Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education

first_img Top of the News 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris HoldenOn Thursday, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 285, legislation that creates a State School Nurse Consultant within the Department of Education to oversee school nurses and supervisors of health and to advise the State Superintendent on student health issues.“How, when, and where to open schools takes a lot of expertise, communication, and coordination between different agencies at different levels of government,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “A State School Nurse Position will help keep our children healthy and safe beyond the current pandemic.”A school nurse at the Department of Education will lend strong insight into how schools operate safely during this pandemic. Outside of infectious disease events like the current Pandemic, there are additional public health issues that impact schools that would benefit from this new position. Health issues like mental health, diabetes, nutrition, vision, physical activity, safety are all issues that schools are trying to address. A School Nurse Consultant will provide guidance and insight to schools so our students can thrive in and outside of the classroom.Currently, there is no school nurse to address health issues in the Department of Education. New laws and mandates are placed on schools to address health issues like administering medications, vision tests, and EpiPens, but there is no position at the California Department of Education to advise school districts on the implementation of those laws. AB 285 aims to enhance a public health perspective at the Department of Education, which will better-serve California students.“AB 285 is a solution we always needed, but is now more urgent than ever in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” continued Holden. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 4:45 pmlast_img read more

Woman discovered to be alive at Detroit funeral home

first_imgA 20-year-old woman was found to be alive after she had been declared to be dead and taken to a Detroit funeral home, officials said.The Southfield fire department said paramedics tried to revive the 20-year-old woman for 30 minutes on Sunday, but she showed no signs of life.“The Oakland County medical examiner’s office was contacted and given the medical data,” the department said. “The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing.”However, at the James H. Cole funeral home they discovered the woman to still be alive. She was breathing.The staff at the funeral home called Detroit emergency medical crew and the woman was rushed to the hospital.Officials have not released the woman’s name and her condition is unknown.last_img read more

Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest Cancel Fire Restrictions

first_imgSubmitted by The Olympic National Park Due to notable widespread rain with resulting decrease in fire danger, Olympic National Park and Forest have lifted all fire restrictions as of September 09, 2015.  The restrictions included a ban on campfires outside of developed areas as well as some campgrounds.  Fire restrictions are typically lifted when a significant amount of precipitation is recorded in local weather stations and the fire danger has decreased dramatically.   Rainfall amounts on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula have reached 11 to 12 inches since the end of August, with amounts up to one to two inches on the northeast side.Fire restrictions were implemented on June 25.  This was unusual for the Olympic Peninsula, but was necessary due to a dry winter and impacts of long-term drought across the Park and Forest.  Additional fire restrictions and area closures were implemented by other land management agencies throughout the Olympic Peninsula.  National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service firefighters responded to over 20 fires within the park and forest this summer, ranging from burns of less than ten acres to the 2,800 acre Paradise Fire.Olympic National Park information: www.nps.gov/olym/Olympic National Forest information:www.fs.usda.gov/detail/olympic/alerts-notices/ State and county area burn bans: www.waburnbans.netAbout the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.  For general information on the Olympic National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/ Facebook57Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Conservation on the Calendar for 2016

first_imgBy Laura D.C. KolnoskiThe Monmouth Conservation Foundation is expanding its outreach in 2016 to more inclusively reach all ages and more towns with its message of preserving and enjoying our shared natural habitats and the creatures therein. New acquisitions are also in the works to increase and secure the county’s dwindling green space.Founded in 1977, the 501(c) 3 Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) has saved over 22,500 acres of open space, farmland, woodlands, and wetlands at 63 sites countywide. While long successful in getting concerned citizens with deep pockets to attend high profile events and support the MCF’s activities, the organization is placing increased emphasis on instilling understanding of and respect for the environment on younger citizens.In 2013, the MCF initiated its Kids for Conservation Program for preschool and kindergarten students. The academic enrichment program teaches youngsters about the environment with an age appropriate curriculum focused on land and wildlife protection and conservation. Lesson plans are provided to schools to help students create related art projects. The MCF awards prizes to schools based on creativity and how the class demonstrated what they learned.“Kids for Conservation is expanding to include high school and community groups through planting pollinator gardens, so it’s not just the youngsters anymore,” said MCF executive director since 2012, William D. Kastning. “We are expanding environmental outreach in 2016 with the introduction of an awareness campaign, ‘Project Pollinator’ about the importance of protecting pollinator species such as butterflies, birds, bats, and bees.”The project’s goal is to inspire the creation of habitats in schools, community, and private gardens while increasing awareness of environmental threats pollinator species face. The foundation is partnering with Monmouth University and other educational institutions to develop curriculum for participating schools. Some schools will be visited by a Monmouth University student teacher who will lead the class in interactive exercises about pollinators. More details on the program, expected to launch this spring, will be available at the MCF website: monmouthconservation.org.Monmouth Conservation Director William Kastning“We are expanding our focus to be more outreach-oriented and our children’s programs are a big part of that,” Kastning said. “Project Pollinator will have a new urban focus and will include Red Bank, Long Branch, Freehold and Asbury Park kids.”Asbury Park youth have already been engaged through the MCF’s successful fundraising campaign to help bring that city’s 1.3-acre Springwood Avenue Park to fruition. Stepping out of its image as an organization largely interested in rural and more upscale communities, the MCF made headlines when its board of trustees decided to join Asbury’s Interfaith Neighbors, local and county government, and other funding sources in raising and contributing funds to build the park on Asbury’s west side.To support it, the MCF held “hugely successful” events at two popular Asbury Park restaurants that raised $67,000, Kastning said. Afterward, the board added $100,000 to the effort. The project, once empty lots, is scheduled to open this spring.“The board decided to follow the county’s lead with its open space preservation grants, paying after the fact once all is OK to ensure the money is being wisely and well spent,” Kastning said, adding donors welcomed the new urban focus.The foundation does not own any land, but holds conservation and agriculture easements to protect sensitive environments in perpetuity. The binding easements allow landowners to retain ownership while giving up certain rights such as development. In addition to acting as a facilitator in land acquisitions, the MCF stewards the easements and ensures restrictions are upheld.As part of the foundation’s strategic plan, Kastning said 40 properties are currently at various stages in the acquisition process. Working in tandem with the county this year, the MCF will engage with landowners to increase existing parks and target properties for preservation. In Keyport, the 62-acre Aeromarine site, formerly home to military aircraft manufacturing, is being converted to parkland. In Atlantic Highlands, the MCF has been working to remediate and turn a former oil facility with seven bay front acres into a recreation area, preventing 20 homes from being built there. Near the new bridge connecting Red Bank and the River Plaza section of Middletown, the waterfront Swimming River Park will soon be transformed into park featuring passive recreational options including a boat launch and sledding hill.Kastning said MCF’s first annual community meeting will be scheduled in February, open to those seeking to learn about land preservation issues and projects, provide input, and get involved in numerous volunteer opportunities, including Project Pollinator. The nationally recognized and accredited Monmouth Conservation Foundation was founded by the Michael Huber and Judith Stanley Coleman.last_img read more

