Emergency Preparedness Committee: New Year Preparedness

Happy New Year . . . now let’s get down to some serious business. If you haven’t made those New Year’s resolutions yet, let me urge you to prioritize some from my list. As I pen this article (December 15th), several fires continue to rage in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, and previously I wrote about the disastrous firestorms in Wine … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Protecting Our Homes

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a wonderful celebration enjoying family and friends, and giving thanks for all the blessings we share in our lives—family, friends, health, abundance, and the wonderful community of Niguel Shores we call home. And now it’s time to celebrate more holiday cheer and joy through December and into the New … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Disaster Prep.

WOW! Since our last notes on Emergency Preparedness in this column, not only did the horrific hurricane after-effects continue, but the disastrous fires in California presented us with an unbelievable loss of life and property along with great personal suffering. Let’s revisit the chances of this type of firestorm happening along the coast here in … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness: Disaster Safety

Emergency Preparedness Who among us has a crystal ball, access to a sure thing at Del Mar, or even the secret to hitting the winning number on the roulette table in Vegas? Don’t we wish! As of this writing our prayers continue for all the victims of the horrific hurricanes in the Houston area, the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States. … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: September 2017

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER! I have had the pleasure of contributing articles for the Seashore News over several years and do so in hopes that they serve as reminders and enlightenment to many things we can do to prepare for potential emergencies in our community, homes, travels, insuring the safety of our family and friends. In this issue: What to … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Updated Contact Information

WOW, is it August already? Although there’s still plenty of summer and fall to enjoy, don’t forget to keep in mind the precautions for hot weather, sunburn, beach and pool safety, crazy traffic, and so forth. AND, I hate to remind you, as if you didn’t know already, but back-to-school is just around the corner. In addition to getting supplies and … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Summer Safety

Wishing you a wonderful and SAFE Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy the day with family and friends—food, games, beach, sun and, yes, fireworks displays (run by the pros, without you ever lighting a match). Did you hear the one about the good neighbor/bad neighbor nearby? We are so fortunate to have a beautiful expanse of OCEAN literally at our … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Summer Safety

Holy Cow! Summer time and the livin’ is . . .Can you believe we are entering summer already? Kids out of school, weather and ocean temps going up, vacations planned, Da Beach calls us, and there’s time to enjoy it. BUT, don’t forget some basic summer safety tips: For our children (and big kids, too), now’s the time to make sure everyone applies at … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Online Safety

Over the last two issues of the Seashore News we outlined some of the ongoing scams and abuses targeting our personal information that compromise identity and financial security through stolen passwords, unsolicited phone calls, credit card information, internet breaches, and many other avenues as simple as stealing mail from our mailboxes, … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness Committee: Virtual Safety

Last month we discussed some issues surrounding current practices of scams, identity theft, fraud, unwanted phone calls, etc. Let's revisit some of these as they are becoming more prevalent in our daily interaction over the Internet, telephone, and with credit card use. Did you read a recent article in the OC Register on password security? It’s a … [Read more...]