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          TERROR WATCH: While Media Focuses On New Mexico Jihad Camp, There Are At Least 22 Verified Islamic Terror Training Camps in US      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TERROR WATCH: While Media Focuses On New Mexico Jihad Camp, There Are At Least 22 Verified Islamic Terror Training Camps in US
 

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The next San Bernardino, Garland, or Oklahoma is just waiting to happen, but will it occur in your city or state, and are you prepared to deal with the Islamists when they strike?

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          Getaway driver arrested in Baker’s robbery in Highland, sheriff says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Robert Lee King, 45, of San Bernardino, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery. Another person was previously apprehended.
          Comment on Eurasian Collared Dove: Have You Seen This Bird? by Kevin Stendal and Family.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A ha!!! Thank you so much for this post. We have a group of these who feed in our back yard. They are lovely and I finally decided to Google them and see what they were. The results were puzzling. Native to South Africa? That can't be right. Yet, everywhere I looked I found information that these birds were NOT supposed to be in my backyard, but rather soaring above lions and giraffes above a savanna somewhere. I've been trying to discover HOW IN THE WORLD they came to dine in my backyard. Voila! Your post provided the insight. Again, thank you. Oh, and if it helps, this group lives in the City of Rialto, County of San Bernardino, California.
          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 07/14/18      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS More then 60 years after the lynching of Emmett Till, the Justice Department announced they've reopened the case into the 1955 slaughter of the black fourteen-year-old. Carolyn Bryant Donham, the Race Soldier who admitted lying about Till and was accused of being in the vehicle the night the boy was killed, is still alive and should be prosecuted. Speaking of prosecutions, the Washington Post reports that Suspected Racist "Michael Selyem, who leads the Hardcore Gang Unit at the San Bernardino County District Attorneyâ??s Office, is the subject of an internal investigation." Selyem is accused of posting racist and terrorist threats about former First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Prosecutor Selyem reportedly called Congresswoman Waters "ghetto," and wondered why she has not been shot. On the other side of the globe, Brits mourned England's World Cup defeat while Serena Williams returned from child birth - with a White man - to play for her 8th Wimbledon singles titles. #RacismIsNotAPrivilege INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          Victorville car meet-up goes bust with over 100 Tickets Issued, cars towed, arrests made      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Four people were arrested and over 100 tickets were issued in a law enforcement clampdown on a popular unauthorized car meet Wednesday night here in Victorville. On August 8, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT), conducted an …

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          A Restaurant Named "La Manana"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Daniel Cano

