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June 12, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Glendale City Council members have hired a company to help them better deal with major disasters. City Council members hired Earth Consultants International Inc. to figure how much money the city will need to prepare for natural diasters and how much it will cost to mop up afterward. The report will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The contract was for $12,000. The company will prepare the report, due Nov. 1, which will detail Glendale's plan to deal with natural disasters like floods, earthquakes and wildfires.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 25, 2010
Residents affected by the Station fire and subsequent winter debris flows could receive significant tax relief under a bill by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino that passed a key committee this week. The so-called "Disaster Relief Bill" — co-authored by Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) — would provide state property tax breaks to homeowners who have to repair or rebuild in the wake of natural disasters. "When people suffer property loss in their homes, that's an emotional assault on one's place for safety," Portantino said.
NEWS
October 10, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- An important deadline is approaching for anyone interested in becoming a California Conservation Corps crew supervisor. Applications to take the exam to become a leader of one of the 10- to 15-member crews are due Friday. Crew supervisors will oversee the work of a group of young men and women on environmental and community-service projects throughout the state. They may also be called upon to assist during natural disasters.
NEWS
May 15, 2002
Janine Marnien GLENDALE -- It's been a slow process, but the Glendale-Crescenta Valley Red Cross Chapter has rejuvenated its almost stagnant disaster action nursing program over the past three years. The program had dwindled in numbers and force because of a decline in interest and a restructuring of nursing duties by the American Red Cross's national protocols. "Nursing is a very, very important component of disaster action services," said Sue Rothhammer, the chapter's nursing chair.
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By KATHERINE YAMADA | February 13, 2009
Alice Lee Gregg, who began designing and building houses in Glendale in 1934, teamed up with her husband, J. Lee, and his brother, Clarence, in 1938 to form Gregg’s Artistic Homes. They built some 2,000 houses and apartment units before the late 1940s, running the business from an office at 110 W. Lexington Drive, in the California Hotel. Their signature blue flag, emblazoned with a white “G,” indicated a Gregg home for sale and became a familiar sight throughout the city.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Robert Chacon Cathy Sproule is used to natural disasters. As an American Red Cross volunteer, she's trained to respond to them. Still, it took her by surprise when she almost became the victim of one. As a Red Cross disaster services specialist, Sproule flew to Florida after the first of a series of hurricanes devastated the state. She was there immediately after Hurricane Charley blew through, assisting residents seeking food, water, clothes and shelter.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
This is, indeed, a city with a heart. After sustaining our own disaster just over three months ago, and mounting extraordinary efforts to help some dozen families left homeless, Lagunans are now leaping to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. From children to adults, animal control workers to restaurateurs, locals are doing everything they can -- bake sales, concerts, even food convoys with portable kitchens -- to help those who lost not just their homes but their jobs, schools, and entire neighborhoods to this mega-disaster.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
Roughly 200 people turned out at Incarnation Catholic Church on Sunday to help raise money for local food-help programs. Organizers said teams from nearly 15 congregations had raised money to participate in the annual 5K Crop Walk, which generated $19,000 last year. They said they hope to raise $25,000 this year. One group from Glendale’s Temple Sinai raised $2,000 for the cause, half of which participant Maggie Freed said was collected in an online campaign. “I e-mailed everyone I know.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2010
Most working partners are together eight hours a day, but not many are together 24/7 like Ron Weckbacher and his rescue dog Dawson. They are members of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, a Ventura-based nonprofit that provides training for canine-firefighter disaster search teams that seek out victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Area teams, trained by the foundation, were placed on alert during last week’s heavy rains that threatened La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge homes, officials said.
NEWS
January 19, 2008
The council voted in favor of sending a letter to community leaders, including local clergy and business organizations, urging them to attend an upcoming community meeting to discuss emergency-preparedness. The Crescenta Valley Community Emergency Response Team is hosting the town-hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Crescenta Valley High School auditorium, 2900 Community Ave. WHAT IT MEANS The meeting will brief the community on how the emergency response team is prepared to handle earthquakes and other natural disasters.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 7, 2011
Roughly 200 people turned out at Incarnation Catholic Church on Sunday to help raise money for local food-help programs. Organizers said teams from nearly 15 congregations had raised money to participate in the annual 5K Crop Walk, which generated $19,000 last year. They said they hope to raise $25,000 this year. One group from Glendale’s Temple Sinai raised $2,000 for the cause, half of which participant Maggie Freed said was collected in an online campaign. “I e-mailed everyone I know.
