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Say goodbye to the old hospital this weekend

first_imgTo say an official goodbye to the existing facility, a barbecue is being held this Saturday, June 9. Northern Health will be serving hamburgers and cake from 2 – 4 p.m. on the patio area beside the administration entrance. Maureen Haley, Communications Officer for Northern Health, says the event will be a good time to reflect on the old hospital. “It will be fitting for people to get a chance to say good-bye,” she says. “The old hospital has served many people and has provided many memories. It will be nice to give people the opportunity to talk about their memories and experiences before we move into the hospital.”- Advertisement – The barbecue will take place rain or shine, and is free for the public.last_img read more

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More claims filed in melee on May Day

first_imgSobel said individuals filing the claims hope to get a court order forcing the LAPD to implement an annual training program to comply with the procedures that were supposed to be in effect after the Democratic National Convention in 2000, when more than $4 million was paid to demonstrators who had been attacked by officers. “It does no good to say we are going to have a new training program unless it is put into effect every year,” Sobel said. “Unfortunately, the LAPD has a short institutional memory. “What happens is they are provided training in the academy, but once they go to the stations they’re told to forget all that, that they will teach them what they need to survive on the streets.” Sobel said the legal action seeks to force a permanent change in the LAPD. “Policies are only words on a piece of paper, and we’ve seen over and over again in this city that officers ignore policies and ignore training sometimes because they are so instilled with a view, that they get from other officers, that it’s OK to use force as a first means, it’s OK to use force against poor communities, it’s OK to use force against people of color. “That’s part of the culture of the Police Department that needs to be changed.” While attorneys welcomed the changes proposed by Bratton and Deputy Chief Mike Hillman, Sobel said she questions whether the message will be passed down to officers. “And what happens when Hillman retires?” Sobel asked. “He has been on the cutting edge of reforms, and once he’s gone, who will be there to make sure the department does the right thing?” Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, said the department is concerned about the number of claims, but cannot comment until they are received and studied. The city has 45 days to review the claims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the high number of claims reflects the seriousness of the problems that day, and that he is eager to see the final report on the incident from the LAPD and Police Commission. Antonio Rodriguez, part of the team of attorneys involved in the legal challenges to the city, said the goal is to force change. “We want the mayor, the chief, the Police Commission and the City Council to pay attention to this,” Rodriguez said. “They are the ones who can make the department change.” In the claims, the attorneys acknowledge that some protesters threw items at the police, but say it was primarily fruit and empty water bottles and that the police could have easily contained the protest. The claims also say the police order to disperse could not be heard by most in the crowd – including officers on the scene – and that it was issued only in English by officers in a helicopter. Bratton has ordered a number of changes in procedures, including better planning and cooperation between the LAPD and demonstrators. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But police officials have previously said the melee developed after an officer was pushed off his motorcycle. Police said they declared the event an unlawful assembly but were unable to disperse the crowd. Sobel said witnesses have told attorneys the officer was not pushed and that his motorcycle fell over on its own. The situation quickly escalated, and officers eventually shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Televised images showed several people, including members of the news media, being struck by police with batons. The rally, which attracted a crowd of about 5,000, came at the end of a peaceful day of speeches and demonstrations for immigration rights in the city. Police Chief William Bratton took responsibility for the incident. He disciplined the two top commanders who were on the scene and also developed a new training program for crowd control. Disputing statements by Los Angeles police that demonstrators started the melee that erupted at the May Day immigration rally in MacArthur Park, attorneys for 152 people filed additional claims Thursday for damages. “We are providing video clips and evidence that the problems that developed that day were not caused by demonstrators, but by the police themselves,” attorney Carol Sobel said at a news conference outside City Hall where the claims were filed. The claims, the precursor to a lawsuit, now total more than 240, and Sobel and other attorneys are asking federal courts to allow a class-action suit to be filed. The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment on the claims, which are being reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office. last_img read more

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Martin Luther King weekend events

first_imgThe Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, will host several events. The influence of Martin Luther King Jr. on the lives of sports figures, jazz musicians and educators, 2 p.m. today. For reservations, call (310) 772-2526. “Citizen King,” a 2004 documentary on King’s life, wil be shown, 2 p.m. Monday. For reservations, call (310) 772-2527. An exhibit by the Los Angeles Ribet Academy depicting King’s contributions will be on display through Jan. 20. For more information, see www.museumoftolerance.com. Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring her father’s legacy, 9 a.m. Monday at the Soka Gakai International auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Kingdom Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Martin Luther King Boulevard, from Crenshaw Boulevard to Western Avenue. The two-mile parade, hosted by the Council on Racial Equality, will include numerous floats, marching bands, drill teams and local dignitaries. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as grand marshal. “The Road to Civil Rights,” featuring a screening of “Negroes with Guns,” 4 p.m. Monday, West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DANIEL AND FAMILY HEARTBROKEN AS MUM JULIA PASSES AWAY

first_imgTributes have been flowing in for Daniel O’Donnell’s mother Julia who passed away in the early hours of this morning.Daniel and late mum JuliaJulia, 94, passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital at 3.50am.Mrs O’Donnell had been in hospital for a number of days after taking ill last week. A heartbroken Daniel posted a message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing.“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by her family at Sunday at 3.50am.“My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness shown to her down through the years.“May her gentle soul rest in peace,” he said. Daniel’s sister Margo has revealed how she had spent the past number of weeks reading her soon-to-be published autobiography to her mum.“A very sad day for me and my siblings, my mam passed away in the early hours.“John Bosco, myself, Kathleen, James and Daniel all spent special time by her bedside, also her nephews and nieces.“My mum was so looking forward to my autobiography being published. I am glad I spent time over the past few months reading paragraphs to her,” she said.Daniel was due to perform at a concert to raise funds for Dungloe Community Hospital later today. Organisers have now cancelled the event as a mark of respect to the late Mrs O’Donnell.Mrs O’Donnell’s remains will be taken from McGlynn’s funeral home at 4pm today and taken to her home in Kincasslagh.She will be buried after funeral mass at 1pm at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh on Tuesday.Other tributes have been flowing in for Mrs O’Donnell on Facebook and Twitter. DANIEL AND FAMILY HEARTBROKEN AS MUM JULIA PASSES AWAY was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalJULIA O’DONNELLlast_img read more

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Patients get help looking better

first_imgLANCASTER – With many women battling cancer in the Antelope Valley, the American Cancer Society and Antelope Valley Hospital have teamed up to present the “Look Good & Feel Better” program. This program helps patients who have experienced changes in their hair and skin quality due to chemotherapy treatments and radiation learn special makeup techniques to help them feel better about themselves. “Once we found out about this program, we wanted to offer it immediately,” said Sue Galvin, director of the hospital’s 3 North and 4 Tower wards. “The program helps patients restore their appearance and self-image during treatment, which can help give them the will to continue fighting the cancer.” The first session tonight will be in a private, comfortable setting at the hospital, organizers said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Patients will participate in a small group session facilitated by a licensed cosmetologist and will receive a makeup gift pack to take home. Each cosmetologist who volunteers for this program is specially trained to teach patients how to use makeup, scarves, wigs and other accessories to enhance their appearance during treatment. “We are thrilled to be working so closely with the hospital on this program,” said Celyna Meade, American Cancer Society Director of Community Services. “The Look Good & Feel Better program helps the patient take that important step to regain their self-esteem,” explained Bonnie Daniel, vice president of nursing services at the hospital. To make reservations, call (800) ACS-2345 and ask to register for program in Lancaster. For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s Web site at www.cancer.org.last_img read more