Mexican restaurant is family’s legacy

first_img Los Alamos owner Fernando Aguilar rolls a freshly toasted tortilla to go with a Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles) in the restaurant kitchen Thursday on Grant Avenue. Most of their recipes have been passed down through multiple generations. Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles), tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos and breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinVirgin Coco MojitoHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Mexican restaurant is family’s legacy Twitter WhatsApp Previous articlePermian Basin firms plan water conferenceNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 10, 2021 Federico Martinez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Los Alamos owner Fernando Aguilar plates Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles) in the restaurant kitchen Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Most of their recipes have been passed down through multiple generations. Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos and breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Twitter TAGSChili VerdeenchiladasFernando AguilarlenguaLos AlamosmenudoMexican restaurantPatrick AguilarquesadillasRodrigo Aguilartacos Facebook It took Odessa’s Rodrigo Aguilar 72 years to see his dream of opening his own Mexican restaurant come true when he opened the doors to Los Alamos in 2009.That dream could have quickly faded when the family patriarch unexpectedly died three years later. But thanks to his widow, and son and grandson, who recently took over the restaurant’s operations, the dream continues.“My father worked in the oilfields for 30 years,” Rodrigo’s son, Fernando Aguilar, said. “He would always talk about it, but he could never convince himself to do it.“But we kept on encouraging him to go into business for himself because he was always cooking and had some great recipes.”When Rodrigo Aguilar finally decided to take the plunge, customers flocked to the restaurant, drawn by Rodrigo’s friendly, welcoming personality and tasty fare like Chili Verde, birria tacos, enchiladas, menudo and quesadillas.“After my father died, I helped my step-mother run the restaurant for a couple months before I returned to work in the oilfields,” Fernando Aguilar said.The restaurant continued to prosper until 2020 when COVID arrived and the business had to temporarily shut its doors.“My step-mother called me one day and told me that she was enjoying not having to get up early and working late every day,” Fernando Aguilar said. “She told me she wanted to retire and sell the restaurant.”Fernando Aguilar was torn. He wanted to keep his father’s restaurant alive, but knew rebounding from COVID would be a major challenge. Although he loved to cook, his job in the oilfield industry paid the bills and put food on his family’s table.“My wife, who is a nursing student, was a little concerned about the risk,” Fernando Aguilar said. “But my son Patrick was very supportive and encouraging.“He knew owning a restaurant was my dream too, so he said, “come on dad, let’s do it, I’ll help you.”Los Alamos owners Patrick and Fernando Aguilar pose for a photo in front the restaurant Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Los Alamos, which is named after a small town in northwestern Mexico, specializes in Mexican style breakfast plates like eggs served with chorizo, a spicy sausage, and “huevos” (eggs) a la Mexicana, which consists of scrambled eggs mixed with jalapenos, onions and tomato. Breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)On Oct. 1, an admittedly nervous father and son reopened the restaurant and were greeted by throngs of faithful customers hungry for their favorite dishes.“It wasn’t easy, Fernando Aguilar, 48,” admits. “It took time to get coordinated, see what kind of dishes people wanted and to take a look at what the competition was selling.”Fortunately, Fernando inherited his father’s flair for cooking, and Patrick Aguilar, 19, already had a couple years of experience working at local fast-food restaurants.“I kind of knew what to expect,” Patrick Aguilar said. “I knew that if we were going to be successful, we needed to have competitive prices, quality food and service.”Los Alamos, which is named after a small town in northwestern Mexico, specializes in Mexican style breakfast plates like eggs served with chorizo, a spicy sausage, and “huevos” (eggs) a la Mexicana, which consists of scrambled eggs mixed with jalapenos, onions and tomato. Breakfast is available to order all day.Los Alamos owner Fernando Aguilar plates Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles) in the restaurant kitchen Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Most of their recipes have been passed down through multiple generations. Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles), tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos and breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles), and other typical faire like tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos.But it’s the more unique items like fresh menudo, which is only available on weekends or lengua (cow tongue), which is used in tacos or other menu items that call for beef or chicken, that really draws customers to the restaurant at 1307 N. Grant. For more information visit the restaurant’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Losalamosresturant1 or call (432) 334-7866.