Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 11, 2022

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 By Joan Schmidt 

Recently the LA County 53rd 
Peace Officers’ Memorial was held at 
the STARS Center in Whittier. Honored 
were Deputy Joseph Albanese, Los Angeles 
County Sheriff ’s Department, EOW: 
25 FEB 21; Police Officer II Jose Anzora, 
Los Angeles police Department, EOW: 3 
MAR 21; and Detention Services Officer 
Michael Wall, County of Los Angeles 
Probation, EOW: 30 APR 21. 

Captain Lorena Rodriguez welcomed 
us; followed by the Presentation 
of Colors (LASD Honor Guard), Pledge 
of Allegiance, National Anthem (Dep. 

J. Stern) and Invocation (Chaplain R.
Gillet). Retired Lt. Rocky Costa ran theMemorial Torch Relay Final Leg, andpresented the torch to the Sheriff. (TheMemorial Run began the previous Friday 
at the Hall of Justice through Sundaystopping at all stations on the mainland.
Thank you , Det. Esqueda and Dep. Chico 
for coordinating Temple Station whostopped at Dep. Dave Match’s Memorial). 
Attending were Supervisors Kathryn 
Barger and Janice Hahn, LAPD Chief 
Michael Moore and LA County Probation 
Chief Adolfo Gonzales. The Supervisors 
both spoke of the bravery of our 
Peace Officers; when they go to work each 
day, they put their lives on the line. The 
Sheriff and two Chiefs praised their officers, 
their dedication, bravery and total 
commitment to our safety. Their families 
placed a rose on a special table displaying 
their portraits. Wreaths were presented 
to each agency. Taps was played; Chaplain 
Mitake gave the Benediction, and 
the Sheriff thanked their families, spoke 
of their sacrifice also. He hoped no more 
names would be added. 

It was a poignant day remembering 
so many officers who made the ultimate 
sacrifice. Prior to the ceremony, I 
met Captain Weiss, Monterey Park PD, 
one of the first canine officers in Monrovia 
over 30 years ago. Also Cerritos 
Captain Minh Dinh, who was our Sgt. 
at Temple Station and a great friend to 
Dave March’s family. (He had been Dave’s 
Training Officer.) May we never forget 
these brave men and women who made 
the ultimate sacrifice for our safety. 


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has identified asecond case of presumed monkeypox infection in Los Angeles County. 

The patient is an adult resident who has history of recent travel. They are symptomatic but doing well andisolating away from others. 

Public Health is continuing to investigate and conduct contact tracing and post-exposure prevention forclose contacts. 

The risk of monkeypox in the general population remains very low. 

For more information, please visit: 

About Monkeypox: 

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It is usually found in Centraland West Africa and does not occur naturally in the US. However, multiple cases of monkeypox haverecently been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the UnitedStates. 

Monkeypox is spread when a person comes into contact with an animal or human with the virusor through contact with materials (like clothing or linens) used by the infected person or prolongedexposure to respiratory droplets. The virus typically enters the body through broken skin, respiratorydroplets, or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth). Because of this, transmission may also occurduring sex through skin-to-skin and other intimate contact. 

Early signs may include fever, malaise (a general feeling of discomfort), headache, swollen lymph nodes,
and sometimes cough or sore throat. Other symptoms include muscle aches, backache, chills, andexhaustion, followed by a rash that typically begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
Infections can last two to four weeks. And some just develop a rash with or without swollen lymphnodes, which can occur on the genitals. 

For more information on monkeypox, please see our FAQs:

 What people should do: 

Steps to help prevent monkeypox include: 

Avoid contact with materials, like bedding and clothing, that has been in contact with a sick animal orperson infected with this virusAvoid contact with people who are or may be sick with the virusAvoid contact with animals that could have the virus (such as animals that are sick or that have beenfound dead)
Wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after contact with infectedanimals or humans. 
There is no specific treatment approved for this virus, but medication can be given to ease the symptoms.
However, there is a vaccine that can be used, under certain circumstances, to prevent monkeypox inpeople based on their level of exposure to this virus. 

For any questions about monkeypox, Public Health recommends that you speak to your primary careprovider. If you do not have a regular provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance. In addition, people without aregular provider that have developed a rash in the genital or perianal area, can access services at PublicHealth’s sexual health clinics. Please find a list of Public Health Centers that offer sexual health services 

What healthcare providers should do:
Monkeypox infection should be considered for patients presenting with skin lesions, especially for thosewith a history of recent travel to an area with confirmed monkeypox cases. If lesions are characteristic 
for monkeypox, monkeypox should be considered even in the absence of known travel.
Those who have known close personal contact with people with monkeypox could potentially also be atrisk for the disease. 

Take note that some patients have had genital lesions and the rash may be hard to distinguish fromsyphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, chancroid, varicella zoster, and other more commoninfections. 

Isolate any patients suspected of having monkeypox in a single-person room, and ensure staffunderstand the importance of wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) (gown, gloves,
eye protection, and respirator) and that they wear it each time they are near suspected cases.
Use standard cleaning/disinfectants in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Report all suspected monkeypox cases to Public Health immediately.
For healthcare professionals please refer to the following resource for consult and reporting: http:// 


IRWINDALE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces a 
five-day closure of westbound Interstate 210 (I-210) at the San Gabriel River Bridge in 
Irwindale for a bridge upgrade project partially funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). Crews 
will divert traffic from westbound I-210 to eastbound I-210, which will be converted to 
three-lanes in both directions between Interstate 605 (I-605) and Irwindale Ave. during 
the closure. 

The following closures will be taking place Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 p.m. through 
Tuesday, July 19, at 4 a.m.: 

Westbound I-210 from Irwindale Ave. to I-605 
Westbound I-210 Irwindale Ave. ramps 
Westbound I-210 to southbound I-605 connector 
I-605 to eastbound I-210 connector 
A second five-day closure affecting eastbound I-210 will be scheduled for a date to beannounced in August. 

Caltrans advises motorists to expect delays, seek alternate routes or use public transportation 
on the Metro L Line (Gold) or Metrolink during the closures. 

The closure schedule is subject to change due to weather, availability of equipment and 
materials, and construction-related issues. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and 
check the Caltrans QuickMap for up-to-the-minute traffic conditions. More information 
and updates on projects can be found on the District 7 website or on Twitter. 

The work is part of a project to upgrade San Gabriel River Bridge on I-210 in Irwindale. 
The $30 million project – which includes $1.7 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and 

Accountability Act of 2017 – will upgrade existing bridge hinges and railings and 
strengthen bridge decks to improve safety.

 SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and 
local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based 
on the availability of SB 1 funds, including projects that are partially funded by SB 1. For 
more information about other transportation projects funded by SB 1, visit rebuildingca. 

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