LAFD ENDORSES "READY! SET! GO!" WHEN WILDFIRES THREATEN HOMES|
The LAFD has published a booklet outlining the recommended "READY! SET! GO!" in response to the threat of
wildfires. The old advice to "Stay and Protect" has proven to be fatally wrong - its implementation in the
Australian fires last year cost many lives. Take a look at this booklet and use it to prepare your family and
your home for fire ... the lives you save may be your own.
Watch the Video then read this important booklet
READY! SET! GO! ...
LOS ANGELES WILL ISSUE CITATIONS FOR WATERING ON WRONG DAYS|
A Los Angeles City Ordinance requires automatic sprinklers to be used only 3 days a week -
and which 3 days is determined by your street address number:
EVEN NUMBERS: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
ODD NUMBERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
No automatic watering may be done on Saturday, regardless of your address. All watering must be
completed by 9:00am and cannot start before 4:00pm. Hand watering is allowed at any time.
DWP Teams do drive around the City to monitor compliance - and effective August 1, 2014
citations can be issued - the fine is $7,500.00 per day.
HOLLYWOOD FAULT LINE RUNS UNDER MAJOR BUILDINGS NEAR US|
The California Geological Survey released a preliminary map of a section of the Hollywood fault in January 2014.
The state may make adjustments to the final map, to be released later this year, after hearing appeals from
building owners. When the map is made official, construction will be allowed in the state-designated earthquake
fault zone only if owners prove new buildings won’t be on top of the fault.
The exact location of the Hollywood fault has not been established in many areas. The lines are the California
Geological Survey's estimate of the fault's location, with varying levels of confidence. This Los Angeles Times
animated fly-over is chilling - but fascinating nonetheless ...
DWP WARNS OF IMPOSTORS SEEKING BILL PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE|
The Los Angeles DWP cautions customers to beware of impostors posing as utility personnel making
service-related telephone calls. These impostors seek to obtain money from customers over the phone
by claiming the customer has an overdue bill. The impostors tell the customer to go to a nearby
pharmacy and call a specific telephone number back with the customer's financial information.
To report suspicious activity: call LADWP Security Services at
(213) 367-3373 or (213) 367-9111.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY ISSUES EMERGENCY SURVIVAL GUIDE|
Los Angeles County has issued a new Emergency Survival Guide prepared, in part, with FEMA grant
money. This Guide is an invaluable source of information - especially for families living in the hills.
Please download a
copy and read it - there's a lot of material that will help you and your family be better prepared for
any kind of emergency. Please contact Bob
Bowker for additional information, or assistance setting up your Family Plan ...
LA COUNTY RUNS REVERSE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM|
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system
that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded
phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.
Because the "Alert LA County" system uses the 911 database, only land-line
numbers are automatically included in the system. If you have a cellular
or Voice-over-IP number and would like to be notified on that device, or
if you would like an e-mail notification, you must register those telephone
numbers and/or your e-mail address.
LA TIMES ONLINE MAP OF RECENT CRIMES IN ALL OF LOS ANGELES|
The Los Angeles Times web site has an interactive map of crimes committed by day and date.
Here's the link to
Hollywood Hills West. Drag the Timeline under the map to see past reports ...
Our Association maintains close contact with the LAPD, and we list all reports
of crime on our Crime Alerts page.
RESCUE EXPERTS AGREE - "DROP COVER AND HOLD ON" SAVES LIVES|
Official rescue teams from the U.S. and other countries who have searched for trapped
people in collapsed structures around the world, as well as emergency managers, researchers,
and school safety advocates, all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate
action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
Methods like standing in a doorway,
running outside, and "triangle of life" method are considered dangerous and are not recommended.
DISPOSE OF YOUR OLD PAINT - AND NOT IN YOUR GARBAGE CANS!|
Many residents have asked where they should dispose of paint, solvents, batteries, old computers,
crying children, anything that's toxic to the environment. Don't throw these items
in your blue, black or green garbage cans - it's ilegal, and the City will track down offenders.
The solution - City Collection Centers. It would be nice if there was a more convenient drop off,
but here is the closest one to us, over near UCLA.
And just a reminder - the storm overflows on our streets drain directly into the Pacific which allows
you to swim in anything you throw down there ...