“Lengua is kind of a specialty item,” Fernando Aguilar said. “It’s very expensive for restaurants to buy – $25 – and the tongue aren’t that big, so not many places offer it.”Fernando’s homemade menudo, a spicy soup that many people claim cures everything from a cold to hangovers, is also a customer favorite. The labor-intensive soup is only offered on weekends.“When we first started out, we would make one pot (about 30 servings), but we were selling out of it in 20 minutes,” Fernando Aguilar says. “We started making two pots per weekend, but even then, people were placing orders during the week or offering to buy the whole pot; so now we’ve started making a third pot.”Not that the Aguilar’s are complaining. Due to COVID and being closed for so long, it’s taken time to attract new customers and for longtime customers to return. In addition to in-door dining, the restaurant offers pickup and delivery service.“I wish business would pick up during the week,” Fernando Aguilar admits. “Sometimes things can be slow around here.“But Patrick and I are determined to keep the restaurant going and passed down for many more generations.”Los Alamos, which is named after a small town in northwestern Mexico, specializes in Mexican style breakfast plates like eggs served with chorizo, a spicy sausage, and “huevos” (eggs) a la Mexicana, which consists of scrambled eggs mixed with jalapenos, onions and tomato. Breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)Los Alamos is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Aguilar’s earlier this year tried expanding their weekday hours to 9 p.m. Although the later hours were drawing more customers, it was exhausting to work such long hours, both men say.“We’ve always gotten along,” said Patrick. “But we noticed that we were butting heads a lot more. It’s tough when you work together all day and then go home together.”If the business continues to grow, they plan to hire more help and expand the restaurant’s hours again, the elder Aguilar said.For now, father and son will continue grinding it out, determined to keep the family’s legacy alive.What they don’t do, is cook much when they’re not at work.“No, there is no cooking at home,” Fernando Aguilar says with a laugh. “Do you know what we did for dinner last night – Chick-fil-A.” Los Alamos owner Fernando Aguilar plates Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles) in the restaurant kitchen Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Most of their recipes have been passed down through multiple generations. Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos and breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) Los Alamos Restaurant By Federico Martinez – May 10, 2021 center_img GOOD NEWS: Names in the News WhatsApp 1 of 5 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Los Alamos owners Patrick and Fernando Aguilar pose for a photo in front the restaurant Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Los Alamos, which is named after a small town in northwestern Mexico, specializes in Mexican style breakfast plates like eggs served with chorizo, a spicy sausage, and “huevos” (eggs) a la Mexicana, which consists of scrambled eggs mixed with jalapenos, onions and tomato. Breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Local News Mexican restaurant is family’s legacy Los Alamos, which is named after a small town in northwestern Mexico, specializes in Mexican style breakfast plates like eggs served with chorizo, a spicy sausage, and “huevos” (eggs) a la Mexicana, which consists of scrambled eggs mixed with jalapenos, onions and tomato. Breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American) GOOD NEWS: Retirement Los Alamos owner Fernando Aguilar plates Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles) in the restaurant kitchen Thursday, May 6, 2021, on Grant Avenue. Most of their recipes have been passed down through multiple generations. Lunch favorites include Chili Verde con carne (beef tips with green chiles), tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, flautas and Chili Rellenos and breakfast is available to order all day. (Jacob Ford|Odessa American)last_img read more

Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Set for A Star Is Born

first_imgBradley Cooper & Lady Gaga(Photos: Bruce Glikas – Jason Merritt/Getty Images) It’s official! Tony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will direct and appear in A Star Is Born…opposite Lady Gaga. According to Deadline, production on the Warner Bros project will start early next year in California.The long-in-the-works remake had at one point Clint Eastwood to helm and Beyoncé attached to star. Gaga will pen new music for the film.A Star Is Born first began life as a 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor as a farmgirl-turned-starlet, and Fredric March as an aging movie star. The first musical remake came out in 1954 starring Judy Garland. A second remake was made in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and featuring the Academy Award-winning song “Evergreen.”Fall in love with Garland’s version of “The Man That Got Away” all over again below! View Commentslast_img read more

