LAFD Hoists Hiker | Temescal Gateway Park
A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter hoisted an ailing hiker to safety in Pacific Palisades on a Saturday that was reported as “uncharacteristically hot.”
The call was reported at 6:41 p.m. on August 1 near 901 Temescal Canyon Road, LAFD’s Margaret Stewart said.
The patient, whose gender and age were not available, was suffering from heat exhaustion, according to Stewart.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Teen Council | Palisades Branch Library
High school students between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to join the Palisades Branch Library Teen Council, which meets virtually on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
“This Thursday, August 6, we’re going to start brainstorming ideas for our next project,” YA Librarian Jessica Levy shared in a statement.
Those who participate in the council can earn community service hours.
Also coming up at the library is the return of Career Day on Wednesday, August 12, at 4:30 p.m., which will feature a panel of recent college grads who have studied or worked abroad. August 19 will be about TV production and August 26 will cover optometry.
For more information about upcoming teen-centric events or the council, email email@example.com.
Baseball Giveaway | Palisades Village
Palisades Village has partnered up with Fuelster to give guests a chance to win four tickets to a Dodgers home game in the 2021 season.
“Simply download the Fuelster app on your smartphone and register for an account to be automatically entered for your chance to win,” a flyer read.
To enter, download the app, an on-demand fuel delivery program that brings gas to guests while they shop or dine, before arriving at Palisades Village, The Grove or The Americana at Brand.
First West Nile Cases in 2020 Reported | Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported the first two cases of human West Nile virus infection in the county for the 2020 season. Both were residents of the San Fernando Valley region.
“An older adult with no underlying illness was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease in early July and is recovering,” according to a statement from the department. “The second case was detected in late July in a healthy blood donor. The positive blood units were discarded.”
Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis encouraged residents to cover, clean or get rid of items that have the potential to hold water and breed mosquitoes both inside and outside the home in a press release.
Humans get West Nile virus through the bite of an infected mosquito, though most mosquitoes do not carry the virus. Those who do contract the virus may experience mild symptoms, including fever, muscle aches or tiredness. In same cases, especially for those over 50 years old or with chronic medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, severe infection can occur.
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