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Local Emergency Preparedness and Response Systems

The recent tornadoes in Oklahoma serve as an important reminder to all of us to be prepared for emergencies. In addition, if you are considering offering help to those in need due to the tornadoes, go to the American Red Cross website at http://www.redcross.org/ for more information about how to help with disaster relief.

Here at home, Pasadena's Public Safety officials urge everybody to prepare emergency supplies, including "Go Kits" for homes and cars and evacuation plans for their family and pets that will help you and your loved ones survive following a major disaster.

Emergency preparedness plans should include having enough food, water, medicine, flashlights, batteries, clothing and other supplies for each person and pet in your household to last at least three days to week, or longer if possible.

If you are not prepared, start by watching an informative, 12-minute disaster preparedness video posted at www.cityofpasadena.net/Disaster_Preparedness_Video/.

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Portantino and Gundry Open Up to Muir’s MPYD Students

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Portantino and Gundry attend mentoring program Round TableFormer Assemblymember Anthony Portantino and Pasadena Schools Superintendent Jon Gundry visited John Muir High School recently to exchange ideas with 30 members of Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), a non-profit character development and academic support program for male students at Muir. Longtime supporters of MPYD, Portantino and Gundry were special guests at an extended "Round Table" session of Lunch With the Future, MPYD's daytime motivational speaker series. Sharing anecdotes from their lives and careers, Portantino and Gundry urged MPYD students to pursue goals with confidence, determination and discipline.

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Bicycle Riders to Fill Pasadena Streets for Eighth Annual Bike Week

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Eighth Annual Bike WeekPasadena, CA – The streets of Pasadena will be filled with bikers, walkers and runners on from May 11-17, when daily bicycle events tour the city as part of Pasadena's eighth annual Bike Week festivities.

Black news from Pasadena - Community - Eighth annual Bike Week - Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and StrollThe Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll on May 17 will culminate a full week of community activities designed to promote bicycle culture by encouraging residents to ride along. The week is presented by the Pasadena Department of Transportation and Los Angeles Based bicycle advocacy organization Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.).

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