                                                                             
Sawtelle blvd., across the street from La Manana restaurant

    Back in 2001, I stopped by my uncle Mike's home to interview  him as part of my project learning about the early years of the WWII generation Chicanos and Chicanas. He was sitting in a near-crouch on his plush chair, peering through the screen door, waiting for the clock to strike 3:00 P.M..
     Right on the hour, he sprang, okay, more like an enthusiastic hobble, outside to his truck, a large camper on the back, jumped in, started it, and pulled into the empty parking spot in front of his house.
     Factories and car repair shops had crowded the once vacant stretch of land across the street from his house, so each week he fought employees who took the parking in front of his house. At 84, Mike’s knees were weak from years of maintaining a successful gardening business in Westwood and Beverly Hills.
     In his 60s, he was still riding motorcycles across the Mojave Desert, hunting ducks at the Salton Sea, and fishing in the High Sierras or along the Malibu coast.
     "Bastards try to take all the parking," he said, and laughed. "But I get 'em."
     Mike, Narciso, Escarcega, though no one knew him as Narciso, had light skin, white hair, and hazel eyes. He had no hint of a Spanish accent when he spoke English (more of an Okie accent), so it was jolting when he switched to Spanish, mostly to humorously curse an idiotic past event. Like many men of the WWII generation, he possessed a strong sense of self, and was easily annoyed with people who lacked common sense.
     He refused to wear a hearing aid, so he spoke haltingly, pausing, thinking, and sometimes answering in half-phrases. He was not one to mince words. When a thought crossed his mind, it immediately passed through his lips. "Yeah, my mom came from New Mexico," he said, pronouncing it Metzico. "My family was from Chihuahua. Recently, I heard someone from our family in Chihuahua was living here, in Culver City. He was working as a butcher. I told my nephew Johnny Sanchez I'd like to meet him, but Johnny told me the guy already moved back to Chihuahua. But, ah well, I don't know much about it."
     Mike's mother Josefina and his father were the first in the family to arrive in the U.S. Josefina's two sisters, Santos, my grandmother, and Saturnina, my aunt, followed. All three eventually made their homes on L.A.'s westside, an area he called--Sawtelle. He said, "I was born near Gallup, New Metzico. My brother Peanuts [Rufino Escarcega Sr.] knew more than I did. I think the place was called Howard or Hobart, something like that…in 1920. Before he passed away, Peanuts traveled all over, going back to New Metzico, to the town to learn how my dad was killed.
     "Peanuts brought me back my birth certificate. He and Betty found the town, a mining town where my dad died. I asked Peanuts how come he wanted to go back there? He said, ‘I wanted to know how he died.' I think he said one of those little trains in the mines hit him, or something like that, and after my dad died there was just us kids Peanuts, Roy, me, Vera, Elia, and my mom. Vera was the oldest.”
     I interrupted, thinking of the hardship of raising one or two children. “So, your mom came by herself and raised all of you, alone?”
     "Yeah. It must 'a been hard for my mom, traveling with all of us kids. We came from New Metzico following some people to San Bernardino where we picked tomatoes, walnuts and all that. I remember being little, riding with a guy I didn't even know in one of those old-time wagons, sitting in the back, him driving the horses. I remember that. He would go pick up the watermelons and walnuts in the field.”
     “Do you remember where you were living at the time?”
     "Yeah, my mother moved to Fontana, a little village. It was a community of Chicanos, like a tract of little wood homes, you know, a house…just one room, a hallway and a kitchen," he laughed. "Yeah, we came first. Then your grandmother, Santos, came. My mom sent for her.”
     “I never knew that,” I said. “I mean, I know your mom came first, but I didn’t know when or why my grandmother had come. Do you remember when you first arrived in Los Angeles?”
     "Yeah," he answered, as if the memory was still fresh. "My mom worked at Olvera Street, maybe 1925. I remember playing around all the trains. She worked there selling food. She went there because she knew some people from New Metzico there. We used to go to the Rose Parade in Pasadena when we were young. The people from New Metzico lived there, in Pasadena, near Colorado Avenue, and we would go visit them.”
     “I never heard you lived in downtown Los Angeles.”
     "Oh, yeah. We lived in L.A. in Olvera Street then moved to a building up there on Bunker Hill. I used to go upstairs and look down over everything. Next thing I knew, umm, my mom asked us, 'You guys like it here?' And well, we all said…NO!!!! 'Okay,' she said, 'then let's go.'”
     “And you came west?”
     "Yeah, we ended up in a house right near the school on Sawtelle Avenue, in a white house, close to the VA. Oh, hell, I don't think it's there anymore.”
     “What kind of work did your mom do?”
     "She got a restaurant. She was the owner, over there in Sherman, you know, what’s West Hollywood today. She'd take the bus every day from West L.A. Then the next thing I knew she had a restaurant right here in Sawtelle, where the veterans were, by the Vets' Bar, a couple of blocks down the street from the Soldiers’ Home, just off Santa Monica Boulevard. I think the building is still there. Sometimes I would drive by there just to look at it.”
     There was a high rate of alcoholism among my father and his friends who were raised in WLA, near the VA. Bars scattered along the neighborhood streets catered to the vets' needs for booze. Sometimes I wonder if the close proximity to all these bars, had something to do with my father's generation and alcoholism, or if it was undiagnosed PTSD, since most of them saw combat in WWII.
     “It’s gone,” I said. “My dad and I drove by there. It was at the corner of Mississippi and Sawtelle. It’s an office building now, right across from the UCLA Thrift store.”
     “Oh, anyway, it was right there where Sammy Goldfish lived,” Mike laughed at the memory.
     “You knew a kid name Sammy Goldfish?”
     "No, we just called him Sammy Goldfish. Yeah, he used to live in the hotel with his mother. It's still there on Sawtelle Boulevard. Your uncle, Nick, gave him the name; you know, making fun of him because every day his mom used to yell, in a New York Jewish accent, you know. 'Bring in the goldfish, Sammy!'” He laughed, “Oh, Christ, I can still hear her, 'bring in the goldfish, Sammy.'
     "Every day she would put the goldfish outside, and Sammy would have to bring it in every night. Nick and the rest of us used to laugh like hell when she called, "Bring in the goldfish, Sammy.'”
     “Did you work in your mom’s restaurant?”
     "No," he laughed. "We were too young. Me and Peanuts didn't do nothing…." He said, "Vera was the oldest. She worked there, but not Elia. She was too little, but your dad's half-sisters Grace and Jenny worked there. Then Raymond, your dad, told me my mom sold the restaurant to your grandmother, Santos. I don't know. I'm not so sure. I don't think she did. She had the one in Sherman and another up on…oh, let's see. Oh, yeah, on San Vicente, up there by the Western Front., by the Veterans Administration.”
     The Western Front, named for the WWI vets who crowded the bars and stores up along San Vicente boulevard, north of Wilshire, before it became one of the wealthiest sections of town. At the time, the Western Front was like an old set from a Hollywood western, wood store fronts and sidewalks.
     Mike sat back in his lounge chair. "Yeah, that was all a long time ago."  
     I said, “You know, my dad once told me my grandfather suggested my grandma Santos, and my aunt, Josefina, should re-name the restaurant, La Manana."
     My uncle looked at me and said, smiling, "I didn't know that. Why?"
     "Because it was the beginning of the Depression. Nobody had much money. When it came time to pay for the meals, everybody paid on credit, and they would say, 'Manana.'”
          Flames Inch Toward S. California Homes; 20,000 Flee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and its surrounding communities. They were trying to keep the flames from devouring neighborhoods and taking lives, as gigantic fires still burning in Northern California have done. “Our main focus this afternoon was getting everyone out safely,” said Thanh Nguyen, a spokesman for the crews battling the Holy Fire.   Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties because the fire threatened thousands of homes. The proclamation directs state agencies to provide help to local governments.    As flames raged closer, some residents ignoring evacuation orders stood in driveways or on top of roofs and used garden hoses to keep their homes wet and to fight the flames as smoke billowed around them.  Joe Rodriguez was using a power washer to wet down his patio in the McVicker Canyon Park neighborhood Thursday morning. Although the neighborhood is under an evacuation order, the 38-year-old Rodriguez told the San Bernardino Sun that he decided to stay to help save his home. “Until this thing is barking at my door, I’m going to stick with it,” he said. He said a line of fire retardant dropped on the hill above his house has so far checked the fire’s advance, along with helicopter water drops. Rodriguez’s wife and two daughters evacuated. Mayor evacuates Lake Elsinore Mayor Natasha Johnson and her family were among the families evacuating Thursday, Councilman Bob Magee said at a community meeting about the fire. Earlier in the day, Johnson told residents in a video posted on Twitter to stay vigilant and listen to evacuation orders. “Stay safe,” she said as smoke billowed behind her. “God bless.” Magee told residents at the community meeting to follow the mayor’s example and listen to evacuation warnings and orders. “I also want to remind you not to panic,” he said. “We are in great hands, the best in the world. “Pray for our town. Pray for our people,” he said. Fire crews worked in 100-plus-degree (38 Celsius) heat. Aircraft dumped bright pink lines of fire retardant to wall off the fire from homes. The 16-square-mile (41-square-kilometer) blaze was only 5 percent contained. Holy fire The fire is named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it erupted Monday and burned a dozen cabins. A resident of the canyon, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, was charged Thursday with arson and other crimes that could send him to prison for life. Clark refused to go to court Thursday and his arraignment was postponed to Friday. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney. Winds gusting to nearly 20 mph (32 kph) at times drove the fire through dense chaparral on the foothill slopes and along ridgetops, sending up an enormous column of smoke that smeared the sky for miles around. The fire threatened communities near the inland resort of Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. Hot temperatures, erratic and gusty winds and tinder-dry vegetation are the same conditions that caused wildfires in Northern California to explode into deadly conflagrations in the space of two weeks. Northern California fires North of San Francisco, fire crews continued progress in corralling the twin fires known as the Mendocino Complex. Since starting July 27, the fires, which are being fought together as a single incident, have destroyed more than 100 homes near Clear Lake and become the largest fire in recorded state history. The area burned by the blaze is now larger than the cities of Los Angeles. The fires were 51 percent contained. In the Redding area, the year’s deadliest fire was nearly half surrounded and was burning into remote and rugged forest land but grass, brush and trees there are so dry from years of drought and recent heat that the potential remained for the fire to grow, state fire officials said. The Carr Fire, as it’s called, killed six people, including two firefighters, and burned more than 1,000 homes. Two other people, a state fire heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the fire and a utility worker trying to restore power near the fire, have died in car accidents.
          Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the University of California at San Bernardino.  Among the six major cities, four — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix — posted sharp declines, while Houston and Philadelphia reported higher numbers. Hate crime data collected from eight other large cities showed a similarly mixed picture, with an overall slight downward trend.  The declines are significant if they hold, because they follow four years of increases in hate crimes in the nation's top 10 cities, an uptrend many experts expect to continue amid an increasingly polarized political environment and a rise in white nationalism, among other factors.  Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said it was too early to predict whether the multiyear uptrend in hate crimes would be reversed in 2018.  “The bottom line is we’re quite happy that in some cities hate crimes are down, but they’re not down in all of them and you can’t really make a full-year prediction, particularly at a time when we’re so polarized with only the half year in,” Levin said. Levin said there is a “cyclicality” to hate crimes, with the latter quarters of the year showing a larger number of incidents. He also noted that while overall hate crimes fell in major cities, those involving violence, including assault and aggravated assault, rose.  “Hate crime laws might be making a difference, at least in the sense that some of the more minor types of hate crimes are decreasing in certain areas, while the more hard, violent ones are going up,” he said. Cities with declines Among the cities that saw declines in Levin's report, the number of hate crimes in New York fell to 164 incidents from 197, a decline of 17 percent. In Los Angeles, the number slipped to 124 from 134, down 7.5 percent. In Chicago, it dropped by 23 percent, from 39 incidents to 30 incidents. Washington, D.C., reported a 17 percent increase in the number of incidents, from 72 to 84. Julie Justicz, director of the hate crime project at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, downplayed the significance of the reported decline in Chicago and elsewhere, noting that hate crimes are notoriously underreported. "We have continued reports of hate crimes and hate instances from people throughout the city of Chicago and surrounding suburban areas," Justicz said in an interview with VOA.  The FBI defines a hate crime as a criminal offense motivated by race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity. Federal and state hate crime laws impose additional penalties on criminals committing offenses motivated by bias.   The surge in hate crimes in recent years has brought heightened attention on the problem, spurring federal and local officials and law enforcement authorities to promise action.  Last year, after a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, more than 200 mayors joined the Anti-Defamation League in signing a compact “to fight hate and extremism.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made combating hate crime part of his campaign against violent crime, saying in November the Justice Department “is committed to ensuring that individuals can live without fear of being a victim of violent crime based on who they are, what they believe or how they worship.” In June, a year after it held a hate crime summit, the Justice Department reported it had indicted 32 individuals involved in hate crimes and secured the convictions of an equal number of defendants for hate crimes since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017.
          "This Thing's Massive" - 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged As Death Toll Rises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Everything is on a 100 times scale," exclaimed Craig Cottrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department in New Zealand, who along with 52 other firefighters from down under, are battling the biggest wildfires California has ever seen. "This thing's massive."