Two companies outline employee antiviral programs

first_imgApr 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Faced with the reality that an effective vaccine is not likely to be available for at least the first several months of an influenza pandemic, some corporations are buying antiviral medications for their employees—both to protect them and to improve the chances that the company could keep providing vital products and services through a pandemic.Few companies have revealed their plans concerning the use of antivirals, but two of them recently described their plans to supply employees with oseltamivir (Tamiflu): the US division of Roche, the company that makes Tamiflu, based in Nutley, N.J., and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), an energy company that serves nearly 2 million electric customers and 1.6 million gas customers in New Jersey.Tamiflu is a neuraminidase inhibitor that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends as the treatment of choice for people infected with H5N1 avian influenza; it is regarded as the best hope for treatment if H5N1 evolves into a pandemic strain. The WHO lists the other licensed neuraminidase inhibitor, zanamivir (Relenza), as a second option for treating H5N1.Roche and PSEG are among the first large companies to supply their employees with Tamiflu, and their experiences may hold lessons for other companies considering such programs.Employee antiviral programs gain momentumAntiviral programs for businesses range from modest stockpiles that would cover only certain at-risk employees to more comprehensive plans intended to cover all workers and even their families.Roche spokesman Terry Hurley told CIDRAP News that 350 corporations have purchased Tamiflu for their employees. Companies don’t order the drug directly from Roche; they obtain the medication either from distributors that ship it to a company clinic, from a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) that mails the medication to employees, or from local pharmacies.The idea of companies supplying their employees with antiviral medication, however, has generated some controversy. When Roche rolled out a pandemic planning Web site last July to market Tamiflu to companies, some medical and policy experts charged that the company was favoring more lucrative corporate requests over government stockpile orders.Mike McGuire, vice president of anti-infectives for Roche, said the company waited until its production capacity reached 400 million treatment courses per year before following though with its employee program. The company’s US facilities can produce 80 million treatment courses annually, he said. “Once we filled a number of government orders around the world, had enough for seasonal orders, and had enough to fill our other orders, then we decided to fill our own,” he said.The decision to stockpile or supply antiviral medications isn’t an easy one for businesses. Medication cost is one factor to consider, said Stuart Weiss, MD, an emergency medicine physician, pediatrician, and disaster planning expert who has worked for government agencies and healthcare organizations. Also, employee antiviral programs should include a strong educational component and medical screening, which also add to program costs, he said.”Just giving someone a box of pills without the educational component is wrong,” said Weiss, who is a founding partner of MedPrep Consulting Group, based in New York City.Other factors that companies may weigh when considering an employee Tamiflu program include the drug’s 5-year shelf life and scientific uncertainty about efficacy and dosing against an emerging pandemic influenza strain. Antiviral-resistant H5N1 strains have been isolated from a few patients in Vietnam and Egypt. The WHO suggested this week that physicians might consider doubling the standard dosage of Tamiflu for H5N1 patients.Weiss said companies shouldn’t substitute an employee antiviral program for a comprehensive pandemic plan. “Just buying antivirals in a vacuum is a waste of time and resources,” he said. Plans to protect employees should also involve social distancing, personal protective equipment, and other mitigation strategies.Why now?Representatives from both Roche and PSEG said the decision to supply employees with Tamiflu represents the next step in their pandemic planning. “We need to still be able to produce lifesaving drugs [during a flu pandemic], and we’re extremely proactive,” McGuire said. The unpredictability of a pandemic drove Roche’s decision to have the drug ready for employees ahead of time. “We’re not even sure the doctors will be in their offices when the pandemic hits,” he said.Ronald Mack, MD, medical director at PSEG, based in Newark, N.J., said the company takes the threat of a pandemic very seriously. “We have been sensitized to this type of threat by our past experience responding to 9/11, SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome], anthrax, the Northeast blackout [of August 2003], and the terrorist threats against downtown Newark,” he said.Implementing an employee Tamiflu program for a large organization takes time, Mack said. “We considered that it would be difficult to do for the first