Pasadena’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits Lowest Point in More Than a Year

first_imgThe average daily COVID-19 infection rate in Pasadena on Monday declined to its lowest point since March of 2020, according to city data.Three new infections and zero deaths were reported. Since the onset of the pandemic, 11,197 cases have been reported in the city, along with 340 deaths.Following 25 days with infection numbers remaining confined to single digits, Pasadena’s average number of daily infections over the prior week dropped to 2.4, representing the lowest rate recorded since March 29, 2020.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 337 new infections and 18 additional deaths on Monday, raising the county’s pandemic totals to 1,229,311 known cases of the virus and 23,641 fatalities.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said 470 patients were being treated for COVID-19 at county hospitals, compared with roughly 15,000 at the height of the surge late last year.“We can all feel confident that our progress in slowing transmission is not an illusion,” she said. “However, if we hope to sustain this remarkable progress, we need to be realistic about the risks that come with our return to the places and activities that were such a big part of our lives before the pandemic. We need to be careful to take sensible precautions in the weeks ahead while we vaccinate more people.”Ferrer pointed to recent spikes in other states as evidence of the continued threat presented by the virus.More than six million vaccine doses have been administered in L.A. County, with about four million being the first doses of two-dose regimens, and more than two million residents fully vaccinated, according to Ferrer.Now that all county residents over 16 years old are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ferrer urged them to take advantage.“If you’re a young and healthy person who has been waiting for your time to get the vaccine, that time is now,” she said.State public health officials reported 1,916 new infections and four fatalities, which was significantly lower than the number of deaths reported in L.A. County alone.In total, the state has seen 3,618,695 COVID-19 cases and 59,772 deaths, according to California Department of Public Health data.California’s average positivity rate over the prior week was recorded at 1.4%.As of Monday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Hits Lowest Point in More Than a Year By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 | 3:59 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. One thought on “New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena” May 18th, 2021 at 9:42 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment Frank lewis says: Subscribecenter_img 18 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday How much did Padilla get deposited on a foreign account to push such a bill what crooks call lobbying Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena Wilderness Society official described the proposed bill as “great news for Pasadenans” By CITY NEWS SERVICE and STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:20 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, this week announced a proposed legislative package aimed at protecting more than 1 million acres of public lands in Los Angeles, including 30,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountain range, along with lands in the Northwest California and the Central Coast.The Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California, or PUBLIC, Lands Act would designate an additional 600,000 acres of California land as wilderness, as well as more than 853 miles of California streams as new wild and scenic rivers in California, including 45 miles in the San Gabriel area.One of three bills within the package, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act, would expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by more than 109,000 acres to include part of the western Angeles National Forest. It would also create a National Recreation Area along the San Gabriel Valley foothills and the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel RiverCorridors.That bill aims to increase equitable access to public lands for the 17 million people in the Los Angeles County area, which Padilla noted is one of the most park-poor, densely populated and polluted areas in the nation.“Our public lands are one of our state’s greatest gifts — from the San Gabriel Mountains, to the Central Coast, and through Northwestern California’s forests and rivers. It is incumbent upon us to be thoughtful stewards of these special places so that our communities can enjoy them andbenefit from America’s natural resources for generations to come,” Padilla said during a news conference on Monday. “And we must do so in a way that reverses racial and economic disparities in access to nature and parks. Some of the protected land in this bill serves densely populated areas of the state that don’t have equal access to nature, which will help rebalance this historic disparity in access to untouched wilderness.”The package was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and was led by Rep. Judy Chu, who said “the Los Angeles area is one of the most park poor areas of the country, despite the presence of the gorgeous rivers, forests, and mountains of the San Gabriels right in our backyard.“House passage was the first step, and now I am grateful to Senator Padilla for working to advance the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act through the Senate and to President Biden’s desk,” Chu said.The Senate bills were co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and would help conserve 30% of California lands and waters by 2030, according to Padilla’s office.“From lush forests to majestic deserts to scenic coasts, California’s iconic landscapes have few rivals. In light of climate change, our growing population and challenges to the flora and fauna, protecting these special places is even more important. I’m pleased to partner with Senator Padilla on this effort and look forward to working with our colleagues to pass this bill,” Feinstein said.Wilderness Society California Deputy Director Daniel Rossman described the proposed legislation as “great news for Pasadenans.”