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April 25, 2003
Preparedness pamphlet shipping Every Laguna Beach resident should receive a pamphlet next week that serves as an introductory guide to domestic preparedness in emergency situations or disasters. The Laguna Beach Police Department put the pamphlet together after it was suggested by City Council. "City Council and city staff felt that in light of the times, it would be prudent to distribute information to the people that serves as a starting point concerning what to do in the case of a terrorist attack or any emergency," Sgt. Jason Kravetz said.
LOCAL
By E. Bauer | July 7, 2008
PRC, Inc., the non-profit fundraising corporation, benefitting the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter now operates under the name Protecting Unwanted Pets, or PUP Laguna Beach, to better identify our mission and the community we serve. For more than 25 years, PUP has been dedicated to bridging the gap between city funding and the special needs of our animals at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter.  PUP is also pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Petfinder.com Foundation Emergency Preparedness Grant.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | May 6, 2011
Laguna Beach has long considered itself the poster child for disaster recovery, but it's past time to prepare for them, city officials said Tuesday. The City Council voted May 3 to create a committee to monitor and prepare for future disasters and emergencies. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. June 10. Applicants will be interviewed and selected at the June 21 council meeting. "This is a follow up to the Disaster Preparedness Workshop on April 9, which was very well attended," said Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson, co-chairwoman of the workshop.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 14, 2012
Laguna is CERT-ainly better prepared for emergencies since the graduation of 31 members from Laguna's first Community Emergency Response Team training program. The City Council honored at the June 5 meeting the graduates of the program, which helps train volunteers to respond to emergency situations in their communities. "When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site," said Sue Kempf, one of the graduates and co-chair of the city's Disaster Preparedness Committee.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
Lauren Vane Some concerned locals are taking steps to grab the community's attention and ensure that Laguna Beach citizens are prepared in the event of an emergency. Members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee want to find out how many citizens would be equipped to handle a disaster situation, should it occur. During the months of May and June, the committee will send out 8,500 disaster preparedness surveys as inserts in city water bills.
NEWS
June 13, 2011
Tuesday is the deadline to for applications for a seat on the city's new Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee. The committee will advise the City Council on how the city can be ready to cope in a crisis. Applicants will be interviewed at the June 21 council meeting, after which appointments will be made. Four members will be appointed for two-year terms and three members to one-year terms to establish future staggered appointments. Unlike other city committees, Emerald Bay residents are eligible.
NEWS
By Jennifer Lane | March 20, 2014
A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that has been adopted in many cities nationwide. It helps residents learn to assist first-responders - or work in their absence - when disaster strikes. "When we have a disaster, the city needs to create order in an atmosphere of chaos," Mayor Elizabeth Pearson said via email.
NEWS
By: Barbara Diamond | October 7, 2005
Getting out of narrow, secluded Lombardy Lane is difficult under normal circumstances. Trying to get out in an emergency could be deadly. That's why Chuck Lennon called a neighborhood meeting to discuss disaster preparedness. The need to be prepared became apparent in the wake of the hurricanes that devastated southern coastal cities. Organizing small neighborhood response teams is a step in the right direction, according to guidelines developed by the city.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2009
?Taste of Laguna? expo set for Oct. 8 The Taste of Laguna & Community Expo, sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 in the upper level of the Glenneyre Street parking structure. The annual event is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and support the community. Live entertainment, including local rock ?n? roll favorites, will be featured, along with 80 businesses, food and beverages from local eateries.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 19, 2012
Councilwoman Toni Iseman won't wake up some morning and find goats munching a fuel break in her backyard without any warning. The City Council gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a revised ordinance that deals with the protection and restoration of native vegetation and prohibits fuel modification activity in new areas without a public hearing. The revision was supported by city staff and a subcommittee from the Disaster Preparedness Committee that developed the ordinance but opposed by some critics who said the language gave too much authority to the fire chief.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 14, 2012
Laguna is CERT-ainly better prepared for emergencies since the graduation of 31 members from Laguna's first Community Emergency Response Team training program. The City Council honored at the June 5 meeting the graduates of the program, which helps train volunteers to respond to emergency situations in their communities. "When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site," said Sue Kempf, one of the graduates and co-chair of the city's Disaster Preparedness Committee.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | May 6, 2011
Laguna Beach has long considered itself the poster child for disaster recovery, but it's past time to prepare for them, city officials said Tuesday. The City Council voted May 3 to create a committee to monitor and prepare for future disasters and emergencies. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. June 10. Applicants will be interviewed and selected at the June 21 council meeting. "This is a follow up to the Disaster Preparedness Workshop on April 9, which was very well attended," said Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson, co-chairwoman of the workshop.
LOCAL
By E. Bauer | July 7, 2008
PRC, Inc., the non-profit fundraising corporation, benefitting the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter now operates under the name Protecting Unwanted Pets, or PUP Laguna Beach, to better identify our mission and the community we serve. For more than 25 years, PUP has been dedicated to bridging the gap between city funding and the special needs of our animals at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter.  PUP is also pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the Petfinder.com Foundation Emergency Preparedness Grant.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Preparedness pamphlet shipping Every Laguna Beach resident should receive a pamphlet next week that serves as an introductory guide to domestic preparedness in emergency situations or disasters. The Laguna Beach Police Department put the pamphlet together after it was suggested by City Council. "City Council and city staff felt that in light of the times, it would be prudent to distribute information to the people that serves as a starting point concerning what to do in the case of a terrorist attack or any emergency," Sgt. Jason Kravetz said.
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