Red Cross Offers Shelter for Escondido Bomb House Burn

SAN DIEGO, December 8, 2010 – The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross will operate a shelter to accommodate residents in Escondido who are evacuated Wednesday evening due to a planned burn operation by law enforcement and emergency response personnel. On Thursday, December 9 at 9:30am, emergency responders will initiate a burn operation on Via Scott in Escondido; the purpose is to destroy the property as well as hazardous materials found in the residence a few weeks ago.

Calexico City Council approved the Calendar Year 2011 Assessment

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council approved the Calendar Year 2011 Assessment for the Calexico Downtown Business Improvement District.

This past Tuesday, BID Chairman Eduardo Lopez made a presentation to the Council about the work and accomplishments of the BID these last two years. The BID represents the Downtown Area and Imperial Ave merchants. The BID’s goals and accomplishments were the creation of new traditions in Downtown Calexico such as the creation of events like the Halloween Carnival, Cars show, etc. The presentation also highlighted the installation and maintenance of portable restrooms at key locations in Downtown. Lopez also mentioned the role of the BID the weeks and days after the earthquake and the work that was done to return downtown to its normality.

FIRST GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATES TO BE PRESENTED TO FAMILIES

California Department of Veterans Affairs

SACRAMENTOAfter nearly two years of effort, the state will present the first Gold Star License Plates to three Gold Star families will be made on Thursday 9 December by California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Roger Brautigan and California Department of Motor Vehicles Director George Valverde.

In case of rain the event will be moved into the State Capitol Council Room.

Ex-assembly Candidate Steve Sanchez in Critical Condition After Stabing

WHITTIER – Police said a former assembly candidate and a second man remained in critical condition Tuesday after being stabbed during a party early Sunday.

Steve Sanchez, 34, of Indio and his friend, Gabriel Davalos , 34, of Whittier, were attacked by two acquaintances who were asked to leave. Sanchez ran for the 80th Assembly District seat in November.

Lt. Carlos Solorza said the suspects haven’t been arrested.