Rosemary Jenkins: All of a sudden, we received a notice in the mail that my husband’s policy would be cancelled once he reached the age of 84 even though we were always on time with our payments and had paid on it for years.
Rosemary Jenkins: Chávez, considered “one of our country’s most recognized civil rights leaders, became a role model for the world and proved that one person can make a difference.”
Rosemary Jenkins: Studies have shown that incarceration for the mentally ill only exacerbates their health problems. Commonly, jailers and the medical staff are insufficient in numbers and are generally inadequately trained to handle the very distinct, unique, and discrete problems of this class of inmates.
Rosemary Jenkins: For many, especially for the undocumented in the Latino community, the insufficient access for help (particularly for those who also suffer from mental health illnesses) is a major barrier to achieving well-being.
Rosemary Jenkins: It is important to understand that children, who seem completely “normal” while growing up, often do not manifest symptoms until that person is in his or her teens or early twenties (high school and college age). Thus, we must be continuously vigilant.
Rosemary Jenkins: This is the day Governor Brown signed into law the Raise-the-Wage mandate—$15 an hour minimum wage for nearly every worker in California phased-in over the next few years until it is eventually indexed to the cost-of-living.
Rosemary Jenkins: If there must be a sign, if there must be a name for this small section of the park, may I suggest a name that, to me, is more fitting? What about the name, Linus Pauling Park?
Rosemary Jenkins: Secure retirement, green jobs, job creation, and chronic homelessness top list of topics.
Rosemary Jenkins: There is a serious lack of LGBTQ representation in the mental health workforce, certainly due in part to the absence of significant involvement from LGBTQ students.
Rosemary Jenkins: People in the northern San Fernando Valley are beginning to report on birds that have fallen to the ground—dead from the fumes they can’t see but are lethal for them anyway.
Rosemary Jenkins: Parents, blinded perhaps by the good grades that many of their children receive, seem unaware of the trend away from the long-held and cherished tenets of public education.
Rosemary Jenkins: Properties in this area have already lost 20-25% of the values that they held prior to this incident. Many seniors have looked to their homes as nest eggs for their future post-retirement and for too many, that is gone or nearly so.
Rosemary Jenkins: The victims here continue to be told that no long-term negative consequences will accrue from exposure to these gases despite expert testimony to the contrary. Such claims are simply too unbelievable.