Campus repairs begin after fire

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN GABRIEL – A demolition crew will begin removing debris at Emperor Elementary School today, and school officials plan to have four portable classrooms on campus Monday following suspected arson earlier this week. David Jaynes, Temple City Unified School District business manager, said he was authorized Friday at an emergency school board meeting to spend up to $1 million to demolish four classrooms damaged in the blaze and acquire temporary housing for 77 displaced first- and second-grade students. The four portables were acquired Friday from the Covina-Valley Unified School District, Jaynes said, and he was working Friday afternoon to find a trucker to bring them to Emperor on Monday. District officials are moving swiftly to recover from the Wednesday night fire that destroyed one classroom and heavily damaged three others. Joan Hillard, Temple City Unified’s superintendent, estimated the damage at $1 million. The school has more than 600 K-6 students. Sgt. Craig Anderson with the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Arson Explosives Unit was at the school Friday inspecting the ruins and taking photographs. “The investigation is continuing and we haven’t found a cause,” he said. “We believe it was arson-related and incendiary in nature.” Jaimi Harrison, the school’s community liaison, said a storage room that housed school supplies was destroyed. Jerri Williamson, the school secretary, said the school lacks a place to store donated supplies that are now pouring in, and is trying to secure a 40-foot-long storage container. “We took some items out of one room that were very stained, very soot-filled and smelly, and moved them into the cafeteria to sort them,” she said. The smoky smell was so strong that students had lunch outside on the front lawn, something they do occasionally, Harrison said. And the community has shown strong support for the school, she said. Wal-Mart has established an emergency fund for situations like the Emperor fire, and Harrison said if they qualify, the school wants to install air purifiers in classrooms near the fire, where the odor of smoke is strongest. Williamson said families and community members have so far donated $3,000. Officials at Longden Elementary School sent a truckload of first- and second-grade materials, while Oak Avenue Intermediate School officials sent a list of available furniture. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475last_img read more

Medicare session clarifies plan

first_imgWHITTIER One of President Bush’s administration officials joined Rep. Linda Sanchez on Tuesday at an informational workshop for the new Medicare prescription drug plan for seniors. Dr. Mark McClellan, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, encouraged about 100 seniors who attended to explore and enroll in Medicare Part D before the May 15 deadline. The new health program has been under fire over what some say is the complexity of its options. Some seniors are facing a difficult time sifting through hundreds of benefit options to determine how much coverage to get. “The thing about Medicare is that it touches just about everyone in our country,” McClellan said. “What’s important is that people with Medicare understand what the law means to them.” Sanchez, D-Lakewood, said she organized the event after receiving a large number of phone calls from confused and frustrated seniors. Prescription drug benefits became available to all Medicare recipients on Jan. 1. Every person receiving Medicare regardless of income or current health coverage can apply to receive brand-name prescription drugs. “I did not support the new prescription drug benefit,” Sanchez said. “But now that it is law, we need to help seniors figure out how to use the program.” Sanchez said that she believes seniors are “scared and overwhelmed” by the new Medicare program. “I don’t think it’s … so much about change. It’s an overwhelming bombardment of information,” she said. Representatives from various health organizations were on hand to provide participants with information regarding their options. “We’re here primarily to educate people on Part D,” said Anita Chun, community education coordinator with the Center for Health Care Rights. “Medicare never used to cover any kinds of drugs, and now Part D will offer some prescription coverage.” Gloria and Gilbert Flores of Diamond Bar said the workshop was helpful. The couple met with a consultant from My Medicare Matters to compare their current prescription drug benefits with Medicare Part D. “We’re not here to tell you what plan to take,” said Dan Witzling, a representative with Medicare Rx Access. “We’re here to let them know what plans to choose from.” For more information about Medicare Part D, or to enroll in the program, call (800) 633-4227, or visit www.medicare.gov. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

By FFWPU Thailand We organized a special seminar o

first_imgBy FFWPU ThailandWe organized a special seminar on the topic “True Leaders & Owners of Model Peaceful Family & Community Development” to teach Divine Principle and True Parents’ word to 160 VIPs, government leaders and community leaders who inspired and support Heavenly Tribal Messiah Movement at Thaninthorn Green Park Hotel, Roi-et city, Roi-et province, Northeast of Thailand on May 21-22, 2016. This is in order to raise them up to have faith in True Parents, understand their teaching centering on family value and pure love, become new Cheon Il Guk owners and new Heavenly Tribal Messiahs.Most of participants were government leaders and community leaders and their spouseห, such as Chief of District Officer, Provincial Department directors, Chairman of Sub-district administration officers, Sub-district Headman, Village Headman, School directors, Women leaders, etc. They are the leaders who support FFWPU education & Blessing when organized in their districts or sub-districts. They experience when FFWPU projects and True Parents’ teaching arrive to their communities, FFWPU projects can solve social problems, make families become happier, bond of love between wives and husbands & parents and children become better and their community become more secure, unite and peaceful. Most of participants completed 3-day ceremony and many of them begin to practice Blessed Family Tradition and life of faith toward True ParentsDr. Lek Thaveetermsakul, Cheon Il Guk Special Envoy, gave opening remark. Dr. Robert Kittel, Special Emissary to Asia Continent, gave Divine Principle Lecture and True Parents’ teaching that go beyond religions and can embrace all religious tradition centering Family Value, Absolute Sex and Blood Lineage. Especially, Dr. Kittel presented the topic “Significance and Value of True Parents in the view of providential of restoration”, he gave conclude presentation of Ideal of Creation, Fall, principle of restoration and then proclaim True Parents directly as the Lord who brought True Love, Life and Blood Lineage and bring the truth that can liberate humankind from Satanic sinful world and brought human being back to original ideal of creation.All participants were so inspired and requested for PPT presentation in order to learn and practice to give these lectures to people in their communities. They respect and love True Parents and believe that only True Parents and their teaching are the hope that can make their communities become better, especially security and happiness of family institution and Pure Love in young people. The government and community leaders are inspired to practice Blessed Family Tradition and begin the life of Hoon Dok Hae in their communities.Dr. Ronnachit Phutthala, Chief of Kalasin District Officer, Kalasin Province gave testimony why he works hard to promote the work of FFWPU and True Parents’ teaching in Kalasin province because all kind of problems in society come from families. If we can solve the problems in the families, we can make society better. True Parents gave us spiritual power and clear vision about Ideal Family. We should learn and follow TP’s teaching and they really sacrifice to help humanity to become better.FFWPU Thailand will continue to expand Heavenly Tribal Messiah movement to everywhere. We plan to organized this VIPs and government leaders in 6 times in 6 provinces in July and to establish Hoon Dok Family Group and FFWPU Blessed Family Communities in districts and sub-districts level in 6 provinces of Thailand (Kalsin, Surin, Ubolratchathani, Buriram, Mahasakham, Sakhon Nakhon).last_img read more