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NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | June 25, 2010
Residents affected by the Station fire and subsequent winter debris flows could receive significant tax relief under a bill by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino that passed a key committee this week. The so-called "Disaster Relief Bill" — co-authored by Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) — would provide state property tax breaks to homeowners who have to repair or rebuild in the wake of natural disasters. "When people suffer property loss in their homes, that's an emotional assault on one's place for safety," Portantino said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2010
Most working partners are together eight hours a day, but not many are together 24/7 like Ron Weckbacher and his rescue dog Dawson. They are members of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, a Ventura-based nonprofit that provides training for canine-firefighter disaster search teams that seek out victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Area teams, trained by the foundation, were placed on alert during last week’s heavy rains that threatened La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge homes, officials said.
NEWS
By KATHERINE YAMADA | February 13, 2009
Alice Lee Gregg, who began designing and building houses in Glendale in 1934, teamed up with her husband, J. Lee, and his brother, Clarence, in 1938 to form Gregg’s Artistic Homes. They built some 2,000 houses and apartment units before the late 1940s, running the business from an office at 110 W. Lexington Drive, in the California Hotel. Their signature blue flag, emblazoned with a white “G,” indicated a Gregg home for sale and became a familiar sight throughout the city.
FEATURES
June 13, 2008
Church to assemble hygiene kits There is an urgent need for hygiene kits for those living in the wake of natural disasters. The La Crescenta Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , which serves the Crescenta Valley from La Cañada to Sunland and the extended Glendale community, will be assembling hygiene kits from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on June 14 at the church at 1130 E. Wilson Ave. in Glendale. The kits will be sent to places such as China, Myanmar, and Oklahoma.
NEWS
January 19, 2008
The council voted in favor of sending a letter to community leaders, including local clergy and business organizations, urging them to attend an upcoming community meeting to discuss emergency-preparedness. The Crescenta Valley Community Emergency Response Team is hosting the town-hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Crescenta Valley High School auditorium, 2900 Community Ave. WHAT IT MEANS The meeting will brief the community on how the emergency response team is prepared to handle earthquakes and other natural disasters.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
This is, indeed, a city with a heart. After sustaining our own disaster just over three months ago, and mounting extraordinary efforts to help some dozen families left homeless, Lagunans are now leaping to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. From children to adults, animal control workers to restaurateurs, locals are doing everything they can -- bake sales, concerts, even food convoys with portable kitchens -- to help those who lost not just their homes but their jobs, schools, and entire neighborhoods to this mega-disaster.
NEWS
By: STEVE SMITH | September 3, 2005
New Orleans is a mess. If you've been reading or listening to the reports, you know that chaos reigns. OK, now imagine a band of thugs looting Fashion Island. Imagine everyone in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa having to go to the bathroom in a Styrofoam cup or similar container. Imagine having to sit in front of your house in Corona del Mar with a shotgun to protect yourself and your family. Imagine having no water to drink, even from a public drinking fountain at South Coast Plaza.
NEWS
By: MIKE WHITEHEAD | September 2, 2005
Ahoy. Remember when a tsunami warning was issued for our coastline in the middle of June? Fortunately, the tsunami was only one centimeter high when it hit our coast. If it had been a full-fledged monstrous wave, however, Newport's low-lying areas would look similar to the places devastated by Hurricane Katrina. I have received many e-mails with hurricane questions and about the chances that a hurricane could hit Southern California. For the past few years I have been reporting on the hurricanes that have been pounding Mexico and Central America, where many American boaters visit.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Robert Chacon Cathy Sproule is used to natural disasters. As an American Red Cross volunteer, she's trained to respond to them. Still, it took her by surprise when she almost became the victim of one. As a Red Cross disaster services specialist, Sproule flew to Florida after the first of a series of hurricanes devastated the state. She was there immediately after Hurricane Charley blew through, assisting residents seeking food, water, clothes and shelter.
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