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TOLUCA LAKE

T37-Community News LaBongeAround 3:20AM on Sunday, our friends in the Bay Area encountered a 6.0 magnitude quake that shook many homes and buildings, and sent approximately more than 200 people to the hospital. As of yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency due to the damages, power outages, and continued aftershocks resulting from this earthquake.

This state of emergency should not serve as a call to panic citizens, but a call to be aware of what may occur. That is why today, I urge all residents to develop a home earthquake plan. This week, get together with your family and finalize your earthquake plan to include the following:

  • A disaster supplies kit for home and car.
  • An out-of-town relative or friend to contact.
  • An installment of strong latches or bolts on cabinets.
  • Securement of items that might fall (TV, books, computers, etc.).
  • Choosing one or more “safe places” in each room of your home.
  • Practicing drop, cover, and hold on!

As residents of District Four, it is up to us as Angelenos to know what to do when an earthquake hits our City.

Sincerely,
TOM LaBONGE
Councilmember, Fourth District City of Los Angeles

GLENDALE

Humane Society Celebrates 90 Years in Town

T37-Community News GlendalePet lovers gathered recently to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Glendale Humane Society, which has been rescuing our fury little friends since 1924.

All party expenses were underwritten by society board members, volunteers and other friends of the shelter, so 100% of the $44,000 raised through donations and sponsorship contributions will go to the care and feeding of the animals at the nonprofit, no-kill Glendale shelter.

The society operates solely from private donations. Volunteers walk, train and socialize the dogs so they learn to interact with their cats. Glendale Humane rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and provides food, shelter, veterinary care, human interaction and love, with the goal of finding them a forever home.

BURBANK

Assemblyman, Radio Personality Tout Burbank Animal Shelter

T37-Community News BurbankAssemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and KFI AM 640 host Tim Conway Jr. teamed with the shelter Saturday for the “Adopt a Friend for Life” event. Until Aug. 31., pet adoption fees  will be waived for dogs, cats and rabbits. The waiver includes costs of first-round vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and microchips. Adoptions are open to local residents, not just those in Gatto’s district or the Burbank area.

The event is part of the shelter’s goal to win the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rachel Ray $100,000 Challenge. The contest asks 50 shelters across the nation to adopt more animals this year, between June and August, than last year during the same time frame. The partnership between ASPCA and the on-air cooking personality will provide the contest winner with several grants including one for $25,000 for community engagement.

For more information on adopting a pet, call the shelter at (818) 238-3340.

PASADENA

Expert to Teach Business Leaders Tools to Make Team Work

T37-Community News PasadenaA local business expert will teach corporate and group leaders the tools that they need to help their teams achieve their objectives and profit targets during a seminar at the University Club of Pasadena on Friday, September 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The workshop will cover the tools to lead an organization and proper ways to make decisions in today’s fast-paced interconnected world. It will also provide participants the steps for defining the context and guidelines for employees to evaluate situations, and the criteria against which to measure opportunities for a profitable business.

Admission is $30. Register online at www.universityclubpasadena.com or call (626) 793-5157.

The University Club of Pasadena is located at 175 N. Oakland Ave.

For more information, call (626) 793-5157, email frontdesk@universityclubpasadena.com.

LA CAñADA

Piano Lessons Strike a Chord at the Y

T37-Community News La CanadaYMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming.

But the YMCA Foothills Crescenta-Cañada branch is offering something different — piano lessons. The classes, which are open to Y members only, attract youth mostly, but the invitation extends to adults as well.

Lessons are taught from 3 to 8 p.m. three days a week in the chapel at the YMCA, located at 1930 Foothill Blvd. Sessions are offered in 30-minute, 45-minute and one-hour blocks and range from $30 to $60.

For more information about the lessons and how to sign up, email ccypl@me.com.

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