LA County OKs $5.9 million settlement

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $5.9 million payment Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who alleged that county jail guards and medical staffers failed to properly monitor and treat him, leading to brain damage that left him permanently disabled.

Juan Isaac Garza was in custody at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in May 2012 when he tried to kill himself, according to a summary provided to the board.

“An inmate in the day room told deputies that inmate Garza was standing on his desk in his cell, falling backwards and hitting his head,” an action he repeated four to six times, the summary stated.

Garza, then 22, was then moved into a single-man cell in an effort to keep him safe. He was handcuffed and walked into the cell on his own and a mental health social worker called to evaluate him said she didn’t see any signs of a medical emergency.

“Within two hours, inmate Garza was found `man down’ in his cell from self-inflicted injuries, and unresponsive,” according to the summary.

A nurse’s note said Garza appeared to have had an epileptic seizure and had cuts and trauma to his face.

Swelling in his brain required doctors at LA County+USC Medical Center to open up his skull to relieve pressure.

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl asked that the “corrective action plan” — designed to avoid similar incidents in the future — be re-evaluated before board approval.

“There’s been a big change in the way we’ve delivered healthcare in the jail,” Kuehl said, asking that the CAP reflect current conditions.

The CAP submitted with the settlement recommendation pointed to “the lack of an Inmate Safety Check relating to the deputies’ responsibility to call for medical staff when an inmate is man down. In this case the deputy called for mental health staff only.”

Safety check policies have since been revised.

The CAP also noted the fact that closed circuit surveillance cameras were not available to watch over Garza as a secondary cause. Cameras have since been installed.

Garza had been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking an apparent stranger — a 54-year-old woman — with a crowbar. A database maintained by the Department of Mental Health showed a 2009 diagnosis of schizophrenia, “but with no follow-up or medications,” according to the board summary.

LA County declares “Everyone In” to solve homelessness

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday proclaimed Friday “Everyone In Day,” to recognize the start of a United Way-led program aimed at shifting residents’ attitudes about allowing housing for the homeless in their neighborhoods.

With the number of homeless people growing dramatically and with sprawling street encampments cropping up under overpasses, on hillsides and along neighborhood sidewalks, the problem has commanded more dollars and more attention.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas reminded the audience at the board’s meeting that Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of voters approving Measure H, a quarter-cent sales tax to fund services for the homeless. Measure H is expected to raise $355 million annually to fight homelessness.

But money isn’t the only obstacle to addressing the crisis.

“The question of homelessness is not going away without a fight,” Ridley-Thomas said, describing Everyone In as a 10-year campaign “to harness the energies of Measure H and nurture the public will, so that community residents can be a part of a comprehensive set of solutions to confront the homeless crisis.”

There are 57,794 homeless individuals countywide, based on the last published count in 2017. And more than two-thirds of voters backed Measure H, leaving officials to believe they had a political mandate to build more housing.

Backers of the Everyone In campaign, which includes business owners, labor leaders, community groups and nonprofit organizations, hope to change those attitudes through education and outreach.

“There’s a lot of talk about NIMBYs (not in my backyard) but we want to start talking about YIMBYs (yes, in my backyard),” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said. “Everyone In means we’re all responsible for this.”

The county’s goal is to help 45,000 people escape homelessness over five years and prevent another 30,000 from becoming homeless using Measure H funds.

Since last July, county outreach teams have connected with 7,500 individuals living on the street and been able to connect 3,000 people to services, according to Ridley-Thomas.

A total of 3,350 homeless families and individuals have been moved into permanent housing with Measure H funding, according to Phil Ansell, who heads the county’s homeless initiative.

The county recently approved nine projects, including one in Lancaster, that would add more than 400 units of housing for homeless individuals.

However, a recent report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority estimated that the county has less than half the number of permanent supportive housing units it needs for homeless individuals, falling more than 22,000 units short.

Let’s Celebrate Bishop Henry Hearns 85th Birthday

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Let’s celebrate Bishop Henry Hearns’ 85th Birthday.
The Year of Caleb:
Give Me This Mountain

Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(Photo w/honoree 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.)
Place: The Castaway Restaurant – 1250 E. Harvard Rd. Burbank, CA 91501

Attire: Dressy Denim or Linen
Buffet Luncheon ~ Entertainment ~ Raffle Prizes & More!!
For more information: 661-533-2533 Cost: $70 For tickets.

Antelope Valley & Southern California Church Directory

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If you are in the local area and in need of a church home.


