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By Megan O’Neil | October 22, 2009
La Cañada Unified School District students joined millions of Californians across the state Oct. 15 in participating in the second annual Great California ShakeOut drill. The drill is designed to ensure that the state’s thousands of public schools and government offices will be prepared to respond in the event of an earthquake, or other similar large scale disaster. At approximately 10 a.m. La Cañada public school students were directed to “stop, cover and hold” in simulation of what action they would take during an earthquake.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | April 4, 2013
The Women's Council of the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation will host a luncheon on earthquake awareness. The luncheon will take place at the hospital on April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Get Ready to ShakeOut” will explore future temblors and what how the community can prepare for a disaster. Mark Benthien, the director for communication, education and outreach at Southern California Earthquake Center's USC headquarters, will speak at the program. The luncheon is $15 per person.
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October 20, 2011
Students at La Cañada High School joined students from around the district and in schools across the state during Thursday morning's Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness event. LCHS students practiced the recommended “drop, cover, and hold on” earthquake survival technique before filing out to the school's football field in a rehearsal of a real-life earthquake evacuation. The ShakeOut, which took place at 10:20 a.m., had over 8.2 million participants state-wide according to information released by organizers, and was intended to increase earthquake preparedness across the state.
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By Megan O’Neil | October 22, 2009
La Cañada Unified School District students joined millions of Californians across the state Oct. 15 in participating in the second annual Great California ShakeOut drill. The drill is designed to ensure that the state’s thousands of public schools and government offices will be prepared to respond in the event of an earthquake, or other similar large scale disaster. At approximately 10 a.m. La Cañada public school students were directed to “stop, cover and hold” in simulation of what action they would take during an earthquake.
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