Archives for July 2013

Health Care Law Webinars in English and Spanish

Want to find out how your organization can help millions of Americans get health coverage?

If you’re interested in training your staff and volunteers to assist people applying for coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (including a State Partnership Marketplace), you can apply to be a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization. CACs provide services for free, there is no federal funding for CACs. To learn what kind of Marketplace is operating in your state, click here:

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Program Coordinator opening at Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center

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Disaster Response in the Digital Age – by Jeremey Horan

Have you ever seen a competition cooking show where each chef had to prepare a meal based on the same ingredients? The results are always diverse, utilizing different ingredients in ways unique to each Chef’s background and training. While there isn’t a TV showcasing the development taking place, we are experiencing something similar in disaster response, a renaissance if you will of application creation aimed at increasing efficiencies of response organizations active in disaster response and recovery.

Visit Jeremey Horan’s blog  “Everything’s A Disaster” to view entire article.

7-18-13 Beach Hazards Advisory

Beach Hazards Statement – For the Target Areas of Los Angeles County Coast, Catalina Island and Ventura County Coast -Thursday, July 18, 2013, 9:30 am – Sunday, 7-21-13, 12:00 pm There will be a high potential for rip currents, dangerous swimming conditions and high swells along exposed south facing shores through the weekend along with breakers ranging from 3-7 feet over the combined target areas. A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore. For additional information that covers the Target Area of Los Angeles County Coast please view the following link: For additional information that covers the Target Area of Catalina Island please view the following link:

7-18-13 Heat Alert

Heat Alert Press Release: High temperatures are forecast for Antelope Valley on Friday, July 19, 2013 Los Angeles County Health Officer Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH has declared a Heat Alert as high temperatures are forecast for the Antelope Valley on Friday, July 19, 2013. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve. Additional information and list of L.A. County Cooling Centers are available in the LA County Announcement section at, Department of Public Health website at, or please call 2-1-1 LA County. Source: L.A. County Department of Public Health press release

Earthquake Country Alliance: Be Safe While Traveling This Summer!

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2 Job Openings at the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services

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Director of Emergency Management

Deputy Director of Emergency Management


For Your Information…No Action Required.

Please be advised the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today four scheduled 55-hour weekend lane closures on the Pomona Freeway (SR-60) between Fullerton Road and Nogales Street to rehabilitate the pavement. Ramps and the SR-57/SR-60 connector will also be affected. The first closure begins on Friday, July 12, at 10 p.m. and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 5 a.m.

The other closure dates: Friday, July 26, at 10 p.m. and scheduled to re-open on Monday, July 29, at 5 a.m.; Friday, August 9, at 10 p.m. and scheduled to re-open on Monday, August 12, at 5 a.m.; and Friday, August 23, at 10 p.m. and scheduled to re-open on Monday, August 26, at 5 a.m. (Note: schedule may be subject to change).

Caltrans advises drivers and commuters to please plan accordingly for potential traffic delays.

This press release and other information is posted in the LA County Announcement section located at and the L.A. County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management website located at

For Your Information…No Action Required.

Source: Caltrans press release

First Annual Los Angeles SBA Faith-Based Small Business Summit – Thursday, July 25

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