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Aug 03, 2014 04:45 pm |

Weathering the storm: disaster preparedness tips for small business owners

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As a nation, we learned several hard lessons following the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma and along the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged East Coast. While we often think of the devastation inflicted upon individual community members, we can’t overlook the effects that natural disasters have on the backbones of our local economies: small businesses.

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Aug 03, 2014 10:51 am |

California Officials Want to Build a ‘Total Disaster City’ for Training

Monterey+Marines+CERT+trainingThe $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.
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Aug 03, 2014 10:43 am |

Quake safety: Garcetti OKs creating list of vulnerable Los Angeles apartments

Related story: L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed off on the city’s most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials this week to comb the city and identify thousands of apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.

The survey will focus on wood-frame buildings similar to the Northridge ...

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Aug 02, 2014 04:47 pm |

West Coast Earthquake-Warning System Receives a Boost in Congress

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BY: Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times | July 16, 2014

(MCT) — Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds — $5 million — specifically for the project.

Its prospects remain shaky, however.

Election-year fights over other issues ...

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Aug 02, 2014 04:34 pm |

Can We Halt the Climbing Cost of Natural Disasters?

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We are operating in a world of unprecedented risk. The London insurance market recently heard that the cost of global disasters has risen from an annual average of around $50billion in the 1980s to almost $200billion over the past decade.

Minimising exposure to unnecessary risk is a fundamental part of doing good business. So ...

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Aug 02, 2014 04:21 pm |

6th Annual Los Angeles Emergency Management Summit, 10/2/14

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Join leaders from Los Angeles and the State of California at this year’s Emergency Management Summit!
With top leaders in emergency management, public safety, and homeland security from Los Angeles and the State of California, this regional summit is the key to collaboration in your jurisdiction.

Join us to renew relationships, explore new ...

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Aug 02, 2014 04:15 pm |

San Pedro gas facility to pay $260K for risk management violations

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Rancho LPG has agreed to pay the federal government $260,000 in civil penalties to settle claims of risk management violations at its San Pedro gas facility, a punishment critics characterized as a slap on the wrist.

Numerous violations related to the Clean Air Act, including potential seismic stresses and failure to properly inspect and ...

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Aug 02, 2014 04:08 pm |

Los Angeles Urban Drought Forum

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 Join us on August 12th at the LA Dept. of Water and Power, Crenshaw Center, for engaging presentations from a group of experts from wide-ranging state and local agencies involved in drought related activities.

Over the last few months, ENLA and BICEPP have been working very closely with partners from CAL OES, LA County ...

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Jul 25, 2014 09:23 am |

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Small Business Disaster Awareness Summer Series

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The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Emergency Management Department
In collaboration with the Small Business Administration, Los Angeles Region & Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Small Business Disaster Awareness Summer Series July 8, 2014

This series is organized in recognition of the Mayor’s prioritization of emergency ...

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