time under urgent circumstances, which would produce competition for resources, and elected to act now,” he said.Who receives it?All Roche employees are eligible to receive Tamiflu, said Ann Peterka, MD, the company’s director of employee health services. The company plan is intended both to maintain the company’s ability to continue producing essential drugs and to protect employees, she said.”We provided Tamiflu to all of our employees since everyone will be needed to get the business back to normal once a pandemic wave has subsided,” Peterka said. “And since we have a critical role in ensuring that we are able to supply Tamiflu to all of our stakeholders during a pandemic without interruption, it is important to protect our employees from getting infected so we have the best chance of accomplishing this objective.”Alex Nawotka, director of commercial operations at Roche, said covering all employees will help company operations return to normal more quickly after pandemic waves pass. “We felt that all of our employees are important in that effort,” he said.PSEG’s Tamiflu program also includes employees’ spouses, dependent children, and domestic partners, Mack said. The goals are to further protect employees and decrease their worries about their families during a pandemic, he said. “The sense is that our workers would not appear [for work] unless they felt that their families were secure. We are a very family-oriented company—multigenerational employment is not unusual,” he added.Neither company was willing to reveal how much Tamiflu would be supplied to each employee or family member.Steps for prescribingSources at both PSEG and Roche say the employee Tamiflu program is just one facet of a broader pandemic flu awareness program, and employees are educated before doctors screen and prescribe them the drug. Other elements include hygiene messages on hand washing and cough etiquette.Roche employees must complete a computerized educational module before they qualify for the Tamiflu program, Peterka said. After they finish the module, they meet with a company doctor who reviews their medical histories, clears them to receive the drug if no contraindications are found, and gives them Tamiflu packaging materials to review. Roche has contracted with a physician network that can do the screenings on- or off-site, she said.After an employee has completed the educational material and met with a physician, the prescription is sent to a PBM, which mails the employee his or her Tamiflu supply.At PSEG, employees attend one of several group information sessions, held February through May and led by physicians, Mack said. Employees complete three brief forms—a medical history, a privacy statement, and an education acknowledgement form—and meet individually with a physician. Those who are cleared to receive Tamiflu are given a supply of the drug, along with instructions for taking it.In June, after employee prescriptions are processed, said Mack, family members will go through a similar process to receive their supplies of Tamiflu.What triggers taking the drug?Another issue for employee antiviral programs is what to tell workers about when to take the drug. Using it for treatment means using it only during the illness, but taking it for prevention during a pandemic could mean taking it for many weeks. Roche and PSEG take different approaches on this point.Roche said its employee Tamiflu program follows World Health Organization guidelines for seasonal flu treatment and prevention (the WHO says that antivirals can be used preventively as well as for treatment). However, Peterka said employees are told to consult a medical practitioner before they take the drug. “We don’t want them self-diagnosing,” she said.Mack said for now PSEG intends for employees to use the antiviral medication to treat flu symptoms in the event of a known pandemic but not for prevention. “This may be modified if an actual pandemic evolves,” he said.Maintaining awarenessBoth companies said their Tamiflu programs are just one element of ongoing pandemic communication with employees. Mack said PSEG uses seasonal flu as “practice” for a pandemic; for example, the company makes it easy for employees to get their seasonal flu shots by offering them during work at company expense.Roche and PSEG have installed touchless water faucets and towel dispensers and have posted educational messages on proper handwashing techniques and cough etiquette.The Tamiflu program isn’t a one-shot educational push, Nowatka said. Some of the ongoing efforts at Roche are aimed at teaching employees the difference between seasonal flu, pandemic flu, and the common cold, he said. “We use a variety of venues: e-mail, kiosks, posters, and weekly newsletters,” he said.See also: WHO guidelines for pharmacologic management of H5N1 patients, May 2006Apr 19 WHO statement mentioning possible high-dose oseltamivir treatment for H5N1 patientslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, April 11

