Supervisor Barger Asks Board of Supervisors to Request Federal Funding to Address Coronavirus

first_img 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News More Cool Stuff 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger authored a motion asking the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at its March 4 meeting to request funding from the federal government to support the County in addressing the novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) threat.“Los Angeles County has been diligently working to monitor any potential cases of coronavirus while providing rapid information to the public,” said Supervisor Barger. “This funding is necessary to support our efforts and ensure the ongoing protection of our residents. We will remain vigilant and leave no stone unturned to limit the potential spread of the virus.”Since January, the Department of Public Health (DPH) has been coordinating response activities throughout Los Angeles County and planning for the additional cases and possible local transmission. This response requires enormous resources to support coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), implementation of federal directives to quarantine and monitor high-risk and medium-risk travelers; training for health care providers and first responders; laboratory testing; providing personal protective equipment required; and expansive community outreach and education efforts in multiple languages. In addition, DPH has established a screening call center to contact more than 1,700 asymptomatic Los Angeles County residents who recently returned from China to offer them support.The County continues to prevent the spread of the virus locally and subsequently across the nation. Additional rapid and flexible funding from the federal government is critical to maintain local preparedness and response efforts and to prevent further spread of COVID-2019 in the U.S.Since December 2019, more than 72,000 novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally. In the United States, the health risk to the general public for coronavirus remains low. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency to allow local, state and federal officials to fully coordinate responses in partnership with public health departments, emergency management teams, airports, health care professionals and first responders.If approved, the Board of Supervisors will send a letter to the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation, the White House Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other officials to request at least $7.5 million dollars to support state and local response to address the coronavirus threat.The Department of Public Health has informational materials, videos and updates available in multiple languages to assist health professionals, school administrators, elected officials and community leaders to communicate with the public. These resources can be found on the Department of Public Health’s website here. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Supervisor Barger Asks Board of Supervisors to Request Federal Funding to Address Coronavirus Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:24 pm Subscribelast_img read more

Three ways to find out how your company culture ranks

first_imgby: Greg HermansonYou have worked hard to get your company on the map by offering an innovative product or service in demand. You strive to keep competitive in your field by hiring the best employees. However, do you really know what company culture is and how it affects your business? And, do you have an idea on how your company culture would rank when you ask the difficult questions?A company’s culture commonly refers to employees’ shared beliefs and values and how they’re “brought to life” in the workplace. Every company has its own company culture brand image projected. There is no one-size-fits-all.Take some time to find out how your company is being perceived by several audiences—candidates, employees, and former employees.1. Review every aspect of the interview processSome key aspects of the interview process would include: preparation, tone, work area environment, types of questions asked, as well as discussion on your company culture.PreparationHave you clearly defined the position skills and requirements on the job description? Do you have your phone on silent or calls forwarded, so there aren’t distractions during the interview? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Rafa: Three points, stats the key

first_img Chelsea are bidding to consolidate their place in the top four and a Champions League qualifying spot by winning their game in-hand over Tottenham. Benitez said: “I haven’t wasted any second thinking about how many (points) we need. It’s just the next three points. I’m just thinking about the next game. I don’t waste time when you have so many games. You cannot be doing numbers all the time. It depends on the other teams.” Press Association Spurs and Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge on May 8 in what could effectively be a Champions League play-off. But Benitez, who takes Chelsea to his former club Liverpool in another key game on Sunday, anticipates the race to the top four will continue until the final day of the campaign. He said: “Hopefully we can be there. I don’t know who will be with us. The league will go until the end of the season. Hopefully I am wrong and we will be qualified before (then), but I think it will be until the end of the season.” Experience is key at this stage of the season, and Benitez added: “The head makes the difference. At the end of the season it’s more important to be strong mentally and approach every game with the belief you can win.” Chelsea have players with the requisite experience. Frank Lampard and captain John Terry are expected to return at Craven Cottage, having been unused substitutes in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City. Midfielder Lampard could be in the final months of his Chelsea career, with his contract expiring and the prospects of an extension uncertain, and is three short of overtaking Bobby Tambling as the club’s record goalscorer. “The main thing is the team,” said Benitez of Lampard, who last scored against West Ham. “I would like to see Frank breaking the record, for sure. (But) if I pick him it’s because I think that he’s a good player. I’m sure he can score goals. Hopefully he can score more than two and then he will break the record.” center_img Rafael Benitez normally likes statistics, but the Chelsea interim boss has had no time for numbers ahead of tonight’s west London derby at Fulham where three Barclays Premier League points is all that matters.last_img read more

Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 14 Nova

first_img March 5, 2020 Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 14 Nova For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press center_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: Omer Yurtseven has averaged 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Hoyas. Jamorko Pickett has complemented Yurtseven and is maintaining an average of 9.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. The Wildcats have been led by Saddiq Bey, who is averaging 16 points and 4.8 rebounds.SOLID SADDIQ: Bey has connected on 44.7 percent of the 170 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 16 of 37 over his last five games. He’s also converted 77.4 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Georgetown is 0-12 this year when it scores 72 points or fewer and 15-3 when it scores at least 73.THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Villanova’s Samuels has attempted 110 3-pointers and connected on 28.2 percent of them, and is 4 for 16 over the past five games.DID YOU KNOW: Georgetown is ranked second among Big East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33 percent. The Hoyas have averaged 12 offensive boards per game.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 14 Villanova (23-7, 12-5) vs. Georgetown (15-15, 5-12)Capital One Arena, Washington; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Villanova presents a tough challenge for Georgetown. Georgetown has won three of its eight games against ranked opponents this season. Villanova won 79-77 at Seton Hall in its last outing.last_img read more

The end of an era highlights this week’s Sunday blog

first_img4. Track meet in the rain…I have to hand it to the Wellington High School athletic officials. Running Friday’s track meet was not something I thought was going to occur considering the adverse weather conditions at the time.While the track athletes didn’t like it and the parents complained, I liked it. That becomes one event that WHS no longer has to worry about.The spring sports season has been a cluster in 2013. But let’s praise God that it is. After two years of drought, this spat of stormy weather for all its inconveniences, has been a true blessing. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for April 28, 2013…1. An end of an era…Speaking for myself here, the closing of Wellington Family Practice Clinic is sad from a historical perspective in that it will be the last link to Wellington Hospital which operated on south Washington, south of the railroad tracks for most of the 20th Century. It was the first hospital that my wife, Tami McCue, practiced at as a physician. Wellington Hospital was consolidated with St. Lukes Hospital to become Sumner Regional Medical Center in the mid-90s. Wellington Family Clinic was spawned from it with a large proportion of former Wellington Hospital employees.And for the next almost 20 years it ushered in tremendous physician healthcare stability in the community. When my wife and I moved here in 1992, if memory serves me right there were four full-time general practitioners in Wellington. Even with the clinic closing next month, Wellington has six family practitioners, with two who are still very much part of the community. Heck, my wife, who is serving the four community nursing homes and the Behavior Health Unit at SRMC, is still very major player in the Wellington healthcare industry.Nevertheless, attracting doctors to the community is as much an economic development necessity as it is attracting a brick and mortar industry. We can pass as many sales tax revenue referendums as we want to, but SRMC will not survive unless there is healthy stable of physicians that is feeding into the system. In particular the hospital desperately needs a full-time obstetrician and surgeon.I was told the other day they were sorry my wife and I were caught up in this mess. I’d like to think of it not as a mess but as a transition and transition is a part of life. 5. Shout out of the week…This week’s shout out goes out to the people who are helping Donna Raschke, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on December 23 (see story here), with a house painting and yard cleanup work. I love this kind of stuff, and it epitomizes what living in a small town is all about. 3. Sumner Newscow poll…Switching gears here, but the Sumner Newscow weekly poll this week asked “Do you think Sam Brownback is doing a good job?” And 73 percent of you said “no” and just a mere 17 percent of you said “yes.”Sumner is a red county in a red state. If you are the Republican incumbent and you have a 73 percent disapproval rating in a conservative rural county like Sumner, you may be in trouble. This may be one election where Kansas Democrats, all three of you, may be licking their chops. This week I’m going to ask a similar question about President Barack Obama. I would like to see the comparisons.