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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it While COVID-19 hospitalizations continue increasing, Huntington Hospital officials reported the facility is not near capacity.On Wednesday, 65 patients were being treated at Huntington, with nine admitted to intensive care units, up from three a week ago.The hospital is considering changing its data dashboard to include more information, including the number of patients being treated in ICU.The hospital has 47 intensive care unit beds and could set up 89 ICU beds if the need arises.The state is locked in a new surge of COVID-19 cases, and if trends continue, state officials fear intensive care units could be overwhelmed by Christmas Eve.“We are seeing a rapid increase of COVID-19 positive patients at our hospital. While the news of the vaccine is promising in the coming months, we are still in a pandemic today,” according to a statement issued by the hospital.“Huntington Hospital needs your help. We are asking the community to please forgo holiday gatherings, wear a mask, social distance, and practice hand hygiene so we can continue to provide essential care for the entire community.”On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would consider further restrictions similar to the shutdown order implemented earlier this year, but with “modifications.”As of Wednesday, 52 of California’s 58 counties were in the state’s purple tier, which is the most restrictive in the state’s color-coded COVID severity system. Counties in the purple tier are restricted from opening schools, bars and restaurants are limited to outdoor or takeout service, and retail businesses are required to have limited access. Purple counties are also under a curfew.“We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said earlier this week. “The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our healthcare system and lead to catastrophic outcomes.”Huntington Hospital is still far from its highest count of COVID-19 patients, which was 79 on April 29.Huntington Hospital President and CEO Lori J. Morgan said the facility could “potentially” provide up to 89 ICU beds, but staffing those beds might pose a problem “unless we were able to relax some of our nurse-patient ratios.’’Additional nurses who worked temporarily at Huntington during California’s initial surge of COVID cases have since moved on, making staffing for any potential ICU bed increase a worry, Morgan said.According to Morgan, three weeks ago the hospital’s seven-day testing average was 51, but has since more than doubled to 106.In June, city officials closed an auxiliary emergency facility set up at the Pasadena Convention Center where 250 beds were placed in case Huntington Hospital reached capacity. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Huntington Hospital Increase in COVID-19 Patient Admissions Continues Facility is far from its capacity STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 4:20 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
FINAL OPERATION SPECIAL DELIVERY CONVOY LEAVES FOR GULFPORTSecond Convoy Unloading in Gulfport**Private Efforts Must Now Make Own Shipping Arrangements**Waterbury, Vt. – The third and final Operation Special Delivery convoy oftractor-trailer trucks packed with donated items from Vermonters departed for Gulfport, Mississippi Monday, September 12.The final convoy will muster at 6:00pm at the site of a former rest areaat mile marker 24 (I-91, Southbound) in Brattleboro, in preparation for a7:00pm departure.Vermont Emergency Management officials continue to coordinate thedeliveries with local officials.ABOUT OPERATION SPECIAL DELIVERYOperation Special Delivery is one part of a three-part plan Governor JimDouglas launched to assist in the hurricane recovery effort. Theoverwhelming and rapid response by thousands of Vermonters created loadsof donated items that overflowed the trucks available for the first convoyof 35 trucks, which arrived in Gulfport, Mississippi Monday night. Asecond convoy of 17 trucks arrived last night.In total, 65 tractor-trailer trucks jammed with supplies will bedelivered to the affected area. Officials estimate the total mass ofVermont’s contribution to exceed 4 million pounds.Following departure of the final convoy, the Vermont EmergencyOperations Center will be returning to normal business hours. Stateofficials say that private organizations and individuals who want tohelp now should collect financial resources for donation to the reliefeffort. Organizations collecting supplies must be prepared to make theirown arrangements to ship the material to the affected area by working witha credible relief organization.OTHER EFFORTSVermont Emergency Management personnel, working in close coordination withthe Red Cross and other partner organizations, continue to monitor theneeds of local officials in the Gulf Coast. In addition to OperationSpecial Delivery, state officials are also coordinating specialized stategovernment assets, such as public health officers, special transportationand hazardous material teams that may be deployed to the affected region.”Vermont Emergency Management is working through the channels provided inthe Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to identify specificneeds in affected areas and match those needs with state resources,” theGovernor said.The third component of Vermont’s response involves the deployment of 115members of the Vermont National Guard who are now on the scene providingsecurity and assisting in the relief effort.###
Auctioneer David Treloar declares the house sold to a young Brisbane couple. Photo Adam ArmstrongThe three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, on a 599sq m block, was sold by four children, including Judy Dowsett, whose mother was going to a nursing home.Mrs Dowsett said she had many special memories growing up at the property.“It was a really happy family home,” Mrs Dowsett said.“We all spent lots of time in the yard. We had a netball hoop and played cricket out there.” Tap here for a full list of Queensland auction results. 75 Daisy Street, Newmarket.Mr McBryde, who works for Valeco Homes, plans to renovate the property, offered for sale for the first time since 1955.“We bought this one so we could be close to schools for the kids,” he said.“But I do like renovating. We sold one last Christmas, a Queenslander-style at Kedron, and finished a new build at Aspley.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago The crowd outside the home at 75 Daisy St, Newmarket. Photo Adam Armstrong Karen McBryde, Ben and daughter Zara take a walk through their new home at Newmarket. Photo Adam ArmstrongMrs McBryde said she felt nervous as the auction was underway.With 13 registered bidders keen to buy the property, the auction was done and dusted within 10 minutes.The starting bid was $650,000 and 16 bids were made during the auction which was attended by close to 50 people. Karen McBryde, husband Ben and daughter Zara outside their new home. Photo Adam ArmstrongA Brisbane builder and his wife have paid $800,000 for a Newmarket home at auction this morning.Ben and Karen McBryde shared a sweet kiss once their new home at 75 Daisy St was declared sold by Ray White Albion selling agent and auctioneer David Treloar.