Meow Meow to the Rescue

first_imgCommunity News Meow Meow to the Rescue Father of daughter that drowned at unlicensed summer camp records touching video to child and her favorite pal By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:00 am 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. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>The Journey of SuperMeow from D.A. Forbes on Vimeo.Doug Forbes and his wife Elena Matyas have filmed a visual love story to their daughter Roxie and her favorite stuffed animal Meow Meow.Roxie drowned at Summerkids an unlicensed summer camp in Altadena on June 28.“Meow Meow Foundation would like to share this VERY raw visual love letter with you. Maybe we can all feel a little better, smile, laugh, even cryin a good way,” Forbes said in an email to Pasadena Now.“It’s also a sneak peek into what will eventually become a book series.”Roxie entered the camp pool June 28 at about 9:25 a.m., accompanied by a counselor. About ten to fifteen minutes later, another counselor who wasworking with other campers about thirty to forty-five feet outside the gate of the swimming pool was the first person to finally notice Roxiefloating face down in the pool, the suit says.State documents show the California Dept. of Social Services substantiated two allegations that Summerkids has operated without a required licensewhich the state says “poses an immediate health, safety or personal rights risk to children in care.”The family has teamed with state Sen. Anthony Portantino, who has introduced Senate Bill 955 – “the Roxie Rules Act,” which seeks to address whatPortantino acknowledged is “a deficiency in camp licensing, inspection, and oversight.’’The state Department of Social Services and Attorney General Xavier Becerra are seeking an injunction that would prevent Altadena’s Summerkids fromopening.The video can be viewed at meowmeowfoundation.org/news/supermeow-the-journey Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Make a commentcenter_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 39 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Less talk, more action on respite

first_imgPrint THE head of a campaign to restore respite services in Limerick to their former capacity for the long term, has asked local politicians to put the issue at the top of their agenda once more. Owen South has been fronting a campaign to relaunch a full respite service in Limerick, which was reduced significantly when government funding was cut by in June.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The facility in Clonile, which offered respite to 63 families, was closed and an alternative service was set up elsewhere in August, funded by €50,000 of the Brother’s of Charity’s own savings.However, the service is greatly reduced and is planned to open just 77 days next year, a drop of 48% on last year.“Nearly three months have now gone and the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonile, Caherdavin, is still closed,” Mr South told the Limerick Post. “The Brothers of Charity have, since the end of August, opened a limited respite house in another part of Caherdavin.“The charity has donated €50,000 from much valued money raised over the years to enable  families affected by the closure get some respite”.Mr. South said that one month into the reopening of the service, the money is being eaten into and will soon run out.“Local Fianna Fail politicians, along with Brian Cowen, have claimed that the restoration of full respite services is top of their agenda, but three months on and nothing has been done and there has been no communication”.He added that the families have had “enough talk” and want to see the result of respite services in Limerick restored to full capacity. Advertisement Previous articleRound up from the courtsNext articleDeadline extended for Green Bulding Awards admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsLess talk, more action on respiteBy admin – September 27, 2010 702 WhatsApp Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Deadly Household Mold

first_img“Discard porous materials that are wet and can’t be thoroughly cleaned and dried,” shesaid. “They can remain a source of mold growth.” “Stachybotrys atra grows mainly on materials such as wood and wood-based products,paper or other cellulose products that have become and remain wet,” she said. “It isn’tfound in dry or simply humid places.” During the past four years, several infants in Cleveland and Chicago have experiencedbleeding from the lungs. Some have died. “But once a child is infected, it’s a death warrant,” she said. “I don’t want people torun amok with fear over this. But they need to be aware of the problem.” To learn more about pulmonary hemorrhage or for publications about it, call the CDCat (770) 488-7320. “The mold is a black or green-black, slimy species,” said Dale Dorman, a housingspecialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Don’t expose infants to indoor molds, the CDC advises. Toxins from the indoor moldmay irritate the lining of infants’ lungs. This weakens developing blood vessels, leadingto pulmonary bleeding. Dorman stresses the infant death cases are extremely rare. The CDC also links the condition with exposure to tobacco smoke; allergy to cows’milk; pneumonia; heart, lung, spleen or pancreas problems; and other infections,allergies and immunological diseases. To avoid problems, fix all leaks and get rid of water sources associated with the moldgrowth, Dorman said. Clean hard surfaces with a solution of bleach and water.Ventilate the area when using chlorine bleach. Let the bleach and water mixture sit for15 minutes. Then dry the area thoroughly. “Some experts suggest that people performing the clean-up should wear filter masksand gloves to avoid contact with the mold,” Dorman said. Some recent infant deaths may be tied to a household mold. The Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention have begun checking into a possible connection betweeninfant pulmonary hemorrhage and the indoor mold Stachybotrys atra. CDC investigators haven’t conclusively linked the cases with household molds. Butthey’re concerned enough to join with the Environmental Protection Agency to adviseparents about pulmonary hemorrhage symptoms.last_img read more

