El Sereno and Surrounding Communities Newsletter
January 17, 2014
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Business Leaders from El Sereno conveyed for the first El Sereno Business Watch of the new year held by the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar
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Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northridge Earthquake Anniversary - Reminder to be Prepared for "The Big One"
Friends, on the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, Councilmember Huizar wants to remind you to please take a moment to review these earthquake safety tips to keep you and your loved-ones safe during a major earthquake:
Before an earthquake - be prepared:
- Know the earthquake plans for all buildings you occupy regularly.
- Practice your earthquake procedure - drop, cover, and hold. Pick the safest place to do so in each room in your home, work, and/or school.
- Make sure your home is securely anchored to its foundation.
- Create and maintain an emergency supplies kit and keep in a convenient location.
During an earthquake:
- If you are indoors, duck and cover, preferably under a sturdy table or desk, holding onto a leg in case it moves. Avoid doorways, as they are no stronger than any other part of the building structure and swinging doors may cause injury. Do not run outside - you risk being hit by falling debris.
- If you are outside, find a clear space, drop, and remain there until it stops. Move away from buildings, power lines, trees, and streetlights.
- If you are in a car, pull over and remain in your car. Getting out will put you at risk of being hit by another car.
After an earthquake:
- Expect and prepare for potential aftershocks, landslides, or, less frequently, a tsunami. Aftershocks can occur minutes, days, weeks, and even months after. Drop, cover, and hold.
- Check yourself for injuries before assisting others.
- Look for and extinguish small fires, the most common hazard after an earthquake.
For more information on earthquake safety, please visit RedCross.org
To request an Earthquake Preparedness Handbook (available in Spanish), visit https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/handbook/
To plan a drill for your school, organization, or company through The Great California Shakeout, visit http://www.shakeout.org/california/
USC Master Plan Presentation
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Place: Sacread Heart Church Auditorium - 2821 Baldwin St., Los Angeles, 90031
University of Southern California Presentation on USC Health Sciences Campus Master Plan. Learn about the latest development efforts. Meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Church Auditorium: 2821 Baldwin St., corner of Griffin Avenue in Lincoln Heights 90031. For more information, contact USC Community Partnerships at (323) 442-357.
Monterey Hills Local Issues Committee
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Place: Ramona Hall - 4580 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90065
The Monterey Hills Local Issues Committee is asking all residents of Monterey Hills to join this meeting to discuss issues concerning you and Monterey Hills. This committee will listen to your ideas and take them to be heard by the entire ASNC board. Please plan to attend this next meeting so that you can see your very local city government at work.
Pre-Valentines Fundraiser Dinner - Hosted by Tender Loving Covers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 6pm to 11pm
Place: Margarita Jones
541 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105
Tender Loving Covers is a small group of quilters, established in 2010. This pre-Valentine's Day Fundraiser Dinner will go towards fulfilling its to deliver enough quilts and educational packets to orphanages and homeless shelters in California to children till the age of 14.
For $25 per person, it will include dinner and glass champagne. Tables are limited. For any questions or to RSVP contact Lisa Almeida - Founder of TLC, at (626) 233-1245.
LA 32 NC Land Use and Development Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2014
Place: El Sereno Library
5226 S Huntington Dr, Los Angeles 90032
The LA-32 Neighborhood Council serves communities within zip code 90032, including: El Sereno, Emery Park, University Hills, Sierra Park, Rose Hills, and Hillside Village, all of which have their unique characteristics and personalities.
The mission of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council is to preserve and improve the quality of life by creating a safe, healthy, orderly and clean environment that promotes the community spirit of inclusion, cooperation, participation and collaboration in accordance with the wishes of the community through outstanding service.
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