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On My Street: Finch, Lizard, Flowers . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 18 March 2020; published on 11 April 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

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  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here are nature scenes from a neighborhood walk I took during Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s “Safer at Home” order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles … https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph446/f/page/file/SAFER%20AT%20HOME%20ORDER%202020.03.19%20%28REV%202020.04.01%29.pdf

As there are no words, the Summary contains only photos …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Photos by Alice

Image: “Finch, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Finch, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaf, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaf, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Fence Lizard, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Fence Lizard, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pink Rose, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pink Rose, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaves, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Leaves, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Magenta Flower, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Magenta Flower, San Fernando Valley, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 March 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Look Out for Stray Dogs in COVID Cities? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 March 2020

Dear Ones,

I was out briefly in the San Fernando Valley this morning, and I intuitively picked up on a ‘sign’ or portent: I saw two dogs walking without an owner down the sidewalk, near Topanga Canyon Blvd. As this is a rare sight in Los Angeles, I got to thinking we ought to look out for stray dogs in the cities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, that would be cities in New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington State …

Link: “Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count,” by Mitch Smith, Karen Yourish, Sarah Almukhtar, Keith Collins, Danielle Ivory, Allison McCann, Jin Wu and Amy Harmon, updated 24 march 2020 1:54 P.M. E.T., in The New York Times … https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html … COMMENT: May require a ‘sign up’ to log onto this article.

I was out briefly in the San Fernando Valley this morning, and I intuitively picked up on a possible danger that might be coming up: I saw two dogs walking without an owner down the sidewalk near Topanga Canyon Blvd on. As this is a rare sight in Los Angeles, I got to thinking I ought to look out for stray dogs in the cities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It seems to me possible there might later on be people at home and too sick to care for their pets because of the coronavirus. It is possible we will see roving, hungry pets on the sidewalks and streets, looking for food to scavenge.

I have two thoughts on this: First, I thought I would carry a sealed-up bag of dog kibble with me when out and about, as an offering of a little kibble might buy some time for a strategic retreat to one’s car or to within a building. Cat kibble might do, in a pinch.

Then I thought I would find out the phone number of the local animal rescue agency, write down a description of the dogs and the intersection, and call their personnel to ask for a rescue.

As rescue staff may be short in the coming weeks, I think the main thing may be to be aware of this novel, possible danger … the possibility of stray animals hungry and looking for food, possibly not acting normally, and get to a safe place if they are sighted.

It is possible the coronavirus is transferable to pets, whether dogs or cats, I don’t think that is known right now. If pets could get the virus, then I guess they might transmit it to a person. For that reason I advise against doing a good deed and taking a stray pet home, for now.

Years ago I remember once domestic dogs gone wild, running together in packs, and hunting in the canyons of San Diego. It is possible that very hungry dogs, especially if running in a pack, might attack a person, especially a child, and or maybe an adult, if at night; I thought I would stay clear of stray dogs during the next few weeks for that reason.

I know that currently, here in Los Angeles, the chance of danger from released or escaped pets is minimal. This is just a thought for the future.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Community Health Call to Action: HIV Testing and Segregation in Health Care and Education? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 4 December 2019 and published on 5 December 2019

  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS
  • CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

Dear Ones,

There is, I feel, an urgent need here in the San Fernando Valley, California,for testing and segregation of HIV-positive people in sensitive health care and education sectors  as follows …

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN SENSITIVE HEALTH CARE SECTORS

In addition, at the present moment it is of great importance to monitor the HIV status of United States physicians, especially surgeons  and others who perform invasive procedures, and the HIV status of phlebotomists (medical technicians who draw blood).

We must decide, community by community, whether those in sensitive health care positions who test positive for HIV ought to be moved to less sensitive health care sectors; or whether they might be reserved for the use of HIV positive patients.

