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A Tribute to Linda Pruett, Founding Member of the Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

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On Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a couple months in hospitals and rehabs, Linda succumbed to an infection her body could not fight off.  She had many accomplishments to her credit, which are listed below. However, they were possible because she knew relationships and connections were how to reach people, as evidenced by these quotes: “There are a few humans that have had such an incredible impact i...
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Emergency Preparedness Info for Saturday, March 13

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Hi, Everybody:  This Saturday, March 13th, is our Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Meeting, 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Zoom.  Please check the agenda below for instructions on how to join the meeting.  Sandy Joseph, our Zoom Wizard, says she will not be able to join us until about 5 minutes of 9, so be patient when trying to check-in.  :-) Remember that EP Gifts and classes m...
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Earthquake Preparedness: The Great Shakeout – Thursday, 10/15 at 10:15am

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Every year, millions of people recognize the third Thursday of October as International Shakeout Day, a time specifically geared toward earthquake preparedness. Activities normally include conducting drills and exercises, and at a minimum, practicing the earthquake safety steps ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ as if experiencing a major earthquake. And, while the Great Shakeout 2020 may be quite differe...
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How to Protect Important Documents During an Emergency with a Financial First Aid Kit

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For National Preparedness Month, City Controller Ron Galperin has released a new online resource: “How to Build a Financial First Aid Kit.” This interactive tool provides a list of documents and items that should be gathered and stored for safe and easy access if a crisis comes your way. Included on that list: IDs and licenses, legal and financial paperwork, medical info, credentials, emergency...
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Help your neighborhood make an emergency plan for National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's theme is, “Disasters Don’t Wait, Make Your Plan Today.” The City of Los Angeles has numerous programs and services to help its citizens plan, prepare, and recover from disasters. Please visit the Emergency Management Department’s website for more info. One of the most important programs the City has is called RYLAN (Ready Your LA Neighbo...
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Earthquake Rattles Southern California Coast

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An earthquake rattled Southlanders from their sleep, Thursday morning. Did you feel it? A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Southern California's San Fernando Valley early Thursday morning. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake struck just before 4:30 a.m. The quake was felt in Pacoima, and as far away as Oxnard, Irvine, and San Diego. It was quickly followed by more than 50 af...
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Controller Galperin Launches “Get Ready LA” Online Emergency Preparedness Resources Map

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To promote local emergency planning during National Preparedness Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released a new online resource map of emergency services and programs funded by the City of Los Angeles that will help families and communities prepare for unexpected natural disasters. https://lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/get-ready-la/
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Sign Up Today for the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2019

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A Fun and Free Family Event that Just Might Save Your Life, Your Pet’s Life, or the Life of a Loved One Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Northridge Fashion Center—Pacific Theaters Parking Lot (9400 Shirley Ave., south of Plummer St.) Click here to register: https://www.valleydisasterfair.com/registration/index.php Exhibits Demonstrations Displays Speakers Speci...
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Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness Meeting – Saturday, May 11th

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Hi, Everybody:  This Saturday, May 11th, is our Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness Meeting at 9:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal upstairs in the Community Room.  That's located at 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley).  Plenty of FREE PARKING in the short-term lot out front in the spaces closest to the street.  COME INSIDE the building and take the elevator up to the second f...
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Did you feel the earthquake this morning?

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Light shaking could be felt across the San Fernando Valley Wednesday morning. The temblor was a magnitude 2.8, and its epicenter was roughly a mile from North Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Residents felt the shaking at about 9:46 a.m. According to the USGS, the quake was close to the surface, comparatively shallow at a depth of 6.8 miles. Light shaking was felt across the San...
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EP Information – November 2018

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Hi, Everybody:  Hope you can make it to our EP MEETING this week, Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Flyaway Bus Terminal 2nd Floor Community Meeting Room, 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley in Lake Balboa.  Plenty of free parking in the spaces out front closest to Woodley Ave., and come inside and take the elevator, or the steps out front. We'll put together a ...
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Emergency Preparedness Committee Update – June 2018

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Hi, Everybody:  A quick reminder that there will be NO LAKE BALBOA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETING IN THE MONTH OF JULY!  We'll look forward to seeing you again on August 11th at 9:00 AM at the Flyaway.  Be safe and healthy and have a great  Vacation!!! Also, a heartfelt request to ENJOY YOUR DINNER FROM DEL TACO RESTAURANT THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 22, FROM 4:00 TO 7:00 pm!  Twenty...
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Are You Ready for the Inevitable “Big One”?

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The LBNC Emergency Preparedness Committee invites you to join us on the second Saturday of every month, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Flyaway, 2nd Floor Community Room, 7610 Woodley Ave., (NE Corner of Saticoy and Woodley).  Plenty of free parking out front in the spaces closest to the street. Take the elevator inside the building or the steps outside. Come and enjoy our presentations, mini-classes...
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EP Information

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Hi, Everybody!  Happy New Year!  Hope you had wonderful holidays and that you're all ready to get back to work on preparing ourselves, our neighborhoods and our communities for Emergencies and Disasters.  We'll be meeting this Saturday, February 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM, at the Flyaway Bus Terminal in the Community Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor, located at 7610 Woodley Avenue (NE Corner of Saticoy a...
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24 Years Later, the Lesson Remains the Same

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It was this week 24 years ago that residents of Los Angeles awoke to one of the most severe earthquakes to ever strike our region. The Northridge Earthquake resulted in 57 lives lost, over 8700 injuries, tens of billions of dollars in damage, and reminded us all of the precarious geography of our city. It was in the wake of this destruction and terrible loss that Los Angeles came together like ...
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Emergency Preparedness January 2018 Update

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Hi, Everybody:  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!  I hope your holidays were wonderful and spent with those you love!  Mine were great, spent with family in the mountains of North Carolina.  No snow, but wind chill temps in the single digits!  Brrrrrr... Sorry I'm late with this reminder, but I'm down with the flu.  And yes, I did have the shot, so hope it wont be long lived!  My "handlers", Mary and Rick...
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Emergency Preparedness Update

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Hi, Everybody!  The Holidays are upon us and our thoughts turn to Family and Friends and coming together to celebrate.  But please don't forget about Preparedness!  Disasters don't take time off, and December is a great time to think about those who may not be as "ready" as you are.  Our December meeting will be a great time to think about gifts of preparedness items for all, so you won't want to ...
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EP Information

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Hi, Everybody:  It was wonderful to see so many of you at the 10th Annual Disaster Preparedness Fair last Saturday.  It succeeded our expectations in so many ways, as evidenced by the following information: 7,000+ Attendees 174 Cities/Communities Represented All 15 LA City Council Districts Represented 75 of 98 Neighborhood Council Districts Represented 135 Child IDs done by the B...
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Map Your Neighborhood Class – Tomorrow

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Saturday, August 19th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at SOS Survival Products, 15705 Strathern Street, Unit 11, in Van Nuys. The class is FREE, but please call 800-479-7998 and let them know you're coming. If you forget to register, come anyway! We want as many folks as possible to know about this fantastic program. Bill Hopkins, Granada Hills North NC EP Chair, and I will show you how easy it is to host th...
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Emergency Preparedness Update – August 2017

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We have a new venue for our 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair this year!  The Fair will be Saturday, October 7th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Northridge Fashion Center (9301 Tampa Avenue), and the Fair itself will be on the northwest corner of the parking lot at  Shirley Ave. & Plummer St., in the parking lot between the Bank and the Theaters.  Please go online to register at Valle...
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