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week: LVR Bombers Swim Team

first_imgSmall in numbers, but big in heart and enthusiasm is the reason the L.V. Rogers Bombers Swim squad garners Team of the Week status for this week. The Bomber four finished with some impressive results at the Kootenay High School Swim Championships last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.The Bombers squad includes, from left, Becky Afford, Devyn Parker, Niallan Collier and Kevin Milde. Team sponsor Dave Afford is hopeful all member of the team will be front and center when the curtain rises on the B.C. High School Speed Swim Championships November 19-20 at the Aquatic Centre in Nanaimo.last_img

Fast fact about 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver

first_imgSunday at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, the B.C. Lions play host to the Winnipeg Jets in the 99th Grey Cup.More than 6 Million football fans from coast to coast are expected to tune in for the Canadian Football League Championship.Some facts about the CFL Finale include:Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. LionsKick off: 3:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, SIRIUS Satellite radio channel 157.Who’s watching:  The Grey Cup is the most-watched annual sports event in Canada. A record 6.4 million viewers tuned in for the 2009 game. Playing surface: Turf fieldHome records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 6-3Away records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 5-4 Head-to-head in 2011: Bombers won both meetings, and have won three straight going back to 2010.Head-to-head all time: Advantage to Winnipeg, 83-71-2 (regular season since 1954).Last Grey Cup meeting: Nov. 27, 1988, in Ottawa, Winnipeg won 22-21.Lions’ backstory: B.C. has been the hottest team during the last half of the CFL season. The Lions opened at 0-5 before winning 11 of the final 13 games. B.C. is led by CFL MOP Travis Lulay and Outstanding Canadian Paul McCallum.Bombers’ backstory: The Bombers are led by quarterback Buck Pierce, who played for B.C. before leaving after too many injuries. Winnipeg also boasts its “Swaggerville” defence.Most Grey Cup wins: 15, Toronto Argonauts.Most losses: 13, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Most appearances: 23, Winnipeg (24th will come Sunday).Fewest wins: 3, Saskatchewan. Cup wins by West: 37 (since 1940). Cup wins by East: 34: (since 1940).Most points both teams: 83 (Saskatchewan 43, Hamilton 40, 1989).Fewest points both teams: 7 (Toronto 4, Sarnia 3, 1933 and Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3, 1937).Most points winning team: 54 (Queen’s University, 1923).Fewest points winning team: 4 (Toronto, 1933 and 1937).Most points losing team: 40 (Hamilton, 1989).Fewest points losing team: 0 (six times, most recently by Winnipeg, 1950).Widest margin of victory: 54 (Queen’s University 54, Regina Rugby Club 0).last_img read more

Sharks center fired up for NHL debut: “This has been my dream”

first_imgSAN JOSE — Defenseman Erik Karlsson isn’t the only player who will be making his regular season debut in a Sharks uniform Wednesday night.Center Antti Suomela will also be in the lineup against the Anaheim Ducks in the season-opener at SAP Center,The major difference: Karlsson is starting his 10th NHL season. Suomela is playing in his first NHL regular season game, and has had almost an entire lifetime to think about what this moment might be like.“When I started to play hockey when I was …last_img

21 days agoBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo

first_imgBarcelona in contact with River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardoby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo is a shock target for Barcelona.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at the Nou Camp after a stuttering start to the season.TNT says Barca are searching out alternatives, with Gallardo high on the agenda.Indeed, the Argentine has already spoken with Barca management, but he replied that he could not make a decision yet as he’s focused on River’s Copa Libertadores campaign.Gallardo made his name in France with successful spells at PSG and Monaco. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Jamaica Fire Brigade to Increase Fleet with Allocation of $498 Million

first_imgThe Government will spend $498 million to increase the fleet and capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to be able to adequately respond to emergencies.The sum has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Under the Acquisition of Fixed Assets Project, which is being implemented by the JFB, an agency of the Local Government and Community Development, purchases will be made for two water tankers, four fire trucks, five emergency command vehicles, one box body truck and a deposit made on two fire trucks.The final payment on two fire trucks procured in the 2018/19 Budget allocation will also be made.To date, the JFB has procured an emergency command vehicle, two water tankers, four fire trucks in November 2016, December 2017 and October 2018 and a deposit made on the purchase of two fire trucks.last_img read more