On Thursday, December 1, 2011 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reported that approximately 130,000 of its 1.4 million electric customers are without power as high winds continue to cause outages in several neighborhoods.
Approximately 127,000 of these customers are located in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the remaining 3,000 are in the San Fernando Valley. Power has already been restored to more than 80,000 customers since the wind storm began last night.
LADWP currently has over 100 crews responding to over 1,000 separate incidents and has called in crews from out of state and from other remote areas in the State of California to assist in restoration efforts.
LADWP crews are working in extremely dangerous conditions to restore power and are working as quickly and safely as possible to do so. At this time, the current estimated time of restoration for customers experiencing outages is 24 – 48 hours. Many customers will experience shorter outages, but customers experiencing outages should be prepared for up to 24 – 48 hours. LADWP asks for the patience of our customers as we work around the clock to restore service during this major wind storm.
The following areas and neighborhoods have the highest number of customers impacted:
South Los Angeles: 6,500
Green Meadows: 5,500
Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw: 2,400
East Hollywood: 7,500
Hollywood Hills: 5,300
Los Feliz: 5,100
Highland Park: 12,800
El Sereno: 11,300
Glassell Park: 9,800
Cypress Park: 9,300
Eagle Rock: 2,800
Griffith Park: 5,200
Boyle Heights: 3,800
Lincoln Heights: 3,000
Van Nuys – 2,100
LADWP strongly encourages the public to be vigilant and cautious to stay safe during this storm. Stay away from any downed power lines and poles as well as downed trees and limbs, and protect children home from school today from the same. Beware of traffic signals that may be affected by power outage and proceed with extreme caution. Allow access for uniformed LADWP crews, all of whom carry Department-issued identification cards, so they may service infrastructure in need of repair.
In the event of a power outage:
- Stay calm.
- Have a flashlight and extra batteries nearby. Don’t use candles in a power outage.
- Turn off lights but leave one light turned on so you will know when your service is restored.
- Turn off and unplug appliances and other electrical equipment. Unplug heat-producing items like irons and space heaters. This helps prevent circuit overloading, which could delay restoration of service.
- Call us and report your outage at 1-800-DIAL DWP (1-800-342-5397).
If you encounter a downed power line:
- Report any downed power lines immediately by calling the LADWP at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397). If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.
- Do not touch a downed or dangling wire or anyone or anything in contact with it. Always assume a downed line is still energized.
- If a power line falls on your car, stay in the car and wait for help. If you must get out, make sure you do not touch the metal parts of the car and the ground at the same time. The safest exit method is to open the door, stand on the door sill and jump free without touching the car.
- Stay away from metal fences, such as chain link fence, as there may be a power line down and touching the fence somewhere beyond your sight.
- If there is damage to the connection from the power pole to your house, you should go to the electrical box and turn off the main switch or shut off the fuse switch. Again, always assume electric lines are live.
- In case of an electrical emergency, stay calm and think before you act. Don’t become a victim while trying to help others. Call 911.
- If someone is shocked or not breathing, apply cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR.) Then cover the victim with a blanket, keep their head low and get medical attention.
Source: LADWP Public Affairs
Photo credit to: LADWP Public Affairs
The photographers and media/press outlets were ready and waiting for Jennifer Day at the red carpet, set up to welcome her at her own day’s event titled “The Jennifer Day Indoor Beach Party and Live Concert.”
Photographers took photos at the red carpet of other actors and actress, including personalities. The TV outlets interviewed some of the actors/actress that attended the event.
Singer, actress and performer Jennifer Day arrived in a red Mercedez-Benz car and very happily got out of the car and said hello to the photographers and camera crew waiting for her. She took photos on the red carpet by herself, was interviewed by TV crews, and then took pictures with some of her fellow actors/actress and fans.
“Jennifer Day’s Indoor Beach Party Live Concert Event was a lot of fun. Jennifer really knows how to command an audience with her musical talent and charm. Thank you to Mr. Buddy Sampson for organizing such a successful event. It was a pleasure to attend.” said Tisha Rivera, Actress (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3491252/).
Jennifer came out on the stage which was decorated with lots of colorful balloons and roses, and she performed a couple of songs.
At the end of the event Jennifer took photos with her fans and performed her last songs. Jennifer Day feature Heather, Ysobelle and Rushaun at her show.
Guests and fans including media outlets were treated to some wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and cookies.
The event was held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 and took place at Complete Actors Place 13752 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Jennifer Day recently completed a movie with actor Steven Bauer, tittle ”Showstopper,” which is scheduled for theatrical release in late 2010.
For more information about Jennifer Day visit her IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2414230/ or http://www.JenniferDay.tv
Editor’s Note: The only bad thing at the event was parking. Now that the City of Los Angeles is desperate for revenue, they are charging to park at the 2 hour meters from 6pm to 8pm. To make it worse, you need a parking permit to park or you get a ticket in the City of Sherman Oaks by the hill side .
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Photos courtesy of Jeff Knight from http://www.Jeffknightphotography.com & Daniela Hubbard from http://www.Danielahubbard.com for Diversity News Publications Special Thank You to Andre Cohen & Tisha Rivera for the photos and video introduction.
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In an email received on 7-27-2009 from Paul Waters, Executive Director Los Angeles/ Valley Pride he stated that there will be not Festival and it is postponed until 2010. He wrote “The short version is that the economy sucks, and this is adversely impacting everything. A financial disaster would be, well, a disaster.”
On a phone conversation with Mr. Waters he said that economy is the main reason why no festival and due to the expenses involved in organizing the event. He mention to us that prior sponsors are been affected by the economy so they can not support event.
The Rally will be held in the Valley on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Studio City Hand Carwash located on 11514 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA (adjacent to Oil Can Harrys).
This is the San Fernando Valley’s very first GLBT Rally per http://www.lavalleypride.org/ web site. They will feature speakers, celebrities, music and more.
For more information about LA VALLEY PRIDE you can contact @ 818-508-0472 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About LA/VALLEY PRIDE
Celebrate Events, Inc., dba LA/Valley GLBT Pride is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for GLBT people — through awareness.
To improve the quality of life for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people-Through Awareness
Pride is a matter of identity, and PRIDE events have been a source of reassurance and recreation. Yet, in a world where so few ongoing positive reflections exist for the GLBT Community, AWARENESS of, for and by the community, of its diversity, resources, beauty and access to others and ourselves becomes an imperative.
AWARENESS for the community at large that gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders are their neighbors, friends, relatives, and co-workers. And for those who attend the event, an AWARENESS of the breadth and diversity of the GLBT community as exemplified by the attendees and exhibitors-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes RESPECT.
AWARENESS for the community groups that they exist, and that they have services to offer to the community. By doing so, they have an opportunity to grow and prosper, allowing them to be able to provide more and more services-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes COMMUNITY.
AWARENESS for the GLBT attendees of community groups and the services they provide. Allowing them the opportunity to avail themselves of these services in order to improve the quality of their lives-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes UNITY.
AWARENESS for someone who is still unsure how to incorporate being part of the sexual-orientation minority into their lives in a positive, beneficial way, the event offers a wealth of opportunity for growth. From the many happy people having the time of their lives, to the rich strength and diversity of the many community groups that are part of the whole, to the wholeheartedly participation of corporate America-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes PRIDE.
Source: LA/Valley Pride http://www.lavalleypride.org/
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