first_imgChurch, not state, should save pensionI agree with Frank J. Ciervo’s April 7 letter that the Catholic diocese must step up on St. Clare’s pension. However, I have a question. Why should state taxpayers offer anything? When my husband’s union was in similar trouble, mainly due to the sub-prime crisis, there was no one to help. The union was on its own and was able to recover without a burden on the already hard-hit taxpayers. Just sayin’.Mary Jo VendittiGlenville More action needed to reduce pollutionThe recently enacted state plastic bag ban is a step in the right direction.However, this proposal won’t be a total ban, but rather a partial one, because many plastic bags will not be affected.Environmentalists already are complaining, and although I’m tempted to complain too, I won’t. I realize that this proposal won’t solve the worldwide plastic bag pollution crisis. However, it will make a significant dent in reducing plastic bag waste in New York state. As a matter of fact, according to a Gazette March 29 front page article, not all bags will be banned.This ban will not include food takeout bags used by many restaurants, those that are used to wrap deli or meat-counter products, bags for bulk items, newspaper bags, garment bags and bags sold in bulk, such as trash and recycling bags. Moreover, counties can opt out (don’t have to charge) the 5-cent fee for paper bags.Earth Day is April 22, and this ban came right on time. But I hope that soon, New York will also consider banning other harmful waste, like Styrofoam packaging, cups and containers, in addition to other single-use plastic items like bottles, silverware, cups, lids/caps, straws, dishes, food containers, cigarette lighters, markers, disposable razors, etc. These are poisoning our soil and water.All leaders at all levels of governments — from towns, to counties, the state and federal level — must take steps to curb pollution soon. Scientists have already warned us that we may have 10 years, at the most, to fix this environmental mess before we’ll have an environmental Armageddon.  Act now or perish later.Ottavio Lo PiccoloSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Popular vote would have changed historyI’ve never been a fan of the Electoral College for U.S. elections. The argument that it gives smaller states equal recognition with the larger states is misguided. It is such bogus logic based in part on where candidates devote their time and resources. No candidate spends time campaigning in Wyoming to get three electoral votes.However, they might care to convince the 577,000 people that live there to vote for them, since we’ve had some close national elections where states like Wyoming could make the difference. Thus, elections based on the popular vote are more logical and fair. Just think how history would have changed if we had used the popular vote to select a president. For example, we wouldn’t have George W. Bush to waste trillions of dollars and lose the lives of thousands of Americans and our allies trying to overthrow Iraq and bolstering al-Qaida, the Taliban and eventually inspiring ISIS, as well as avoiding the Great Recession that he created.Instead, Al Gore would have led us to combat climate change among other great initiatives that benefit Americans, not the military-industrial-complex that Eisenhower warned us about. Next, we wouldn’t have the most incompetent president in United States history with Donald “Show Me the Money” Trump. There is not enough space to detail how bad he is. Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have kissed Putin and Kim’s rings, nor let the Saudis get away with murder, literally.  Shouldn’t every vote count? Make the candidates work to earn our vote.Raymond HarrisGlenville Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDems have plenty of questions to answerAll those people that support the killing of babies through abortion should go see the movie “Unplanned.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his friends who were cheering for it and lighting up the buildings would probably enjoy it. I wonder if the governor’s mother, Matilda Cuomo, would support abortions.All socialists should go live in Venezuela for a few months. They would not be allowed to take anything with them.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks losing your jobs to automation would be great because then you would have time to hike, play games or sit around. Fantastic idea, as long as a few of the freshman congresswomen were the first to go. Hopefully, she will never have children.All your climate change fanatics should become vegans and never use private planes or limos or have more than one home. They also should be using only solar or wind. No wind or sun for a few days? Too bad.What happened to the anti-hate resolution? All they do is talk hate at and about Trump, 24/7. Hypocrites.Why do House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer refuse to meet with Angel Parents who have had their family members killed?How many politicians who support immigrants coming here illegally pay their help at least $15 per hour with full benefits? Let’s investigate their W-2 forms.Thank God for all those Democrats that told us every day that they had solid evidence that Trump colluded (MSNBC and CNN). When will they resign?Bonnie DeckerSchenectadycenter_img Women deserve to be paid equal to menOnce again, on April 2, women took time from their busy work days to acknowledge Equal Pay Day. According to laws already on the books, Equal Pay Day for all women should be Dec. 31.But it’s not. The average woman must work far into the