Health Officials Warn of Dire Consequences If Spread of COVID-19 Is Not Curbed in L.A. County

first_img 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. 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Health Officials Warn of Dire Consequences If Spread of COVID-19 Is Not Curbed in L.A. County By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 4:11 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Operation COVID-19 took place at the Pasadena Medical Plaza parking lot on Friday, March 27, 2020. Photo by James Carbone.As the novel coronavirus continues to spread through Los Angeles County at an accelerating rate, county health officials warned that without significant change in the course of the pandemic in Southern California, hospitals will soon be at risk of becoming overwhelmed with seriously ill people.The stark message was similar to that delivered by health care officials in the county for well over a week, as positivity rates and hospitalization rates have continued to climb.Over the past seven days, the positivity rate has grown to 10.4%, “a rate that Los Angeles County hasn’t seen since late-April, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a written statement. That means one out of every 10 people tested for the virus received a positive result.“We need our residents to repeat what we did just weeks ago if we are going to flatten the curve again,” L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said.“If we can’t get the infection numbers back under control by the end of July, we will see thousands more people that require hospitalizations and that could easily overwhelm our healthcare system,” she said.County officials announced 2,496 new COVID-19 cases and 65 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing total cases recorded in the county to 123,004 and total reported deaths to 3,642.“There are more than 2,000 people currently hospitalized,” the county health department statement said. “Twenty-six percent of these people are confirmed cases in the ICU and 17% are confirmed cases on ventilators.”This is substantially higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen four weeks ago.Just four weeks ago, hospitals saw an average of 1,350 to 1,450 COVID-19 patients each day, officials said.More than 1.229,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the county since the start of the pandemic, officials said. Nine percent of all those tested were positive for the novel coronavirus.Pasadena saw 24 new detected COVID-19 infections Wednesday and no new deaths, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.The city’s total stood at 1,439 known infections and 97 deaths.Huntington Hospital was treating 64 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, according to hospital data.Gov. Gavin Newsom announced 11,694 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Wednesday, but said the number was inflated due to a backlog of test results from L.A. County. Without the backlog, new cases would have been below 10,000, he said.Over the past week, new COVID-19 cases detected in California have averaged 8,116 daily, Newsom said.State officials also announced 114 news deaths in California. Total infections in the state now stand at 289,468, with 6,562 people who have succumbed to the virus. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

Limerick City and County Council orders demolition of Horizon Mall

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Email Facebook Print Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPoliticsLimerick City and County Council orders demolition of Horizon MallBy Staff Reporter – October 22, 2019 2070 The derelict Horizon Mall site.Photo: Cian ReinhardtLimerick City and County Council has served the owners of the Horizon Mall with an order to demolish the partially built structure at the Parkway Valley site on the Dublin Road.Using its powers under the Derelict Sites Act 1990, the Council is ordering the owners, Novelty ICAV, to raze the building to the ground, with work to be completed within six months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This is part of Limerick City and County Council’s programme of targeting derelict sites with a view to bringing them back into use and reducing eyesores around the city and county.The site has been derelict since 2007 and since then has changed ownership on a number of occasions.  It has been on the Derelict Site Register since July 2018.“This is a very positive development and one, which elected representatives and locals have been calling on for some time,” said a council spokesman.The owners are in discussions with Limerick City and County Council about their plans for the site. Previous articleNew look for University of Limerick unveiled after first ever brand refreshNext articleMaster-planning initiative for a new district near Colbert Train Station and Limerick Bus station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Why are Homeownership Rates Falling?

first_img Why are Homeownership Rates Falling? About Author: Mike Albanese Housing Market Mortgage Rates 2019-08-12 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 12, 2019 2,681 Views Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market Mortgage Rates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Despite all signs pointing toward a growing housing sector—record-low mortgage rates, strong refinance activity, and falling interest rates—information from Axios shows homeownership rates are dropping across the board. From 2002 to 2018, the homeownership rate for ages 35-64 have fallen, and some by nearly 10%. “The homeownership rate started to decline in 2004–2005 in the middle of the housing boom. For all the record issuance of subprime mortgages, option ARMs and NINJA loans, the rate declined, at almost exactly the same rate at which it continued to deteriorate during the worst years of the financial crisis,” says the report. “Even the post-crisis recovery didn’t change things. Only in the past couple of years have homeownership rates ticked up a tiny bit.”Axios revealed that the homeownership rate for those younger than 35 fell from 43% in 2004 to 36% in 2018. The 35-44-year-old age group decline from its peak at 69% in 2005, to 60% last year. The homeownership rate for those aged 45-54 fell from 77% in 2004 to 70% in 2018, and those aged 55-64 saw a decline in homeownership from 2004’s 82% to 2018’s 75%. A report by CNN stated existing home sales fell 1.7% from May and had a 2.2% year-over-year drop, which is on par with home sales from 2015.Making matters worse for prospective buyers, is that prices for homes continued to rise, according to CoreLogic’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI), which reported home prices grew 3.4% in May 2019.“Growth in home prices, as measured by the Case-Shiller HPI, began to stabilize in May.  The more than 100 basis point decrease in mortgage rates since November has revived home sales and given buyers additional purchasing power in the market,” said Tian Liu, Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “That extra purchasing power is beginning to show up in home prices.”The Mortgage Banks Association announced the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to its lowest level since November 2016, as the average rate on a loan lower than $484,350 is 4.01%. Along with crippling student debt and an exodus from out of rural areas and into urban settings, one of the issues identified in the report was the falling minority homeownership rate. Homeownership rates for African-Americans and Hispanics are under 50%, according to the report.“As America becomes increasingly nonwhite, the culture will continue to move away from the homeownership ideal,” the report said. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Why are Homeownership Rates Falling? Previous: NYC’s Continuing Fight Against Zombie Properties Next: Innovation Center Launched by Title Company Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.  Print This Post Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more