Archive for September, 2013

PBS is airing its report on the Prologis 33-acre project in Cypress tonight and Thursday. Tonight’s broadcast is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The report was done by PBS reporter David Nazar. Reportedly, Cypress City Council members declined to comment on the report. It should be interesting to see what the report has to say and it will likely draw the interest of plenty of Los Alamitos and Cypress residents.
For more on the broadcast and a listing of what channel PBS is carried on with your television provider, see the link below.

http://www.voiceofoc.org/countywide/this_just_in/article_ce95c5c0-2038-11e3-a7fc-0019bb2963f4.html

Nobody really needs to be reminded what this country lost on this date in 2001. Today marks the 12th anniversary of a moment that no American adult will be able to forget in their right state of mind. And that has always been the point of the Remember 9/11 slogan that has become synonymous with the day.
The Orange County Fire Authority marks the date each year, with a time of remembrance each September 11. Much more than a moment, the entire OCFA coordinates through radio communication, a time of attention and silence, from 8:46 to 9:10 a.m.
Station 2 here in Los Alamitos and Station 17 in Cypress will also be observing the remembrance and if you are not busy at that time, the public is always welcome to stop by the stations and stand in silence with the firefighters.
While there were thousands of civilians lost in the 9/11 attacks, there is a particular debt of gratitude to those who ran into the buildings and chaos to try and battle the flames and save lives. Lost that day were:
• 343 fallen members of FDNY
• 23 fallen members of NYPD
• 37 fallen members of the NY Port Authority Police
News Enterprise editor Ted Apodaca will be at Station 2 again this morning and would also invite members of the community to come and stand with our local (though small) members of the OCFA, as they recognize their fallen comrades.

With temperatures rising recently, the risk of health problems from heat exhaustion and heat stroke can increase.
During times when temperatures are expected to rise to near triple digits, some local cities will open up public cooling centers for relief from the heat. La Palma has announced that it will open cooling centers in the event of excessive heat.
“In response to increased temperatures that are likely to occur over the next few months, the City of La Palma is prepared to activate its Cooling Centers in accordance with its Emergency Operations Plan for Extreme Heat Emergencies,” the city said in a press release.
Local cooling centers could be opened if the temperature in La Palma exceeds or is predicted to exceed 95 degrees over a 3-day period. During excessive heat, people with health conditions, including the elderly and children, are encouraged to take advantage of cooling centers in order to minimize the risk of a medical emergency. The general public is also encouraged to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activates to early morning or evening. Learn the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Always stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
The opening of cooling centers by the City of La Palma will be communicated to the public through the city’s Notify Me email system and by utilizing Alert OC. Residents are encouraged to register with Alert OC at www.alertOC.org. Cooling center information will also be posted on the city’s Facebook page and website at www.cityoflapalma.org.