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People trying to find a safe place during the pandemic
At a when everyone is considered for a safe place to live, Simon talks about her search for assisted living facilities which started during the early stages of COVID-19. Simon turned to LeeAnn Allman, an eldercare specialist, who first tries to understand the need of the family, their concerns and that determine the place best suited for them.
The number of investigations in top-notch nursing homes, the previous year, in L.A. had increased to 5,000, and these numbers existed before the pandemic. The numbers made the county Board of Supervisors request for an inspector general to oversee skilled nursing facilities.
Terry McGhee, along with his family, ate taking care of 150 people in over 20 board-and-care homes, as a part of St. Jude's Home for the Elderly. No positive COVID-19 case has been reported among the residents as well as the staff involved in those facilities. He advises to beware of the facilities and people, who do not check the history, do not ask questions and offer to take people to earn some extra money.
Also, West Covina's Regency Grand has not reported any positive cases among the residents and its Co-founder Tom Stanley says that they are following safety protocols which include testing for staff and residents.
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Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to college bribes scheme
American actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were found guilty of paying $500,000 as a bribe to the University of Southern California for the admission of their two daughters under a college admissions bribery scheme. The judge had not confirmed that he would accept the plea deals with the prosecutor.
According to the plea deal offered by their attorney, Loughlin 55 will spend two months in prison, and Giannulli will serve for five months. But U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said on Friday that he would decide whether to accept the plea deal after further consideration of the pre sentencing report. ''
While the video conferencing, the couple was on different screens with their lawyers and made no other comments during the hearing other than the answers to the judge's questions.
Around a dozen wealthy parents, athletic coaches, and other parents were charged for bribery schemes last year. These parents paid hefty bribes to the elite universities to get their children admitted in these universities with bogus test scores or fake athletic credentials, authorities said.
Loughlin had agreed to pay a fine of $150,000 with community service for 100 hours, and Giannulli agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 and community service for 250 hours.
A man got killed and a child injured in a shooting in Glendale
A man got killed, and a child got injured in a shooting in Glendale on Wednesday evening. The investigation is going on for the incident, said Police.
According to Glendale police, the incident took place near San Fernando Road and Chevy Chase Drive at about 9 p.m.
A man in his 20s was found injured, and a CPR was tried on him, but he died after reaching the hospital. A suspect fired at him when he was at an open taco stand, said Police.
According to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale Police Department, a boy nearly 10-year-old was taken to the hospital when he got injured due to a stray bullet in the arm at the same location. The injuries were not life-threatening.
According to Hauptmann, the boy was an innocent bystander and have no connection with the man who died. A description of the suspect was not available.
High-speed chase on Southern California avenues, Suspect arrested
A man was put behind the bars after police chased a vehicle in high speed on Southern California avenues and turnpikes Tuesday evening.
The pursuit extended from Santa Clarita, over the San Fernando Valley and into a Burbank neighbourhood.
The incident started around 5 p.m. furthermore, came to up to 100 mph now and again. The SUV could be seen drawing near to different vehicles and weaving around them.
At a certain stage during the chase, the back end of the SUV opened, and a few boxes dropped out.
The pursuit finished not long before 6 p.m. with the vehicle smashing in a private neighbourhood in Burbank after it crashed into a CHP vehicle.
The driver escaped the vehicle after the impact and attempted to run, however, was arrested by police.
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Two suspects arrested after a high-speed pursuit through South LA, multiple vehicles damaged
A man along with a woman was involved in a pursuit leaving many others injured and destroying their way across South Los Angeles. The driver was at a speed of more than 100 mph and damaged multiple vehicles during that erratic police chase. Scott Reiff told that AIR HD started tracking the pursuit in the Monterey Park region where the driver reached up to 100mph. From 10:30 am, the drivers were involved in their destructive driving, followed by police, and they drove past residential streets, taking very sharp turns and blowing through the intersections. The driver circled S. Central Avenue, appeared to lose control of the truck, regained control, and avoided a spike strip put by the officers and this chase continued to 110 Freeway. The truck almost missed many vehicles before running into a sedan. A driver in the pick-up truck tried to block the suspect near E. Florence Avenue. Smoke emitted from the vehicle’s backside and the vehicle driver rammed into the other truck. They continued to Florence, and after some time, the rear tire blew. The suspects continued driving on the rim with less speed. The worn-out rim caught fire, the driver and passenger jumped off and were immediately arrested.