In fact there are now over 14,000 on the frontline with crews, including almost 2,000 inmates, 200 soldiers, and dozens of firefighters from overseas.

They are deployed statewide and led by Cal Fire. The state's firefighting agency employs 5,300 full-time firefighters and hires an additional 1,700 each fire season. Trained prisoners and firefighters from 17 states and around the world fill out the ranks.

Those on the ground get help from more than 1,000 fire engines, 59 bulldozers, 22 air tankers, 17 airplanes, 12 helicopters and 11 mobile kitchens.

They are battling blazes on the Nevada border and along the coast.

Status:

Source: SFChronicle FireTracker

Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

The fire, started off Highway 20 in Mendocino County, has prompted mandatory evacuations in three counties. Together with the River Fire, it is the largest wildfire in California’s history.
Acreage:255,482 acres
Containment:48%
Injuries:2
Damage:119 residences and 110 other structures destroyed (Mendocino Complex total)
Fire began:12:03 p.m. July 27, 2018

River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

The fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties, south of the larger Ranch Fire, has prompted evacuations. The two fires comprise the Mendocino Complex, California’s largest wildfire in history.
Acreage:48,920 acres
Containment:84%

Fire began:1:01 p.m. July 27, 2018

Carr Fire

An erratic and fast moving fire in Shasta County that spread to Redding and has taken the lives of seven people, including three firefighters.
Acreage:177,450 acres
Containment:48%
Deaths:8
Injuries:3

Damage:1,077 residences, 22 commerical structures and 500 other structures destroyed
Fire began:1:16 p.m. July 23, 2018

Ferguson Fire

A deadly wildfire burns in steep, rugged forestland along the Merced River west of Yosemite National Park. The fire has taken the lives of two firefighters.
Acreage:95,104 acres
Containment:79%
Deaths:2
Injuries:14

Damage:10 structures destroyed
Fire began:10:35 p.m. July 13, 2018

Holy Fire

A blaze in the Cleveland National Forest has prompted evacuations in Orange County. A suspect has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
Acreage:9,614 acres
Containment:5%

Damage:12 structures destroyed
Fire began:1:20 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018

Cranston Fire

This fire in Riverside County is prompting highway closures and evacuations. A man has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
Acreage:13,139 acres
Containment:96%
Injuries:2

Fire began:11:57 a.m. July 25, 2018

Sadly, the death toll in what was already the most lethal year for firefighters in California since 2008 increased to five on Thursday, when Andrew Brake, 40, of Chico - a heavy equipment mechanic - was killed after falling asleep at the wheel on his way to the fire lines near Redding, a family member told The Chronicle.

Brake was the third firefighter killed in the battle to contain the Carr Fire, which has burned 177,450 acres in three weeks, ravaging the area around Redding and destroying 1,077 homes. It continues to scorch steep, dry uninhabited land and has no projected date for containment. Two firefighters died in the early days of the fire as flames roared into Redding: Don Ray Smith, 81, a contract bulldozer operator from Pollock Pines (El Dorado County); and Jeremy Stoke, a fire inspector for the Redding Fire Department.

According to figures released by Cal Fire, 22 fire service workers have died on duty since 2008, not including this year. Thirteen of those deaths came in 2008, including nine firefighters killed in a helicopter crash in Trinity County while fighting the Iron Complex Fire. Since then, fire service deaths have been relatively few. 

“What we’re seeing are conditions that are off the charts as far as fire behavior,” said Jonathan Cox, a Cal Fire battalion chief. “And unfortunately, the risks are also off the charts.”

 

Today saw two arsonists charged with starting some of the deadly wildfires:

A man has been arrested in connection with the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona, according to CBSLA.

The Cleveland National Forest Twitter account posted about the arrest late Wednesday morning. The suspect, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

A 32-year-old man from Temecula was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday night after he was accused of setting multiple fires, one of which burned thousands of acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee.

Brandon N. McGlover was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson to wildland after the Cranston Fire erupted earlier the same day.

Finally, there is some good news, firefighters said for the first time tonight that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire, they admitted that they didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.


          "This Thing's Massive" - 14,000 Fight Devastating California Fires, 2 Arsonists Charged As Death Toll Rises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Everything is on a 100 times scale," exclaimed Craig Cottrill, chief of the Wellington Fire Department in New Zealand, who along with 52 other firefighters from down under, are battling the biggest wildfires California has ever seen. "This thing's massive."

In fact there are now over 14,000 on the frontline with crews, including almost 2,000 inmates, 200 soldiers, and dozens of firefighters from overseas.

They are deployed statewide and led by Cal Fire. The state's firefighting agency employs 5,300 full-time firefighters and hires an additional 1,700 each fire season. Trained prisoners and firefighters from 17 states and around the world fill out the ranks.

Those on the ground get help from more than 1,000 fire engines, 59 bulldozers, 22 air tankers, 17 airplanes, 12 helicopters and 11 mobile kitchens.

They are battling blazes on the Nevada border and along the coast.

