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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Health Alert!

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Hepatitis A Health Alert - 'Townsend Farms
Organic Antioxidant Blend' (Frozen Berry Mix)

Today the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health announced a multi-state investigation concerning an outbreak of Hepatitis A, potentially associated with “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” (frozen berry mix). The Long Beach Health Department advises consumers and residents to avoid eating this product, which at this time is only known to have been sold and distributed at Costco. There have been a few confirmed cases in California, but none currently in Long Beach. 

Please follow the following consumer tips:
1. Do not eat ‘Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend’ and discard any remaining product from your freezers.
  · Even if some of the product has been eaten without anyone in your home becoming ill, the rest of the product should be discarded.
2. Hepatitis A vaccination can prevent illness if given within two weeks of exposure to the contaminated product.  

    · If you consumed this product in the last two weeks and have never received a Hepatitis A vaccine, contact your health care provider to find out if you should be vaccinated.· If you don’t have a health care provider (usually your doctor) contact the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services at 562.570.4302.
    · If you have already received the Hepatitis A vaccination in the past, or if you have actually had Hepatitis A, you are unlikely to become ill with the disease.

3. Contact your health care provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms:

    · Yellow eyes or skin· Abdominal pain
    · Pale stools
    · Dark urine

4. Wash your hands thoroughly right after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and before preparing, serving, or eating food.

For more information, please log onto, or contact the Long Beach Health Department at 562.570.4302.
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Friday, May 31, 2013

Join me for a Bike Tour of the 5th District

Join us for a 5th District "Know Your Neighborhood by Bike" Tour on Saturday, June 8th from 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join Councilwoman Schipske on
June 8th!
Dear District 5 Residents:

We hope you'll mark your calendars to join us on Saturday June 8 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for an easy, short, informative, and fun tour of District 5 by bike!

The purpose of this tour is to:
  • Enjoy our beautiful district by bike on an easy, safe, short ride.
  • Receive basic bike safety information from Bike Long Beach's "Share Our Streets" road safety campaign.
  • Learn "hands on" safety tips from the upcoming "Street Savvy" adult bicycle education classes.   
  • Learn how easily a bike can help you achieve your fitness and money saving goals.
  • Learn how easy it can be for your children to ride their bikes to school.
  • Learn about new bicycle infrastructure coming to the 5th District.
  • Meet other district residents passionate about making it a safer and more fun environment for all modes of transportation.   
There are limited spaces available for this tour - only 25. Children may attend the ride but they must wear a helmet and be accompanied by an adult.

Register for the Bike Tour here
Please contact Rebecca in the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske with any questions at (562) 570-6932.

For those who do not have bikes we will have 10 available to borrow for free from Bikestation courtesy of Bike Long Beach (please reserve with your place on the tour).

Please note the bikes need to be picked up prior to the ride and returned right after at Bikestation. Bikestation is located in downtown Long Beach at 110 West Ocean Blvd. Please contact Rebecca for more information.
The meeting location for the tour will be sent to you after you've confirmed your RSVP! If you'll be joining us on the tour please remember
  • Your bike helmet, especially if you are a new or infrequent rider.
  • Water, a sunscreen and to dress for the weather!
  • Make sure to have your bike in good repair!    
  • Please note the tour may be rescheduled if we run into weather challenges.
The "Know Your Neighborhood by Bike" Tours are brought to you byBike Long Beach and courtesy of a grant by Metro

To see all of Bike Long Beach's "12 Tips for a Safe Trip"
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