CALL FOR HIV TESTING AND SEGREGATION OF HIV-POSITIVE CHILD CARE, DAY CARE AND GRADE SCHOOL CARE GIVERS, EDUCATORS, AND CHILDREN

I have read that HIV can be transmitted through mucus or blood or semen contact … as through kissing or diaper changing, or through dressing open wounds, or through sexual intercourse . Thus I feel that it is of equal importance, at the present moment, to monitor the HIV status of child care and day care providers and of grade school educators and also of children starting with newborns, and on up through puberty.

As above, we must decide, community by community, whether to restrict HIV-positive early childhood care givers and grade school educators to care or education of children who are HIV positive, and whether to separate children into HIV-positive and HIV-negative groups in child care, day care, and grade schools.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “CDC Reports: More HIV Testing, Treatment Needed: Agency Discusses Initiative to End HIV Epidemic,” by AFFP (American Academy of Family Physicians), 27 March 2019 … https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190327mmwr-hiv.html ..

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For Children: New Hints on the Parking Lot Ghost . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged and published on 14 October 2019

Dear Ones,

It looks like the parking lot ghost that left its portrait on the pavement of the shopping center at the southwest corner of Roscoe Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley has been a little hard to find … I guess because the parking lot is so big. So here are is a hint …

It is pretty near the MacDonalds. Here are some more hints … Good luck! …

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..  

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This was the first post about the parking lot ghost … Link: “For Children: Parking Lot Ghost,” a photo by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 23 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dWB ..

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For Children: Parking Lot Ghost . a photo by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged on 23 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019

Dear Ones,

A parking lot ghost left its portrait on the pavement of the shopping center at the southwest corner of Roscoe Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley! …

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Parking Lot Ghost,” by Alice B. Clagett, 23 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “For Children: New Hints on the Parking Lot Ghost,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, imaged and published on 14 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-esT ..

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Incoming Light, 6 April 2019 . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 April 2019; published on 16 June 2019

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Dear Ones,

Incoming Light in the San Fernando Valley, California, in Spring 2019 …

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Sky 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Sky 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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On Meeting Living Expenses in the San Fernando Valley . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 12 January 2019

Dear Ones,

It seems to me … it could be … that the economy is slowing down … don’t you feel that? I feel the crux of the issue is, people in the San Fernando Valley cannot afford to live here because of the cost of water.

And that people are looking around for a ‘second income stream’ with which to pay the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s extortionate ‘water rent’ … the cost of which has tripled in the last 10 years. Heaven knows, no one wants to be homeless. Clearly this fate has befallen many, here in the Valley.

The presence of homeless people on our streets, in food stores, and in restaurants is a cogent warning: It puts residents under greater pressure to get together enough cash for living expenses.

A person who offers home repair might be also looking for houses to burglarize on the side now, to help keep their families afloat during these hard times … whereas, in the past, they might never have considered this. In the same way, local businesses that provide ‘drive home’ services for their customers might have drivers who tip their extended circle of friends or family off about possible places to burglarize.

People who own a business in the Valley might consider offering their customers’ credit card information to their extended families to use for personal purchases, whereas before they might never have done so.

On the positive side, last year it seemed family groups were shoplifting and purse snatching at the local stores; fortunately it looks like law enforcement has put an end to this, and that is a good start.

A lasting solution to these unlawful ‘second income stream’ activities, I feel, will only come about by providing affordable housing, and affordable water and other utilities, here in the Valley. Everyone has their own ideas about how to do this.

My thought is, to allow greater Los Angeles communities the choice to lift housing code restrictions for a 10-year interval, so that during that time family, friends, or even homeless could be affordably housed in tiny houses or spare rooms in people’s houses.

Then they can get work locally, even at minimum wage, and still get by. It may help homeowners in communities so choosing, as their new tenants would be helping to pay living expenses.

A further help would be to petition that the Department of Water and Power (DWP) peg the cost of water to the availability of water locally.

I notice that this winter we have plenty of rainfall; what, then, prevents the price of water from being lowered back down to a reasonable rate? Then in future years, if water is scarce, we might consider upping the price of water once more.

Well, those are my ideas. No doubt you will have your own solutions to offer, as well.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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