Status:

Source: SFChronicle FireTracker

Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

The fire, started off Highway 20 in Mendocino County, has prompted mandatory evacuations in three counties. Together with the River Fire, it is the largest wildfire in California’s history.
Acreage:255,482 acres
Containment:48%
Injuries:2
Damage:119 residences and 110 other structures destroyed (Mendocino Complex total)
Fire began:12:03 p.m. July 27, 2018

River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

The fire in Mendocino and Lake Counties, south of the larger Ranch Fire, has prompted evacuations. The two fires comprise the Mendocino Complex, California’s largest wildfire in history.
Acreage:48,920 acres
Containment:84%

Fire began:1:01 p.m. July 27, 2018

Carr Fire

An erratic and fast moving fire in Shasta County that spread to Redding and has taken the lives of seven people, including three firefighters.
Acreage:177,450 acres
Containment:48%
Deaths:8
Injuries:3

Damage:1,077 residences, 22 commerical structures and 500 other structures destroyed
Fire began:1:16 p.m. July 23, 2018

Ferguson Fire

A deadly wildfire burns in steep, rugged forestland along the Merced River west of Yosemite National Park. The fire has taken the lives of two firefighters.
Acreage:95,104 acres
Containment:79%
Deaths:2
Injuries:14

Damage:10 structures destroyed
Fire began:10:35 p.m. July 13, 2018

Holy Fire

A blaze in the Cleveland National Forest has prompted evacuations in Orange County. A suspect has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
Acreage:9,614 acres
Containment:5%

Damage:12 structures destroyed
Fire began:1:20 p.m. Aug. 6, 2018

Cranston Fire

This fire in Riverside County is prompting highway closures and evacuations. A man has been arrested for arson in connection with the fire.
Acreage:13,139 acres
Containment:96%
Injuries:2

Fire began:11:57 a.m. July 25, 2018

Sadly, the death toll in what was already the most lethal year for firefighters in California since 2008 increased to five on Thursday, when Andrew Brake, 40, of Chico - a heavy equipment mechanic - was killed after falling asleep at the wheel on his way to the fire lines near Redding, a family member told The Chronicle.

Brake was the third firefighter killed in the battle to contain the Carr Fire, which has burned 177,450 acres in three weeks, ravaging the area around Redding and destroying 1,077 homes. It continues to scorch steep, dry uninhabited land and has no projected date for containment. Two firefighters died in the early days of the fire as flames roared into Redding: Don Ray Smith, 81, a contract bulldozer operator from Pollock Pines (El Dorado County); and Jeremy Stoke, a fire inspector for the Redding Fire Department.

According to figures released by Cal Fire, 22 fire service workers have died on duty since 2008, not including this year. Thirteen of those deaths came in 2008, including nine firefighters killed in a helicopter crash in Trinity County while fighting the Iron Complex Fire. Since then, fire service deaths have been relatively few. 

“What we’re seeing are conditions that are off the charts as far as fire behavior,” said Jonathan Cox, a Cal Fire battalion chief. “And unfortunately, the risks are also off the charts.”

 

Today saw two arsonists charged with starting some of the deadly wildfires:

A man has been arrested in connection with the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest southwest of Corona, according to CBSLA.

The Cleveland National Forest Twitter account posted about the arrest late Wednesday morning. The suspect, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

A 32-year-old man from Temecula was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday night after he was accused of setting multiple fires, one of which burned thousands of acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee.

Brandon N. McGlover was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson to wildland after the Cranston Fire erupted earlier the same day.

Finally, there is some good news, firefighters said for the first time tonight that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire, they admitted that they didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.


          Prime Healthcare CEO to Pay Part of $65M False Claims Settlement Personally - HealthLeaders Media      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

