Matthew Lickona 2:45 p.m., Dec. 10
Baja & Border News Translations: Youth Threaten with Pistol and Set Fire to Home; 61st Anniversary of Baja California Celebrated
Youth Threaten with Pistol and Set Fire to Home (El Mexicano, 1/17/13 by Said Betanzos)
TIJUANA, BC - "Run with your Mommy or I'm going to kill you," warned a minor and pointed a firearm at Daniel, another youth. This occurred after the attacker and other 13 children set fire to a dwelling in fraccionamiento Villa del Real. According to the Municipal police around 19:00 hours on Wednesday, they received a report of a fire at a house at calles Dos and España in the abovementioned place.
The mother of the youth claimed having seen some 14 children set fire to part of the wood where she lives with her 13 year old son, who managed to flee by exiting from the rear of domicile. She commented that she saw one of the children with a pistol, with which he threatened to kill her son. All the children were still there while her husband with the help of neighbors quelled the flames of their house.
After the Municipal Police heard these facts, "n" José, 13, was arrested at calles Dos and España, just outside the Nextel business. He was carrying a school bag hiding an empty firearm, a 38-caliber type revolver, as well as some tools.
The juvenile confessed that the weapon was given to him to save by "n Daniel", 13, who got it from his father, Victor Mena, in the business of making patrols. When police officers asked the parent talking he was talking with about the claim, he closed the business and refused to be interviewed any further. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2013/01/17/644465/ninos-quisieron-matar-a-otro-al-incendiar-vivienda.aspx
61st Anniversary of Baja California Celebrated (El Sol de Tijuana, 1/17/13)
Mexicali, BC - The Governor of the State, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, spearheaded a commemorative ceremony at the LXI Anniversary of the free and sovereign of State of Baja California, this Wednesday at the State Theatre. "Is a great honor to participate in the most important annual celebration of our home, and I am very proud to be part of the celebration of the sixty-first anniversary of the creation of the free and sovereign State of Baja California," the Governor said. The State Governor added: "Today, all together we commemorate Baja California. I want to thank all of you for your attendance at an event that unites us all and connects us with our past compelling us to view our future. I have the certainty that we are making history and we should therefore honor history."
As part of the ceremony, Deputy Marco Antonio Vizcarra on behalf of the President of the Congress of State and Mrs. Claudia Josefina Agatón Muñiz, read a decree that the territory of Baja California became a free and sovereign State joining the Federation as the 29th State.
Honors to the flag were played by the military band escorted by the 2nd Military Region. At this very significant event for Baja California Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan presented awards to distinguished citizens of 2013.
Those citizens were: Reginald Martin Esquer Felix, outstanding work in education and business fields; Gabriel Trujillo, outstanding work on Bills in the North-West of the country; Luz Elena Picos, outstanding work in altruistic journalism; Juan Manuel Roberto Castro Torres, Chief Executive, President and founder of the Foundation "Castro Limon", which supports children with cancer ailments; Javier Plasencia, creator of the International Chef of Baja Med concept; and Luis Antonio Álvarez Murillo, "El Abuelo", champion of the World Cup held in Ogden, USA in June 2012 winning 4th place in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Also receiving recognition was: Ana Lilia Durán Ayón, first Mexican woman awarded a World Weightlifting Championship; Andrea Gómez Gómez, career as International Judge with 15 years as an international judge in the International Gymnastics Federation since 1997; Jacqueline Nava Mouett, Mexican boxer and World Boxing Council World Champion; and Gustavo Vildósola Ramos, businessman and first Mexican to win the off road "Baja 1000" competition; and the Mexican band Reik, formed by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas (voice), Julio Ramírez Eguía (guitar) and Gilberto "Bibi" Marín (electric guitar), winners of two Grammy Awards and winners of the Golden torch at the past Festival of Viña del Mar in Chile.
Recognized for media were: Federico Weber Ponce de León, ALETI businessman and former director of Televisa Mexicali, who for more than 20 years was at the forefront of the subsidiary; Brizuela Amador Pablo, director of the first FM station in Mexicali, "Stereorey" and director of Mvs and MyChannel 44; Héctor Terán Terán, ex-Governor of Baja California; Hugo D'costa, founder of the Monte Xanic home winemaker; Maricarmen Flores, reporter for Televisa Tijuana with over 20 years of experience; Héctor Sada Quiroga cotton producer in Baja California who created pioneering companies in the cotton industry in the Mexicali Valley.
Benefactors and altruistic persons of many causes; Don Mario Terán del Río, prominent businessman; Rodolfo Fierro Marquez, an institution in agriculture in the Mexicali Valley; and the business of television and prominent benefactor, Carolina Aubanel Riedel.
On the other hand, the State Governor stressed that one of the strengths of the State is energy, the soul of the migrant and the crystallization of the dreams of foreigners who arrive and in search of a better tomorrow. "Nothing of what we are now after 61 years of life as a free and sovereign State, would we have been able to achieve have we not been convinced that the main value of the Baja California is our people; these people who every day rise determined to make reality of their dreams, both individually as a collective and in the community, which has allowed us to become the natural destination of Mexico, that is Baja California," added Osuna Millan.
During his message, the Governor invited citizens to multiply their transcendence that will allow us to persist in the future, but above all to raise the quality of life and happiness for all who live here. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2845586.htm