Austin Rivers wants you to hate him, it motivates him when you do

first_imgNot enough fans hate Austin Rivers yet. He’s patient. It will come.He went to Duke, the leading cause of hypertension in college basketball, because he’s so comfortable with contempt.He drove high school crowds up all four walls when he played at Winter Park (Fla.), It bothered him so much that he won four consecutive state titles.Now comes the final frontier: the NBA. “It would be weird,” Rivers said, “if people weren’t cheering against you. It would be boring. You want them to say crazy, bad things. That’s the way it’s always been, but it’s not personal. On the street, they always say, ‘Hey, man, I was just messing with you.’”Rivers messed with San Antonio in Game 4 of the Clippers’ first-round series. He burst for 16 points in 17 minutes, and L.A. tied a series 2-2 that it would win 4-3.Then Rivers went Vesuvian in Game 3 against Houston. He basically went one-against-the-world in a 15-point third quarter, and wound up with 25 points in 23 minutes, and suddenly Chris Paul didn’t have to push his hamstring into the red zone.He is averaging 14.4 points against Houston, but it’s his willingness to try hard shots in hot moments that makes you watch him. There’s a little Kobe Bryant there and a lot of Doc Rivers, his dad and coach. Stardom, and the quest for it, doesn’t scare him.Spencer Rivers is the youngest brother. He plays at UC Irvine. Jeremiah is the oldest. He played at Georgetown and Indiana and now works at Interscope Records. A sister, Callie, was an All-America volleyball player at Florida and works for Creative Artists Agency.There was a backyard court and at times it couldn’t contain Austin and Jeremiah, who was bigger and a better defender.“Those 1-on-1 games would last forever,” Spencer said. “Fouls, arguments, tense games. Austin had a hard time beating him. But I never beat Austin, and he never went at a slower pace.”“I think that helped me,” Austin said. “I had to figure out how to score on Jeremiah. Once I did and I got with my age group, it was like playing against little kids.”Austin savored every moment of his high school career. Spencer knew something was up when people began asking, “Are you Austin’s brother?” Before, they asked if he was Doc’s son.“One school found a newspaper story about Austin’s worst game and blew it up and handed out copies to everybody,” Spencer said. “Austin got 30 that night. They’d yell, ‘Where’s your daddy?,’ all that stuff. He would barely even hear it.”Austin was such a celebrity in high school that a mixtape producer named Ryan Curry followed him around his senior season.But he resented the easy conclusion that he was riding his dad’s coattails.“I was always Little Doc,” said Austin, who is named after Austin Carr, the Notre Dame and NBA star. “And in the sixth grade I was the worst player on the team. People said I was only on the team because of my name. That (ticked) me off, lit a fire under me.“I’d sneak out and work on my game at midnight. The neighbors would call and say, turn the lights off. I went from the worst player to the first guy off the bench to the best player on my ninth-grade team, and then it took off.“But after a while I said, ‘You know what? I’m proud of what my dad did.’ That’s what I tell Spencer. Accept it, be proud, do something so your kids will be proud of you.”Doc started 605 NBA games in 14 seasons, made an All-Star Game, and was among the league leaders in steals and assists. The father and son are equally glib, and both enjoy stirring the pot.When Austin committed to Duke and was asked about the North Carolina rivalry, he wondered how it could be a rivalry if the same team (Duke) kept winning. Then he drilled a buzzer-beater, with Doc in the seats, to win in Chapel Hill.“I trust my hard work, so why wouldn’t I be confident?” Austin said. “If there’s a move I’ve practiced a hundred million times, I’m going to be as confident as hell.”And the mixtapes?“The guy (Curry) has footage nobody’s ever seen,” Austin said. “But they do it now with everybody. Back then you had to actually do something to get that. I don’t watch anybody’s tape online anymore.”He heard the echo of his words and laughed.“I say back then,” Rivers said. “That was just four years ago.“Things change quickly.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more