“In a disaster, it’s easy to get very much sidetracked and try to solve every possible problem,” said Loo, who has worked in emergency services for 25 years. “You can’t do that. … Don’t get discouraged and just know you have a job to do and stick with it.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOTO GALLERY: A look back at the Salvation ArmyWhen The Salvation Army formed its Los Angeles chapter May 8, 1887, at an open-air meeting at Temple Street and Broadway, the goal was to offer the indigent life’s necessities and a second chance. As the group commemorates 120 years of service today, that mission has remained unchanged. In fact, it has grown to include delivering child care, transitional housing and job training on top of the usual disaster relief. “Certainly in times of disaster, we’re serving the coffee out in the streets,” said Lt. Col. Paul Bollwahn, the group’s local commander. “But we’re also helping the family with AIDS in their background. There’s care really given from cradle to the grave.” Bollwahn can attest to the growing sophistication required to serve today’s needy. He has spent nearly 40 years with the relief organization, including the past two years as head of the Southern California Division. It stretches from San Luis Obispo to Orange County and east to Pomona, commands 3,400 volunteers, 1,200 employees and an annual budget of $106 million. “Our homeless programs are not just come one, come all, three hots and a cot, as they say,” Bollwahn said. “It is capacity delivery, helping to assess where they are and where they would like to be and helping them and directing them in the way to do that.” Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, whose 9th District includes downtown’s Skid Row, cannot imagine delivering social services without the agency. “We’d be in a big deficit if we didn’t have them here contributing their time and programs and bringing people along the continuum of recovery,” she said. “The number of people they take through these programs is astonishing.” The group – which serves about 2 million people a year – also is intertwined with emergency relief in natural disaster-prone Southern California. Disaster coordinator June Loo has helped organize the response to such local tragedies as the 1992 riots, the Malibu fire in 1993 and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
1 Anything Chelsea can do, Manchester City can do, too.The Blues laid down the gauntlet with a 2-0 lunchtime victory over West Ham United to briefly stretch their lead at the of the Premier League to six points, but it took just a couple of hours for City to once again half that deficit as they thumped West Bromwich Albion 3-1.In actual fact, it took only about 30 minutes following kick off in the Midlands because, by then, they were out of sight at the Hawthorns.Fernando opened the scoring after only eight minutes as he netted his first goal for City after Ben Foster had spilled Jesus Navas’ cross-cum-shot, and Yaya Toure (penalty) and David Silva also scored before the break as the visitors took complete control.And it was a control they never looked like relinquishing, despite a heavy second half snowfall that proved something of a ‘leveller’. And those conditions may have played a part in Albion’s late goal, as Brown Ideye took advantage of a mistake by Joe Hart.There was also a convincing win for City’s Manchester neighbours as United cemented their position in third.Wayne Rooney was in sublime form as he scored twice, and created the third for Robin van Persie, as they cruised to a 3-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford, who grabbed a consolation through Papiss Cisse from the penalty spot four minutes from time.Southampton also enjoyed a 3-1 Boxing Day romp at Selhurst Park as they made light of their recent run of disappointing results to make it a miserable Christmas for Crystal Palace.Saido Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Toby Alderweireld all scored for the Saints, while the Eagles had only Scott Dann’s late goal to show for their efforts and they are now six games without a win, into the bottom three and firmly in the midst of the relegation battle.Elsewhere, Raheem Sterling sealed Liverpool’s first win in four with the only goal of the game at Burnley, latching on to Philippe Coutinho’s through ball before rounding the goalkeeper to score, but there was no joy for their Merseyside neighbours as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Stoke, for whom Bojan Krkic netted the only goal from the penalty spot.Harry Kane, meanwhile, bagged his 13th goal in 18 games for Tottenham at the King Power Stadium, but they looked as though they might have to settle for a point at the bottom club following Leonardo Ulloa’s equaliser early in the second half.But Christian Eriksen broke Foxes’ hearts with the winning goal 19 minutes from time to extend the hosts’ winless run to 13 Premier League games.The comeback of the day was recorded by Hull, who recovered from 1-0 down to beat Sunderland 3-1 at the Stadium of Light as they moved out of the drop zone.The visitors made the worst possible start when Adam Johnson intercepted Curtis Davies’ weak backpass to score, but Steve Bruce’s side hit back to take the points thanks to goals from Gaston Ramirez, James Chester and Nikica Jelavic.In the day’s final 3pm kick-off, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick separated the sides as Swansea beat Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium, but Brad Guzan will certainly feel he should have saved the midfielder’s curling effort. David Silva celebrates his goal for Manchester City against West Brom
The 39 year old man killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning has been named locally as Patrick ‘Packie’ Gildea.Mr Gildea, who was from Glenties, died when his jeep struck a stone wall between Ballybofey and Fintown just before 9am.Mr Gildea, a single man, was well-known and very respected in the Glenties and Fintown areas. The victim had been returning from a friend’s house in Ballybofey when he lost control of his jeep in the townland of Glenmore.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.A post mortem will be carried out on the victim tomorrow morning before removal tomorrow.His funeral will take place this Friday. Mr Gildea is survived by his father Gerry, brothers John, Gerard and Joseph and sister Ann.He is predeceased by his mother Sarah.Donegal Daily would like to express our sincere sympathy to the Gildea family at this time.The road where the incident happened – the R252 – has now reopened. MAN KILLED IN NEW YEAR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NAMED was last modified: January 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashGlentiesPatrick Gildea