Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News A drug take-back bin. Photo provided by the California Product Stewardship CouncilIn response to the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a state agency has partnered with an advocacy group to install 240 free drug take-back bins across the state, including two in California, representatives announced last week.The two Pasadena collection bins are both located at Vons Pharmacy locations, 155 W. California Blvd. and 2355 E. Colorado Blvd., according to the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC).Both locations can accept both controlled and noncontrolled drugs, according to the organization.Items that cannot be accepted, however, include illegal drugs, needles or medical sharps, iodine-containing medications, radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapy or cytotoxic medications, thermometers and business medical waste.The project results from a partnership between the CPSC and the California Department of Health Care Services.“The program helps to combat the opioid crisis and reduces the misuse of medications by providing options to the public to safely dispose of their unwanted medicines,” according to a CPSC statement. “The program is designed and administered by CPSC, a leading expert in safe medicine collection, funded through a $3 million grant awarded to CPSC by DHCS.”The bins are meant to be one piece in the fight against opioid addiction, as well as keep the substances out of the environment.“Through this program, Californians all over the state will now have greater access to convenient, safe and environmentally friendly options to dispose of unwanted and potentially harmful medications,” said CPSC Executive Director Doug Kobold.“By expanding public access to these bins at convenient locations, the program will help to combat the statewide opioid crisis and protect water quality,” he added. “Bin hosts have been screened to ensure that the bins are placed in locations with priority given to communities with the greatest need. The medication bins are a win for the health of our California communities and the environment.”A list of drug take-back bin locations, as well as an application to host a collection bin, is available at takebackdrugs.org. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Public Safety Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 | 4:05 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago March 4, 2021 927 Views Previous: Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory Next: ‘Right to Housing’ Motion Prioritizes Ending Homelessness in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago It is well established that there exists a direct relationship between credit security—that is, having a strong credit history and structural access to offers of credit—and higher rates of homeownership, however, a Zillow study found that about one in 10 American adults are “credit invisible,” meaning they have zero credit history and that the share of credit invisibility is disproportionately higher for those who are Black or Latinx.According to Zillow, poor or nonexistent credit history is the most-common reason mortgage applications are denied to Black applicants.”Lower homeownership is just one of many negative results borne out of poor credit health in communities nationwide,” said Nicole Bachaud, an economic data analyst at Zillow. “For many, walking into a bank or going online to apply for a loan or open a new credit card is simple. But for those excluded from the formal credit market in this country, it is a far more daunting task, and Black and Latinx households are especially vulnerable. A shift in credit reporting might be a first step to reducing the systemic barriers into homeownership and the financial market overall.”The Zillow report comes around the same time as another report from the Urban Institute, whose researchers recently pointed out that credit data used to approve or deny potential borrowers “cannot capture the experiences of about one in 10 U.S. adults who do not have a credit file, a disproportionate amount of whom are people of color,” adding that “although credit health appears to have improved for all groups during the pandemic, racial gaps have not narrowed.”The Biden administration has proposed restructuring the current credit system to accept non-traditional credit barometers such as rental payment records and utility bills as an alternative path to establishing a credit history.”The goal of such a restructuring would be to bring many credit invisible individuals into the system they are currently locked out of,” Zillow reported.Not only are Black and Latinx individuals more prone to being credit invisible, but they are also more highly concentrated in counties with higher credit insecurity, the researchers added.Specifically, some one in 10 Black households (9.7%) and 7.9% of Latinx households reportedly live in counties considered credit insecure, compared to 2.7% of White households and 3.5% of Asian households.The full report is available on Zillow.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-03-04 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more