Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Grant holding up a fine specimen.
Grant and one of our Reserve Captains.
People had to sign up ahead of time to get a turkey and then had to be signed off from a master list. This helped avoid a mad rush, mostly.
Monday, November 24, 2008
By Rebecca Unger / Hi-Desert Star
This is the 18th year the water company has partnered with Ralphs grocery stores to help bring Thanksgiving meals to more homes for the holiday.
“Over the years, Operation Gobble has given away more than 8,500 turkeys,” said Pollack, a water company supervisor.
This year, the donation came from the Ralphs store in Indian Wells.
Besides the 45 given away Friday, another 25 turkeys were set aside for
An additional five turkeys go to the Church of the Lighted Cross to be served as part of its public Thanksgiving dinner.
“You have to be content no matter where you are,” Alyea said, referring to her change in circumstance for this holiday. And she stayed upbeat, describing the from-scratch pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce she planned to delight her 12 guests with.
Indeed, the warm Hi-Desert air fairly rang with “Thank you,” and “Happy Thanksgiving,” as the lined-up recipients got their names checked off the list and their bags filled.
“We do this throughout the company,” said Golden State Water office manager Cindi Ribera. She is especially grateful herself this season, as she is back in her Pioneertown home for her first Thanksgiving since the Sawtooth fire destroyed everything she and her daughter, Leah, had.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Once on scene I spotted someone laying on the side of the road with a CHP officer attending to them. As I approached the officer told me that she was driving the cruiser and that she was OK. The man laying on the ground was complaining of severe head pain. He also had a tender abdomen and pain in his pelvis. We put him in a cervical collar and onto a backboard.
It appears that the CHP officer flipped a U-Turn to go east bound from the shoulder into the center lane and that she didn't see is that there was a minivan driving west bound in the number one lane. The two vehicles hit on the drivers side almost head on.
A couple of days later her partner stopped by the station and let us know what happened at the hospital. Once the patient got to the hospital, he evidently started complaining that he was losing sensation in his legs. The RN thought that he was full of sh*t so she gave him a Foley catheter and took his temperature rectally. I don't know if this really happened but I hope that it did. The moral of this story...don't lie to nurses.
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
The call came in at about 0100 for a patient complaining of high blood pressure. When we arrived on scene we found the patient sitting in bed. The patient had no medical complaint what so ever. His wife had called because his blood pressure had been a little elevated for the past couple of hours. His blood pressure was a little high but not high enough to stress over. We waited for the ambulance and loaded him up. Not the type of call I want to wake up for at 0100.