From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EASTERN IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CALEXICO…

* UNTIL 315 PM PDT

* AT 209 PM PDT… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL… AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CALEXICO… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. ANOTHER SEVERE STORM WAS 5 MILES WEST OF GLAMIS

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HOLTVILLE… AND INTERSTATE 8 EAST OF EL CENTRO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

 

(Home game, 28 to 0 in favor of Vikings)

The football season is relatively still starting and in its second game, the Holtville Vikings find themselves in what will most likely go down as one of the most intense and turn around games of their season. The Vikings found themselves against the San Diego Southwest Raiders, a tough team from a big school that’s known for stomping on small schools like Holtville High School. This particular game would be played in Holtville and will be known as a very close and matched game during its first half but a total shut out during its second half.

The first and second quarters would be very much identical, though there would be some awesome displays of athleticism by both teams, none of them would get past the goal line. Though they would get very close. Both teams appeared to be matched in both offense and defense, their plays would be carefully calculated as each team inched their way into each of their own respective territories. Though neither of them would be able to cross that threshold for an early lead, one thing was starting to be clear though. At first glance, this was going to be a very close game. Since each yard was hard fought, this game was starting to look like it would end with a 0-7 score.

The second half is where things really get interesting. The third quarter would start off where the second one pretty much ended, both teams still inching their way towards their first goal. Then at 6:17, Luis Espinoza would finally break through and score the first Viking touchdown. Though the extra point attempt was not successful, a score of 6-0 would have sufficed as a final score in this close match up. As the quarter ended, the Raiders were trying very hard to redeem that touchdown and tie the game, the Vikings had other plans.

The fourth quarter is the quarter where things really took off, the Viking’s Danny Suarez would score the second Viking touchdown with an extra point assisted by #45 Alex Delente at 4:01 the score was now 14 to 0. The Vikings weren’t quiet done yet as Zack Soto would intercept a Raider’s catch and score a third touchdown at 2:05 with a good extra point the score was now 21 to 0. The Viking field was full of life as the team was really turning things around but of course, why score three when you can score four? Just as the quarter was coming to an end, #3, Clayton would run it into Raider’s territory for a fourth and final touchdown at 1:16 with a successful kick by Luis Espinoza the final score was set at 28 to 0.

Whatever Head Coach Keith Smith told them in the locker rooms during half time worked to spark the Vikings back to life. “The defense played a great game, solid, they really saved us in the first half,” explained Smith. Smith stated that they had some key errors and penalties in the first half that held them back quite a bit. “The only people beating us are ourselves, not the other team,” Smith recalled from his locker room talk with his team.  Smith stated that after making some adjustments and denoting their errors from the first half, their second half allowed them to shine and play the game that they wanted.

 

(SAN DIEGO, September 12, 2011) – The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is pleased to honor ten local heroes at its 9th Annual Real Heroes Awards Breakfast, a community celebration that honors local individuals and organizations who have made a commitment to preparedness or made a difference through their acts of courage, compassion and leadership.

 

“Our community is privileged to have many heroes among us,” said Joe W. Craver, CEO of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross. “The Real Heroes Breakfast is our way of honoring these exceptional individuals and organizations that carry out our mission every day and inspire others to make a positive difference in their community.”

 

The breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 13th, at 7:30 a.m. aboard the USS Midway Museum.  This year the American Red Cross is honored to welcome keynote speaker, Rear Admiral Sean Pybus.  RADM Pybus assumed command of Naval Special Warfare Command in July 2011, where he exercises responsibility to organize, man, train, equip and deploy over 2,500 SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen worldwide.

 

The following ten local heroes will be honored during the 2011 Real Heroes Breakfast:

 

Adult Honoree: Sandy Lehmkuhler- Sandy is the driving force behind the Warrior Foundation whose mission is to assist, honor and support our military service members who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. On May 27, 2011 with the help of Sandy and the Warrior Foundation, Freedom Station, a transitional housing facility designed to assist our injured military personnel as they re-enter society and civilian life, held its grand opening.

