West Nile Virus and Mosquito Awareness Week

first_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. California’s State Assembly recently declared April 19-25, 2015 as “West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week” to help increase the fight against mosquitoes, which can transmit viruses to humans, including West Nile, Chikungunya and Dengue fever.Pasadena residents are urged to do everything they can to help prevent those pesky mosquitoes from breeding by eliminating all standing water sources left outside; keeping swimming pools clean, and regularly checking for mosquito larvae in still water sources such as bird baths and ponds.“Current drought and warm weather conditions may contribute to more stagnant water sources and higher numbers of mosquitoes, which increases the risk of West Nile Virus infection,” Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said. “Take precautions now to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and to avoid being bitten.”In 2015, there have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Pasadena and in California. However, drought conditions can increase virus activity because standing water stagnates easier and a reduced number of small pockets of water create an even more attractive environment for mosquitoes to lay eggs.For vector control information and to report a green pool or still water source, call the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) Environmental Health Division at (626) 744-6004. Online information is at http://westnile.ca.gov/. For those who finds a dead bird on their property, please report it to the California West Nile Virus website at http://westnile.ca.gov/report_wnv.php.PPHD proactively monitors potential mosquito breeding sources throughout the City. Staff travel weekly to treat gutters, puddles, pools and other free-standing water sources water that serve as prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Additionally, PPHD works with the Pasadena Police Department’s aerial units to identify green pools. Citations will be issued to homeowners who allow the breeding of mosquitos.The PPHD also recommends protecting themselves by taking precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Preventive measures include wearing repellants containing DEET, avoiding areas likely to be inhabited by mosquitoes at dawn and dusk, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors and checking your window screen for holes.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Top of the News Government West Nile Virus and Mosquito Awareness Week April 19-25, 2015 Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 | 5:20 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Showtimescenter_img Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

A Licensed Vocational Nurse Finds Time to Help Children in Foster Care in Altadena

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe People A Licensed Vocational Nurse Finds Time to Help Children in Foster Care in Altadena STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:15 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News center_img Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Photo courtesy of Genevieve Laguna, Montclair residentGenevieve Laguna, a licensed vocational nurse, works tirelessly to keep people safe, healthy, and recover from surgeries. Overworked and exhausted, Laguna still finds time to help others outside of the hospital.Six years ago, her friend who lives down the street from Five Acres, a foster care and mental health charity in Altadena, was interested in volunteering and reached out to Laguna to support a Christmas collection drive for the charity. Since then, Laguna, a Montclair resident, has committed to having a pajama clothes drive for the children living at Five Acres in time for Christmas Eve. Each year Five Acres children open their pajama gift, have hot cocoa, and enjoy a holiday movie.“Like most people, I’ve gone through some very personal things in my life where I’ve been down and out, but instead of giving up, I’ve learned what it means to live in gratitude,” said Laguna. “I am truly blessed and grateful for all that I have, what I have accomplished so far, and all that I have been able to overcome. But at the end of the day what truly matters is who I have lifted up, helped, and made better. It’s about what I have given back. If I can make a difference in one life, it matters.”She asked doctors, nurses, other co-workers, family, and friends to contribute towards the Amazon wish list, pajama drive, and other seasonal drives for Five Acres. Despite the pandemic, they pulled their energy and resources to help children in need throughout the year. Feeling blessed, Laguna feels it in her heart to continue helping Five Acres children, ensuring each one has their gifts and knows they are cared for.Raised by a mother who has volunteered many years at church and still continues to volunteer now, Laguna said, “by her example, she taught me to care for those around me, look past our differences, and give in any way I can of whatever I possess. To give is to love but to withhold is to wither. If I care less for what I have and more for how it is shared, my life will have meaning and my heart will have peace.”Laguna’s parochial education, both as a graduate of St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, shaped her life of service. Besides volunteering at Five Acres, she raises money for the Fontana Police K-9 Pals and donates blood to the American Red Cross.Laguna’s blood type makes her a donor for both plasma and platelets, which she donated for COVID-19 and cancer patients weekly when needed during the pandemic. As an incentive from the American Red Cross, they gave Amazon gift cards, which she collected for an entire year to purchase two bikes for Five Acres.With a heart of gold, Laguna’s compassion, kindness, and love extends beyond her bedside manners as a licensed vocational nurse.To learn how you can donate or volunteer at Five Acres, visit 5acres.org or to donate blood, visit redcross.org.About Five AcresSince 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 9,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres now strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide the steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. 44 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC GIRL AILBHE JUMPS TO SILVER SUCCESS

first_imgRosses AC notesWell done to Ailbhe O’ Donnell who won a silver medal in the Girls U-16 Long Jump with a personal best jump of 4.94m at the Ulster Track & Field Ch’s in Antrim Forum last weekend. Amy Hanna also qualified in the Long Jump with 4.63m. Fodhla Mc Fadden won a bronze medal in the High Jump with 1.40m and also qualified in the 250m Hurdles with a time of 40.98 sec. Saskia Boyle also had a good run in the hurdles with a time of 41.24 sec. Jessica Oglesby threw 7.99m in the Shot Putt and 16.75m in the Javelin while Rebecca Greene jumped 1.20m in the High Jump and threw 12.27m in the Javelin.Well done to Noel Diver who ran an excellent 17:26 in the Lifford 5k and also to Brendan McBride who ran 19:53. Many athletes are focused and training hard towards this year’s Gael Force North which takes place on Saturday 28th June. Entries are still being taken if interested. Support for all athletes on the day will be a welcome site.Good luck to the four Rosses AC athletes heading to Tullamore for the Children’s Games on Saturday.Aoife Mc Gee and Tara Geoghegan will be competing in the U-10 80m and Long Jump while Emma Maloney and Emma Bonner will be competing in the U-10 Turbo Javelin.The Half and Full Donegal Marathons will take place on Sunday 24th August 2014. Every level of runner or walker is invited to participate. The 26.2 mile course will take in Letterkenny and the surrounding area. This promises to be an event which will both challenge and encourage all the participants. Discount rate available before end of June. Juvenile training for the younger athletes in Carrickfinn is now finished for the summer.Wednesday night training at the Industrial Estate will be put on hold for the summer months as many people are preparing for Gaelforce North, taking part in 5ks, etc and will commence again in late August.Fit4Life is in Mulladearg on Mondays at 6pm and Wednesdays in Carrickfinn at 6pm. All levels catered for. Walkers and beginners welcome.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC GIRL AILBHE JUMPS TO SILVER SUCCESS was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalROSSES AClast_img read more