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antone braga June 20, 2012 at 06:25 am
What is your philosophy: drive, or be driven? We may yet have a say in the deal, we only need toRead More reserve it before it's gone for good. When it comes to your property, actually see what to expect in case of loss, e.g., hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood. It's the content that matters...inside out. Disaster survivors lack these basic rights and vital information in their time of need, when they are most vulnerable. They can be any one of us...that's our lot—or not. I happen to think you're wise to keep your "drive" alive. Antone P. Braga www.DisasterPrepared.net
Tom Traeger June 15, 2012 at 01:08 pm
"Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country" is a great publication that will help you toRead More get prepared if you cannot attend this event. My students know this document well, as I have them complete a home safety assessment with it each year. We all have skeletons in our earthquake preparedness closet, so it's time to start identifying those areas of your home that are unsafe and doing something about it. There is a reason those rugged mountains are to the north of us and it's called plate tectonics. The great heat engine of our planet does not stop. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/index.php
JT Hampton May 3, 2012 at 05:20 pm
Very creative!
Donna Evans May 3, 2012 at 06:27 pm
I agree! I also think it's super cool that Jill saw this while driving through town, sought out theRead More 411 about it, came up to me in Panera Bread, pitched it and poof! On the site less than 24 hours later. Love it when the unplanned comes together!!
Jack Schaedel December 15, 2011 at 05:47 pm
In no particular order, I would nominate: Craig Mazin, who conceptualized, organized, and energizedRead More the LC Task Force, which galvanized the community behind LCFEF fundraising and led to $2M in donations. AJ Blumenfeld, who saw a need in the community for a thorough discussion of educational issues facing LCF, ran an unprecedentedly technologically adept campaign, and overcame the skepticism of many to give a 20-year old college student the chance to give back to school system that gave so much to him, by electing him to the School Board. Ellen Multari, a relative newcomer to LCF, who has jumped in with both feet and full body, heart and soul, to provide countless hours of service through PTA and LCFEF, and ran a positive campaign to become a member of our school board. Kathy Hernandez, who for nearly 20 years has set the gold standard for public service, school involvement and leveraging of social media technology to communicate and drive results for our schools and our communities. Kathy is now employed at the Rossier School of Education at USC, where she continues to evangelize on education, communication and social media issues. Pat Anderson, whose tireless leadership at LCF Chamber of Commerce has made LCF a better place to do business, and whose organization has allowed the LCF business community to provide events, sponsorships and educational/leadership opportunity to LCF youth, all of which makes LCF a better place.
Kimberly Lowe August 17, 2011 at 03:01 pm
Thanks for this article - many people don't know how many FANTASTIC animals are longing to shareRead More your home with you - thanks to HAPPY STRAYS and all love and devotion they bring to the world!!
Donna Evans August 17, 2011 at 04:39 pm
Thanks, folks. I'm glad Karoline's piece pointed out how volunteers can be "socializers'' whoRead More hold the pets. I could def do that, but no way my brother and sister kitties want new kitties on their home turf.
Megann August 17, 2011 at 06:02 pm
What a wonderful piece.. Happy Strays is always looking for foster homes for kittens, bottle babiesRead More and adult cats so if you have the room in your home and your hearts, consider becoming a foster parent! Each additional foster home there is, means more kitties can be saved!
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