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SIMI VALLEY : Earthquake Safety Workshops Slated

Four free workshops for Simi Valley residents looking for ways to make their homes more earthquake-safe are scheduled for August.

The first session, scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, will focus on preventive measures inside the home, such as securing water heaters, heavy furniture and overhead fixtures. Another session will offer the same information in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

A workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday will concentrate on ways to reinforce walls, bolt foundations and secure chimneys.

The final session, scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 will offer advice on how to make a rental apartment more earthquake-safe.

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All of the workshops, which are sponsored by state and federal emergency relief agencies, will be held at the Simi Valley Earthquake Service Center, 59 Tierra Rejada Road.


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