San Bernardino County Sun

Prime Healthcare CEO to Pay Part of $65M False Claims Settlement Personally
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Parties to the settlement: Prime Healthcare Services and its nonprofit counterpart, Prime Healthcare Foundation, based in Ontario, California, operate 45 acute-care hospitals across 14 states. The parties to this settlement agreement include the for ...
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          Escape: Psycho Circus unveils monster-sized lineup for Halloween festival      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Insomniac just unveiled a lineup of monstrous proportions for this year's Escape: Psycho Circus. The Halloween themed EDM festival will once again return to the NOS Center in San Bernardino, California this coming October 26-27 to not only entertain shufflers everywhere, but to also scare up some...
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          66ers Suffer Tenth Inning Loss at Lancaster for Second Straight Night      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Lancaster, CA- The Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino were one out away from securing a victory at Lancaster for the third time in two nights but c... - CalL Inland Empire 66ers
          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) Manager, ICBM IPT Launch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger. When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better. Lead the ICBM Launch System (LS) Sub-IPT, reporting to the Command & Launch IPT Director. Provide program management of the LS, including overall management of 5 cost accounts / CAMS, and subcontractor efforts. Responsible for overall program execution for the LS IPT, managing the EVMS-controlled program activities, as well as directing associated NCTA efforts. Responsible for technical leadership of the LS IPT, interfacing with the other IPTs, supporting program milestones and technical products. Other dutiesmay include: + Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. + Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept development anddesign. + Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. + Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. _Please view this short video for an overview of the screening process for this manager position:_ www.northropgrumman.com/ at http://www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo SQMVideo at http://www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo **Basic Qualifications:** + BS in Engineering witha minimum of9 years of experience. + Minimum of 5 years experience with / knowledgeof the Minuteman III ICBM weapon system + Minimum of 2 years project managementexperience with formal earned value management system reporting + US Citizen holding an Active DoD SECRET security clearance, with clearance dateno earlier than1 Nov 2013 **Preferred Qualifications** **:** + Active TOP SECRET security clearance is preferred. + Preferred5+ years hands-on ICBMexperience in the areas of maintenance, operation, command and control, and ground systems/facilities. + Good written and verbal communication skills, and good analytical skills. + Familiarity with ICBM drawings and specifications is a plus. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) Engineer Modeling (MBSE) Systems , Secret Clearance      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**Northrop Grumman is in need of a Modeling (MBSE) Systems Engineer GBSD, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent** Location San Bernardino CA Northrop Grumman is seeking a Model Based Systems Engineer 2(3) to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system development. This position will be with our Technology Services sector located at San Bernardino, California. The successful candidate will perform Model Based Systems Engineering and modeling and simulation of the command and launch portion of the missile system. This includes the following: * Support System Architecture Modeling activities for the GBSD Command and Launch IPT * Develop System Architecture Models in UPDM and SysML through the integration of inputs across sub-systems and the full weapon system * Support System Engineering baseline design and related artifact development * Develop reports of analyses that document the work performed * Interface with internal and external customers **Basic Qualifications:** * Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics with2 yrs of related experience or 1+ with a Masters * *Minimum 1 year of experience in one or more Model Based Engineering tools (Cameo, Rhapsody, Sparx EA, etc.) * Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance or higher with security investigation completed within the last 5 years * **Preferred Qualifications:** * Master's Degree in a technical discipline * Holds a current DoD Top Secret Clearance * Experience with any of the following tools and languages: CORE, DOORS, Rhapsody, Cameo, ModelCenter, MagicDraw, Easy Power, Prima Vera, UML, SysML, UPDM, OOSEM, Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Methodology / Method (or just Object- Oriented Systems Engineering), PTC Integrity Modeler, Artisan Studio * Experience with ICBM Weapon Systems, missile systems, or launch vehicles * Self-directed and able to work independently and with a team Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
          (USA-CA-Long Beach) Clinical Services Trainer (Registered Nurse)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Provides standardized training programs for plan staff to improve quality, control medical costs and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and guidelines. Responsible for the development and implementation of training curriculum for Utilization Management, Case Management, and LTSS staff. • Responsible for evaluation of training effectiveness to ensure staff understanding and readiness. • Educates staff on Molina standard programs and systems - Works with Health Plan leaders to ensure state specific regulations are included in training materials - Educates licensed staff regarding proper clinical judgment and approaches to proper decision making - Trains inter-disciplinary teams to collaborate in order to improve member quality of life and to control costs - Assists Care Review Clinicians with methods to present cases at multidisciplinary rounds - Ensures healthcare services staff understand professional standards of documentation • Implements new employee orientation for health care service staff - Provides training for current staff for new programs or key initiatives - Provides training for system implementations and upgrades - Reeducates staff when deficiencies in performance are identified. • Ensures staff attendance is recorded for trainings for record keeping and compliance. • Acts as an information and problem solving resource for healthcare services staff. • 30% travel required. Job Qualifications Required Education Completion of an accredited Registered Nurse (RN) Program and an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Required Experience • 3 or more years in case, disease or utilization management; managed care; or medical/behavioral health settings. • Experience demonstrating knowledge of adult educational/ learning theory and practice. • Experience working independently and handling multiple projects simultaneously. • Experience demonstrating knowledge of applicable state, and federal regulations/requirements. • Proficient in MS/Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Required License, Certification, Association Active, unrestricted State Registered Nursing (RN) License Must have valid driver's license with good driving record and be able to drive within applicable state or locality with reliable transportation. . Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Preferred Experience 5 or more years in case, disease or utilization management; managed care; or medical/behavioral health settings. One year of training delivery and/or development experience. Preferred License, Certification, Association Certified Case Manager (CCM), Utilization Management Certification (CPHM), Certified Professional in Health Care Quality, or other related certification. To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing. Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V. **Job:** **Healthcare Services* **Organization:** **Corporate* **Title:** *Clinical Services Trainer (Registered Nurse)* **Location:** *CA-Long Beach-MOLINA200* **Requisition ID:** *1804224* **Other Locations:** *US-CA-San Diego-SDSKY, US-TX-Richardson-UNITAS, US-TX-Plano-TXPLA, US-UT-Midvale-UTMID, US-SC-North Charleston-MHICH, US-CA-Sacramento-SACRAMENT, US-CO-Aurora-DENAURVO, US-IL-Champaign-CHAMPVO, US-IL-Oak Brook-OAKBROOK, US-TX-San Antonio-TXBEXAR, US-CO-Colorado Springs-COLSPRVO, US-FL-Tampa-TAMPA, US-NY-Syracuse-SYRACLI, US-FL-Tallahassee-WCOLLEGE, US-LA-Baton Rouge-BATON8591, US-UT-West Valley City-SLCCL, US-MI-Flint-MIFLINT, US-IL-Chicago-ILCHI, US-IL-Peoria-PEORVO, US-IL-Bloomington-BLOOMVO, US-TX-Houston-TXHARRIS, US-MI-Grand Rapids-GRAMI, US-TX-Irving-TXWESTRIDG, US-UT-Midvale-UTAH, US-IL-Centreville-CENTREVO, US-UT-Orem-OREM, US-TX-El Paso-TXELP, US-NM-Albuquerque-IT DATA, US-FL-Jacksonville-FLJAX, US-NY-Syracuse-SYRACUSE, US-MS-Jackson-ONEJACK, US-FL-West Palm Beach-FLWPA, US-MI-Troy-TROY, US-AZ-Tucson-TUCSVO, US-FL-Doral-MIAMI8300, US-MS-Jackson-MSFLOW, US-ID-Skyline-IDFALLVO, US-WA-Spokane-SPOKANE, US-CA-Victorville-CAVIC, US-AZ-Phoenix-PHXVO, US-ID-Kamiah-NEZVO, US-ID-Boise-BOISE17, US-TX-Edinburg-TXEDI, US-SC-Cayce-MHISC, US-OK-Oklahoma City-OKOKL, US-TX-Laredo-TXLAREDO, US-ID-Boise-BOISE16, US-ID-Boise-BOISE, US-LA-Monroe-ULM, US-NY-Ithaca-ITHACAVO, US-WI-Milwaukee-WIMIL, US-VA-Glen Allen-GLEN ALLE, US-OH-Independence-INDEPEN, US-FL-Orlando-ORLVO, US-ID-Alameda-POCATVO, US-FL-Riviera Beach-FLRIV, US-IL-East Saint Louis-ESTLVO, US-NY-Cortland-CORTVO, US-UT-Salt Lake City-SALTLAKE, US-ID-Twin Falls-TWINFLSVO, US-LA-Baton Rouge-BATON8545, US-CA-San Bernardino-SANBNRDO, US-VA-Glen Allen-VAGLEN, US-MI-Detroit-DETMI, US-OH-Cincinnati-CINCINNATI, US-WV-Charleston-CHARLESTO, US-ME-Augusta-45COMMERC, US-NY-Syracuse-NYSYR, US-NC-Raleigh-RALCTYPL, US-WA-Wenatchee-WENAT, US-NY-Syracuse-NYCLAY, US-VA-Virginia Beach-VBO2, US-WI-Milwaukee-WATERS, US-VA-Turnpike-MERIFIELD, US-FL-West Palm Beach-WPALMVO, US-MO-St. Louis-STLOUISVO, US-NM-Las Cruces-JNMLCR, US-MO-Saint Louis-STLOUIS, US-WA-Bothell-BOTHELL, US-NM-Albuquerque-NMALBT, US-DC-Washington-MHIDC, US-FL-Naples-NAPLESVO, US-TX-Irving-TXIRV, US-FL-Pensacola-PENSAVO, US-ID-Coeur d Alene-COEURVO, US-VA-Herndon-HERNDON, US-VA-Fredericksbrg-FREDVA, US-WA-Everett-EVERETTMA, US-MS-Tupelo-TUPELOVO, US-IL-Springfield-SPRINGFIEL, US-MS-Gulfport-GULFPTVO, US-NJ-Trenton-HAMILT3705, US-NJ-Hamilton-HAMILT3635, US-OH-Columbus-OHCORPX, US-WA-Vancouver-WAVAN, US-IL-Lake Forest-LAKEFRVO, US-MI-Dearborn-Dearborn, US-MS-Jackson-Jackson*
          Is Your Agency Prepared to Manage Disaster Service Workers During a State of Emergency?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This post was authored by Lisa S. Charbonneau. In July 2018 alone, California Governor Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency  for eight counties — Lake, Mendocino, Mariposa, Napa, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Shasta, and Siskiyou Counties — due to fires, and proclaimed a State of Emergency in San Bernardino County due to damage caused by a monsoonal rainstorm event.  Under the California Emergency Services Act   (CESA), such proclamations have special significance for public agencies and their employees because a proclaimed State of Emergency may trigger the activation of the Disaster Service. By law, all public employees in California are mandatory members of the Disaster Service by operation of oath / affirmation typically administered at the time of hire. Originally envisioned as a way to trigger a civilian defense force against military invasion or attack during World War II and the Cold War, today the Disaster Service is generally…
          Firefighters Face Relentless Fatigue as Wildfire Season Rages On      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SACRAMENTO — It began like it always does, without warning. “The call came in in the middle of the night to deploy down to Southern California, Riverside County,” said Sacramento City Fire Captain Scott Johnson. Two weeks ago, Johnson, along with firefighters from City, Metro, Cosumnes and Patterson fire departments drove 14 hours to fight the Cranston Fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest. However, after five days the strike team was told to pack up and head to what […]
          EP2587: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Cinder Elmer Matter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Johnny goes to a California ski area near San Bernardino in search of a wealthy insured man. Original Air Date: December 3, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com...

