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Funds for Earthquake Warning App Approved by L.A. City Council
July 5, 2018
The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means ... read more »
Season’s 1st Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in L.A. County
June 21, 2018
Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of West Nile virus for the 2018 season, using the diagnosis as a warning to residents to again step up efforts to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that can carry the disease.  ... read more »
Work to Begin to Connect Future Crenshaw/LAX Line to Green Line; Five Green Line Stations Will Close Temporarily Beginning January 26 with Buses Replacing Trains
January 26, 2018
Work to Begin to Connect Future Crenshaw/LAX Line to Green Line; Five Green Line Stations Will Close Temporarily Beginning January 26 with Buses Replacing Trains ... read more »
School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival
January 2, 2018
Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department have developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how to react to an active shooter scenario. ... read more »
Deck the Halls Smartly, Safely
December 21, 2017
Electrical failures or malfunctions — damaged light strands or, in a very tragic 2015 fire that claimed six lives, a corroded electrical outlet — also cause one- fourth of Christmas tree fires. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Passes Final Cannabis Laws with Unanimous Vote
December 6, 2017
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. led the Los Angeles City Council on December 6, in adopting reasonable regulations governing the cannabis industry while protecting neighborhoods and schools. ... read more »
All Indoor and Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Due to High Air Pollution Predicted for Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service are also exempt from the requirement. Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted ... read more »
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell celebrates #EquityAndJustice
November 7, 2017
Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Celebrates the Passing of #EquityAndJustice Package of Bills ... read more / watch video »
Survive the Disaster: Be Prepared!
September 28, 2017
It seems disaster season has been declared and the one glaring question that should be on everyone’s mind is: Are you prepared for a disaster? ... read more »
Recent Earthquake in Mexico is a Reminder for Los Angeles County Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Earthquakes
September 19, 2017
The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats ... read more »
Youth Learn About Football Safety at the Protection Tour
July 27, 2017
USA Football teamed up with the Los Angeles Chargers to host a football camp that teaches safe techniques during game play. ... read more »
SCAQMD Issues Smoke Advisory for Fire Burning in the Brentwood area
May 30, 2017
To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces. ... read more »
Metallic Balloon Outages Remain a Towering Problem
May 11, 2017
SCE has experienced 280 metallic-balloon-caused outages through April compared to 295 at the same point last year. ... read more »
Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips
November 22, 2016
Tips to keep your food from harming your loved ones this Thanksgiving ... read more »
Hidden Dangers Also Come in Disguise During Halloween Season
October 28, 2016
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt famously said it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. This Halloween season, it is even better — and much safer — if those candles are flameless since nearly 40 percent of the 860 home decoration fires (excluding Christmas trees) annually begin with candles, according to the National Fire Protection Association. ... read more »
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