Friday, February 26, 2010

Patt Morrison for Monday, March 1st, 2010

PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE

Monday, March 1, 2010

1-3 p.m.

 

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1:06 – 1:30

The chief Blue Helmet invades L.A.—Ban Ki-moon does Hollywood

With the epicenters of diplomatic relations in New York, Washington D.C. and abroad, it’s rare that L.A. has a chance to receive an international leader of significant stature.  This week marks one of those rare occurrences, when United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon comes to L.A. to receive the UCLA Medal and deliver a speech on the power of citizens everywhere to get involved in addressing the world’s problems.  The problems of which the Secretary-General will speak are large, complicated and numerous, from continuing to build a functioning government in Afghanistan to organizing international action against a possible nuclear-armed Iran.  From these points of conflict to making progress on global action to stem climate change, Patt sits down with Secretary-General Ban for a look at the man with so many burdens resting on his Blue Helmet.

 

Guests:

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

IN STUDIO

 

 

1:30 - 1:58:30

America: The Owner’s Manual

Why would you teach someone to swim by having them read a book on swimming? So then why is it ok to teach students politics by reading in a classroom? Politics is not a spectator sport. The former Senator from Florida Bob Graham believes that there is no substitution for real world experience, especially in politics. He believes that students should expand on their classroom learning about the political system: he encourages them to hit the court and actually play the game. If students work on an issue they care about, politics will become a meaningful and positive experience. This short, how-to guide takes students out of theoretical discussions of policy and into a world where they can affect change. That sounds like a politically correct theory. That’s an idea that’s not off the deep end.

 

Guests:

Bob Graham, former Governor and U.S. Senator from Florida; founder of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida; and author of “America:  The Owner’s Manual”

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2:06 – 2:39

Assessing Afghanistan with Adam Schiff

It’s Day 17 of the largest allied offensive in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001 — over 15,000 U.S., NATO, and Afghan troops working to secure Marjah, the opium-smuggling Taliban stronghold.  In addition to the Marjah surge, General Stanley McChrystal continues to push his counterinsurgency strategy—holding fire to protect civilians, training Afghans to defend their own country and imbuing local government with the power to maintain stability.  And, with the recent capture in Pakistan of the Taliban’s top military commander, there’s new hope for a sea change.  After so much rancor over how long to stay and what strategy to pursue, are we finally on the right track?  Patt checks in with local Congressman Adam Schiff, who’s just arrived back from the Afghan frontlines.

 

Guest:

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA - Pasadena, Griffith Park, Altadena), member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House Judiciary Committee and he has just returned back from a trip to Afghanistan

IN STUDIO

 

 

2:41 – 2:58:30

Why We Make Mistakes

Humans are flawed – We search for our cell phone while talking on it, look at our watches and immediately forget the time and even eat entire bags of bugles just because they are there. Why? Patt gets answers from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of, “Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average.”

 

Guests:

Joseph T Hallinan, former writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of “Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average.”

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Jonathan Serviss

Producer, Patt Morrison Program

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Sheriff Academy Graduation: Local angle: Torrance and Burbank residents get awards

 

News Release

(323) 267-4800

www.lasd.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF LEE BACA OFFICIATES AT

GRADUATION CEREMONY OF ACADEMY CLASS #380

 

 

         Four female and eight male Deputy Sheriffs, as well as three female and fifteen male Police Officers from the Burbank, Culver City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Torrance Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Training Academy in Whittier during ceremonies held on Friday, February 26, 2010, at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center.

         Chief Willie Miller delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests.

         As part of the graduation, a badge-pinning ceremony was conducted, with the new Deputies and Officers receiving their badges from a family member or loved one.  After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Lee Baca.

         In a special segment of the ceremony, Joshua Sather of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a resident of Torrance, was named the Honor Recruit for Class #380.  This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period.  Additionally, Christian Diaz of the Burbank Police Department, a resident of Burbank, was acknowledged for graduating with the highest academic score.

SHB-15A-10                                                X     X     X                                      February 26, 2010

Photos available upon request.

March Films at LACMA: The Films of Jean Renoir

Attached is film listing on LACMA's upcoming weekend series, The Films
of Jean Renoir, presented in conjunction with its recent exhibition,
Renoir in the 20th Century.

