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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Police Chief Scott LaChasse spoke at Burbank City Council meeting May 9, 2017

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse has health episode

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse reportedly recovering today after suffering a health episode at an event in Glendale yesterday. LaChasse collapsed around noon while attending the Glendale Police Awards luncheon at the Hilton Hotel. Emergency personnel in the room rushed to his aid. A short time later, LaChasse regained consciousness, but was taken away to a nearby hospital. LaChasse has probably undergone a series of medical tests, however, the Burbank Police Department is saying very little about his condition. Today BPD Press Information Officer, Sergeant Derek Green, told me in... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G --Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes at city council meeting October 11, 2016

City Buzz: Mayor’s health episode and city election candidates

Burbank Mayor, Jess Talamantes, suffered a health episode over the weekend. After attending the Mayor’s Tree Lighting ceremony on the steps of Burbank City Hall last Saturday night, December 3,  the councilman reportedly went to dinner at Don Cuco restaurant on East Orange Avenue. It is there that the mayor started feeling some discomfort, went to the men’s room, and collapsed! At 8:30 p.m. paramedics reportedly transported Talamantes to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center over at Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue. It was determined the mayor had a syncopal... Read More →

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Photo: Tommy LaSorda from!/TommyLasorda

Dodger great Tommy Lasorda recovering from heart attack

Hall of Fame manager and Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has had a health scare. Lasorda reportedly suffered what is being called a “mild heart” attack yesterday in New York City and underwent a medical procedure to unblock an artery in his heart. Here’s the statement released today by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 STATEMENT FROM LOS ANGELES DODGERS ON HALL OF FAME MANAGER TOMMY LASORDA: Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major... Read More →

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Garden harvest at the White House

Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House It’s harvest time at the White House. Earlier this spring, First Lady Michelle Obama and a team of young gardeners planted tons of fruits, veggies, and flowers in a plot on the White House grounds. This organic kitchen garden is now providing a serious haul of healthy eats. More than 90 pounds of produce has been harvested from this garden so far, according to the White House blog. Some of it has been used in the White House kitchen, but most has gone to nearby... Read More →

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First H1N1 flu related death reported in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has its first H1N1 flu related death. Today L.A. County Health Official Dr. Jonathan Fielding announced a middle-aged woman with respiratory problems had died of the so-called swine flu last week. At this point, they don’t know how the woman contracted this new strain of the flu. Dr. Fielding says there are other cases of H1N1 in the county: “…to date we have 102 confirmed … and 19 probable cases…” A few of the victims are sick enough to be hospitalized. This type of influenza popped... Read More →

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A second death in the U.S. from H1N1

A second person in this country has died after contracting the H1N1 virus commonly known as swine flu. Health officials say the victim, a U.S. resident,  was a woman living in Texas. The first death occurred in Texas as well, however, the toddler who died had been visiting from Mexico. Today officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number of confirmed cases of that new influenza strain nationally at around 400 in 44 states. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says it’s okay for schools to reopen and she recommend parents... Read More →

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H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County has its first confirmed cases of that new flu strain, H1N1. Local health officials are now reporting three cases of the virus and don’t think they will be the last. On KNX 1070 newsradio today, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, encouraged residents to “… be cautious and not overreact…” Nationally, there are now 160 cases in 21 states. Worldwide, 787 cases have been confirmed by the U.N. World Health Organization. Also in Canada, there’s a report of the virus in pigs on a... Read More →

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100 days plus: President Obama & the H1N1 flu virus

  President Obama has a new challenge to deal in the next 100 days of his administration; a previously unknown flu virus, which has the potential to kill. Last Wednesday night, the president highlighted efforts being made to handle the two wars, the bad economy, and other problems inherited from the Bush years. The president said: “I am pleased with our progress, but I am not satisfied.” Now we have to add to the country’s list of problems a health issue: a new strain of the swine flu or... Read More →

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Swine flu outbreak is spreading

  That new strain of swine flu is spreading rapidly in the U.S. and internationally. Today the U.N. World Health Organization’s Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, took action: “I have decided to raise the level of pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5…” the second highest level. This means the world is at imminent risk of a pandemic–global outbreak of the illness, therefore, governments, agencies, businesses, and the pharmaceutical industry should ramp up their precautions and preparations for the worst. Confirmed cases of this swine flu virus is being reported in 11 countries. In Mexico,... Read More →

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Swine flu strikes more victims including superhero Wolverine

 More bad news about that new strain of swine flu. Health officials today say there are now confirmed cases in New Zealand and Israel. So far the only deaths have occurred in Mexico where 149 have died from this type of flu and several hundred people suspected of having it are being treated at hospitals.   As a result of the swine flu outbreak, places where crowds gather like restaurants, bars, stadiums, and movie theaters have been shut down in Mexico, especially Mexico City. That prompted Twentieth Century Fox to announce... Read More →

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Health Alert: Swine flu outbreak

The swine flu outbreak is continuing to spread both internationally and here in the U.S. Not only has the number of cases of this type of flu increased in the U.S. and Mexico, but there are now reports of confirmed cases in Canada and Europe. The swine flu is tough to detect because it produces common flu symptoms like high fever, cough, and sore throat. In terms of prevention, experts are encouraging people to wash their hands and do so often. Also, if you are sick, stay at home. Today the number... Read More →

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Planting the White House garden

Photo: The White House Blog Getting down and dirty. First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass gave some local Washington D.C. elementary students a hands on lesson in how to plant veggies in the new White House Kitchen Garden yesterday. The kids from Bancroft Elementary helped Mrs. Obama start the garden on the south lawn of the White House last month. On Thursday, they were shown how to dig into the soil and plant a variety of produce, which will be harvested later to create... Read More →

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First Lady gets help planting a White House garden

  White House photo/ Joyce N.Boghosian   Veggies and herbs will soon be sprouting on the south grounds of the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama and about two dozen elementary school volunteers broke ground for a kitchen garden last Friday. The kids and the First Lady appeared pretty handy with the shovels, pitchforks, and rakes. The fifth-graders from local Bancroft Elementary School will help work the spring garden. In the weeks ahead, lettuce, peas, spinach, collard greens, carrots, radishes, broccoli, onions, and kale will be planted along with herbs like sage, garlic, chives, and... Read More →

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