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TEA party coming to area

An Independence Taxed Enough Already TEA Party for the Glendale area is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m., July 3 at the Jeffers Estate, 1823 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

The event will include music and a catered meal, as well as patriotic presentations by professional actors. Speakers will include national radio personality Jeff Davis; Mike Benoit, a San Diego area Libertarian activist; Elliott Graham, vice president of the Los Angeles County Central Committee of the American Independent Party; and former television broadcaster Annie Nelson, who also is the founder of Project Welcome Home and the American Soldier Network. Activities also are planned for children.

Cost to attend the event is $10, payable by cash at the gate. Reservations are required as the event can accommodate 1,500 people.

For reservations, contact Debi Devens at (818) 497-4901 or e-mail DebiDevens@earthlink.net.


County implements emergency system

Los Angeles County officials today announced the implementation of an emergency mass notification system to alert residents and businesses by phone, text, and e-mail of emergencies in their area.

Called Alert L.A. County, the system will allow the Sheriff's Emergency Communications Center to activate local and regional alerts by drawing the boundaries of the area to be notified on a computer map. Recorded and written alerts will provide information on the nature of the emergency and necessary actions, such as evacuations.

If a call is picked up by an answering machine , a recorded message will be left. If the number is busy or does not answer, the number will be redialed twice.

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