From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

By Mario Conde

The election is come and gone and the people of the Imperial Valley have chosen a new breed of elected officials in the Valley.

In the Calexico School Board race, Norma Aguilar is on first place with 1,667 votes followed by Ruth Duarte with 1,228 and in third is Joong Kim with 1,379. Tony Valenzuela takes fourth place in the School Board race. Since the resignation of Ruben De La Rosa last month it’s been speculated that the board could appoint the fourth runner up to fill the two year term De La Rosa had left. The new board will have to decide what direction to take.

For Supervisor District 1, John Renison takes a strong lead over County Board Chairman Louis Fuentes with 1,905 votes against 1,464 votes Fuentes has received so far. In district five, it all looks like Wally Leimgruber will end his 12 year run as County Supervisor now that Ray Castillo has solid advantage in this district.

In the Imperial Irrigation District race, Matt Dessert has the first place with 8,519 votes and former IID Director Rudy Maldonado that has 7,307 votes.

For Heffernan Memorial District, Norma Apodaca will return to the board after a two year absence with 1,221 followed by Sylvia Bernal with 993 votes. Karla Flores and Eric Ortega follow Bernal in a very close margin.

For IVC Board of Trustees, Karla Sigmond and Steven Taylor will take their seats at the Community College District. Measure J passed with no problems and will have the expansion and renovation of Imperial Valley College.

 

Nov. 3, 2010 – Almost 24 million Americans have diabetes and nearly 300,000 people diagnosed with endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases as their primary diagnoses receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits[1], according to Allsup, the nation’s leading Social Security disability representation company. Those numbers are expected to rise.

A recent study[2] found that hospitalizations for diabetes in the United States rose 65 percent over a 14-year span (1993 to 2006).

“Despite its prevalence, public awareness about diabetes is very low,” said Allsup disability claims manager Cindy Ratermann. According to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), nearly six million people who have the disease don’t even know it.

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. In type 2 diabetes (the most common form), either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.

Managing stress can be critically important for people with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, stress can alter blood glucose levels in people with diabetes in two ways:

  • People under stress may not take good care of themselves. They may drink more alcohol or exercise less. They may forget, or not have time, to check their glucose levels or plan good meals.
  • Stress hormones may also alter blood glucose levels directly.

Individuals with diabetes who are unable to continue working may face financial pressures in addition to the challenges of managing their disease. Filing for SSDI benefits is a positive step, but the application process itself can be stressful.

A national survey conducted by Allsup revealed that a majority of SSDI applicants experienced financial crises, extreme stress and declining health while stuck in the federal disability backlog.

“We work with people with diabetes every day to help them through what can be a very stressful process,” Ratermann said. “We do all the paperwork with them over the phone. We keep them updated on their claim status, interact with their long-term disability carriers and SSA. We also keep them out of the Social Security office and in the comfort of their own homes. Diabetes can have very painful side effects—if we can keep them more comfortable we can also help with their stress level.”

November is National Diabetes Awareness month, and NDEP’s Control Your Diabetes for Life campaign encourages people with diabetes to control their disease by eating healthy foods in the right amounts, getting regular physical activity, taking diabetes medications as prescribed and testing blood sugar on a regular basis. These lifestyle changes also help to manage stress.

Allsup is offering free National Diabetes Awareness Month posters to raise awareness and direct people to the NDEP web site. You can order or download posters at AllsupCares.com or by calling Karen Hercules-Doerr at (800) 854-1418, ext. 5770.

 
Last Updated: November 3, 2010 2:55 AM
Registration & Turnout
54,957 Voters
Vote Count Percent
Precinct Turnout 13,320 24.24%
Vote By Mail Turnout 5,830 10.61%
Provisional Turnout 0 0.00%
Total 19,150 34.85%

GOVERNOR
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
GRN – LAURA WELLS 177 0.94%
REP – MEG WHITMAN 6,580 34.82%
LIB – DALE F. OGDEN 161 0.85%
DEM – JERRY BROWN 11,166 59.09%
AI – CHELENE NIGHTINGALE 238 1.26%
PF – CARLOS ALVAREZ 541 2.86%
WRITE-IN 35 0.19%
Total 18,898 100.00%

