At its Regular Meeting of May 11, 2015, the City Council is requested to consider next steps for the proposed 405/90 Hospitality & Entertainment District (including Freeway Oriented Signage) Visioning process. Please click on the above link for more information. The specific document is at:
This 5 part training in neighborhood disaster resilience continues this evening, Monday April 20, 2015, at 7pm at Marycrest Manor at the top of Cranks Road on St. James Court.
Last Monday, Session 3 ended with a mapping of the neighborhood, and each block. Neighbors planning what to do when disaster strikes on their block. Where to go, what problems we might encounter, who to meet, who will need help, and who to get it from.
Session 5 continues with a broader perspective on the final plan to move us to safety. Get to know your neighbors, your neighborhood, and find out how we can help each other under duress. Be prepared! Join us even if you have been unable to previously attend! With an average of 33 neighbors attending each week, there is obviously something very worthwhile happening here!
This program is a formal interactive presentation by Loma Linda University, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Culver City and the Culver City Fire Department . It is sponsored by the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association.
The next General Meeting of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association will take place on the evening of Thursday April 23, 2015, at Marycrest Manor at 7pm. Agenda items include:
- The Marycrest Manor fundraiser
- Neighborhood Watch
- Resilience Training overview and progress report — Christine Parra from the City of Culver City
- The State of the City — Presentation by Vice Mayor Micheal O’Leary and City Manager John Nachbar about city programs and current events in our city. Prepared questions to be posed by board members, general Q&A to follow. General topics so far include:
- Development in Culver City
- LAX Noise
- Proposed Hospitality and Entertainment Corridor
- Fox Hills 2.0
- Playa Vista and its effects on Culver City
- South Sepulveda Corridor
- City Budget
The Culver Crest edition of the Build Resilience training program will take place on Monday night, April 6, 2015, 7-9pm, at Marycrest Manor. See the posts here and here for more information. See you at 7!
Below is a report from Rich Kissel regarding last week’s program:
Thanks to those of you who joined us last night and to those who helped to make it a success. The overall feedback from many of the attendees was very positive and I think we will have a good return rate going forward.
We had 35 attendees. I started the session with an overview of the structure of Culver Crest, our topography, challenges, and reviewed our organization, training and CERT associations, and made a few introductions so that the speakers would know about who we are, and the efforts that we have made to prepare our neighborhood for a disaster. It was well attended by Emergency and Block Captains and 4 of our Ham Radio operators. The program started lecture-style with a program overview. The main speaker, from Loma Linda University, had a Powerpoint presentation and written materials for handouts.
Before long, she split the room into four groups. She passed out a single picture of a disaster scene to each group, but each group had a different picture. The goal was to guess what the disaster was and think about what special needs might be required in each scenario, how we might handle it, and if we could relate what we saw to something that could happen like that in our own neighborhood. The pictures were of Katrina, Sandy, Deepwater Horizon, and the local Sylmar Fire.
After studying and discussion, the leader called on each group to give their guess and talk about relevant emergency supplies and needs, and how it could relate to a local disaster. It was serious food for thought. Many did not realize that such things as an oil field accident, a neighborhood fire, or and earthquake could cut the Crest off from food, water, gas, electric, and rescue services for days if not weeks. Many don’t realize that the Crest is categorized as a High Fire Severity Zone, or that we have The Overland Avenue Earthquake Fault, or a major oil field accident could happen.
Your support and leadership by coming to the event is more than appreciated. It may even save your life!
See you Monday!
Our own Build Resilience training program starts this coming Monday, March 30, 2015, at Marycrest Manor. Attendance is free, and it is not necessary to commit to all 5 classes (but encouraged!).
Dates: Mondays 7:00pm – 9:00pm for the next 5 weeks (March 30, April 6, 13, 20, and 27th).
For more information and registration, contact:
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is one of the leaders of a new program called “Build Resilience LA County”. Explained in more detail in the attached PDF, the program is available to neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County with the help of local city governments. Members of the CCNA emergency preparedness subcommittee have secured this no-cost 5-part class for our neighborhood. The course can be best described as the CERT training program without the hard hats and equipment!
It will be taught by Professor Rachael Long from Loma Linda University; with help from County Public Health Nurse Helen Obih, RN who is in charge of the County Program; and Christine Para from Culver City Fire Department. The course is designed so that we can take the materials from each section and distribute them to those that miss a session and want the material.
The classes will take place on 5 consecutive Monday evenings at 7pm starting on Monday, March 30th, and continuing each Monday evening through the end of April. (March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27). The classes will be held at Marycrest Manor.
What: Build Resilience LA County 5-part Course
Where: Marycrest Manor
When: 5 Mondays at 7pm, from March 30, 2015 – April 27th, 2015
If you are interested in attending, please leave a comment with your name to this post.