Ridley-Thomas Breaks Ground on Harbor-UCLA Hospital Emergency Room Renovation

 

 

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

        February 26, 2010                                                                                                                                 Contact:  Aurelio Rojas 213-280-6579

                                                                                                                                                                                      James Bolden 213-200-5314

   

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Breaks Ground on Harbor-UCLA Hospital Emergency Room Renovation

$322.6 million project is expected to meet the emergency care needs of residents in the County and create thousands of jobs 

 

LOS ANGELES -- Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today broke ground on the long-awaited $322.6 million Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Surgery/Emergency Replacement Project, launching the first of several health care-related mega projects in the Second District approved last year by the Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the ground breaking ceremony that the Harbor-UCLA project brings to fruition a conversation that began in 1990 and, together with the new Martin Luther King, Jr., Hospital, will fortify the public health care infrastructure in the Second District.

The $350 million MLK project will create 8,200 jobs, according to a job formula used by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.  Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said Harbor-UCLA project will translate into a similar amount of jobs.

“This historic capital investment demonstrates that the Board is resolute about supporting the emergency care needs of its residents through state of the art facilities and quality care,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, lauding the contributions of the Chief Executive Office and the Departments of Public Works and Health Services officials who joined him at the groundbreaking. 

 

The Harbor-UCLA project – unanimously approved last September by the Board of Supervisors -- is being financed through tax-exempt commercial paper and federal stimulus long-term bonds made available under President Obama’s Administration. 

 

The project will include 190,300 square-feet of hospital facilities and house 16 fully-equipped surgery rooms, an outpatient surgery staging area, a post anesthesia care unit, a surgery waiting area, emergency and trauma functions, including adult and pediatric triage, observation, diagnostics, critical care, a new entrance, and lobby and waiting areas.

 

The project will nearly double the current emergency department from roughly 25,000 sq feet with 42 bays to approximately 75,000 sq feet with 80 bays.  Additional features include a partial basement with central sterile facilities, an eight-story elevator tower connecting the existing hospital, a new free-standing elevated emergency helistop.  The parking structure will provide 544 parking stalls.

 

“What is truly meaningful is that this project is going to provide care for patients and save lives,” said Dave Gillotte, president of the Los Angeles County Firefighters, Local 1014, which represents paramedics.

 

The hospital will maintain services and patient care during the construction, which is scheduled to be completed in July 2013.

 

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March 2: Board of Supervisors honors family reunification success stories celebrating "Family Reunification"

 

County of Los Angeles

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

 

425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California  90020

                                                                  (213) 351-5602

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 26, 2010

 

Contact:    Neil Zanville

                    DCFS Office of Public Affairs: (213) 351-5779

                   Day of Event:                          (310  980-7596

 

Board of Supervisors

 

GLORIA MOLINA

First District

 

MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS

Second District

 

ZEV YAROSLAVSKY

Third District

 

DON KNABE

Fourth District

 

MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH

Fifth District

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

LA County Board of Supervisors honors family reunification success stories

celebrating  "Family Reunification Week"

 

 

What:

Supervisor Gloria Molina, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has issued a motion to proclaim March 1-March 7, 2010, "Family Reunification Week."  Judge Michael Nash, the Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, initiated this week-long celebration to honor families, who despite court-ordered out-of-home care placement for their children successfully complied with specific court requirements and reunified with their children in their family home. At the regular March 2nd, Board meeting, the Board Supervisors will honor individuals and families that exemplify family reunification. Each day during Family Reunification Week, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will host an open-house reception celebrating families that have successfully and safely reunified with their children and highlight innovative programs including Parents in Partnership, Wraparound Services, Family Preservation, Linkages, Visitation Centers and Drug Court that support families in their successful path toward reunification.

 

Who:

LA County Board Chair Gloria Molina and the other Supervisors will honor mothers Maureen Rivas and Veoletter Bates Jones, fathers, Carlos Hernandez and Ronnie Burton, Jr., Children's Social Worker Kim Masinter, Court Appointed Special Advocate Michelle Vasquez and the Mexican Consulate.

 

Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court

Patricia S. Ploehn, DCFS Director

 

When:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010      

8:45 a.m. - Reception for Scroll Recipients (Room 739)

9:30 a.m. - Board Scroll Presentations (Board Meeting Room, 3rd Floor)

 

Where:

Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012

 

 

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MARCH 2 2010 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

                           Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles  

                                                           

Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

                 Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652

Live videofeed, English and Spanish, Telco #948075      Audio–(213) 974-4700 or

                                                                                                   (877) 873-8017 ext. 111111# English

                                                                                                                           ext. 222222# Spanish

Agenda and supporting documents:  http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp

Agenda Highlights: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/press.htm                                                       

        Feb. 26, 2010

               

March 2 Agenda Highlights

(Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.) 