Lieutenant Governor
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
GRN – JAMES ”JIMI” CASTILLO 623 3.35%
PF – C.T. WEBER 411 2.21%
AI – JIM KING 405 2.18%
LIB – PAMELA J. BROWN 1,117 6.01%
DEM – GAVIN NEWSOM 8,502 45.76%
REP – ABEL MALDONADO 7,357 39.60%
WRITE-IN 165 0.89%
Total 18,580 100.00%

Secretary of State
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
LIB – CHRISTINA TOBIN 494 2.68%
PF – MARYLOU CABRAL 741 4.02%
DEM – DEBRA BOWEN 10,238 55.49%
AI – MERTON D. SHORT 298 1.62%
GRN – ANN MENASCHE 438 2.37%
REP – DAMON DUNN 6,206 33.64%
WRITE-IN 34 0.18%
Total 18,449 100.00%

State Controller
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
DEM – JOHN CHIANG 10,536 56.92%
AI – LAWRENCE G. BELIZ 361 1.95%
GRN – ROSS D. FRANKEL 291 1.57%
LIB – ANDREW ”ANDY” FAVOR 491 2.65%
REP – TONY STRICKLAND 5,722 30.91%
PF – KAREN MARTINEZ 1,026 5.54%
WRITE-IN 82 0.44%
Total 18,509 100.00%

State Treasurer
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
PF – DEBRA L. REIGER 447 2.43%
LIB – EDWARD M. TEYSSIER 439 2.39%
GRN – CHARLES ”KIT” CRITTENDEN 464 2.53%
REP – MIMI WALTERS 6,122 33.33%
DEM – BILL LOCKYER 10,548 57.42%
AI – ROBERT LAUTEN 306 1.67%
WRITE-IN 44 0.24%
Total 18,370 100.00%

Attorney General
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
AI – DIANE BEALL TEMPLIN 380 2.08%
REP – STEVE COOLEY 7,670 41.91%
PF – ROBERT J. EVANS 454 2.48%
GRN – PETER ALLEN 502 2.74%
DEM – KAMALA D. HARRIS 8,870 48.46%
LIB – TIMOTHY J. HANNAN 379 2.07%
WRITE-IN 48 0.26%
Total 18,303 100.00%

Insurance Commissioner
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
LIB – RICHARD S. BRONSTEIN 527 2.89%
GRN – WILLIAM BALDERSTON 451 2.48%
DEM – DAVE JONES 9,403 51.61%
REP – MIKE VILLINES 6,146 33.73%
AI – CLAY PEDERSEN 324 1.78%
PF – DINA JOSEPHINE PADILLA 1,326 7.28%
WRITE-IN 43 0.24%
Total 18,220 100.00%

Board of Equalization DISTRICT 3
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
AI – TERRI LUSSENHEIDE 434 2.40%
PF – MARY LOU FINLEY 1,098 6.06%
REP – MICHELLE STEEL 7,019 38.77%
LIB – JERRY L. DIXON 782 4.32%
DEM – MARY CHRISTIAN HEISING 8,716 48.14%
WRITE-IN 56 0.31%
Total 18,105 100.00%

U.S. SENATOR
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
GRN – DUANE ROBERTS 357 1.91%
DEM – BARBARA BOXER 10,283 54.95%
LIB – GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT 347 1.85%
PF – MARSHA FEINLAND 372 1.99%
REP – CARLY FIORINA 7,088 37.87%
AI – EDWARD C. NOONAN 239 1.28%
WRITE-IN 29 0.15%
Total 18,715 100.00%

CONGRESS 51st
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
DEM – BOB FILNER 10,972 58.39%
REP – NICK POPADITCH 7,777 41.39%
WRITE-IN 41 0.22%
Total 18,790 100.00%

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 40
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
DEM – JUAN VARGAS 11,208 60.46%
REP – BRIAN HENDRY 7,277 39.25%
WRITE-IN 53 0.29%
Total 18,538 100.00%