next year to earn what the average man earned the previous year.It takes until April 2 for women who work full-time to catch up with their male counterparts; mom’s equal pay compared to dad’s happens on June 10; black women reach parity on Aug. 22; and equal pay day for Latinas is observed on Nov. 20. There are wide wage gaps among Asian women, so some catch up by March 5, but others not until mid-July.The gender gap in base pay varies by industry. In education, which has a large number of area employees, it is 2.4 percent, according to Glassdoor and Bizwomen, while in media, it is 6.4 percent.Change needs to happen. But there is good news. Our Legislature and governor have the opportunity to pass game-changing laws this session. And Congress may finally move forward on common sense reform.That will only happen if we all speak out, contact our elected representatives, and call for equal pay for all New York women, now. Linda GushSaratoga SpringsThe writer is co-president of the League of Women Voters Saratoga County. Suprunowicz owed coverage upon deathOn March 24, we offered our final respects to a local and state hall of famer Dick Suprunowicz.Mr. Suprunowicz passed without one mention in The Gazette Sports of the loss of this great basketball player.Please allow me to provide to you that Mr. Suprunowicz and other family members all played basketball and are each Hall of Famers. After high school at Mont Pleasant and great records, he proceeded to Syracuse, where he continued his basketball and academic career. His accomplishments during his basketball days were written in many of The Gazette sports pages.After basketball, Dick then choose a career of teaching and became vice principal at Linton High School. His records as a basketball coach at Mont Pleasant were highly recognized. If you lived in the Schenectady area and followed this family of players, Dick Suprunowicz, Michael, Bill and Walt, then you were treated to some great basketball.I’m saddened by the loss of this man who helped kids in many ways throughout out his educational career.I’m further saddened that no acknowledgment was presented in The Gazette Sports section. If not for the obituary offered and paid for by the family, no one would have known of Dick’s passing other than family and close friends. To you, Mr. Suprunowicz, we bid you a thank you for all you have offered to many fans and students. May you rest in peace. And our condolences to the Suprunowicz family.Charlie BrownBallston Lakelast_img read more

Family faces hate related charges after finding teen daughter’s boyfriend in closet

first_imgThree people are currently facing hate related charges among others after they allegedly held a teen against his will, yelled racial slurs at him, and beat him after they found him hiding in their 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom closet.The incident was reported, Thursday afternoon in California.Officials say the family identified as girl’s mother, 46-year-old Haydee Arguello, 46-year-old her stepfather, Wilfredo Amaya, and her biological father, 49- year-old Luisandor Suarez, came home around 2:30 am that morning to find their daughter’s 17-year-old boyfriend hiding in their daughter’s closet.The teen says the family “became irate and started assaulting” him. The family was said to have used rope to tie up the teen for several hours while they hit him and reportedly yelled racial slurs at him.The family’s older daughter’s told reporter, however, that it was the teen that attacked their family and that the family was forced to use a rope to restrain him but never harmed the victim.“They were so scared because they found someone in the closet,” Belkys Gomez told ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO. “They jumped because everyone was sleeping and this guy started kicking my stepfather and trying to kill him.”“He punched her and then my stepdad, of course, is not going to let anyone hit his wife. They tried to stop him and he was acting very violent so they grabbed a rope to try to tie him down and ask him why he was at the house,” Katherine Gomez said.While the family members of the suspects maintain that they did not abuse the victim and that was the victim, neighbors told investigators that they could hear the victim repeatedly scream out in pain.The suspects have each been charged with multiple felonies relating to committing a hate crime, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats and are currently being held without bail.The 15-year-old daughter has since been placed into the care of Child Protective Services.last_img read more

Port Blakely Tree Farms’ Forests Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port Blakely Tree FarmsProlonged dry weather conditions have raised the risk of forest fires in the region. Until further notice, Port Blakely Tree Farms’ forestland in Washington and Oregon is closed to all public access. This closure applies to foot, horse, motorized and any other form of access. While we regret any inconvenience this may cause to recreational users, our decision to prohibit access reflects our priorities: public safety and the protection of our forests. Port Blakely employees and security officials are monitoring the weather conditions and unauthorized access.This closure to all traffic is temporary. Regular allowable access will be permitted once the risk of forest fires decreases and forest conditions are considered safe.To report fires, call 911.last_img read more

