Thanks to Millie Jones at the Office of Supervisor Mike Antonovich for forwarding this info!
Subject: Station Fire Hearing
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010, 1:12 PM
I can now confirm the venue for the Station Fire Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Volosh Forum at Pasadena City College (PCC)
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena , CA 91106
The room holds approx. 300 people, so there should be plenty of room for all who wish to attend. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building, at the corner of Colorado Blvd. , and Bonnie St .
Last night I finally made it to the Friday night meeting for Vogel Flats residents, and over the next several days you will be hearing more from me about it. But before I can take my night’s ease and try to get a nap in before tackling tomorrow’s tasks, I wanted to put the word out that everyone who survived the Station Fire, and I mean everyone, is thinking and worrying about what this Winter’s rains will bring down.
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Tuesday, September 29 2009
To inform residents in fire-damaged areas on the County’s efforts to reduce the impact of mudslides and erosion damage, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has created a multi-agency program (C.A.R.E.) and a toll free number (800-214-4020) to protect life and property in the upcoming rainy months.
The CARE (Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort) program will include regular updates and bulletins, technical assistance for residents on constructing mudslide diversions, a “one-stop” website with fire recovery and storm preparation information, public service announcements, and a speaker’s bureau for community meetings.
The first meeting of CARE was on Friday, when more than 120 city and town council members and city managers from at-risk communities joined officials from the county and federal government including county Public Works , the US Forest Service, the National Incident Management Organization (NIMO), the US Geological Survey, Caltrans and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Preliminary fire damage assessments were presented by the federal burn area emergency recovery (BAER) team. Continue reading →
PRESS RELEASE – LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR L.A. COUNTY FIRE VICTIMS SET TO OPEN IN ACTON AND SYLMAR ON 9/17/09
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ken Kondo (213) 792-5128
LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS FOR L.A. COUNTY FIRE VICTIMS TO OPEN ON THU., SEPT. 17 IN ACTON AND SYLMAR
LOS ANGELES (Tue., Sept. 15, 2009) – The Los Angeles County Operational Area in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) will open Local Assistance Centers (LACs) for the Los Angeles County fire victims in Acton and Sylmar beginning on Thu., Sept. 17. The LACs will serve as a one-stop source for disaster relief services, including information on how to replace records lost in the fire, file insurance claims and apply for assistance. The centers will provide a single place for the victims of the wildfires to receive help and get them on the road to recovery.
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Press Release from Cty. Supervisor Antonovich’s Office:
September 8, 2009—To repair critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed in recent wildfires and prevent subsequent mudslides or flooding, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Antonovich and Knabe authorizing the Department of Public Works to spend up to $25 million, issue emergency contracts and begin repairs to roadways, flood control systems, and utilities. This includes repairing and reopening roads, replacing damaged guardrails, removing dead trees, and strengthening roadbeds weakened by intense heat. Emergency repair work will also restore damaged flood control infrastructure, including the construction of temporary protection against winter rains.
Damage estimates from the Station Fire include the need to repair at least 95 guardrail locations, remove more than 760 trees, clean out 24 debris basins, and repair minor damage at the construction site of the ongoing $88 million Big Tujunga Dam seismic rehabilitation project. Additionally, the County will need to rebuild the destroyed public works office and crew quarters at the Mill Creek Road Division depot near the Angeles Forest Highway.
“This action allows the County to fast-track repairs and minimize the risk of potential mudslides and floods in the aftermath of the fire,” said Supervisor Antonovich.
“We are removing the bureaucratic red tape by giving Public Works the authority to make these repairs,” said Supervisor Knabe. “We need to get the burn areas on the road to recovery as soon as possible and this motion will make that a reality.”