L.A. County Emergency Survival Guide Is Now Available Online In Spanish

In coordination with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Office of Emergency Management has published a comprehensive guide to emergency preparedness intended to help the residents of Los Angeles County better prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

The County’s Emergency Survival Guide is now available on-line in both English and Spanish.

The Emergency Survival Guide contains 100 pages of helpful tips and information for residents to prepare for fires, floods, earthquakes, pandemic flu, terrorism, extreme weather, and tsunamis. There is space to record household emergency plans including out-of-state contacts, family evacuation gathering points, and the location of utility shut-offs. The Emergency Survival Guide also features checklists for gathering emergency supplies that will help individuals, families, pet owners, businesses and communities survive and recover after a major disaster. Additional information on preparing for disasters is also available on-line at

Residents and business owners, including persons with access and functional needs may also call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting

County Library Bookmark Contest

The 30th Annual Bookmark Contest is here! This year’s theme is Books and Beyond! ~ ¡Libros y el Mas Allá! Categories include:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
Grades 3 – 5
Grades 6 – 8
Grades 9 – 12 New!

Library winners will be announced November 9-13, 2009. Grand prize winners will be announced February 2010. See last year’s winners (including Lennox 6th Grader Cindy Leyva’s winning bookmark at right).

Entry Forms: English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)


Return your entry to a County Library by October 30, 2009.

Or mail your entry by October 23, 2009 to:

County of Los Angeles Public Library, Youth Services
7400 E. Imperial HWY Room 208
Downey, CA 90241

Good luck!

Entrenamiento De Computadoras Gratis – Clases En Espanol

spanish computer

Classes: Martes (12:30pm – 2:00pm)

SHIELDS for Families
ASK Program
2620 Industry Way, Suite F
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 603-1098 ext. 1254

Para mas información llame a:
Walter Cardenas (323) 242-5000 ext.1254

4th Annual Health, Safety & Literacy Fair In South L.A.


Saturday, June 20th, 2009

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

5701 S. Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Flyer: English / Espanol

VIDEO: actualización de la gripe porcina

La Dr. Silvia Prieto del Condado de Los Angeles del Departamento de Salud Publica da la última actualización de gripe porcina.