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Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Pass Go.

Free Public Forum November 6

"Mentally Ill? Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Pass Go." is the title of a public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area November 6, at 10 a.m., at the Pasadena Women's City Club, 160 N. Madison Avenue, Pasadena.

The forum will address the issue of jails becoming warehouses for the mentally ill and possible "get out of jail free cards" through alternatives proposed by both the American Civil Liberties Union and L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey.

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Ebola Virus Disease Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Ebola?

Ebola is a rare disease that has caused outbreaks (more disease than usual) in West Africa. Right now, there is a large Ebola outbreak in countries, like Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

2. How does Ebola spread?

  • Ebola spreads from person-to-person by direct contact with a patient's body fluids, like saliva, blood, vomit, urine, feces, and sweat.
  • The virus gets into the body through broken skin or mucous membranes (spongy skin like the kind you find in your nose or mouth).
  • Ebola can also be spread by infected objects, like needles, that have been tainted with body fluids.
  • Ebola can also spread after death, when preparing the patient's body for burial. Ebola can't spread through the air, in food, or water.

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Former Embattled Pasadena Public Health Director Files Discrimination Claim in Georgia

Story by Terry Miller
Reprinted by Permission: Jesse E. Dillon, CEO, Beacon Media, Inc.

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Former Pasadena Public Health director, Dr. Eric Walsh suing Georgia for discriminationLast week, Liberty Institute and Parks, Chesin & Walbert, attorneys for Dr. Eric Walsh filed an official charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The embattled former Pasadena Health Department head is suing Georgia Department of Health which offered Dr. Walsh a job in May, which he accepted. After publicly announcing his selection, top officials suddenly reversed course after learning about sermons Dr. Walsh gave in church in Pasadena.

Public outcry led to Walsh's demise in Pasadena. Despite being put on paid administrative leave here in Pasadena due to seriously questionable comments, he applied for a job with the Georgia Health Department, Eric Walsh received a $96,144.36 settlement. This all on top of the fact he failed to disclose that he earned money from another source: i.e., the church where was an associate pastor. He later disclosed that income when the omission was pointed out to him. The error was on Form 700, not employment, and when the omission was pointed out, he did file an amended Form 700 to disclose - which you are allowed to do, according to city officials.

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