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Dec 12, 2011 06:32 pm |

Lessons start to emerge from fierce windstorm

By Brenda Gazzar, Staff Writer, Whittier Daily News

The hurricane-force winds that recently pummeled the region are prompting utility companies, government officials and residents alike to do some major self-examination.

While many in the county are scrambling to recover from tens of millions of dollars in damages, the focus is starting to ...

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Dec 08, 2011 04:44 pm |

San Andreas Fault Mysteries Begin to Unravel

Differences in seismic activity along the San Andreas fault appear to be related to strength variations in the lower crust and upper mantle, as suggested by new findings in the Dec. 1 edition of Nature.

U.S. Geological Survey scientist Paul Bedrosian, along with colleagues Michael Becken, Oliver Ritter, and Ute Weckmann from ...

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Dec 08, 2011 04:31 pm |

San Pedro coastal road crumbles into Pacific Ocean

NOTE: As an emergency manager I am well aware of the hazards in our communities including coastal erosion but this landslide hit close to home.  This is the walking path that I have enjoyed most of my life and it feels like a “friend”  just slipped away. Paseo del Mar is ...

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Dec 08, 2011 03:44 pm |

Calif. utility commission to look at wind outages

LOS ANGELES –  The state Public Utilities Commission said Wednesday it was investigating Southern California Edison to determine why thousands of the utility’s customers were left without power for days after last week’s windstorm.

Paul Clanon, the agency’s executive director, said it would look into the cause of the outages, staffing levels ...

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Dec 08, 2011 03:38 pm |

Los Angeles wind storm disrupts flights, cuts power

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES | Fri Dec 2, 2011 4:35pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A powerful wind storm with gale-force gusts left much of the Los Angeles area strewn with toppled trees and downed power lines on Thursday December 1st , slowing traffic, damaging homes and knocking out electricity ...

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Dec 08, 2011 03:18 pm |

Health-Care Organizations Expand Their Emergency Management Focus

By: Scott W. Ream on November 21, 2011

Hospitals, their advocacy groups and other government organizations play a central role in disaster response and have created disaster plans that address the mitigation, preparedness and response phases of the disaster management cycle. But organizations also face the challenges of planning for recovery and ...

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Dec 08, 2011 02:46 pm |

Los Angeles Gets Wireless Surveillance Cameras

November 16, 2011 By

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) completed this month an installation of 23 wireless surveillance cameras in high-crime areas. Cameras were installed atop light poles and traffic lights in the Mission, Foothill and Southwest Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Sandra Russell, a senior systems analyst ...

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Dec 08, 2011 02:43 pm |

Businesses can’t deny bad things do happen

By Kate Novick

As it made its way up the East Coast during the last days of August, Hurricane-turned-Tropical-Storm Irene tested our resiliency. And then again, so did the freakish winter storm two months later in October, causing more severe impacts to Connecticut than Irene.

We saw three-quarters of a million in ...

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Nov 16, 2011 03:27 pm |

San Pedro landslide called ‘life-threatening hazard’

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles TimesNovember 15, 2011  A slow-moving landslide on a coastal bluff in San Pedro is worsening, exposing huge, deepening crevices along a seafront roadway and dropping chunks of earth and concrete into the ocean below. 

The slide is serious enough now that city crews have begun building a ...

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