“We treasure the nature that we have so close to us. So in the heart of the San Gabriels, this would expand the national monument that was designated by President Obama in 2014 to include the foothills that are closest to our home,”he said. “And all of that National Forest land — about 109,000 acres — would be added to the national monument that, quite frankly, was left off during the 2014 designation. And I know something that the local community really has wanted to see for a long time.”“That level of protection and management approach is something that will enhance the area for perpetuity,” according to Rossman. “Then we’ll also establish the most valuable protections of wilderness for the last remaining wild places in the landscape, and also our rivers, with wild and scenic river designations, like the East Fort San Gabriel river — a very popular place that many people go on the weekends.”“I also think it’ll be exciting that we will be at the sort of western end of this national recreation area,” he added. “The [U.S.] Park Service is really emphasizing real opportunities to collaborate on connected trails or recreation opportunities for our backyard.”The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act would protect about 262,000 acres of public lands by designating them as wilderness, as well as 379 miles of rivers. It would also restore forest and fish habitat and aid the cleanup of lands and waters that have been impacted by trespass marijuana grows.According to Padilla’s office, that bill would also help wildfire resiliency in the northwest region by requiring federal agencies to develop coordinated fire management plans with input from communities.The final bill, the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, would designate 288,000 acres of public lands in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness, along with 159 miles of streams as wild and scenic rivers. It would also establish a Condor National Scenic Trail for 400 miles from Los Angeles to Monterey County, enhancing equitable access to the Los Padres National Forest.“The Central Coast is home to some of the most beautiful public lands in America. It’s up to us to be good stewards of the environment and the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act will conserve over 250,000 acres of public land for future generations to inherit and enjoy,” Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, who is leading the Central Coast bill in the House of Representatives. “It’s crucial that we act now to permanently protect the great outdoors, which provide invaluable local watersheds and opportunities for outdoor recreation that support our health and our economy. I thank Senator Padilla and Senator Feinstein for their leadership in this important fight to preserve our public lands.” Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Head Start preschool program expanding from half to full days, more staff needed

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — A local preschool program will be expanding their hours from half days to full days thanks to a grant.The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency’s Head Start program will now have full days, but that requires more personnel. Thanks to a federal grant, NEMCSA is in need of more teachers, classroom aides, bus drivers, and additional administration throughout northeast Michigan.That’s where outreach & communication coordinator Fran Whitney comes in. She’s putting out the materials and engaging with the community to help produce a full staff for the upcoming school year.“We’re looking to hire at least 90 people agency wide, so it’s pretty substantial,” said Whitney. “Here, specifically, in the Alpena area, it’s exciting that, I was just talking to our HR Department, and they said that we are hiring a minimum of five, full-time staff.”Part-time preschool can often cause a headache for parents trying to coordinate schedules. The benefits of a full day and year preschool include greater gains in cognitive and social emotional development. Preschoolers are also better prepared for the next chapter of schooling.“Head Start is such a wonderful preschool program, and it just really helps and benefits the child, like I said, to get them prepared for the public schools and to get them on their way to becoming successful, productive people in our communities,” said Whitney.If you want to learn more or are interested in becoming a teacher, classroom aide, bus driver, or working in administration, please visit www.nemcsa.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Head Start Program, NEMSCA, northeast michigan, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, Preschool, Preschool Program, TeachersContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, April 29Next Meetings on what you need to know about bovine TBlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant’s pep talk boosted Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs

first_img“I think it’s a great starting point for him,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “It looked like he just picked up where he left off.”The Angels haven’t set a target date for Skaggs’ first regular season start. At least, he isn’t aware of one yet. For now the first innings are in the books, a huge check mark in a rehab process full of them. By coincidence, this one came 24 hours after Skaggs crossed a big item off his bucket list.“I grew up idolizing the Lakers,” he said. “I’m going to tell my kids that I met Kobe.”Ethier’s rehab beginsDodgers outfielder Andre Ethier returned to the clubhouse two days after he was diagnosed with a fractured right tibia. Ethier is still walking in crutches and probably will be for six weeks. That’s how long he was told not to put any pressure on his broken leg.“It never felt right,” he said. “Still isn’t.”The Dodgers are preparing to be without Ethier for 10 to 14 weeks from the time he fouled a ball off his leg Friday in a Cactus League game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. That projects to a return sometime between late May and late June.In the meantime Ethier will have the option of doing his rehab in Arizona, where he lives and where the Dodgers hold extended spring training. Manager Dave Roberts said that Ethier will join the team in San Diego on April 4 for Opening Day, then again the following week for the Dodgers’ home opener.