A family in Glendale, sued a medical facility with the blame of the death of their loved one
Now, a family is blaming the nursing home for the death of their loved ones. For this, they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility on Thursday.
According to the suit, the nursing home practiced inadequate safety conditions during the pandemic.
Ricardo Saldana was living in the Glenhaven Healthcare in Glendale, and then a 77-year-old man contracted COVID-19.
"They put a patient with COVID-19 in my dad's room. They killed my dad," said Jackie Saldana.
Jackie, his father, suffered a stroke six years ago and was relatively healthy until the pandemic arrived. And the family said that he would have stayed safe and healthy if Glenhaven had kept proper precautions at the time of the pandemic outbreak.
The family also claimed that a nurse who was exposed to Coronavirus at another facility was serving in the Glenhaven facility.
Now Saldana family is suing the facility for elder abuse, willful misconduct, and negligence.
Scott Glovsky, the family's attorney, said that Ricardo is just one of the 10 cases of deaths due to COVID-19 in the facility, but the Los Angeles County Public Health Department had reported only five such deaths.
"His death has hit me like 100 knives going in my heart. My family is devastated," Jackie said.
Pilot died in a plane crash in Santa Maria school ground
A single-engine plane crashed on the ground of a school in the Santa Maria killing the pilot, said authorities. The flight departed from Van Nuys.
At around 10:45 a.m., the single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed near the basketball court, on the grounds of Ralph Dunlap Elementary school.
The doorbell camera in the neighborhood captured the loud sound of the crash. The camera also captured a parachute coming to the ground, followed by a scene of black snow rising from the area.
The aircraft caught fire after falling to the ground.
The plane departed from Van Nuys Airport to come to Santa Maria airport. The pilot was the only person on board. No injuries were reported on the ground.
The authorities did not release the identity of the pilot.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
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Late-night fire in a building in Newark, one dead and seven injured
A fire near Magazine Street, Newark led to a man’s death; seven other injured people were taken to the nearby hospital. Among the injured ones, there is a child, and two people are in critical condition. As per the Fire Department officials, the blaze was seen around 11 pm on Friday in a three-story residential apartment, and they say it might have started from the second floor, spreading to the third floor and an attached building. Neighbours claim that they say some people were jumping out of the building to save themselves from the blaze. The American Red Cross affirms that they are assisting eight families displaced from their homes.
Officer-involved shootings under investigation
A pair of shooting deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey. The shooting involved state police, and a male civilian was severely injured. As per the attorney general’s office, the incident took place on Saturday, around 6:30 am on The Garden State Parkway, Bass River. On the same day, around 1:00 am, another civilian was severely wounded in another shooting that involved an officer in Paterson. As per a spokesman for the Passaic County sheriff’s office, the injured officer was treated at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and discharged. The names of the two men are not yet known, and the investigation is carried out by the office of public integrity and the accountability in the state police central crime bureau and attorney general’s office. The State law needs that the attorney general’s office should look into deaths occurring during encounters with law enforcement.
Local officials ready to reopen beaches from Friday
The beaches are almost ready for its reopening after lockdown.
Beaches in resort city will welcome visitors from Friday, as the beaches had remained closed for around two months for anything except exercising and fishing.
New signs are installed, which will remind people about social distancing and other safe practices.
The sand may be soggy, but the boardwalk is bright, and a breeze of summer is in the air.
Drew Lankford, the spokesman for the Public Works Department, said it’s a big day.
“It’s also different than what we’ve done in the past,” he said.
Visitors will sign to remind them of restrictions.
“People got to realize it’s not going to be business as usual but that doesn’t mean you can’t still go down there and enjoy yourself,” Lankford said.
The city is also preparing for the Memorial Day weekend apart from clean teams and beach ambassadors.
“We’re putting in some extra crews. We’re extending hours to have crews down there cleaning up. We’re putting extra trash cans on the beach,” Lankford said.
Lankford also said that the city is ready for Floatopia, the infamous event which made it to national news after people left the shore littered.
“Just in case, we’ve gone and made plans to have extra trash cans, crews down there checking on things, some dumpsters,” Lankford said.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
En Venezuela se reportan hasta el momento 1.121 casos, 475 hospitalizados, 357 en centros de diagnóstico integral, 17 en clínicas privadas, 262 recuperados y 10 fallecidos.
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.