Pets2Love: Meeko

Meet Meeko, this week’s Pets2Love! He’s a young male husky mix with a lot of energy and love for the outdoors. To adopt Meeko, call (562) 803-3301 and ask for ID# 20-15437.

Coronavirus: Here’s What You Need To Know

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The novel coronavirus is causing global panic as fears continue to mount about widespread transmission. The virus, which is formally known as COVID-19, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. It has killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 100,000 people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is expected to keep spreading beyond this season and year. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 and how to stay safe: What are the symptoms? Some of the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus are fever, cough and shortness of breath, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. “Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea,” the World Health Organization says. According to WHO, symptoms are typically mild. “Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around one out of every six people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying…

Families in Riverside and San Bernardino counties can get help from Wylie Center

A Riverside nonprofit offers intervention, education, and treatment services for children, youth and families struggling with learning, emotional and developmental needs. Wylie Center serves Riverside and San Bernardino counties, offering programs that help families with unique needs. These include an autism program, providing individualized intervention services, a home-based early intervention program for children with behavioral issues, and mental health treatment for children 0 to 18 years of age and their families. Wylie Center also offers free parenting classes. “Many people come here for one service but don’t realize what else we do,” said Melody Amaral, the organization’s CEO. “If you have a need for you or your family, we might be able to help you.” Wylie Center also prides itself on being an incubator of ideas to better meeting community needs. The Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative was launched in 2009 at Wylie Center and is one such program that came out of this approach. The collaborative formed in response to the lack of support groups and treatment services available for postpartum psychosis. There are more than 300 members of the collaborative, which provides…

From the Pulpit: With his first miracle, Jesus celebrated joy

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Strickland is a senior pastor at Claremont United Church of Christ. (Image courtesy CUCC) By Jennifer Strickland As I write this, I am preparing to enter the liturgical season of Lent, a 40-day period leading up to Easter that invites Christians to reflect and look inward, and to recommit to practicing spiritual disciplines such as reading Scripture, giving to the poor, and praying. While some Christians enjoy the somber season of Lent, others of us have a hard time officially ending the whirlwind holiday season that began with Halloween and wrapped up with Valentine’s Day. So I think it is fitting that the Bible story on my mind this week is Jesus’s first miracle: turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana. Cana was Ordinarytown. Nowheresville. Podunk. So what does it say about Jesus, the Savior of the World, that he approaches the very beginning of his ministry … and the first thing he does is perform a miracle in Cana? Why didn’t he go to the center of power, like Jerusalem, and tear the tyrants from their thrones, or…

South L.A. Activist Calls for Ouster of Black Lives Matter Leader

Share this article:Community activist Najee Ali Friday called for the resignation of Black Lives Matter leader Melina Abdullah, saying her protest outside Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s residence earlier this week has put a bull’s eye on the District Attorney and endangered her life. “Every murderer, rapist, and violent criminal Lacey has put in jail now has her home address thanks to Abdullah, who engaged in one of the dumbest protests in the history of Los Angeles activism,” trespassing and ringing Lacey’s doorbell at 5 A.M. on Monday. The incident was punctuated by the appearance of Lacey’s husband, who was caught on video pointing a handgun out the front door and ordering Abdullah’s group to leave his property. Najee, the CEO of Project Islamic Hope, said South Los Angeles leaders would hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bilal Islamic Center at 4016 South Central Ave. to issue a call for Abdullah’s resignation. Lacey, meanwhile, is clinging to hope that she can avoid a November runoff and keep her post for a third term, despite a tough battle against George…

3 UCLA Students in Self-Isolation, Being Tested for Coronavirus

Share this article:A student sits on a hillside on the campus of UCLA . Photo by John Schreiber. Three UCLA students are being tested for coronavirus by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and all three were in self-isolation Friday morning, according to the school’s chancellor. “To be clear, no one on the UCLA campus has tested positive for COVID-19,” Chancellor Gene Block said in an email sent to the campus community Friday morning. The department was working to return test results quickly, Block added. “Understandably, some of you may be wondering about the status of classes and campus operations in general,” Block said. “We are actively monitoring and responding to the situation and will continue to follow the guidance of public health agencies. At this time, there have been no recommendations by LACDPH to suspend campus operations, including modifying class schedules. Block assured staff and students that “the safety and well-being of the entire UCLA community remains our top priority” and said updates would continue to be posted on the school’s COVID-19 website. He also urged anyone who develops flu-like symptoms to…

Pres. Trump Tweets He And Gov. Newsom Have Talked About Cruise Ship Held Off Coast For Coronavirus Testing

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that he has spoken with California Gov. Gavin Newsom about the cruise ship being held off the California coast over coronavirus concerns. “Spoke to Governor @GavinNewsom early this morning about the cruise ship quarantined off the California Coast. CoronaVirus test kits have been delivered, testing is taking place now,” Pres. Trump wrote. Spoke to Governor @GavinNewsom early this morning about the cruise ship quarantined off the California Coast. CoronaVirus test kits have been delivered, testing is taking place now. pic.twitter.com/Pqda00HVCC — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2020 Earlier Friday morning, Pres. Trump signed a bill providing emergency funding to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the US. The $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package was passed by overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress earlier in the week. Pres. Trump’s actions comes as COVID-19 continues to spread across the US. On Thursday, a California National Guard helicopter crew lowered test kits onto the Grand Princess – which has been barred from docking until some passengers could be evaluated. Princess Cruises have said 45 people were selected for testing.…

At Sea: Passengers Off California Coast Await Coronavirus Test Results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Passengers on a cruise ship off the California coast were instructed to stay in their cabins as they awaited test results Friday that could show whether the coronavirus is circulating among the more than 3,500 people aboard. A military helicopter crew lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope and later retrieved them for analysis at a lab as the vessel lay at sea off San Francisco, under orders to keep its distance from shore. Princess Cruises said 45 people were selected for testing. Authorities undertook the testing after a passenger on a previous voyage of the ship died of the coronavirus and at least four others became infected. “The ship will not come on shore until we appropriately assess the passengers,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. Another Princess cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, was quarantined for two weeks in Yokohama, Japan, last month because of the virus, and ultimately about 700 of the 3,700 people aboard became infected in what experts pronounced a public-health failure, with the vessel essentially becoming a floating germ factory. Meanwhile, the U.S.…

1 In 4 Men Think It’s OK To Make Sexual Jokes At Work, Study Finds

(CNN) — More than one in four men (28%) around the world think it’s acceptable to crack sexual jokes at work, a new global survey has found. In a survey of over 20,000 people in 27 countries, researchers from King’s College London said they found “significant differences” in what men and women perceived to be acceptable workplace behavior. A key finding was that more than one in eight men (13%) think it is acceptable to display material of a sexual nature at work, compared with just 7% of women, the poll, carried out by Ipsos MORI and The Global institute for Women’s Leadership found. Some 16% of women thought it was acceptable to tell jokes or stories of a sexual nature at work, the study said. Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister and chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College, told CNN that the revelation was “quite staggering.” “After so many years of campaigning for change, and particularly in the wake of the global MeToo Movement, I think that’s extraordinary,” she said. One of the most surprising outcomes of the survey, Gillard told CNN,…

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