How specifically do you do that for New Windsor Customers?
What if the customer wants to point out a scratch on his rim to one of the wheel technicians?
Covid-19 is running wide open here in California with 52,000 new cases in a one day. To put that in perspective that is about the same as what the entire country was experiencing just 8 weeks ago.
This means a shortage of intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients. Imagine the scene… ambulances are lined up one behind the other outside of the emergency rooms doors. Near by it looks like tent city with temporary triage tents for the sick outdoors. Thank God this isn’t Binghamton NY which just got 41″ of snow yesterday.
What do the numbers say?
While it’s hard to believe that some still doubt the reason for quarantining— the numbers don’t lie.
Across California more than 16,000 people are hospitalized due to the virus. This is three times the numbers from only a month ago. Sadly, California also set a one-day record of 379 deaths.
It starting to look like NYC did last year when the pandemic first broke out. Morgue space is limited now and ICU capacity is at less than 1% in many California counties.
A Virus Vaccine to the rescue
Many tout the Corona-19 vaccine as the panacea to cure all woes. At least that’s what the experts hope. The problem however remains two fold.
- Will they be able to get enough doses required to stop this in its tracks?
- Will they be able to distribute them quickly in time?
- Do California residents feel comfortable trying a new vaccine with very little if any track record of safety?
Only time will tell.
In the meanwhile, it is up to every individual to whether they will do their part to protect themselves and their family. Experts insist that social distancing, wearing face masks and quarantining in place when symptoms occur is our best defense.
Livermore Police are cracking down on pedestrian safety all this month.
The Livermore Police Department’s Pedestrian Safety month comes in the wake of a series of car versus pedestrian accidents near Livermore schools.
As part of the crackdown, the department’s Traffic Unit will conduct pedestrian safety operations throughout the city to enforce pedestrians’ right-of-way violations. The next pedestrian operation will take place next week, on Wednesday, October 19th.
Other pedestrians safety measures include the designation of crossing guards to schools with high pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Crossing guards assist students with crossing busy roadways during school hours.
Further, the city has several crosswalk traffic devices throughout the city at locations with high vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The devices are in-ground flashing lights to warn drivers of foot traffic crossing the roadway. LPD encourages pedestrians to use these crosswalks.
LPD defines a pedestrian as any person not in or upon a motor vehicle or other vehicle. A police department news release says on average in the United States, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 120 minutes, and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. Still, the department adds that Livermore’s pedestrian accident statistics are below the national average.
The Livermore Police Department says drivers and pedestrians have equal responsibilities in the efforts to reduce pedestrian accidents, and it offers the following tips…
Drivers should take extra caution when approaching crosswalks. Look for pedestrians near the crosswalk and prepare to yield when they enter the crosswalk. When driving in a residential area, particularly during the afternoon hours, or near a school zone, scan ahead for pedestrian traffic, especially for children, who may suddenly run out into the roadway. Extra caution should apply in the evening hours.
Pedestrians should always use designated crosswalks when crossing a busy roadway. Assume that the driver can’t see you until you have made eye contact. Once in the crosswalk continue to scan for traffic in each lane of traffic. When in doubt, yield to vehicle traffic. These are basic rules of the road; however pedestrian accidents continue to occur when drivers and/or pedestrians ignore these rules.
When walking in traffic, protect yourself and your family by doing these things:
Walk on the Sidewalk
Stay on the sidewalk and crosswalks. Avoid walking in traffic where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks. If you have to walk on a road that does not have sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
Cross at Intersections
Most people are hit by cars when they cross the road at places other than intersections.
Look left, right, and left for traffic
Stop at the curb and look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stopping at the curb signals drivers that you intend to cross. Cross in marked crosswalks and obey the signal.
See and Be Seen
- Drivers need to see you to avoid you.
- Stay out of the driver’s blind spot.
- Make eye contact with drivers when crossing busy streets.
- Wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at night. Carry a flashlight when walking in the dark.
- Do not let kids play near traffic or cross the street by themselves. Kids are small, and drivers may not see them if they run into the street.
Watch your kids
- Children should not cross streets by themselves or be allowed to play or walk near traffic. Kids are small, unpredictable, and cannot judge vehicle distances and speeds.
- When kids get older, teach them these three things to do before they cross the street:
- Try to cross at a corner with a traffic light.
- Stop at the curb.
- Look left, right, and then left again to make sure no cars are coming
Livermore police are looking for a 13-year-old boy who they say assaulted an elderly woman earlier this week.
Police say an 89-year-old woman was walking along the Arroyo Mocho Creek path at 3:42 Tuesday afternoon, when the boy approached her near Arroyo Rd and L St.
The teen started walking with the woman, engaging conversation with her, and telling her that his name was Cameron and that he was in 7th grade, according to a police statement.
Police say the suspect then told the victim he wanted to show her something off the path. The woman followed the boy off the path, at which time he allegedly hit her in the head with an unknown object. The woman fell to the ground and the boy continued to hit her on the head once she was on the ground, according to police.
A person passing by heard the woman screaming for help, and the boy took off on a scooter when the passerby came to help the woman. The police statement says the victim sustained a significant head injury and was treated and released from the hospital following an overnight stay.
Investigators are looking for a white male juvenile, about 13 years of age, with brown wavy short hair and a thin build. He was wearing tan shorts and a gray or blue shirt. Officers ask you to contact the LPD with any information.
Livermore‘s Rosewood Gardens will be holding the second in a series free workshops for the elderly and/or their caregivers next week.
The facility announced the details of Monday’s event in an email:
When memory disorders begin to impact everyday life and overall safety, it’s time for answers. Join experts Anaga Kumar and Dara Burke for this important luncheon seminar. You’ll learn the warning signs, the facts about Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, plus forward-looking strategies for living with memory loss or caring for a loved one experiencing it.
Those who wish to attend should call (925) 443-7200.
Livermore Links previously covered Rosewood Gardens when the facility sold for upwards of $31 million in July. “The transition has been a very positive one and we are delighted to be a part of Watermark,” Executive Director Joseph Sarto said in a news release. “The Watermark philosophy includes opening our doors to the public with informative, educational and entertaining events. We hope that our topics in the coming weeks are helpful to area seniors and their families.”
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Other Memory Disorders
at Rosewood Gardens Assisted Living
35 Fenton Street
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 11am to 12pm