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 80
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
REP – STEVE SANCHEZ 7,155 38.60%
DEM – V. MANUEL PEREZ 11,331 61.13%
WRITE-IN 50 0.27%
Total 18,536 100.00%

CHIEF JUSTICE – CANTIL-SAKAUYE
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,364 64.04%
NO 5,820 35.96%
Total 16,184 100.00%

SUPREME AJ – CHIN
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,109 63.15%
NO 5,898 36.85%
Total 16,007 100.00%

SUPREME AJ – MORENO
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 11,251 69.97%
NO 4,828 30.03%
Total 16,079 100.00%

PJ – MCCONNELL
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,475 66.64%
NO 5,244 33.36%
Total 15,719 100.00%

PJ – RAMIREZ
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 11,518 72.15%
NO 4,447 27.85%
Total 15,965 100.00%

AJ – CODRINGTON
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 9,824 63.17%
NO 5,728 36.83%
Total 15,552 100.00%

PJ – SILLS
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,250 65.72%
NO 5,347 34.28%
Total 15,597 100.00%

AJ – BEDSWORTH
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,128 65.20%
NO 5,406 34.80%
Total 15,534 100.00%

AJ – MOORE
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,360 66.92%
NO 5,121 33.08%
Total 15,481 100.00%

Sup of Public Instruction
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– TOM TORLAKSON 6,100 36.86%
– LARRY ACEVES 10,225 61.79%
WRITE-IN 224 1.35%
Total 16,549 100.00%

IMPERIAL Comm College Gov Brd Mbr TA 2 VFone
127/127 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– KARLA A. SIGMOND 7,113 42.69%
– PETER A. MARTINEZ 5,116 30.71%
– CARLOS A. ACUNA 4,328 25.98%
WRITE-IN 104 0.62%
Total 16,661 100.00%

IMPERIAL Comm College Gov Brd Mbr TA 7 VFone
127/127 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– REBECCA L. RAMIREZ 7,896 48.93%
– STEVEN M. TAYLOR 8,122 50.33%
WRITE-IN 118 0.73%
Total 16,136 100.00%

CALEXICO USD Gov Brd Mem VFNMTthree
20/20 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– RASHEED SUOD RASHEED 296 4.13%
– JOONG KIM 1,379 19.25%
– ANTONIO ”TONY” VALENZUELA 1,147 16.01%
– PINKY PERRONE 633 8.84%
– SALVADOR T. PACHECO, JR. 801 11.18%
– NORMA A. AGUILAR 1,667 23.27%
– RUTH DUARTE 1,228 17.14%
WRITE-IN 13 0.18%
Total 7,164 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY USD Gov Brd Mem TA No. 1 VFNMTtwo
3/3 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– ANNA LISA VARGAS 161 31.51%
– JERARDO ”JERRY” MENDOZA 111 21.72%
– GLORIA G. MALDONADO 128 25.05%
– JUANITA DUARTE 95 18.59%
WRITE-IN 16 3.13%
Total 511 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY USD Gov Brd Mem TA No. 2 VFone
3/3 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– ELIZABETH R. TOLEDO 143 39.94%
– MIKE WELLS 210 58.66%
WRITE-IN 5 1.40%
Total 358 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY USD Gov Brd Mem TA No. 3 VFone
3/3 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– LOWELL KAMPER 239 61.44%
– SHIRLEY LEE MULLENEX PALMER 146 37.53%
WRITE-IN 4 1.03%
Total 389 100.00%

CENTRAL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT VFNMTtwo
44/44 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– WILLIAM ”BILL” CALDWELL 1,634 19.39%
– ROBERT WYATT 769 9.12%
– EMMA LOU JONES 2,794 33.15%
– JEANNE VOGEL 2,089 24.79%
– SEAN PAUL ARVISO 1,105 13.11%
WRITE-IN 37 0.44%
Total 8,428 100.00%

SEELEY UNION ELEM SCH DIST Gov Brd Mem VFNMTtwo
2/2 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– CARLOS GOMEZ 148 38.64%
– LESLIE M. VILLANUEVA 72 18.80%
– MARY C. LOCKE 104 27.15%
– ADRIANA PARGA 57 14.88%
WRITE-IN 2 0.52%
Total 383 100.00%