 

Good Samaritans and sheriff deputies honored for helping to rescue Genessia Mercado from her burning car in Cerritos.

 

Fire and Health Services Department employees recognized for aiding Haiti earthquake victims.

 

Report to be given on impact the pending release of inmates from state prisons will have on L.A. County.  (Item S-1, 11 a.m, cont. from 2/23)

 

$200,000 plan would fund services for homeless/mentally ill veterans in Long Beach. (Item 1-D)

 

Board asked to approve the transfer of 224 Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers from the City of Santa Fe Springs to County in effort to better manage costs. (Item 1-H)

 

Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael D. Antonovich request that the Office of Independent Review work with the Probation Department to assess the quality/timeliness of the department’s internal affairs and child abuse investigations.  (Item 2)

 

Support requested for AB 2131, which seeks to restore $80 million in funding statewide for child welfare services.  (Item 5)

 

Board asks for report on feasibility of implementing four specific recommendations to assist foster youth become self-sufficient as they age out of county supervision at age 18.   (Item 6)

 

Supervisor Gloria Molina requests establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for firing shots at Johnnie Reyes in Avocado Heights on Jan. 30.  (Item 9)

 

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas requests establishment of $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for the hit-and-run death of Ovidio Morales in Compton on Feb. 15.  (Item 11)

 

Approval sought to realign/adjust the FY 2009-10 budgets of various County departments/capital projects based on changing financial needs. (Item 13, cont. from 2/23)

 

$250,000 proposal would partially restore the Arts Commission internship program for college students.  (Item 14, cont. from 2/23)

 

Board asked to approve issuance of maximum $33.8 million in short-term bond anticipation notes to finance equipment purchases.  (Item 16)

 

$3.5 million project would complete improvements to psychiatric inpatient wards in Hawkins Comprehensive Mental Health Center at King Multi-Ambulatory Care Center to allow relocation of patients from Silver Lake Medical Center, Ingleside campus, which has been cited for patient safety issues. (Item 22)

 

Approval sought to begin initiating agreements with key partners for obesity and tobacco control prevention efforts in anticipation of the County receiving $40 million grant.   (Item 24, cont. from 2/16, 2/23)

 

Ordinance would restrict parking at libraries to address growing concerns about loitering, overnight parking and camping, abandoned vehicles, dumping of gray water from recreational vehicles, dumping of furniture and appliances, and use as park-and-ride lots.  (Item 27)

 

$14.6 million proposal would fund agreement with City of Palmdale for the design/construction of a portion of the North Los Angeles County Regional Recycled Water project.  (Item 33)

 

Approval sought for $1.3-$1.6 million project in Lancaster that will increase water supply by doubling the pumping capacity of groundwater.    (Item 34)

 

Board asked to approve $200,000 settlement in lawsuit filed by Raymundo Soto that alleges  County Police officers used excessive force in removing him from a hospital lobby.  (Item 43)

 

Discussion scheduled on ways to control overtime usage at the Sheriff’s Department by implementing additional policies and controls, in response to Auditor-Controller’s report.   (Item 49, cont. from 1/19, 1/26 and 2/16)

 

Supervisors meet in closed session to discuss lawsuit challenging the Auditor-Controller’s allocation of property taxes that the Los Angeles Unified School District receives.  (Item CS-1)  

 

 

                                                          --lacounty.gov--

 

March 2 event: Parents' dramatic turnarounds leads to reunification with children

 

 

 

County of Los Angeles

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

 

425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California  90020

                                                                  (213) 351-5602

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 27, 2010

 

Contact:    Neil Zanville

                    DCFS Office of Public Affairs: (213) 351-5779

                   Day of Event:                          (310  980-7596

 

Board of Supervisors

 

GLORIA MOLINA

First District

 

MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS

Second District

 

ZEV YAROSLAVSKY

Third District

 

DON KNABE

Fourth District

 

MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH

Fifth District

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Parents' dramatic success stories leads to reunification with children

Innovative DCFS Programs facilitate safe family reunification

 

What:

On March 2nd, The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Vermont Corridor Office will host an open-house reception as part of L.A. County's week-long Family Reunification Week celebration.  DCFS staff and community partners will celebrate with families that have successfully and safely reunified with their children. 