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          Staff Cost Estimator      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Clayton Management - San Bernardino, CA - supervision of the Project Estimator, Senior Estimator, Chief Estimator or Pre-Construction Manager. Maintaining current and accurate information...
          Honolulu advances to regional final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. >> Kaolu Holt has carried the Honolulu Little League team to within one stop of a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.


          Associate Lead - San Bernardino, CA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job Description It takes a friendly, knowledgeable and energetic person to truly connect with our pet parents and ensure they have an outstanding shopping experience. That's why our Associate Lead is dedicated to providing pets and pet parents with an outstanding in-store experience. As an Associate Lead, you'll assist customers around ..
          Offer - San Bernardino Hotel Deals: Affordable Hotels in San Bernardino on MyFlightSearch - USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Planning a trip to San Bernardino? Find cheap hotel deals in San Bernardino with MyFlightSearch. We are a leading OTA known to offer some of the best offers on hotel stays across the world. Pick from our wide selection of San Bernardino hotel rooms and make your trip memorable. With our innovative booking widget, you can find San Bernardino hotel reservations that will fit in your budget and will be equipped with all the amenities you may require. Grab exclusive San Bernardino hotel deals throughout the year. San Bernardino has business hotels, romantic hotels, and business hotels; and with us, you can browse them all and book the one you like most.Book with us at MyFlightSearch or contact our customer care team at 1-833-200-3270.
          EP2587: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Cinder Elmer Matter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Johnny goes to a California ski area near San Bernardino in search of a wealthy insured man. Original Air Date: December 3, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com...

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          First time ever: Standalone fixed-rate second mortgages allow 100% cash-out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This loan option allows buyers to knock a more expensive jumbo rate (anything over $679,650 in Orange and Los Angeles counties and anything over $453,100 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties) down to a Fannie Mae rate.
          Las Vegas team loses in Little League West Region Championship – Las Vegas Review-Journal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Las Vegas Review-JournalSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Silverado West had one real opportunity against Honolulu on Thursday night but couldn’t take advantage. The Las Vegas team loaded the bases in the bottom of the third inning against Hawaii pitcher Kaolu Holt. But Silverado … …read more Source:: Honolulu News By Google News
          Venta Apartamento Caracas San Bernardino RAH: 17-14107      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Amplio apartamento muy bien ubicado, con todos los servicios publicos cercanos, consta de 3 habitaciones y un bano. Gran oportunidad, no deje de verlo
          Venta Apartamento Caracas San Bernardino RAH: 18-9605      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Magnifico apartamento, fresco e iluminado,con espectacular vista al Avila, edificio impecable con excelentes areas sociales, 4 habitaciones, 3 banos, principal con bano privado y jacuzzi. Balcon con ventanas panoramicas y bellas jardineras, enrejado,amplio maletero. Acceso a transporte publico, cerca salida Cota Mil.Excelente oportunidad !!
          WhatsApp: una falla mette in pericolo l’autenticità dei messaggi inviati!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WhatsApp ancora al centro della questione sicurezza, con una falla e il relativo exploit che permette a malintenzionati di leggere e modificare i messaggi. Ricordate le vicende dell’iPhone 5C in quel di San Bernardino? In quel caso l’FBI non riusciva a trovare nessuno che riuscisse a sbloccare il codice dell’iPhone senza formattare il dispositivo, il tutto per accedere alle integre chat di WhatsApp. Fortunatamente poi […]

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          San Bernardino puts its cannabis business laws on November ballot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

San Bernardino’s commercial cannabis regulations will appear on the November ballot, a move intended to clear up two years of muck surrounding marijuana businesses in town.

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          'The place is going to burn,' arson suspect allegedly texted before Holy Fire - CNN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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'The place is going to burn,' arson suspect allegedly texted before Holy Fire
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(CNN) Josh Castro waited until the last minute to escape the massive inferno near his house in Southern California. Despite mandatory evacuation orders, Castro stayed behind to protect his Lake Elsinore home from looters, he said. His wife, children ...
Inside the Mendocino Complex Fire Evacuation ZoneNew York Times
A staggering death toll for firefighters in California's summer of flamesLos Angeles Times
It's 'All Gonna Burn': As Holy Fire Rages, Authorities Find A Human SuspectNPR
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          ROAD CLOSURES NEXT TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ON STATE ROUTE 18 (SR-18) FOR CRACK SEALING MAINTENANCE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Caltrans district 8 press release regarding "ROAD CLOSURES NEXT TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ON STATE ROUTE 18 (SR-18) FOR CRACK SEALING MAINTENANCE." Affects San Bernardino County from 8/14/18 to 8/16/18.
          Las Vegas team loses in Little League West Region Championship – Las Vegas Review-Journal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Las Vegas Review-JournalSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Silverado West had one real opportunity against Honolulu on Thursday night but couldn’t take advantage. The Las Vegas team loaded the bases in the bottom of the third inning against Hawaii pitcher Kaolu Holt. But Silverado … …read more Source:: Honolulu News By Google News
          Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — More than a thousand firefighters battled to keep a raging Southern California forest fire from reaching foothill neighborhoods Friday before the expected return of blustery winds that drove the flames to new ferocity a day earlier.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late Thursday for Orange and Riverside counties as the fire carved its way along ridges in the Cleveland National Forest.

Some hillsides were allowed to burn under the watchful eyes of firefighters — to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways into communities when gusts pick up.

The arson blaze south of Los Angeles gained renewed strength Thursday afternoon, coming within yards of homes. Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners sprayed their houses with water from garden hoses.

Hundreds more firefighters joined the effort, bringing the total to 1,200. The growing fire has blackened 28 square miles of timber and brush and is only 5 percent contained. More than 20,000 people have been evacuated.

Fifty miles (80 kilometers) west of the fire, residents in the city of Long Beach awoke Friday to ash on their cars and in their yards.

Brown's proclamation said thousands of homes were threatened by the fire in the foothills above Lake Elsinore and nearby communities and ordered state agencies to help local governments.

A resident of Holy Jim Canyon in the forest was scheduled for a court hearing Friday on charges that he deliberately set the fire.

Forrest Clark, 51, is charged with arson and other crimes and could face life in prison if convicted. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Michael Milligan, chief of the Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department, has told the Orange County Register that Clark had a decade-long feud with neighbors and sent him threatening emails last week, including one that said, "this place will burn." Ironically, his cabin was the only one in the canyon to survive the flames, the newspaper reported.

As flames raged closer to foothill homes on Thursday, some residents ignoring evacuation orders stood in driveways or on top of roofs and used garden hoses to wet down their property as smoke billowed around them.

Joe Rodriguez, 38, used a power washer on his patio in the McVicker Canyon Park neighborhood.

"Until this thing is barking at my door, I'm going to stick with it," he told the San Bernardino Sun.