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 380 weeks ago Well said…and yes it is sad to see the clinic close…very much so… Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Girlie · 380 weeks ago Well, lets see if that 71% will vote against Brownback in the election. I’m sure if Hitler was a Republican inkansas people would vote for him too. So Brownback has nothin to worry about. Keep screwin Kansas Sammy. It doesnt matter. your a Republcian. Report Reply 1 reply · active 380 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 380 weeks ago Suggesting that republicans would vote for Hitler? That’s deranged and disgusting. Report Reply -5 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 380 weeks ago I posted one about the clinic closing and it never made it because I told the truth and you just don’t want it published. Your so one sided you can not see that obamacare is killing the health profession as we know it. I used all the doctors at the clinic and wish them all the best in their new endeavors. Brownback is the worst governor the state has ever had. Just as OWEBAMA is the worst ever put in the position he is in. I myself swear he is NOT MY PRESIDENT but an occupier of the seat. Report Reply 2 replies · active 380 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 380 weeks ago Jim I’m not sure where you are going with this. I don’t think I have ever written I was in support of Obamacare or the Health Reform Act whatever people call it. And your post most certainly made it. There were even responses. I stated I did not want the clinic closing turn into some right wing-left wing political debate. In this incident, the closing of the clinic was based on personal decisions made by the doctors. Governmental politics did not play into the decision. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Aspecificname 66p · 380 weeks ago Cue, you shouldn’t muddy things up with facts when speaking to GOPs. They don’t like to open their eyes and they don’t like facts. But they are hilarious. Did you see how he used a clever play on words to turn the name ‘Obama’ to ‘Owebama’? Not too accurate as a political statement ( as previously stated, GOPs don’t care too much for facts) , but very, very funny. I can tell you how to predict the outcome of the upcoming Obama poll. Look up the, umm…diversity of Wellington and the results will mirror it exactly. Report Reply -5 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 380 weeks ago The trackmeet in the rain was assenine. Not only did it put our own athletes at increased risk of injury but it also made us look rediculous to the teams who attended. Outside parents and officials were not happy. Boo to WHS administration who made the decision to carry on through cold, wet, and slippery conditions. You are lucky no one sufferd a serious injury. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Wishing them well · 380 weeks ago I think several people wanted others to know that they were not singled out in not receiving a letter yet. I was hoping the letter would give the procedure for gaining medical records from your doctors. When the article said “letters were mailed” that made it sound as if they should have been received by the time the article made it on your site. The Doctors will be missed, but hopefully each will have success in their future endevours. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down MJE · 380 weeks ago I really don’t understand all the drama surrounding the clinic’s closure, either. Most businesses that close do not spend over $3000 sending letters to their “customers” explaining that they’re closing. I can certainly understand feeling disappointed or sad about having to change doctors, but some of the comments I saw sounded like some people were taking it as a personal betrayal…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 380 weeks ago It is mandatory to have a letter sent out to patients to be in compliance with malpractice insurance. You are right, people are taking this to personal. After all, I don’t know many businesses that are still open since 1976 without changing owners. No one likes change not even me, the comments made on this site are crazy. Don’t you think this is hard enough for everyone involved doctors, patients, and staff without all the negativity. Grow up, find a new doctor and get on with it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 2. The letters…I was a bit thrown off by the reaction of the clinic closing story in this week’s Sumner Newscow when people chose to focus on the personal letters the clinic was putting out or the lack thereof. I thought perhaps the reaction would focus more on why Wellington is losing a clinic and what are we going to do about it. I was even anticipating finger pointing. The letter-delivery process was a small detail of a much larger process at hand.But I can understand it. People look at doctors as an extension of their family. And sometimes like a marriage that is ending, the small details become the manifestation of our hurt and anger over something much larger we don’t want to deal with.I will say in the clinic’s defense, the procedural process of mailing mass amounts of letters is a tedious, loathsome job. Personally, I just finished collecting addresses and mailing out my son’s high school graduation announcements. What a complete time-consuming pain that was, and that resulted in slightly more than 50 invites.Now think about mailing out 7,000 of them – many of them which won’t get there because people move around so much. Not only is that time consuming but an expense of over $3,500. And not to be egotistical here, but I put in all the information in that letter on my website story here.last_img read more