“If he wants to do his rehab here until he starts doing baseball-related activities, there’s really no need for him to be with us,” Roberts said. “I’d rather him be comfortable and keep his mind right on as he’s rehabbing.”Ethier said his leg will be immobilized in a removable fitted brace, not a cast, and he’ll wear a small bone-stimulating device during the process.AlsoTests on the right forearm of Yasmani Grandal showed “no significant damage,” in Roberts’ words, but the Dodgers’ catcher will refrain from hitting or throwing until Sunday. Roberts couldn’t confirm that Grandal will have enough time to be ready by Opening Day. … The news was better for Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, who got four at-bats in minor league games at Camelback Ranch. Seager, who’s recovering from a sprained left knee, has yet to run the bases in a competitive game. … Carlos Frias will start for the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. The right-hander is vying for the fifth starter’s job along with Zach Lee.Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4Angels starter Matt Shoemaker tossed six innings, allowing six hits and four runs — one a wind-aided solo homer by Jimmy Rollins and a longer two-run blast by Brett Lawrie. Mike Trout hit a three-run home run against Chicago left-hander Chris Sale, and Yunel Escobar had two hits for the Angels (12-8-4). “He just was explaining how it’s all about winning,” Skaggs said Thursday after his first appearance in a competitive game since July 2014. “You push your teammates to become better. You push yourself to become better. You can’t cut any corners in the rehab process. That’s exactly what he was saying to everybody.”Skaggs said he slept well Wednesday night, slept in Thursday morning, then got really nervous on the way in to Camelback Ranch to face the Chicago White Sox — something he hadn’t felt in one year, seven months and 25 days.It was the first time Skaggs had faced major league opponents since he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on July 31, 2014. The 24-year-old missed the final two months of that season and all of 2015 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.“A lot of days have felt (lousy) but you have to push through it,” Skaggs said. “Today I felt great. I feel very happy with myself that I put in the hard work, put in the time. I didn’t cut any corners.”The feeling in Skaggs’ left elbow matters more than his results. For the record, he struck out two batters, walked none, and scattered all his pitches among a rough total of 30. Skaggs allowed one hit, a line-drive single to right field, which scored an unearned run. GLENDALE, Ariz. >> You don’t have to look too far into the future to imagine Kobe Bryant as a motivational speaker, standing on an auditorium stage and speaking to rows of eager corporate folks wearing pressed khakis.For now, imagine this: Wednesday night in Phoenix, Bryant was on a trainer’s table getting treatment inside Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. The Lakers had just lost to the Suns. Bryant’s audience was a small group of baseball players.“Me, (Mike) Trout, (Garrett) Richards, Weav (Jered Weaver), James Shields and Matt Kemp,” said Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, a Los Angeles native and a diehard Lakers fan.Bryant, like any good motivational speaker, made Skaggs feel like he was speaking directly to him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff jail booking weekly report: July 8 – July 15, 2013

first_imgRussell, Courtney25Midwest City, OkI35 MP 4, South HavenKHPDUI7/12/13 Forrester, Nathan T.20Wellington, Ks.215 S. Jefferson, Wellington KsWPDD.V. Battery7/12/13 Smith, Dustin42Homeless914 E 120th Ave Mulvane KsSUSOBurglary7/14/13 Sandell, Aaron C.29Wellington, KS1100 E 16th Wellington, KSWPDWarrant arrest,7/13/13 Smith, Joseph44Wellington, Ks607 S Jefferson, WellingtonWPDWarrant arrest7/13/13 Olson, Andrew T.36Wellington, Ks.923 E. 7th, Wellington, Ks.SUCOTheft, Criminal use of a Financial Card – 22 Counts, Contibute to a Child’s Misconuct7/9/13 Trimmell, Michael L.47Wichita, KsSedgwick County JailSUCOProbation Violation7/10/13 Sandy, Arrika A.34Haysville, Ks.401 Sarah Lane, Haysville Ks.MPDSale of Narcotics within 1000 feet of a school and sale of Narcotics7/10/13 Shapley, Christopher T.28Wellington, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUCOProbation Violation7/10/13 Jeffreys, Clinton20Wellington, Ks.800 E Lincoln Wellington KSWPDDriving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugsLiquer comsumption by minor7/11/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 07/08/2013 thru 07/15/2013 Carney, Taylor25Oklahoma City, OKI-35 MP26.0KHPDUI7/14/13 Lopez, Leticia20Wichita, KsI-35 MP 25.7KHPTheft of prop lost or mislaid, Theft of prop/services7/11/13 Richards, Joseph W20Wichita, Ks607 S Jefferson WellingtonWPDAgg Battery7/12/13 Merideth, Heather Brook40Wichita, Ks300 N JeffersonWPDTheft of services7/12/13 BellPlaine PD1 Bookings Salazar, Ruben A.45Caldwell, Ks.425 E. Harvey, Wellington Ks.WPDPoss. of Drugs, and Poss. of Paraphernailia7/8/13 Wolf, Joshua Adam38Wellington, KS1317 N Jefferson Wellington KSWPDWarrant arrest7/13/13 Cantrell, Joshua34Wellington KsUS 160 and Seneca Wellington KsWPDDriving While Suspended7/15/13 Sanders, Jenny31Wellington, Ks.116 N B Street Wellington KSOtherBond RevocationFailure to Appear Warrant7/10/13 Mulvane PD1 KHP3 Knight, Gregory41Melbourne, FLWenzel and Logan Belle Plaine KsBPPDContempt of Court7/14/13 Ellis, Wilson47Wellington, Ks225 W 80th, Wellington KsSUSODV Battery, Criminal Threat7/14/13 Sedgwick Co34 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arr Harshfield, Alan23Wellington, Ks815 N Woodlawn #248 Wellington KsWPDDV Battery7/14/13 Smith, Andrew41Haysville, Ks.HomelessSUSOArrest Detain7/12/13 Hass, Brandon K.23Udall, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUCOServing Sentence 48 Hours7/8/13 Sumner Co7 Wellington PD10 Bail Bondsman1last_img read more