Sony Pictures Sports Network returns with the second leg of UEFA Champions League –…

first_imgAdvertisement 29eNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsimatrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E50bz6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2f00pcWould you ever consider trying this?😱ytaaCan your students do this? 🌚39Roller skating! Powered by Firework ~ The matches will be telecast live and exclusive on SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 2 channels in India from March 11, 2020~Advertisement The first leg of UEFA Champions League – Round of 16 witnessed thrilling clashes between the 16 teams, vying to mark their places in the quarter finals of this prestigious tournament. The clubs will yet again battle on the field as a part of home and away format, trying their best to keep the aggregate score in their favor. Let’s take a look at the first round of high-octane clashes scheduled for the second leg of Round of 16.Advertisement Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund – PSG are under pressure to perform after losing 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund in Germany but they do possess the talent to turn this Champions League tie around. The French aristocrats looked dangerous for long periods of the second half at Westfalenstadion and were rewarded with a goal from Neymar but Erling Braut Haaland, who is on a sensational goal scoring spree, took his UEFA Champions League tally for the season to ten with two strikes to stun the traveling Paris fans. The 19-year-old became the first teenager to score 10 goals in a Champions League season, having previously netted eight times for RB Salzburg in six Group E games. With England winger Jadon Sancho and 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna also impressing up front in the opening encounter, Dortmund have a youthful and vibrant forward line playing without fear but the French side are usually much stronger on home turf and the likes of Neymar and Mbappe will look to tear down the Dortmund defence with their immense pace and skills.Watch Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 1 HD on 12th February 2020 at 1.30 am (IST) Advertisement Liverpool F.C. vs Atletico Madrid– Liverpool welcome Atlético Madrid in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 decider and will look to pull off another famous comeback after losing 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid at a raucous Wanda Metropolitano. Diego Simeone’s men put in a display of trademark resilience once Saúl Ñíguez had given them a fourth-minute lead in the first leg, but still fresh in the memory is the manner in which the Reds incredibly overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona in last season’s semi-finals at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp will hope to rekindle the spirit of that amazing night and will look to start on the front foot from the outset in this return fixture. Atlético holds an advantage, but it’s a tenuous advantage with only a draw needed to qualify. Liverpool on the other hand, must break Diego Simeone’s stalwart defense to keep hope alive of winning the European trophy in successive seasons. Watch Liverpool F.C. vs Atletico Madrid Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD on 12th March 2020 at 1.30 am (IST) RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – If there’s a blueprint for how an underdog team can successfully open a two-legged advantage against a quality club, RB Leipzig showcased it to perfection in the first leg against Spurs in North London. Going into the second leg, RB Leipzig looks to be holding all the aces against an injury-hit Tottenham as they welcome the English team to Germany. Even though the German side looked a lot sharper than Spurs in the first leg, Leipzig are far from convincing on their home ground, losing 2-0 to Lyon at this venue and only drawing 2-2 with Benfica in the group stages. Tottenham have a mountain to climb without injured front men Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but the form of the home team on their home ground will give them a few moments in the game to get a grip on the tie and qualify for the quarter-finals.Watch RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD on 11th March 2020 at 1.30 am (IST)UEFA Champions League is among India’s most loved football tournaments and has gained increasing popularity in the last few years. Indian fans can catch the best footballing action in the world only on Sony Pictures Sports Network this season with premier international properties like Serie A, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup, UEFA EURO 2020 and many more. Watch the Round of 16- Leg 2 of UEFA Champions League live and exclusive from 11th March 2020 only on Sony Pictures Sports Network DateTimeMatchBroadcast Destination11/03/2001:30RB Leipzig vs TottenhamSony Ten 2 SD & HD11/03/2001:30Valencia vs AtalantaSony Ten 1 SD & HD12/03/2001:30PSG vs DortmundSony Ten 1 SD & HD12/03/2001:30Liverpool vs Atletico MadridSony Ten 2 SD & HD Advertisementlast_img read more