September 11, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION:  Deaf Interpreter, Christine Kanta, a white female with blonde hair tied up in a bun. She is wearing black and pink rimmed glasses and a half sleeved black shirt with small gold buttons on the shoulder. The background is green.

 

TRANSCRIPT:

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [bottom corner] White text: This video made possible with the support of: Logo of blue sky and white clouds with image of the Golden Gate Bridge and light blue letters at the bottom of logo: NorCRID. Next to image in white block text: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF.

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Christine Kanta (shows name sign, 8-handshape in circular motion on the side of chin) and I will be giving a summary of the key points made by Governor Newsom at his press conference today, September 11, 2020.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [top corner] Picture of Governor Gavin Newsom in a dark suit with white shirt and ark tie, standing with hands on a podium.  Behind is an American Fag and another blue flag with white text Cal O… He is standing looking at the camera.

Below the picture is WHITE TEXT ON BLACKBACKGROUND: September 11, 2020 Governor Newsom Press Conference

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of several firefighters standing on a roadway next to a fire engine and the hillside next to the road is fully orange with flames climbing up the hill and around the tall green trees covering the hill.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Right now California is experiencing the worst fire season it has ever had! This is unprecedented and California has never experienced a wildfire season quite as bad. This year is the worst fire season in terms of size and number. If you feel as overwhelmed and anxious as I do, I strongly recommend you vote!

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Blue rectangle with a dark blue box with white corners in the center with large block white text: VOTE between two thin red lines. The box has an open insert slot with a white envelope going into the slot.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Vote for “green”, meaning energy saving and water saving efforts. There are several laws you can look at and decide whether or not to support these laws. I urge you to vote in favor of the environment.  Climate change which we see from our lands being so dry and many areas are dead, this easily causes fires to happen.

 

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Video image of a forest that is blazing through from one side to the other as the image moves across the tops of trees seeing the smoke build up as the video moves.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Because we have left these lands and not taken care of them, it has become a dangerous situation for California.  Instead of thinking that nothing can be done, I can tell you that the best thing to do is vote.  Vote for change.  Vote to support our forests, to address climate change, and to prevent these wildfires from happening again and again.

 

WHITE TEXT: CLIMATE CHANGE

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Close up picture of a white/black/red thermometer at nearly 100 degrees with the yellow/orange sky with clouds and a bright round sun in the center.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Climate change, which means the sun heating up our planet and temperatures rising, is a controversial debate. Some people are unsure of climate change and if it is real or not. I’m here to put your doubts to rest. Stop wondering and stop doubting. Science and proved time and time again that it is indeed a real thing! Climate change is happening now! There was a time where we thought climate change would not be an issue for a very long time. We thought temperatures wouldn’t rise during our lifetime. We also thought that sea levels rising wasn’t an immediate concern but we were very wrong. It is happening NOW. Not later, now! We can’t put off reacting to this. We need to vote for a change! We must improve our laws, politics and behavior. What do I mean by “improving our behavior”? Some examples include turning off the lights, conserving water, not taking long showers, conserving energy, and so on. We do not have an unlimited amount of energy. This is a very serious situation we are in and we must change our behavior and habits. As you know, we are currently reacting to a terrible wildfire season but so many people are supporting our fight against the fire.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: [first image] Picture of the back side of a firefighter in full gear looking at a tree with flames next to it, carrying a yellow hose over the shoulder blasting full stream of water at the flames. [second image] Picture of the front of an airplane flying over trees and grass fully ablaze with fire while blowing fire retardant down toward the ground.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We have firefighters battling with water hoses, pilots dumping retardants, police going to homes and enforcing evacuations for the safety of the people who live in the area, people have set up temporary shelters, and hotels are making their rooms available for people whose homes are in unsafe areas. Community members, families and friends are all working together and it is beautiful and inspiring. I can see that there is so much support out there and it warms my heart.

