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July 14, 2006
The Commission on the Status of Women and the Glendale Fire Department is reminding parents and caregivers that hot temperatures bring risks for children. Never leave a child unattended in a car, not even to run a quick errand. On an 85-degree day, the inside of a car can reach 100 degrees in seven minutes; on a 93-degree day, the inside of a car can exceed 125 degree Fahrenheit in about 20 minutes. The temperature inside of a car is hotter than outside temperatures and climbs rapidly.
NEWS
November 13, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Technical, service and maintenance employees at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center could be represented by their first union pending an election in the next few weeks. Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union and Service Employees International Union competed in an election last week to represent the hospital's 600 licensed vocational nurses, certified nurse assistants, clerks, service and maintenance staff.
LOCAL
January 11, 2008
La Crescenta library still offers fun and free storytime programs, just at a new location. Storytime can now be enjoyed at Crescenta Valley Park’s Community Room The new address is 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Our winter session is in full swing and continues through March 21. Toddler Storytime , for children up to 3 years and their caregivers, is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. Adults and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit toddlers’ short attention spans, lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
NEWS
June 4, 2003
Belle from Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" made a special visit Tuesday to Columbus Elementary School in Glendale as part of Disney's Reading Together program. The program was a kickoff event for Disney's summer reading season, which includes annual reading and tutoring assistance at district elementary schools. Disney VoluntEARS regularly visit Columbus and other Glendale elementary schools and read to students who are below grade-level reading standards, Columbus teacher specialist Laurette Cano said.
NEWS
January 11, 2005
As we get older, chances are we -- and our family members -- will be faced with several important decisions about driving. Specifically, what do we do if it is no longer safe for us to drive? How can we still remain independent and engaged in life's activities? Experts say one of the best ways for a person to ease the transition from driver to passenger is to put a plan in place before it is needed. Consider the following: Friends, neighbors, relatives, or caregivers can often provide an alternative means of transportation to appointments or social events.
NEWS
April 13, 2001
Joseph Solomon "You can love your parent, at the same time feel resentful and torn up inside " says 58-year-old Valley resident Sue Mattison. One year ago, she had to put her mother in "Windsor Manor," an assisted living facility in Glendale. Older people are living longer, healthier lives, which is causing a potential family crisis in America. Today, 70-year-olds are taking care of people in their 90s. According to former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 73, "We are approaching a care giving crisis in America".
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | February 26, 2007
A lawsuit seeking unspecified damages has been brought forth by an 81-year-old woman who accuses Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside of elder abuse and negligence. Pleasant Care Corp., owned by La Cañada resident Emmanuel I. Bernabe, owns or has interest in more than 30 nursing homes throughout California, including the one named in the suit. Several attempts were made to contact Pleasant Care Corp. for comment. No calls were returned as of press deadline Wednesday. According to the suit, filed in California Superior Court on Valentine's Day, caregivers at the Riverside facility allegedly ignored several falls, injuries and abrasions that occurred over three years.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | September 11, 2012
Members of the Glendale Employees' Endowment Fund have chosen the Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League, Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to receive a total of $7,300 in grants. Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos worked with those of the Glendale Employee Endowment Fund to decide which community service organizations would receive the funding. The Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League will use the $3,000 grant for its boxing/dance/drama program for at-risk youth.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
Robert Chacon Discovering that someone is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease can be a shocking realization not only to the afflicted, but also to the people who will care for them. Verdugo Hills Hospital will offer its first workshop for families and individuals who care, or will care, for loved ones with the cognitively debilitating disease. Officials say they have given workshops for professionals such as live-in nurses or retirement homes before, but a rise in cases of Alzheimer's disease spurred them to offer the "Family & Caregiver Conversation" workshop, which focuses on memory loss and its effect on loved ones.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com and By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
Registered nurses at Glendale Memorial Hospital are set to vote on a deal for their own healthcare as part of a tentative four-year agreement with the hospital's parent company, Dignity Health. The deal covers 12,000 registered nurses at 28 hospitals in California and Nevada, Dignity Health and the California Nurses Assn. announced this week. Glendale Memorial employs 415 registered nurses, who will vote on whether to ratify the contract in the next two weeks. The collective bargaining agreement guarantees no reduction in health coverage, expands guaranteed pensions and retiree health benefits, and establishes a new accident-prevention program.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
A 49-year-old caregiver is facing theft charges for allegedly defrauding her 90-year-old client of more than $150,000. The caregiver, Ma Marquez, is charged with one felony count of theft from an elder by a caretaker and grand theft of personal property for stealing more than $150,000 from the client, Gloria Burke, between June 3, 2011, and April 20, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. A court hearing on Tuesday for Marquez, who already pleaded not guilty to the charges, was moved to Jan. 23. Marquez's attorney, Nathan Hoffman, said his client had power of attorney to care for Burke.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | September 11, 2012
Members of the Glendale Employees' Endowment Fund have chosen the Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League, Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to receive a total of $7,300 in grants. Officials with the Community Foundation of the Verdugos worked with those of the Glendale Employee Endowment Fund to decide which community service organizations would receive the funding. The Glendale YMCA Police Athletic League will use the $3,000 grant for its boxing/dance/drama program for at-risk youth.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
GLENDALE — A 41-year-old caregiver was arrested early Monday after he allegedly beat an 83-year-old woman with a metal folding chair, nearly to death, police said. Luis Cuevas of Glendale was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to kill the woman, for whom he cared for five years, according to Glendale police reports. The woman was later released from Glendale Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for bruises, cuts and swelling throughout her body, police spokeswoman Sherri Servillo said.
NEWS
By Joyce Rudolph | June 4, 2008
The Women’s Athletic Club of Glendale honored member Alene Shaibi on Tuesday with the Glendale News-Press Perpetual Trophy for her dedication and cheerful demeanor. The award, which began in 1938, honors a member who goes beyond what is expected in supporting the club’s activities. The club is made up of the hiking, mannequins, music and honey bee departments. Shaibi was presented the honor because of her commitment to editing the club’s bulletin, even though she is the sole caregiver for her ill husband and hasn’t been able to participate in the hiking group over the past year, club President Kathleen Aberman said.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | May 23, 2008
They came from across the Southland, celebrities and community members ? laden with sleeping bags, tents, walking shoes, shorts and T-shirts, hats, sunglasses and plenty of water. Some were survivors and some honored family or friends who have succumbed to the terrible disease. Others came just to support a cause that has touched so many lives. The eighth annual Foothills Relay for Life last weekend at La Crescenta?s Clark Magnet High School drew about 600 hundred walkers and generated more than $116,000 in funds to help local cancer victims and survivors.
LOCAL
January 11, 2008
La Crescenta library still offers fun and free storytime programs, just at a new location. Storytime can now be enjoyed at Crescenta Valley Park’s Community Room The new address is 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Our winter session is in full swing and continues through March 21. Toddler Storytime , for children up to 3 years and their caregivers, is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. Adults and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit toddlers’ short attention spans, lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | February 26, 2007
A lawsuit seeking unspecified damages has been brought forth by an 81-year-old woman who accuses Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside of elder abuse and negligence. Pleasant Care Corp., owned by La Cañada resident Emmanuel I. Bernabe, owns or has interest in more than 30 nursing homes throughout California, including the one named in the suit. Several attempts were made to contact Pleasant Care Corp. for comment. No calls were returned as of press deadline Wednesday. According to the suit, filed in California Superior Court on Valentine's Day, caregivers at the Riverside facility allegedly ignored several falls, injuries and abrasions that occurred over three years.
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