 

Animal Welfare Honoree: Mike Arms- Decades after being severely beaten and stabbed while trying to rescue a dying puppy, Mike Arms continues to remain true to the promise he made to dedicate his life to protecting animals everywhere.

 

Company Honoree: Pacific Western Bank- Each year Pacific Western Bank provides Adult CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training to its employees in San Diego, Santa Fe Springs, Yucca Valley and Ventura County. Since 2006, more than 130 Pacific Western Bank employees have received lifesaving training because of Pacific Western Bank’s commitment to the health and safety of their employees.

 

Fire and Rescue Honoree: El Cajon Firefighter Robert Laatsch and Fire Engineer Jym Bridger- Robert and Jym launched a program to provide free helmets to kids in the city of El Cajon.

 

Law Enforcement Honoree: Luis Hernandez- On March 8, 2011 Officer Hernandez of Brawley saved his co-worker’s life by donating a kidney.

 

Media Honoree: KPBS- For more than a decade, KPBS has been providing crisis coverage in San Diego and is now helping other public broadcast stations prepare their communities for a disaster with a public awareness campaign, “Totally Unprepared”. KPBS is now working with California public stations up and down the state of California to present a multimedia presentation to educate and inform our communities.

 

Medical Honoree: Dr. Nick Yphantides- Dr. Nick has been credited with saving many lives by sharing his story, guidance, and personal support. Since losing over 270 pounds, Dr. Nick has written a book, and lectures all over the United States about the benefits of getting healthy and about the path he developed to do so. He formed the website Healthsteward.com to create a place for support groups from all over the globe to discuss their path to better health.

 

Military Honoree: Michael Carfaro- On the night of April 1, 2011, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Carfaro, a hospital corpsman assigned to the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Main Operating Room, saved the life of a pedestrian lying on the road, bleeding and unconscious on Oceanside Boulevard. After Carfaro noticed the victim, he immediately took action to protect the victim from further injury by maneuvering his vehicle to provide a protective barrier and then proceeding to provide aid until paramedics arrived to the scene.

 

Youth Honoree: Steele Reed- On March 4, 2011 Steele Reed, 13, of Rancho Bernardo saved his best friend’s life. Steele was out with three of his friends at a local Taco Bell when he noticed one of his friends, Adrian Charbono, wasn’t participating in the conversation. After each of the boys took turns asking questions to Adrian with no verbal response Steele remembered his CPR training he received at the 2010 CPR Saturday event. Steele immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and was able to successfully remove a small taco shell that had been stuck in his friend’s throat.

 

Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Honoree: Staff Sergeant Erik Sims- On the battlefield or on the home front Staff Sergeant Erik Sims is a champion for people in need. Sims is a tireless volunteer who gives his time and money to dozens of organizations here in San Diego and worldwide. While overcoming multiple brain injuries received in deployments, Staff Sergeant Sims continued volunteering and helped with family support for other marines suffering from brain injuries. In addition, with the help of his wife Amanda, he created a non-profit called The Northstar Group to provide humanitarian assistance here and abroad.

 

If you are interested in attending this event, please visit www.sdarc.org/realheroes or call (858) 309-1200.

 

Donate to your local Red Cross on behalf of one of the 2011 heroes and celebrate extraordinary individuals and organizations that have made a personal commitment to creating safer communities. Your donation will support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in our community, across the country and around the world.

 

 

9.11.2011

Moment of Silence for Those Lost on American Airlines Flight 11 and at the World Trade Center

 

8:46 AM 9/11/2001

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Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ

Tue, Sep 13, 2011, 10:24 AM PDT

… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM PDT FOR EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL IMPERIAL AND CENTRAL RIVERSIDE COUNTIES…

AT 1017 AM PDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS REPORTED CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL… AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CHIRIACO SUMMIT… MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER… JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND EAGLE MTN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

 
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