 

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Video clip of animated persons surrounded by flames and black smoke in a small room with green and pink walls. All three animated persons are coughing very hard with heads bobbing up and down.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: When many of you look outside, you can tell that the air is bad right now. It is dirty and hard to breathe and causes us to cough if we breathe too much of it.  If you are wondering if the air is safe to breathe in your town and if it is safe to go outside, you can look up the words “AQI” and the name of your town on the internet.

 

WHITE TEXT:  AQI.  AQI 50 OR LESS = SAFE. 50 to 100 = OK.  AQI 100 TO 150 more = TROUBLE. AQI 200 to up = BAD

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM;  If your AQI is the 50 or below, the air is safe to breathe. If the number is between 50-100, it isn’t great but it isn’t terrible either. If the number is 100-150, that is more serious and concerning. Limit your time outside and don’t do any activities that cause heavy breathing like sports. If your AQI is 200 or higher, please stay indoors! Do not leave the house if you don’t have to. Close your windows and doors. The air is not safe to breathe at an AQI of 200 or more.

 

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Short video clip of a blue pony and a pink pony quickly closing the window and front door of their home.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I finally have some positive news to share. We predict that the wildfire conditions will improve because the weather forecast shows better conditions.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of the back side of a firefighter in full gear looking at a tree with flames next to it, carrying a yellow hose over the shoulder blasting a full stream of water at the flames.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The heat wave that hampered frustrated firefighter efforts and made it easy for the fire to grow is finally over. We are starting to see cooler weather and precipitation, both of which are making fire fighting an easier task. I’m really happy to see better weather and better winds as well.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Clip art of  a gray cloud with blue rain drops coming down from the cloud.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: We are seeing more moisture in the air that helps to put our fires more quickly too.  Recently the winds blew in a way that spread the fire but now the wind is working in our favor, so this means the fire won’t grow as spread as quickly and terribly as it has been during recent weeks. So thankfully, conditions will be better.

 

WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: LSU – Sonoma. SCU – Santa Clara

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM:    The LSU fire in Sonoma and the SCU fire in Santa Clara were two of the worst fires in all of California history! They were huge but we finally have it under control and it is well-contained. Let’s have a round of applause for our firefighters and all the people involved in these efforts. Thank you!  I’ve signed several new laws that I am excited about. Many of these laws have to do with car emission regulations, oil drilling and dependency so we can start to rely on natural resources like the sun and solar panels, the wind and windmills, and water’s raw power and other types of natural energy sources so we rely less on oil and more on other resources.  There is one other law I signed into effect. Often when we need support during wildfires, we call on the aid of nonviolent inmates. I want to be clear, the inmates fighting fires are not violent lawbreakers like murderers and assaulters. They are all nonviolent offenders like people who were arrested for drugs or theft. Those acts are bad and frowned upon but they are not as bad when compared to violent inmates. We have requested their help from time to time and they do things like digging and making fuel breaks.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of several inmates in full orange/yellow fire gear and boots with shovels and pickaxes bent over and digging into the dirt/ground.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Fuel breaks are when trenches are dug around the fire area to contain the fires and prevent it from spreading even further. We are grateful to the inmates for helping us but the problem is that while they help us whenever necessary and risk their lives, after they serve their sentence and leave jail, many are unable to find jobs. Sometimes because they have experience with fighting fires they try to apply for a job in that field, only to be denied the opportunity. After some deliberation, we’ve decided that nonviolent offenders can now apply to receive training, which is a good thing. These people are getting a second chance at life and are less likely to go back to their old law-breaking ways.  This concludes my press conference. Thank you for watching.

 

FULL SCREEN IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White text: This video made possible with the support of: Logo of blue sky and white clouds with image of the Golden Gate Bridge and light blue letters at the bottom of logo: NorCRID. Next to image in white block text: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF.

 

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Disclaimer: This transcript is a back translation of the Latent Interpretation and is not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of the original message.  For questions, comments, and feedback, please email latentimedia@gmail.com Thank you!