Pasadena Sees 2 Weeks Without a COVID-19 Fatality; 6 New Cases Reported

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Sees 2 Weeks Without a COVID-19 Fatality; 6 New Cases Reported By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 4:20 pm More Cool Stuff Health officials reported a half-dozen new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, as the city saw two full weeks without a reported fatality, authorities said.A total of 2,254 novel coronavirus infections and 111 deaths have been reported in Pasadena since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to city data. The last COVID-19 death in the city was reported on Aug. 5.City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said she welcomed the news, but urged the public to remain focused and not backslide on the social distancing measures that appear to be making an impact.“That’s finally a positive milestone, but we need to maintain zero fatalities for several weeks to declare defeat over the virus,” Derderian said.Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and Derderian said thus far, virus surges have coincided with holidays.“These long weekends bring higher numbers after the fact, as much as we instill the need to avoid gatherings and take other precautions that are proving to be effective,” she said.Wednesday’s data brought the city’s seven-day average daily case rate down a percentage point to 15.4.Pasadena saw a peak of 80 cases reported on May 20, the data shows. The highest single-day death toll of eight fatalities was reported on April 30.Huntington Hospital data showed 36 COVID-19 patients being treated on Wednesday, with six tests pending.Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,956 new infections and 61 additional deaths. The count included about 100 cases that were backlogged from the previous day.In all, the county had seen 225,827 infections and 5,392 deaths, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.There were 1,378 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the county on Wednesday, with 32 percent of them in intensive care units, according to the agency.With more than 2.1 million tests administered, L.A. County’s overall positivity rate remained at 10 percent.The California Department of Public Health announced 6,164 new infections statewide on Wednesday, along with 181 deaths.The state had recorded a total of 638,831 cases of COVID-19 and 11,523 deaths.Officials reported 6,479 Californians were hospitalized, with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, with 1,761 of them — or 27 percent — being treated in intensive care units.The state’s positivity rate over the past seven days stood 6.3 percent, officials said. The 14-day rate was 6.6 percent.Based on available data, Los Angeles County accounted for 35 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 47 percent of the state’s fatalities. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Top of the News Community News 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market

Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 20, 2019 2,907 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market Tagged with: Affordability Baby Boomers Down Payment Gen-X Home Home Prices Homebuyers HOUSING Millennials mortgage Realtor.com How Millennials Are Moving the Housing Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Capital Living: America’s Best Cities to Reside in Next: Examining Third-Party Purchasers’ Role in Foreclosure Proceedings in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Baby Boomers Down Payment Gen-X Home Home Prices Homebuyers HOUSING Millennials mortgage Realtor.com 2019-02-20 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Affordability, low down payments, and less traditional secondary markets with an abundance of jobs and homes are just some of the things that millennials look at while purchasing a home, according to an analysis by Realtor.com. The analysis also found that millennials are taking on larger mortgages when compared with the older generations.Millennials have also started looking beyond starter homes. Despite a lower median purchase price of $238,000 for a starter home compared to Gen-Xers and baby boomers, the analysis indicated that millennials were increasing their purchase price at a faster rate than previous generations, indicating more buying power.They’re also becoming the largest mortgage purchasers by the number of loans originated, “surpassing Generation X as their leader in January 2017. As 2018 came to a close, millennials took on nearly half of all new mortgages compared with 36 percent for Gen X and 17 percent for baby boomers.”Despite these growing numbers, the study indicated that millennial homebuying was driven by affordability as this demographic tended to make lower down payments compared to other generations. The analysis indicated that down payments by millennials averaged 8.8 percent in December 2018, compared to 11.9 percent for Generation X and 17.7 percent for “the more equity-rich” baby boomers.”Millennials are getting older, with better jobs and deeper pockets, allowing them to expand their collective purchase power, and hence, their footprint in the market,” said Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com. “The stereotype that millennials primarily choose to buy homes and live in large metro areas isn’t the reality. Results show millennials’ expansion is more heavily conditioned by affordability than in prior years, so their eyes are set on less traditional secondary markets where homes and jobs are now available and plentiful.”While Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Columbus ranked among the top housing markets preferred by millennials, Gen X-ers purchased homes in strong job markets and secondary home markets. Los Angeles, Providence, Bridgeport, Jacksonville, and Atlanta ranked among the top five markets for Gen-Xers.For baby boomers, the top five markets were Knoxville, Sacramento, Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Riverside. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha Subscribe read more

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Man Acquitted of Hempstead Teen’s Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Valley Stream man has been cleared of allegations that he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead two years ago.Pedro Merchant was found not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder following a trial at Nassau County court.Authorities had alleged the 22-year-old man shot and killed Dante Quinones on Dartmouth Street on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Community members and activists were so outraged by the shooting—one of several that year—that they organized local efforts to help prevent further violence before it happens.The case also resulted in the arrest of six people for allegedly rioting at First District Court in Hempstead when Merchant first pleaded not guilty during his arraignment.last_img read more

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