Imperial Valley Press : 2019-02-11

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LOCAL & REGION

A4 Monday, February 11, 2019 Imperial Valley Press n n Local&Region Questions? Contact Editor in Chief Tom Bodus at [email protected] or (760)-337-3427. Migrants from new caravan expected in San Luis R.C. at the San Luis Rio Colorado shelter on Tuesday as part of the first group arriving in the new caravan. Serna said his and other shelters are still awaiting aid from the Mexican government to accommodate the migrants, but that the San Luis Rio Colorado at least has been fortunate to receive funding from the Dar Mas Para Sonora Foundation. Some immigrants already gathered at the border fence at San Luis fear the arrival of the new caravan could create a chaotic situation. “I hope that if people arrive here from the caravan, order is respected,” said Urias Bernabe Hernandez, who came previously from Chiapas. “We are doing things legally, with order, but what we are afraid of is that the American government will close the border if it sees disorder.” Serna said he expects the number of migrants served by his and other shelters will double in the weeks ahead. “If right now we are serving about 40 migrants every day, I believe that will double,” he said. “But we are going to need a lot more help, and we still don’t see clearly if we will have it. “We urgently need non-perishable food, medicine and used clothes to give to the migrants. We have had help from organizations in the United States, but we are lacking a lot.” The San Luis Rio Colorado shelter is making appeals on both sides of the border for donations. BY CESAR NEYOY BAJO EL SOL SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. – This city next to Yuma County could get a large influx of Central American asylum seekers because of a new caravan making its way north and a new strategy by the Mexican government to disperse the migrants among various border cities. “The government is making preparations to distribute the migrants to various cities on the border,” said Ascension Serna, director of the Don Chon Migrant Shelter in San Luis Rio Colorado that has housed migrants who have so far come to the city. “It wants to prevent them from gathering in a single city, as happened last year in Tijuana, where the most of the caravan arrived.” Serna recently returned from Mexico City, where he attended a meeting among Mexican government agencies and relief organizations that have been helping the migrants. Among other issues, the session covered steps to be taken in preparation the arrival of an estimated 10,000 Hondurans that left in a caravan from their country last month, Serna said in an interview. “Among the cities where the migrants from the caravan are going to be sent is San Luis,” he said. “I think that at least three or four trucks with migrants from that caravan could reach us.” The new arrivals would join dozens of immigrants, most of them from Chiapas, Oaxaca and other southern Mexican states, who already have gathered along the border fence, waiting to present asylum applications to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the port of entry in San Luis, Ariz. The immigrants say they are fleeing crime, violence and poverty in their hometowns. In recent months, most Central Americans asylum seekers have made their way to border cities on the California, Tijuana and Mexicali, and Serna said the government wants to distribute among more cities to diminish the strain on any single city’s resources. Serna said a Honduran family arrived Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala Northern California beaches dusted with snow in latest storm BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades. Pelosi’s sarcastic handclap and smirk to President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address went viral last week and launched hundreds of memes. So when Davis announced that she was in the audience — Pelosi has attended in the past — she received a standing ovation, while some people even imitated her now-famous handclap. At the top of the event and as she tried to exit, people asked to take selfies, almost creating a line as Pelosi smiled through them all. A wide range of celebrities attended event at the Beverly Hilton, including TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The latest in a series of storms dusted Northern California beaches with snow and caused whiteout conditions on mountain roads, closing a major highway. A stretch of Interstate 80, a key route through the Sierra Nevada to Lake Tahoe, was closed Saturday because of heavy snow and strong winds. Officials hoped to reopen it later Sunday. The National Weather Service office in Eureka reported rare accumulating snow at sea level. A photo posted by meteorologist Eric McCormick of KIEMTV showed Clam Beach in Arcata covered in fresh powder. The last time Humboldt County beaches saw snow was during the winter of 2002-03, said Brad Charboneau, a meteorologist with the weather service. “It’s pretty unusual to reach the ground and accumulate,” he said. Snow has stuck on the ground at sea level 28 times in the past 130 years, according to historical records cited by the San Francisco Chronicle . It has Thomas, who held his own onstage. Soul singer Ledisi, a powerhouse vocalist, also shined while sister duo Chloe x Halle, nominated for two Grammys, brought the house down when they performed “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.” Rapper Travis Scott, nominated for three Grammys, kicked off the night with the hit “Goosebumps.” Before performing “Sickomode,” which reached No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart last year, he told the audience: “I only came to rage.” Apple’s Tim Cook, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, recent Super Bowl champ Julian Edelman, Wolfgang Puck, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Kathy Griffin, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Calvin Klein, Angela Bassett, Berry Gordy, Fred Armisen, George Clinton and Darren Criss. The night closed with a rousing tribute to Franklin, who died in August. R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan stunned with her renditions of “Call Me” and “I Knew You Were Waiting,” then joined by Rob predicted for Southern California. Motorists were urged to use caution on mountain passes. Another storm is predicted to hit the greater Los Angeles area by midweek. fallen and not accumulated an additional 19 times. The system in the north was dissipating by midday. Meanwhile scattered showers and snow at elevations as low as 3,500 feet (1,066 meters) were Brandi Carlile, Gaga win multiple Grammys; Grande wins 1st LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves won multiple Grammys in the show’s pre-telecast Sunday, a year after women were almost muted at the 2018 awards show. Carlile won three honors in the Americana category and will compete for the three biggest awards during the live show: album, song and record of the year. Ariana Grande also won her first Grammy in the same week that she publicly blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and accused him of lying about why she was no longer performing at the show. “I know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things .... but (expletive) ....... this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much,” she tweeted after learning about her win. Childish Gambino, Tori Kelly and Lauren Daigle won two awards each. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman, Stingy, Shaggy, Dave Chappelle, “Weird Al” Yankovic, the late Chris Cornell, Greta Van Fleet and even former President Jimmy Carter also picked up early awards ahead of the live show, which was scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. There was a tie for best rap performance, and Drake was surprisingly not one of the winners. Drake’s “Nice for What” lost to Anderson Paak’s “Bubblin’” and Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James engineer to win in the latter category. Women were strongly represented at this year’s Grammys. That’s in contrast to last year’s ceremony, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn’t get a chance to perform onstage. Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated last year, but this year she is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist. “This is going to be a special Grammys. As much as it is about me, it’s not just about me,” said Monae, who gave a powerful speech last year ahead of Kesha’s emotional and striking performance celebrating sisterhood and women’s rights. “Yes, we have so much more work to do, but this is a moment to be celebrated. This is a moment for women to love on each other and let each other know,” she added. Monae’s groundbreaking album, “Dirty Computer,” is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Sunday’s show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour,” Brandi Carlile’s “By the Way, I Forgive You” and H.E.R.’s self-titled album are also in contention. The track will compete for more Grammys, including song of the year, record of the year and best pop duo/group performance, where Bradley Cooper is a nominee. Beck was a double winner during the pre-telecast, taking home best alternative music album and best engineered album (non-classical) for “Colors.” Emily Lazar, one of the engineers who worked on the album and won alongside Beck, said onstage that she was the first female mastering Blake’s “King’s Dead,” from the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Gaga, now an eight-time Grammy winner, won best pop solo performance for “Joanne,” while her hit “Shallow” was named best song written for visual media. The song from “A Star Is Born,” co-written by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando, is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

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