words, they can venture out and enjoy the static display, concessions and fireworks show that has made Freedom Fest a staple Independence Day attraction in the Valley,” Evangelist said.
    Tickets will be sold at the door. Presale tickets are also available at The Rock in Brawley and Clark Bakers Music in El Centro.

     
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