Firefighters fought a desperate battle as huge flames came within yards of some homes, feeding on dense, dry chaparral and propelled by 20-mph (30-kph) gusts. They want to encircle the fire before it can devour neighborhoods and take lives, as gigantic fires still burning in Northern California have done.

"Our main focus this afternoon was getting everyone out safely," said Thanh Nguyen, a spokesman for the crews battling the Holy Fire.

Phil Williams, 57, stayed near his home in Brookstone Ranch, an unincorporated community of about 5,000 people. His family and pets evacuated along with most of his neighbors but as a member of the local water district, he stayed to help out.

Late Thursday night, he described seeing 70-foot-tall (21-meter) flames creeping within 150 yards of his large yard.

"It's all tinder and as soon as the flames hit it, it's gone," he said. "You can hear the fire coming. It truly does roar. "

Williams, who had cut back brush around the home, said he planned to "wait for the sun's up, see what's left. Not much more than you can do."

"If I didn't do a good enough job, I'll just rebuild," he said. "It's only sticks."

Although the fire — named for the canyon where it started — destroyed a dozen cabins after breaking out Monday, fire crews were able to prevent further losses but the fire was still virtually uncontrolled as its growth nullified progress in corralling it.

Wind speeds and temperatures dropped as night fell but gusty winds could pick up again Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service warned.

Meanwhile, two major wildfires — one called the Mendocino Complex Fire that is the largest in California history — were burning more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Sacramento.

Crews turned a corner and achieved 51 percent containment of the Mendocino Complex — actually twin fires that are being fought together. The fire destroyed more than 100 homes and has blackened an area about the size of the city of Los Angeles.

In the Redding area, the year's deadliest fire was nearly half surrounded and was burning into remote and rugged forest land but grass, brush and trees there are so dry from years of drought and recent heat that the potential remained for the fire to grow, state fire officials said.

The Carr Fire, as it's called, killed six people, including two firefighters, and burned more than 1,000 homes. Two other people — a state fire heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the fire and a utility worker trying to restore power near the fire— have died in car accidents.

The fires all grew explosively in the past two weeks as winds whipped the flames through forest and rural areas full of timber and brush that is bone-dry from years of drought and a summer of record-breaking heat.

Air quality has been another casualty of the fires. A smoky haze stretches from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to Sacramento and hovers over the San Francisco Bay Area, with most major population centers in between suffering air quality that's considered dangerous for children, the elderly and people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.

The smoke even drifted as far east as Salt Lake City in Utah.

The sheer size of the fires is numbing in a state that is still reeling from enormous blazes last year and has yet to hit its historically most dangerous months.

Firefighters had almost contained a huge fire near Yosemite National Park.


          (USA-CA-San Bernardino) ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST- PART TIME      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**\# of Openings** 1 **Overview** **Do you enjoy engaging with shoppers and influencing how they buy and share products? Does creating in-store experiences for shoppers that enhances brand value and drives consumer demand excite you? If so, we hope you will join our team!** CROSSMARK Engagement Specialists are vital to the success of our clients, customers and company! In an increasingly complex retail environment, our Engagement Specialists interact with shoppers to generate brand awareness and enhance the in-store experience. If providing shoppers with the opportunity to see and purchase the newest or improved products excites you, come join the CROSSMARK Team! **Responsibilities** Successful team members should be prepared to perform these tasks: + Proactively intercept, engage, interact and communicate with shoppers to demonstrate products features and benefits in a professional manner. + Create a positive product impression and generate brand awareness for onsite/in-store food and non-food demonstrations. + Ability to learn and share knowledge of products demonstrated. + Properly prepare event table/cart (set up & breakdown) for performing demonstrations. + Ability to prepare and serve food and beverage samples using required appliances, such as microwave, convection oven, electric fryer, skillet, juicer, coffee maker, cooking utensils, forks/knives and hot oils. + Maintain a clean, sterile and safe work station using cleaning chemicals. + Maintain an overall professional appearance consistent with the requirements of the role. + Provide excellent customer service and develop a professional working relationship with store associates to effectively meet and exceed client expectations. + Accurately prepare and submit all online requirements on the day of event demonstration. + Ability to access the internet, navigate through CROSSMARK’s electronic systems, using web- based Microsoft Outlook, and capability to view assigned documents, including Microsoft Word & Adobe PDF forms. + Successfully complete the requirements for food safety certification and maintain ongoing certification as required. + Follow company policies, procedures and position responsibilities. **Candidates for this position must successfully pass a background check** **Qualifications** **Although not required, experience in the following areas is a plus:** + Public speaking or acting roles + Retail Sales + Customer Service + Product Demonstration/Event Specialist + Brand Ambassador + Food Service Handling **Hours of Operation and Availability** + This role is not expected to exceed 25 hours a week, although CROSSMARK maintains discretion to change the hours based on the needs of the business + Required availability: Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 7 pm + Most shifts are 4 to 6 ½ hours in length, including breaks. + Events run on a staggered shift schedule primarily between the preferred hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. every day of the week. The number of events vary per week, so your assigned schedule depends on the work load for that week. Periodically, we do have special events that require work hours outside these primary hours. **Computer and Technology Proficiency** This position requires employees to be able to operate a smart phone or tablet with internet connection capability to download and run applications for receiving/reporting work as well as viewing training content and taking/uploading pictures. Engagement Specialists must be able to navigate through CROSSMARK’s web based platform, and ability to view documents in Adobe (PDF) format. All training, project scheduling and time reporting is accessed via a virtual web-based platform. **Physical Demands** The employee will be regularly required to: Stand up to 4 hours at a time without a break; Walk; Use hands and fingers to handle or feel; Reach with hands and arms (including reaching overhead); Talk and hear; Visual ability to read instructions and perform events; Stoop; Kneel; Crouch; Climb (including use of a 6’ ladder); Balance; Lift and carry up to 25 pounds (including occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds); push and pull a wheeled demonstration cart weighing up to 300 pounds fully loaded with appliances, supplies and product; Prepare foods and beverages using the required appliances, such as cooking utensils, knives, convection oven, fryer, coffee maker, electric fryer, microwaves and hot oils; and be in contact with cleaning supplies. **Physical Appearance** Engagement Specialists must present a professional, neat, clean, and appropriately groomed appearance. Specific dress code requirements are: long-sleeve, button-down white collared shirt along with full length black pants, and solid black, low-heel, closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. CROSSMARK will supply a baseball type cap, and an apron. Hair must be tucked into the ball cap or hair net, exposed facial hair may require a beard guard. No facial jewelry, including tongue eyebrow or nose piercings. Tattoos which are not covered by the uniform including face and neck must be covered with a bandage or makeup. This job advertisement does not imply that the above functions are the only tasks that may be performed. Employees will be expected to follow other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related tasks as directed by management. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. **Req ID** _2018-105602_ **Primary Work Location : Location** _US-CA-San Bernardino_ **Category** _Events Marketing/Demo_
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In October 2001, recovery workers sifting through the rubble of the World Trade Center uncovered the remains of a Callery pear tree. Twisted and broken, its roots snapped and branches burnt, the workers nonetheless decided to pull the tree from ground zero, beginning its remarkable recovery.

