Monthly Archives: October 2011

iPad2 Halloween Costume- Gaping hole in torso

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‘Stranger Danger’ and the Decline of Halloween

No child has ever been killed by poisoned candy. Ever. By LENORE SKENAZY from the Wall Street Journal Halloween is the day when America market-tests parental paranoia. If a new fear flies on Halloween, it’s probably going to catch on the … Continue reading

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Saving Ancient Vines in Oakley

A book has been made that creates a pictorial history of the Oakley’s efforts towards saving ancient vines in its community. Click here to view this photo book

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Dealing with the Aftermath of an Earthquake

Your first step in cleanup after an earthquake is to smell the air for the odor of gas. If the smell of gas is coming from your home, you must turn off the gas at the main. If you do … Continue reading

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The First Days After the Earthquake…

Let People Know What’s Happening – Place all phones back on their cradles. Call your out-of-area contact, tell them your status, and then stay off the phone. Emergency responders need to use the phone lines for lifesaving communications. Check on … Continue reading

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What do to Immediately After an Earthquake

The first 72 hours after an earthquake are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises. You should be prepared to … Continue reading

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What Rescuers and Experts *DO NOT* Recommend You do During an Earthquake

Based on years of research about how people are injured or killed during earthquakes, and the experiences of U.S. and international search and rescue teams, these three actions are not recommended to protect yourself during earthquakes: DO NOT run outside … Continue reading

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