October 2012 archive

UC to pay damages in Davis pepper-spraying

UC to pay damages in Davis pepper-spraying The University of California will pay $30,000 each to the 21 UC Davis protesters who were pepper-sprayed by campus police late last year. UC-Pepper-Spray-Damages

California Insolvencies Mount as Atwater Votes Emergency

California Insolvencies Mount as Atwater Votes Emergency Atwater, California, the Merced County agricultural community facing insolvency before year-end, declared a fiscal emergency as it struggles to avoid becoming the state (STOCA1)’s fourth city to seek bankruptcy protection in 2012. CA-Insolvencies-Atwater-10-4-2012

Baldwin Park inches closer to disbanding police department

Baldwin Park inches closer to disbanding police department BALDWIN PARK – The city inched closer Wednesday to disbanding its police department and contracting with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, after a fiery debate and a narrow vote by the City Council.. Baldwin_Park_Inches_Closer_To_Disbanding_Police_Department

Should you use volunteers in your emergency plan?

Volunteers can provide tremendous amounts of help and countless labor hours, but during an emergency volunteers may be viewed as a burden.  Changing your point of view can transform volunteers from a burden to valuable horsepower. How to transform your volunteers One of the biggest reasons we turn away volunteers is due to the issue …

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