 

On hand will be representatives from Wraparound Services and Linkages, innovative DCFS programs that provide community-based resources to help families safely reunify with their children.  Families that have achieved dramatic success in  reunifying with their children will share their experiences.

 

Who:

Ernest Melendrez, upon release from prison, focused solely on reunifying with his daughter and in doing so transformed his life and family. Today, Ernest helps others working with Friends Outside Families and is active with Father's Intuition, a group supporting single fathers.  His success story has captured the attention of both Mayor Villaraigosa and Governor Schwarzenegger.  Together with his fiancée, Ernest now provides a loving stable home for his daughter and eight other children as well.

 

Shirley-Shamsid Deen represents another dramatic success story and will discuss how Wraparound and Linkages Services helped her overcome years of addiction to become a nurturing responsible mother.

 

DCFS Administrators, Wraparound & Linkages Program Managers

When:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010      

1 pm - 2:45 pm

Program Begins at 1:15      Featured Family Speakers at  1:30

 

Where:

DCFS Vermont Corridor Office, 8300 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90044

Conference Room 418, (323) 965-5171

 

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Kent Twitchell commissioned to do murals for renovated Patriotic Hall

 

 

 

Press Contacts (not for publication):

Greg Esser, Director of Civic Art, Los Angeles County Arts Commission,

(213) 202-5865, gesser@arts.lacounty.gov

 

Linda Chiavaroli, Director of Communications, Los Angeles County Arts Commission,

office (213) 202-5935, communications@arts.lacounty.gov

 

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE THESE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Biography of Kent Twitchell: https://wikis.otis.edu/otishistory/index.php/Twitchell_Biography

Patriotic Hall Civic Art project: http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart/projectdetails/id/136

Helen Lundeberg mural information: http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart/projectdetails/id/127

 

 

For Release February 25, 2010

 

L.A. COUNTY’S CIVIC ART PROGRAM

COMMISSIONS KENT TWITCHELL

TO CREATE MURALS FOR RENOVATED PATRIOTIC HALL

 

Famed Los Angeles muralist Kent Twitchell has been selected to paint three murals on the interior of Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, a downtown landmark built in 1926 currently under renovation. Twitchell’s artworks will celebrate the lost murals by Helen Lundeberg painted in Patriotic Hall during the Works Progress Administration in 1942. The Lundeberg murals depicted The Preamble to the Constitution, Free Assembly and Free Ballot. The murals are Twitchell’s first public art commission by a government agency in over 30 years.

 

The murals are commissioned under Los Angeles County’s Civic Art Program, administered by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. They are part of a capital project to renovate Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; under the County’s civic art policy, one percent of project cost is set aside for the incorporation of civic art. Renovation is scheduled to be complete in 2012. The 10-story building, located at 1816 South Figueroa Street and easily visible from the Harbor (110) Freeway near the Santa Monica (10) Freeway intersection, will house the County’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

 

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kent Twitchell, an internationally-recognized artist known for his larger-than-life portraits of American cultural icons,” said Araceli Ruano, President of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. “Twitchell, a veteran himself, will have an opportunity through this civic art commission to celebrate another group of American heroes, our community of veterans.”

 

Twitchell, who works in a studio near Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, is known for his multi-story high, photo-realistic murals in the Los Angeles area. The one most familiar to L.A. residents is probably "Harbor Freeway Overture" (1992-93) which depicts several members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The work is on the side of a parking structure that abuts the Harbor Freeway in downtown L.A. He focuses much of his art on what he calls “Monuments to American Cultural Heroes." In 1989 he created a monument to Dr. J, basketball’s Julius Erving, in a blighted section of Philadelphia and the mural was a catalyst for the revitalization of the area. One of his earliest works, now gone, was a monument to actor Steve McQueen on L.A.’s Union Street. Another of his downtown L.A. murals, the "Ed Ruscha Monument" (1987) featuring the Pop Art pioneer, made headlines in June 2006 when it was painted over; the artist won a $1.1 million settlement in restitution, but the mural, which took nine years to complete, could not be saved.