LANCASTER


Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Ave. L-12, Suite 105
Lancaster, CA. 93534
661-422-6863

  • Service Times
  • Worship Service:  11:30 AM
  • Bible Study: Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Food Ministry:  Every Saturday @ 10:30 P.M.
  • Youth 4 Truth: Every Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
  • Empowering Men’s Ministry:  Every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Women of Word Ministry:  Every 4th Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Prayer Line:  Every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M.
    Phone No. 515-603-3106 Pin 129253#

http://www.lwwcofav.org

Pastor Dwayne Jones

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The Lord House of Refuge
456 East Avenue K-4 Suite 1
Lancaster CA 93535
661-947-7121
661-857-6932

  • Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pastor Tina Johnson

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Galilee Baptist Church
542 East Avenue G
Lancaster CA 93535
661-942-3239

  • Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.

Pastor BillyZone

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Wayside Christian Center
44219 10th Street West
Lancaster CA 93534
661-952-5710

  • Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Tues. Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

 Dr. John Ward, Senior Pastor  

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Temple Ministries   
43913 15th Street West
Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School 9:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M.
  • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 P.M.

George McIntyre, Pastor  


Agape Community Church
1722 East Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster CA 93535
661-949-1912

  • Sunday Service:  8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop George Todd, Senior Pastor

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Universal Church of God in Action
511 West Avenue H-8
Lancaster CA 93534
818-581-6080

  • Sunday School:  10:00 A.M.
  • Morning Worship:  11:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Wednesday
  • Women In Action:  12:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Youth Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Friday
  • Saturday Prayer:  8:00 A.M.  Saturday

Robert L. Jones, Jr.  Senior Pastor


Bible Way Deliverance Ministry
205 Nugent Street
Lancaster CA 93534
66-916-3418

  • Sunday School: 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  Wednesday: 6:30 P.M.
  • Women Ministry (WORCC): 3rd Saturday:  10:30 A.M.
  • Young Men’s Ministry: 1st Saturday:  10:30 A.M.

Pastor LeNeil & Pastor Venus Davis

LeNiel & Venus

 


 LITTLEROCK


St. John Holy Trinity A.M.E
9543 East Avenue Q-10
Littlerock CA 93550
661-944-1225

  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible study Wednesday :  6:00 P.M.

Melanie Mays, Senior Pastor

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PALMDALE


True Vine Gospel Church
859 East Avenue Q
Palmdale CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30-10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday

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 Al January, Pastor/Teacher 

 


Los Angeles


Do Right Christian Church
9815 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles CA.  90044
323-352-3529
323-752-5531

  • Sunday School: 7:40 A.M.
  • Worship Service: 8:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Thursday 7:00 P.M.

Lonnie McNamee, Senior Pastor

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Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90061
323-241-1870

  • Service Times
  • Sunday School:  9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship:  11:00 AM
  • Conference Prayer: Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
    Phone No. 641-715-3630  Pin 284045 #
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Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 

                                             

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Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service 2 2018

7 Last Words of Christ Service

Good Friday Service
Friday, March 30, 2018
Service Time
7:00 P.M.

Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Avenue L12 Ste. 105
Lancaster CA 93534Service Time
7:00 P.M.
Pastor Dwayne Jones

Guest Speakers

  • Minister Willie Bell
  • Pastor David T. McKinley-Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
  • Pastor Charles Johnson-Today you will be with me in paradise
  • Pastor Troy Richard-Behold your son: behold your mother
  • Rev. Sonia Richard-My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  • Pastor Pastor Charles McIntyre-I thirst
  • Pastor Robert Jones-It is finished
  • Pastor Khamisi Jones-Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

 

Tye Tribbett Concert

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NEXUS
Knott’s Berry Farm

March 31, 2018

Special Guest – Tye Tribbett
Special Guest Host – Kevon Carter
Line Up – Mario Parrales – OLAM
Angeles Worship – Luis Torres

$65 Combo Ticket
$35 Theme Park Ticket
$35 Concert Ticket

Yapsody

For More Information and Ticket Purchase:  http://www.nhousepro.com

Deadline to purchase tickets is March 12, 2018.
You will not be able to purchase at the door.  

Q Brothers Bar B Que Catering

John McFadden

 

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Q Brothers Bar B Cue Catering

It’s what we Do. All We Do And God At What We Do
We Cater:

Corporate Picnic
Birthday Parties
Fundraisers
Grand Opening
Anniversaries
Family Reunions

Block Parties
Office Parties

Call me: John (661) 510-7611
On-Location Cooking Is Available
Big or Small, We Do Them All

We Cook:
Ribs
Chicken
Hot Links
Tri-Tips
Rib Tips

All Dinners Come With Baked Beans and Potato Salad