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Which buildings will survive the Big One? LA Times found 1,000+ that may not

L.A.’s hidden earthquake dangers http://www.latimes.com/… Thousands of Southern Californians live and work in a type of building vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake. To assess the danger, a team of Times reporters combed through thousands of city and county records to identify these buildings — concrete structures built before 1976. We found more …

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Video and Photos

The 6th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair was held October 8th, 2013 at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills.  It was another great turn out by our stakeholders and community members and an amazing showing from all participating Neighborhood Councils. We’d like to give huge thanks and acknowledgement to Mark …

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6th Annual VALLEY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FAIR

Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Fire Station 87—10124 Balboa Bl. (between Devonshire & Lassen) Your Neighborhood Councils will give away 500 Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits (1 per family) Twice-hourly raffle drawings for EP items and prizes Blood drive sponsored by Rotary and Kaiser Hospital Yogi Bear Shakey-Quakey …

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Scam Alert for DWP Energy Efficiency Programs

In the last few months there have been a few instances of individuals approaching small business customers with LADWP’s CLEO application, asking for cash up front to perform lighting retrofit work, and then never returning to perform the installations that were promised. Please urge community members to note that LADWP …

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NWNC Welcomes New Patrol Commanding Officer to LAPD Devonshire Division

Captain Daryl Russell has been a member of the LAPD for 33 years and has worked a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, training, Watch Commander, Patrol Crime Czar, the Area’s Liaison Officer with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a myriad of specialized units such as the Patrol Adjutant at …

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Mayor Villaraigosa Announces $5 Million in Grants for Earthquake Early Warning System

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined with the US Geological Survey and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Approval Authority members to announce $5 million in federal funds for the region’s Earthquake Early Warning System. “Our partners at the US Geological Survey and Caltech have been working on the …

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Robbed? Here’s How To Get Your Stolen Goods Back

Photo by Everett Collection via Shutterstock If you had your iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMac or even your bicycle stolen, there’s now a way you can get your precious property back, thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Knock-Knock “fence” burglary task force. Earlier this year, the task force began their mission probing …

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Great Turnout at the 5th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

[nggallery id=5] Sunny skies brought out almost a thousand visitors to this year’s 5th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Saturday October 6th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. hosted by LAFD Station #87 Captain Smith and station personnel; Chatsworth, Granada Hills North, Granada Hills South, Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills West, Northridge West, Northridge …

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OK/HELP Post-Earthquake Window Sign Program Launched

On Monday, Oct. 15, Councilmember Mitch Englander and his Council District 12 staff held a press conference to introduce the new OK/HELP post-earthquake window signs, and gave a live demonstration of how this valuable community preparedness tool will be used. OK/HELP is a window sign with clear, simple instructions provided …

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