Missing local woman found safe in L.A.

first_imgBALDWIN PARK — After four days of searching, members of a Baldwin Park family have found their mother. The five children of 52-year-old Gloria Lara found their mother unharmed at the Kaiser Mental Health Center in Los Angeles. Their search was aided by employees from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 29 in Baldwin Park, who combed through records to give the family clues on where their mother might have gone. “Of all the people we asked, the one group of people who could help us was the fire department,” said Betty Batiz, Lara’s oldest daughter. Family members said Lara was walking along Baldwin Park Boulevard with a family member at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she got scared and jumped into a stranger’s car, Batiz said. Family members called the hospital, but the staff there said privacy laws prevented them from confirming whether Lara was a patient, Batiz said. “Those (patient privacy laws) stink,” Batiz said. “Here we are her family members and they wouldn’t tell us anything.” After making more telephone calls, the family was finally able to confirm that Lara was at the Kaiser Mental Health Center, where she remains. Batiz said she and her brothers and sister are thinking about enrolling their mother in an institutional facility for the mentally ill, Batiz said. “She might need more help than we can give her,” Batiz said. Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Lara convinced the driver to drive away, family members said. Lara’s adult children filed a report with the Baldwin Park Police and put up fliers around the city, but, as of Saturday, they still had not located their mother. Finally, Lara’s son, Steve Lara, went to Fire Station 29 in Baldwin Park to check if firefighters had been called Wednesday evening to any reports of strange behavior. Staff at the station said they picked up a woman resembling Lara a few blocks from where she first ran away. “They took the time to find her and we found out she was taken to a Kaiser hospital in Los Angeles,” Batiz said. “They were so helpful.”last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Setback At No. 19 Florida State

first_imgStory Links Florida State’s No. 56 Lucas Poullain defeated Thorold, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3, to put the Seminoles up 3-1. Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,4,3,5,1,2) The Bulldogs came out strong and won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold rolled past No. 18 Jose Garcia/Lucas Poullain, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Juniors Ben Clark and Tom Hands clinched the doubles point with a hard-fought 7-5 win over 44th-ranked Terrance Whitehurst and Terrell Whitehurst. The Bulldogs’ schedule doesn’t get any easier as they travel to No. 47 Oregon on Sunday, March 25 1. #87 Aziz Dougaz (FS) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6) The Seminoles didn’t allow Drake to continue its momentum in singles as FSU managed to win the first set on five of the six courts.Florida State earned straight set wins on courts No. 6 and No. 4, respectively, to take a 2-1 lead. 3. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) def. #44 Terrance Whitehurst/Terrell Whitehurst (FS) 7-5 5. Alex Knaff (FS) def. Finley Hall (DU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 2. Aziz Dougaz/Alex Knaff (FS) def. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) 6-4 Drake’s freshman Finley Hall took the first set 6-1, but Alex Knaff came back to win the final two set 6-3, 6-3 to clinch Seminole victory. 2. #16 Guy Iradukunda (FS) def. Tom Hands (DU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4-7), 10-6 Match Notes 4. Jose Gracia (FS) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-4, 6-2 3. #56 Lucas Poullain (FS) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Drake University men’s tennis dropped a tough 6-1 match to No. 19 Florida State Friday at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Doubles competition 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. #18 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain (FS) 6-2 Box Score #19 Florida State University 6, Drake 1Mar 16, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla. (Scott Speicher Tennis Center)  Singles competition 6. Chase Wood (FS) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-2, 6-2  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Blues set to pip Arsenal and Liverpool to midfielder deal – report

first_imgChelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lazar Markovic from Partizan Belgrade despite interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.The Blues are reportedly set to capture the highly-rated midfielder, 18, for an initial £8m.Aston Villa and Norwich want Robbie Keane, the Daily Mirror say.QPR boss Harry Redknapp is looking to sign Keane, who played under him at Tottenham, on loan from LA Galaxy now the MLS season has finished.It is claimed the striker is not keen on a short-term return to England but that Villa, who had him on loan last season, will try to bring him back and that the Canaries are also interested.Meanwhile, The Sun say Dnipro’s Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng will choose between a move to Fulham or Villa.This page is regularly updated. YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Children Struggle Too!

first_imgWe all play a pivotal role in helping support our military children through the process of deployment. While a soldier’s job may be to fight for and protect our freedom it should never be at the cost of the well-being of his or her child. Become aware of and validate difficult feelings (guilt, resentment, anxiety, confusion, anger, or fear)Become more sensitive to their family structure and living arrangements (some children stay with grandparents- not parents)Acknowledge that children may sense of a loss of time with the deployed parentHelp children maintain a close distance relationship with the deployed parent (allow the child to make things for care packages, record voice notes, create cards and other small gifts online, play online games with the deployed parent, leave the deployed parent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) messages, etc.)Encourage children to journal or write down feelings they are experiencingAbove all, listen to children. Sometimes children just need to talk without being pressured or judged by others. As every military family knows, deployment is a necessary part of the job. The enlisted service member has a responsibility to the branch of service to which they belong and their responsibilities are taken very seriously. But the family they leave behind is equally important.As a military families support professional, you recognize deployment as one of the most difficult times for families. And while there’s lots of information on how deployment affects the servicemembers and their spouses, what about the impact on their children left at home with one “solo parent” and one who is deployed?The Center for Military Health Policy Research did a recent study in an attempt to explore how deployment affects the academic, social, and emotional well-being of military children. The study looked at 1,500 children aged 11-17. All the children in the study had at least one parent in the military in that 57% had an Army parent, 20% had an Air Force parent, 17% had a Navy parent and the remainder of the parents were in the Coast Guard or Marine Corps.The results showed that children with a deployed parent reported:Increased levels of anxietyEmotional and behavioral difficultiesIncreased problem behaviors, (i.e., fighting)Greater difficulties in social and emotional functioningGreater school or peer-related difficultiesSo what can we do to support these children through one of the most difficult times of their lives? As support professionals we can help the adults in the child’s life to:center_img Have some ideas of your own on how to support children with a deployed parent? Please share them in the comments section below. We would love to hear what works for the families you serve. 🙂last_img read more