Brandon Hernández 9 a.m., Dec. 9
Border News Translations: 16 Year-old Found Dead; Support Single Moms; Home Fires Controlled
Ensenada BC (El Vigía, 5/7/11) - The decomposed corpse of a minor was found in a house located at 354 Rosario Street in colonia Costa Bella. Staff of the State Attorney-General of Justice sealed off the entrance to the street to remove the body of the girl who was known to her friends as "The Blink". Sources of the Attorney-General of the State (PGJE) reported "The Blink", 16, had stab injuries and that she would have died a week ago. "The Blink" lived alone in the home and some neighbors commented the unit was known frequented by substance users. The forensic medical service transported the body where an autopsy will determine the cause of death.
Ensenada BC (El Vigía, Sergio Castillo, 5/8/11) - Participants in an opinion poll by El Vigía that took place during the week which ended yesterday mostly agree the Government should provide economic support to needy single mothers. With 1,641 web respondents, 1,400 (61%) said women with children should receive benefits. On the contrary 637 (39%) disagreed with providing the support proposed by some local legislators before the Congress of the State of Baja California a few weeks ago. The results of the print edition were stronger; Of 84 respondents, 81 responded in favor of financial aid benefits for single mothers; only three of those surveyed disagreed. It is should be mentioned 100% of the women who answered were in favor of support arguing that in this region there is a high rate of single mothers who have been abandoned by their husbands. In addition, some of them mentioned their lives are very complicated. Females take care of the children and in-turn have to work, so it is considered fair for the Government to support them so that they can succeed.
Ensenada BC (El Vigía, Sergio Castillo, 5/8/11) - A raging fire generated considerable damage to three houses and a mechanical workshop, located in colonia Reacomodo Lomitas.The incident happened yesterday around 2:30 p.m. and caused intense mobilization of paramedics, rescuers, municipal police officers and firefighters who took about two hours to suffocate the fire because of the rugged area. It was reported one of the houses and the business suffered total losses. The other two homes were only partially damaged because of the smoke and intense flames. The surrounding area was also affected by the fire. There were no injuries but, news of the recent family who died in Tuesday’s fire at "Picosita", resulted in at least two people suffering attacks of nerves. They received medical attention by Mexican Red Cross paramedics. The flames were stifled by about 10 firefighters who arrived in three fire trucks. Two of them needed water recharging because the intensity of the fire wasn’t reduced. Before the fire could spread, residents of the affected homes and others nearby took their belongings away. Firefighters also had to close a gas cylinder which was about to explode. The fire personnel confirmed that three houses and affected workshop are located on calles México y A de la colonia Reacomodo Lomitas. Preliminary reports said the fire originated between the houses and workshop, but the exact cause has not yet been determined. You can prevent fires in your home or place of work: Check electrical and gas lines, Do not leave the oven turned on when leaving, Avoid childrens’ contact with matches or lighters, Don’t accumulate garbage or any other materials that could spread a fire, and If possible, install smoke detectors in your home