SUPERVISOR, 1st DISTRICT VFone
19/19 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– JOHN R. RENISON 1,905 55.65%
– LOUIS A. FUENTES 1,464 42.77%
WRITE-IN 54 1.58%
Total 3,423 100.00%

SUPERVISOR, 5th DISTRICT VFone
34/34 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– RAYMOND R. CASTILLO 1,616 57.18%
– WALLY LEIMGRUBER 1,196 42.32%
WRITE-IN 14 0.50%
Total 2,826 100.00%

CLERK-RECORDER VFone
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– JACKLIN COLÓN 8,040 46.81%
– CHUCK STOREY 8,975 52.26%
WRITE-IN 160 0.93%
Total 17,175 100.00%

HOLTVILLE Member of City Council VFNMTtwo
2/2 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– VIRGINIA ”GINGER” WARD 160 17.00%
– MIKE GOODSELL 348 36.98%
– LISA BIANCA PADILLA LEGASPI 187 19.87%
– RICHARD LAYTON 244 25.93%
WRITE-IN 2 0.21%
Total 941 100.00%

HEFFERNAN MEMORIAL Hospital District VFNMTtwo
24/24 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– FRANCISCO JAVIER CARDENAS, JR. 488 9.44%
– ERIK ORTEGA 939 18.17%
– SYLVIA BERNAL 993 19.21%
– KARLA FLORES 940 18.19%
– LISA TYLENDA PERRONE 537 10.39%
– NORMA M. APODACA 1,221 23.62%
WRITE-IN 51 0.99%
Total 5,169 100.00%

PIONEERS MEMORIAL Hospital District VFNMTthree
40/40 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– LINDA SANDERS RUBIN 1,888 20.76%
– MARCUS S. TAPIA 1,830 20.12%
– GEORGE K. CHING 1,946 21.40%
– ALETA L. SHROPSHIRE 1,594 17.53%
– DANIEL PARAMO 1,806 19.86%
WRITE-IN 31 0.34%
Total 9,095 100.00%

IMPERIAL Irrigation Dist Director Division 1 VFone
115/115 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– RUDY MALDONADO 7,307 45.75%
– MATT DESSERT 8,519 53.33%
WRITE-IN 147 0.92%
Total 15,973 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY Water Dist Director Div 1 VFone
5/5 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– JEFF GERACI 233 47.55%
– FRANZ W. DE KLOTZ 252 51.43%
WRITE-IN 5 1.02%
Total 490 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY Water Dist Director Div 3 VFone
5/5 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– JOHN POWELL, JR. 329 68.12%
– MATT MONICA 150 31.06%
WRITE-IN 4 0.83%
Total 483 100.00%

COACHELLA VALLEY Water Dist Director Div 5 VFone
5/5 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
– RUSSELL KITAHARA 163 33.33%
– DEBORAH ”DEBI” LIVESAY 319 65.24%
WRITE-IN 7 1.43%
Total 489 100.00%

PROP 19
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 6,212 32.23%
NO 13,063 67.77%
Total 19,275 100.00%

PROP 20
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 9,775 53.43%
NO 8,521 46.57%
Total 18,296 100.00%

PROP 21
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 5,820 30.77%
NO 13,095 69.23%
Total 18,915 100.00%

PROP 22
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 11,661 62.75%
NO 6,922 37.25%
Total 18,583 100.00%

PROP 23
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 8,894 47.78%
NO 9,721 52.22%
Total 18,615 100.00%

PROP 24
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 7,925 43.25%
NO 10,400 56.75%
Total 18,325 100.00%

PROP 25
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 9,719 52.35%
NO 8,845 47.65%
Total 18,564 100.00%

PROP 26
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 10,184 55.19%
NO 8,267 44.81%
Total 18,451 100.00%

PROP 27
130/130 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 8,858 48.68%
NO 9,338 51.32%
Total 18,196 100.00%

MEASURE J Imperial Comm College
127/127 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
BONDS YES 11,584 64.04%
BONDS NO 6,505 35.96%
Total 18,089 100.00%

 
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