 

Murals can have an adventurous life. The Helen Lundeberg murals that Twitchell’s Patriot Hall murals will honor have been missing for more than 30 years. They were put into storage in 1974 in an adjacent building that has since been demolished. This commission represents a rare interior commission for Twitchell, one the artist hopes will be a lasting legacy for his grandchildren, veterans and all Angelenos.

 

Kent Twitchell was born in Lansing, Michigan, in 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1965. After moving to Los Angeles in 1966, he attended East Los Angeles City College, and Cal State University, Los Angeles, then received his M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute.

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2/25/10

 

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities.  In addition to overseeing the County’s Civic Art Program, the Arts Commission provides leadership and staffing to support the regional blueprint for arts education, Arts for All; administers a grants program that funds more than 300 nonprofit arts organizations annually; programs the John Anson Ford Theatres; and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA.com. The Commission also produces free community programs, including the L.A. Holiday Celebration broadcast nationally, and a year-round music program that funds more than 40 free concerts each year in public sites. The 2009-10 President of the Arts Commission is Araceli Ruano.

 

For more information please consult the Arts Commission online press kit: http://lacountyarts.org/page/pubnewspress

 

 

Evacuations Scheduled for Foothill Communities

 

 

February 26, 2010                                           

 

 

EVACUATIONS ORDERED FOR FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES

 

The Foothills Incident Unified Command has ordered mandatory evacuations for this afternoon, Friday, February 26, at 4 p.m., due to the risk of debris flows in the Station Fire burn area.

 

Evacuations have been ordered for areas of La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.  Affected residents are being notified through Alert LA County and by door-to-door notification by LA County Sheriff’s deputies. 

 

Evacuations must be completed by 6 p.m. tonight

 

‘No Parking During Rain Event’ restrictions will also be enforced on posted streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta.  Parking will not be allowed on streets during the entire rain event.

 

The evacuations have been ordered as a safety precaution following predictions of rainfall today and Saturday.  Residents are strongly urged to comply with the evacuation orders.

 

American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter for La Canada Flintridge and La Cresenta at La Canada Flintridge Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011.  Residents seeking more information can call the Red Cross at (888) 737-4306 (select 6 for After Hours Disaster Work).

 

Residents, business owners including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211 la county for information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow.  The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  211 la county services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.

 

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Media Contacts:

                Captain Mark Savage, LA County Fire Dept - 213.247.7014

                Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff’s Dept - 323.810.1973

                Bob Spencer, LA County Public Works Dept - 626.703.7400

Ken Kondo, Office of Emergency Management – 213.792.5128

 

 

GHB

Gary H. Bozé
Public Information Officer

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Public Relations Group
900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

626.458.4094 - Office
626.458.6579 - Fax
ghboze@dpw.lacounty.gov

"Public Service That Works"

 

road closures in the Angeles National Forest

 

February 26, 2010                                           

 

FOREST ROADS TO CLOSE DUE TO STORMS,

EVACUATIONS POSSIBLE, NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS ENFORCED

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has announced that based on the current forecasted storms, it will close public access to all County roads within the Station Fire burn area today, Friday, February 26, 2010, at 4 p.m.

 

As a result, the Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and DPW personnel.  Residents living in the burn areas will not be permitted to use the roads until the closures are lifted.

 

Public Works will reopen the roads after the threat of rain or the storm systems have passed and debris and damage inspections of the roadways are completed.

 

Due to the forecasted storms, the Foothills Incident Unified Command is advising residents in at-risk burn areas that evacuations may also be ordered.

 

‘No Parking During Rain Event’ restrictions will also be enforced on posted streets in La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta. Parking will not be allowed on streets during the entire rain event.

                                                                                                                            

Residents are urged to continue to monitor news broadcasts, or visit the CARE website at www.dpwcare.org for further updates as this series of storms approach.

 

Residents, business owners including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211-la county for information and referral services regarding post disaster resources that are available to those affected by the floods and debris and mud flow.  The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  211 la county services can also be accessed by visiting www.211la.org.

 

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Media Contacts:  Bob Spencer, Chief of Public Affairs, DPW, (626) 703-7400

Ken Kondo, Office of Emergency Management, (213) 792-5128

    Captain Mark Savage, LA County Fire Dept - 213.247.7014

                                      Nicole Nishida, LA County Sheriff’s Dept - 323.810.1973