The chances of the tree recovering were slim indeed when it was placed into the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, who then sent it to the Arthur Ross Nursery in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for specialist care. It was replanted in the Bronx on November 11, 2001, but was not expected to survive.

For several years, the tree underwent a careful process of healing and rehabilitation. Then, in 2010, the Callery pear tree was returned to ground zero where it was replanted as part of the National September 11 Memorial. It was christened the Survivor Tree, a symbol of endurance, resilience, and hope.

Since its return to ground zero, the tree has flourished. It is often the first plant to bloom in the Memorial plaza each year, its blossoms signaling the arrival of spring with an annual display of growth and rebirth. At the same time, the Survivor Tree bears the scars of its troubled past: Its smooth new branches reach upwards from its gnarled stump, a stark reminder of the tree's dark history and its hopeful present.

On September 11, 2013, the Survivor Tree seedling program was launched. Since then, the 9/11 Memorial has given seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities each year. These communities had all experienced recent tragedies, and the seedlings were given as a sign of solidarity and hope. Tree scientists have so far propagated some 450 descendants of the original tree, and recipients of the saplings have included Boston, San Bernardino, Orlando, and Paris, France.


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Il sindaco di Tivoli ha venduto le Acque Albule. Un bene pubblico nelle mani di un privato

«Partirono cardinali tornarono chierichetti», dal 2031 il socio privato di minoranza sarà proprietario della società. Lunedì 6 agosto la maggioranza populista del Comune di Tivoli ha liquidato la storia e il patrimonio della città
Le piscine delle Acque Albule di Tivoli

Le piscine delle Acque Albule di Tivoli

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«Non vendo sogni ma solide realtà». «Lo sapevo» il commento di Bartolomeo Terranova. Già. Salvo che lo slogan elettorale cavalcato da Giuseppe Proietti verso Palazzo San Bernardino 2014 è stato prodotto da un sogno, liberarsi non soltanto da Marco Vincenzi – ex sindaco pd, attuale presidente della commissione Bilancio della Regione Lazio – ma anche dalla sua politica. «Devincenzializzare» Tivoli. Al programma elettorale fece da battistrada la capacità di saper intercettare il sentimento popolare maggiormente orientato. Capacità trasformata in strategia, che – lottizzazione Nathan a parte: speriamo non finisca allo stesso modo – faceva perno sul riappropriarsi della «Acque Albule spa» da parte del Comune di Tivoli. Ossia da parte di quelli che lunedì 6 agosto l’hanno definitivamente pre-privatizzata. Giochi di prestigio della politica, quella vituperata dei partiti «tradizionali» – anche giustamente – ma emulata magnificamente dai «nuovi», i populisti di Palazzo San Bernardino (o di Palazzo Chigi), sulla cresta dell’onda d’un’oscura fase della storia.

Bartolomeo Terranova nel 2014 altro totem da abbattere


Non solo il patrimonio della città. A sentirli, in quella campagna elettorale contro Marco Vincenzi, tra i totem da abbattere, la coalizione «chi ci sta ci sta» vincitrice delle elezioni, un posto d’onore lo riservò al ragionier Bartolomeo Terranova. Inviso non solo in quanto grande elettore dell’ex sindaco pd ma perché titolare del 40 per cento della spa Acque Albule nonché amministratore dal 2001, a seguito del primo step della privatizzazione avviata da Marco Vincenzi. 
Un uno+l’altro che Tivoli non ha mai adottato. Tanto che, nella centrale via del Cicaleccio Politico, si dileggiavano gli sconfitti prefigurando la cacciata del palazzinaro-finanziere-patron del Grand hotel Duca d’Este dalla «Acque Albule spa». Che sarebbe ritornata al Comune. Un esempio contribuisce a illustrare quello stato d’animo: fu vera sollevazione popolare, un’offesa a Tivoli, l’intestazione «Terme di Roma», brand scelto dal Terranova per vendere il prodotto fuori del circuito tradizionale. 
Un «Contrordine compagni!» di Giovannino Guareschi sul Candido dell’epoca nostra avrebbe solennizzato il Consiglio comunale del 6 agosto, la decisione di assicurare la vendita totale della società a Bartolomeo Terranova. «Partirono cardinali e tornarono chierichetti», capaci soltanto di occuparsi del cordone e dell’organo. 
Conclusione assoluta prova di un mondo dove il sole sorge a oriente. Infatti, cancellati sogno e memoria, dopo cinque anni la «solida realtà» ne esce trionfante. E Bartolomeo Terranova nemmeno ringrazia visto che le modalità della dismissione le ha direttamente suggerite. La «partita Acque Albule spa» è conclusa. A settembre la firma dei patti, nel 2031 la funzione manageriale diventerà al 100% disponibilità societaria. Del ragioniere. O di chi lo avrà sostituito.

Una tecnica da consumato democristiano


Da navigato politico, il sindaco ha allontanato il più lontano possibile lo svelamento di quanto non doveva apparire. Per tutto il tempo, l’antico democristiano Giuseppe Proietti riconvertito a esordiente populista – però anche iscritto al Pd: non si sa mai – è riuscito a mantenere enigmatico il mercanteggiamento con il Terranova, salvo una volta mai portato a trasparente conoscenza della città e della sua maggioranza silenziosa.
Tutto l’opposto l’iniziale agire della seconda vita politica – Proietti negli anni Settanta è stato presidente dei giovani Dc di Tivoli e consigliere comunale –, con la clausola della recompra vulgata a piene mani: «il Comune paga le azioni di Terranova e lo mette fuori» la sintesi. Costo, 14 milioni. A sostegno, la radicale critica alle modalità di gestione delle terme: «Il processo di parziale privatizzazione, avvenuto nel 2001 con l'ingresso di un socio privato nel capitale della azienda termale – scriveva –, non risulta soddisfacente in termini di beneficio ottenuto per l’Amministrazione e per la collettività…»
Prima di convincersi dell'errore e dell'enfasi posta a sostegno, Proietti si domandava come sterzare: «Riacquisire le quote del socio privato per poi procedere a una vendita in blocco del 100% del pacchetto azionario, attraverso l’utilizzo di un bando di gara internazionale per l’assegnazione. Riteniamo inoltre che sia opportuno procedere alla dismissione delle proprietà immobiliari non connesse allo sfruttamento delle acque termali al fine di recuperare le risorse finanziare necessarie alla liquidazione della quota societaria privata» si legge nel suo programma elettorale.

A difesa, Manuela Chioccia, Andrea Napoleoni, il centrosinistra


Meritano una menzione quanti si sono schierati contro. Due soli in aula, Manuela Chioccia, capogruppo del Pd, e l'ex presidente del Consiglio Andrea Napoleoni – pesantissimo il post su Facebook –, uno dei primi a sostenere Giuseppe Proietti, ma anche ad individuarne la fisionomia ed abbandonarlo in tempi non sospetti. A sua firma. 31 emendamenti che hanno costretto i presenti a un tour protrattosi fino alle 5 del mattino. Fuori dell’assemblea, unica espressione «politica», quella del centrosinistra. A Tivoli tutto e tutto insieme. Nulla da altrove. Il luogo prescelto per assentarsi da un Consiglio convocato il 6 di agosto.



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