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By: DOLORES OTTING | September 18, 2005
The countdown has begun! There are only two weeks until Newport Beach begins to celebrate its 100th birthday with the "Let's Do Launch" beach party featuring the Beach Boys. The celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Newport Dunes. Don't be left out. Call the city at (949) 718-1856 or go online today at o7www.newportbeach100.com/beachboysticketsf7. Just $15 a ticket will guarantee you a day of friends, fun and celebration. Another happening in Newport Beach will be a special meeting of the Santa Ana Heights PAC at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Muth Interpretative Center.
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By: | September 25, 2005
Listen to the radio or other media for information on where to go and what to do. Having a battery-powered radio is a must in case the power goes out. Design a family emergency plan. Pick two places to meet in case of an emergency: one outside your house and another outside your neighborhood. Designate an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family contact in case of emergency. Keep important papers in a safe place. Familiarize yourself with how to evacuate your home or office.
NEWS
October 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- The California Assembly has responded to Assemblyman Dario Frommer's request that it review the state's emergency preparedness procedures. Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg (D-Woodland Hills) announced Monday the formation of the Bipartisan Task Force on the Impact of Terrorism in California. Frommer's request required that the Assembly look into security at California's airports, public buildings, water supplies and highways.
NEWS
August 28, 2002
Karen S. Kim More than 40 local, state and federal agencies will host a full-scale domestic preparedness exercise between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday. The exercise will be at the headquarters of Nestle USA, 800 N. Brand Blvd. Volunteers from nearby businesses will serve as "victims," while local emergency response officials practice the city's Emergency Response Plan. The plan includes how the city will detect, identify, monitor and respond to the effects of a chemical agent.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Amber Willard GRIFFITH PARK -- Glendale and Burbank police officers and firefighters will be at the L.A. Zoo parking lot Friday through Sunday for an earthquake preparedness fair. The free fair will feature more than 200 agencies and vendors showing citizens how to prepare for the aftermath of an earthquake. Burbank firefighters will demonstrate how to shut off home gas lines, secure electrical power and mend broken water lines, said Rich Baenan, the department's disaster preparedness coordinator.
NEWS
March 28, 2003
Janine Marnien The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has placed an emphasis on emergency preparedness since World War II. Seven local churches Saturday will share what they've learned with the community at large. The churches will hold an emergency-preparedness fair, providing information helpful in allowing families to be self-sustaining -- for months on end if need be. The event is open to the public. "As the year 2000 approached, a lot of people went out and stockpiled food and water, and then when nothing happened, they got rid of it," said Carol Bruegge, coordinator of the fair.
NEWS
June 18, 2005
Jackson Bell A 6.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California Thursday night was the fourth to rattle the West Coast in a week but was too far away to agitate nearby faults, officials said. Residents are encouraged, however, to be prepared at all times for an unpredictable natural disaster. The quake, centered more than 100 miles east of the coastal city of Eureka, struck at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, two days after a much larger temblor in that area prompted a tsunami warning.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | March 5, 2013
The Northwest Glendale Lions Club presented the annual Community Appreciation Award to the Glendale Youth Alliance at the Feb. 7 meeting at Shaker's Restaurant. Karine Grigoryan, Community Development supervisor for Glendale Youth Alliance, accepted the award. The Glendale Youth Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs and employment preparedness training for Glendale's low-income youth ages 14 to 24. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
NEWS
March 10, 2001
Last week's 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Seattle served as an important reminder that we, too, are vulnerable to a catastrophic temblor. According to city officials, local government agencies are ready to handle a major earthquake, but concern was expressed that many residents are not as prepared. Is the water heater in your home braced for an earthquake? Do you know where the gas shut-off valve is located? Do you have an earthquake preparedness kit in a closet or in your car?
NEWS
July 25, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Three years ago, Glendale Fire Captain Ron Gulli was working as an emergency services coordinator to ready the city for Y2K, and domestic preparedness was simply an entry on a list of things to do he came across one day. "Domestic preparedness -- that's all it said," he said. "I had no idea what it meant." Times have changed. Gulli, who now serves full-time as a domestic preparedness coordinator, is Glendale's resident expert on weapons of mass destruction and has been referred to as a "master of disaster."
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com and Tim Traeger tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 16, 2014
In the 20 years since the 6.7-magnitude Northridge earthquake shook Southern California, Glendale has rebounded with stricter building codes and better communication among its public safety agencies. The devastating temblor, which struck at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, killed 60 people in the region and destroyed tens of thousands of structures, including some major ones in Glendale. The disastrous event, however, reinforced the need to better connect with each other and residents, city officials said.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | March 5, 2013
The Northwest Glendale Lions Club presented the annual Community Appreciation Award to the Glendale Youth Alliance at the Feb. 7 meeting at Shaker's Restaurant. Karine Grigoryan, Community Development supervisor for Glendale Youth Alliance, accepted the award. The Glendale Youth Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs and employment preparedness training for Glendale's low-income youth ages 14 to 24. -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 20, 2011
It took just seconds for Muir Elementary School students to scurry under their desks Thursday morning, but it was a lesson officials hope will last a lifetime. The school community joined millions of Californians for the Great California Shakeout, a drill aimed at improving emergency preparedness in the private and public sectors. “I remember doing this as a student,” said state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), who visited the Glendale Unified school to observe the exercise.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | July 27, 2011
Fire and police officials are scheduled to host a free workshop Thursday on how seniors can best be prepared for emergencies, and how they can protect themselves against fraud. The free event -- scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd. -- is part of series of workshops organized by Assisting Seniors Through Enhanced Resources. Los Angeles County Battalion Chief Ron Larriva will discuss what seniors should have readily available in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 8, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley Town Council’s Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday gave residents a chance to get information on the debris flows and floods that could come with rain. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and local emergency-preparedness groups fielded questions from residents, who were especially concerned about the flood-prone areas recently burned in the Station fire. “That has been the hot topic,” said Stephanie English, a county fire department spokeswoman.
LOCAL
June 19, 2009
Q. What steps should seniors take for emergency preparedness? What steps should seniors take for emergency preparedness? Linda, La Crescenta There are steps everyone should take regarding emergency preparedness. Living in Southern California, the threat of earthquake is always with us. Look around your house and identify a safe spot in each room. If there are no pictures or windows above your bed, pull your pillow over your head and stay in bed. If there are pictures or windows, get out of your bed and lie on the floor next to the bed. You can get underneath a sturdy table or desk , or stand against an inside wall.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | May 2, 2008
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station, which serves La Cañada, has been through some changes lately with many retirements, including Capt. Tim Peters. Capt. David Silversparre is completing his first month as captain of the station, but he is very familiar with the area. Silversparre not only grew up in the Crescenta Valley but also served in the station?s Explorer Scout program. His wife graduated from La Cañada High School and his son now coaches water polo at LCHS. Other new personnel include Lt. Larry Landreth, Lt. Bill Weiss, Sgt. Ken Binkley and Deputy Jorge Valdivia.
NEWS
By Robin Goldsworthy | February 29, 2008
With the threat of the ?next big one? looming overhead, Crescenta Valley residents made a strong showing at Monday night?s C.E.R.T. town hall meeting held at CV High School?s MacDonald Auditorium. C.E.R.T., which stands for Community Emergency Response Team, is a nationwide organization that was started in 1985 by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. The program is endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy as a way to prepare citizens for a variety of disasters.
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