Neighborhood News Roundup (2/23/12)

Summer in February? It’s crazy beautiful weather out there! So, while you’re enjoying some sunshine, here’s a few announcements that may be of interest. 
 
CALJULIA NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS ROUNDUP
1. SoBeNe Disaster Preparedness (February 23rd – Today!)
2. CalJulia BP Day (March 3rd)
3. South Branch Library Event (March 18th)
4. American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Event (April 14th)
 
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1. SO.BE.NE. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS 
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SoBeNe (South Berkeley Neighbors) will have their next Disaster Preparedness meeting Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30 pm in the South Berkeley Senior Center. They are seeking to establish a much wider framework for developing Disaster Preparedness in the South Berkeley neighborhood.
 
For more information, contact Frank Guter, 616-307-1440, frank.guter@gmail.com
 
 
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2. CALJULIA BP DAY
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The daffodils we planted with the student volunteers last fall are popping up all over Julia Street. Now the students are ready to return and join us in more clean-up, community, fun, and this time: tree planting!
 
WHAT: Neighborhood Cleanup & Tree Planting
WHERE: Meet at 1508 Julia Street (Tania & Jason’s house) – cleanup will be on all four of our blocks
WHEN: 9:30-4:00 Saturday, March 3rd, 2012  (come all day, or half an hour, or anything in between!) 
 
If you missed our last cleanup day in October, now’s your chance to get in on the action. Once again, we’re lucky to be hosting 20 Cal students for a day of service in our neighborhood. And, once again, we’ll start with a thorough trash pickup on our four blocks (1500-1600 Julia + 2900 California). Then we’ll move on to planting 6-8 trees on Julia Street. 
 
More info on Berkeley Project: http://berkeleyproject.org/about.php
 
Registration is not required, but the Berkeley Project will provide lunch for neighbors who register in advanced. Plus, it’s great to know who to expect! You can fill out the form online (http://tinyurl.com/CalJuliaBP3-12) or email caljulianeighborhood@gmail.com
 
 
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3. SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY EVENT
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OUT WITH THE OLD…IN WITH THE NEW
 
See it before it is too late…
And hear about plans for a newly renovated library
And visit with friends, neighbors and community leaders
 
Berkeley South Branch Library
1901 Russell Street, at MLK Jr. Way
 
Sunday, March 18th, 3:00-4:30pm
Refreshments served
Spread the word!
 
 
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4. AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EVENT
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In honor of National Earthquake Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross has a new program, Save-A-Life Saturday, focusing on lifesaving disaster preparedness and response skills. This program will take place across several Bay Area locations on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
 
Save-A-Life Saturday
will train Bay Area residents in
lifesaving skills for disaster preparedness,
basic first aid,
hands-only Citizen CPR,
and identifying and managing shock.
 
The presentations are non-certified, shortened versions of Red Cross courses. While participants will not be receiving CPR certification, they will be receiving a Certificate of Completion stating that they completed the American Red Cross’s “Be Red Cross Ready” and “Save-A-Life” curricula.
 
Participants will also receive personal disaster preparedness kits, tote bags, information regarding household preparedness, and reference sheets for all skills taught.
 
In Alameda County, Save-A-Life Saturday 2012 will take place at the Acts Full Gospel Church on 1034 66th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621.
 
Classes will be offered at all locations at 9 AM, 11 AM, and 2 PM. You can pre-register on the Red Cross Bay Area website starting February 17th at http://www.redcrossbayarea.org/savealife.
 
 
 
Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, MS, CEM, (CBCP-Ret.)
Emergency Preparedness Manager
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
3560 Nevada St.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
Office:  (925) 454-2317
Cell Phone:  (925) 353-0223
KG6HYW
Email:  gpastor-cohen@lpfire.org
 
Emergency Preparedness Message:   It’s a new year! Time to check/refresh our emergency preparedness supplies & kits. (3-day kit in personal vehicle, work, & school; 10-14 day kit at home).
 
The following websites have great suggestions:  
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