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  New emergency preparedness

  training class set for April at

  Joint Forces Training Base

Northwest Orange County residents have an opportunity to register for a new emergency preparedness training class hosted by West Orange County CERT.

According to the Los Alamitos Police Department, a new training class
 for emergency preparedness has been scheduled for April at
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster? Can you be a
resource to your family and neighborhood when first responders are up to 5 to 7 days from responding?

West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) host its next class  
April 7, 8 and 14, 15 at the Joint Forces Training Base.

For further
details, call Corporal Stacy Smith at 562-431-2255 ext 445 or email the
corporal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register, visit the West County CERT page at Samariteam or email
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Keynote Speaker 


General Manager and Chief Executive Officer 




California's historic drought forced residents, businesses and organizations to do things differently, to look at things differently. Going forward, how will we adapt to 'the new normal'?


Join us on Thursday, March 30 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove for a discussion with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Kightlinger, who leads the largest water provider in the nation. Mr. Kightlinger will discuss the drought, pending state regulations and what must be done for California to achieve a sustainable water supply into the future.


The location for our dinner is also part of the lesson: The Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park, hotel and collection of restaurants that opened during the height of the drought. Great Wolf, however, sets the industry standard for green initiatives and conservation. Great Wolf Lodge recirculates most of the water in the entire resort, beginning with guest linen recycling, low-flow showers, toilets and faucets, waterless urinals and the best pool filtration systems in the world. In the water park, the Great Wolf Lodge filtration systems use 80 to 90 percent less water than traditional filters. The system is one of the worlds most advanced and effective, allowing recovery and recirculation of most of the water used in the water park. Even the humidity and temperature in the park is controlled to help prevent water loss through evaporation.


I hope you can join us March 30 for an engaging discussion with a leader in the water industry, at a new venue that has proven to be a leader in the hospitality and water park industry as well.




Wayne S. Osborne
Board President
Municipal Water District of Orange County
(714) 963-3058







March 30, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Register today! ~


Great Wolf Lodge

12681 Harbor Blvd.

Garden Grove, CA







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Municipal Water District of Orange County | http://www.mwdoc.com
18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708


*Please note that the registration fee will increase to $90 per person after March 25, 2017. Cancellations made after this date (and event no-shows) will be fully charged.



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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

An Odorless, But Potentially Deadly, Gas

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  • Headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue
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  • Rapid or fluttering heartbeat
  • Unconsciousness 

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Please click the above link to find details about the City's plans to build an apartment complex at 3191 Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos.

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April 19-21,2017 - Ontario Convention Center


Dear invitee,

On April 19-21, more than 500 influential stakeholders in energy efficiency and demand response emerging technologies will gather in Ontario, California for the 2017 Emerging Technologies Summit. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should attend!

Register now




#1 Hear from America’s Leaders in Our Field




You won’t want to miss our all-star plenary and keynote lineup.

Thursday morning’s “Fireside Chat” will feature Commissioner Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission, Laurie ten Hope, Deputy Director for Research & Development, California Energy Commission and Moderated by Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council. The panelists will discuss how emerging technologies and emerging technology programs lead the way in addressing energy efficiency, demand response and related initiatives in California and other trail-blazing states and cities.

Thursday’s keynote speaker Rory McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School will highlight his latest insights on Disruptive Innovation and how innovation works from the customer perspective.

Friday’s plenary speaker Ellen D. Williams, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland, will share her successes and lessons learned in driving the business of innovation from a government prospective.

Carla Peterman

Ralph Cavanagh

Laurie ten Hope

Carla Peterman
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Ralph Cavanagh
Co-Director, Energy Program, National Resource Defense Council

Laurie ten Hope
Deputy Director for Research & Development, California Energy Commission


Carla Peterman

Ralph Cavanagh

Rory McDonald, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business Schooln

Ellen D. Williams
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland

Visit the ET Summit website to see the full list of speakers.




#2 Attend Sessions That Cater to Your Interests




You’ll choose among 29 breakout sessions where more than 100 preeminent technology, market and policy thought leaders will speak, interact and respond to your questions. The Summit program is organized into five tracks, which include:





Achieving Deeper Energy Savings Through Integrated Solutions


Enabling Smarter Energy Management


Innovative Customer Engagement Strategies


Overcoming Market and Technology Barriers


The Changing Energy Landscape





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#3 See What’s New




Between sessions and during evening receptions, you’ll visit the centrally-located innovation showcase, where high-profile companies will display cutting-edge energy efficiency and demand response technologies and products. You’ll have ample opportunities to engage with industry authorities and sample what’s next during dedicated exhibit hours and social events.




#4 Meet Up with Your Peers




Throughout the three days of the Summit, you’ll connect, catch up and collaborate with your fellow emerging technology professionals. With interactive sessions, evening receptions, and exclusive Southern California area ET Tours, the Summit offers lots of time and space to grow your network and learn what others are doing.




#5 Catch Some Awesome Elevator Pitches




Plenty of networking happens beyond the conference walls, and we encourage you to stay at the conference hotel to make the most of your time at the Summit. Ride the elevators, hit the fitness center or share a coffee or a drink with colleagues. Reserve your room at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport at the special group rate of $139 plus tax per night. Reservations can be made before March 27 online or by calling 1-800-222-8733 and mention the code GAS when making your reservations.


Register now




Sponsors and Exhibitors




EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute

National Renewable Energy Laboratory




Gas Technology Institute


Whisker Labs

Energy Orbit




Energy Savvy


Evolve Technologies






Hosted by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council




Pacific Gas and Electric CompanySMUDSDGESoCalGasSouthern California EdisonLA Department of Water and PowerCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCalifornia Energy Commission





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The 45 Best Military-Friendly Colleges


University of La Verne, has been featured on our list of the Top Military-Friendly Colleges in America! The transition from military to college can be difficult for veterans, with a post-secondary completion rate of about 52% (ranging from vocational training to advanced graduate degrees).    

Colleges featured on our Military-Friendly list go above and beyond in their approach to veterans and military families by offering additional services which include financial-aid opportunities beyond the norm, special counseling services, veteran-oriented career consulting and much more!  

All schools featured on our list are members of, or recognize:


  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
  • ACE Credit Honored - Accept ACE credits towards their degree of choice
  • Yellow Ribbon Program - Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Participant

The sacrifice veterans and their families give to in order protect the freedoms of California residents and the country as a whole can never be repaid, but the effort of University of La Verne and other featured schools demonstrates the respect veterans deserve.  


Please use the following links for more details:



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