Author: Monica Vargas

Safety Starts With You

Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm

Each and every one of us can do our part to keep communities safe by keeping our eyes and ears open. Whether you’re at a sporting event, concert, or hanging out at your local fair, remain alert to your surroundings. When something just doesn’t feel right, say something. Report suspicious behavior to your local authorities.

Watch this informative video to learn about the importance of being alert and reporting suspicious behavior:

If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reminds the public to report suspicious activity to local … continue reading »

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Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Mariposa County Due to Detwiler Fire

Jul 18, 2017 4:22 pm

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Mariposa County due to the effects of the Detwiler Fire, which has burned thousands of acres, damaged power, water and communication infrastructure, threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

Link to Governor’s Proclamation’s page:

The full text of the proclamation is below:


WHEREAS on July 16, 2017, the Detwiler Fire started in Mariposa County and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and

WHEREAS this fire has destroyed structures and continues to threaten homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents; and

WHEREAS the fire has damaged power, water, and communication infrastructure, and has forced the closure of major highways and local roads; and

WHEREAS extreme weather conditions and high temperatures have further increased the … continue reading »

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Anuncio de Servicio Público: Silencio Mortal…¿Estás Atento?

Jul 6, 2017 4:20 pm

Cada año, mas de 50 niños de cinco años de edad o menos mueren en las piscinas. Las piscinas pueden ser peligrosas porque los niños pueden entrar al agua sin que nadie se da cuenta. Este anuncio de servicio publico se trata de un caso de la vida real sobre los peligros de las piscinas.

Presten Atención




Related blog story: More PSA “Deadly Silence: Are You Listening” Versions Released



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Top 5 Things To Know Before Your Next International Trip

Jun 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Vacation season is officially here. While there’s lots to see and do here in the U.S., many travelers choose to spend that well-deserved time off in another country. Before you get on that airplane to head overseas, here are five things every international traveler should know:

1. Check U.S. Department of State Alerts and Warnings. Are there current alerts and warnings for the country you are visiting? Click here

2. Understand the difference between a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and Travel Alert. The U.S. Department of State issues a Travel Warning when they want travelers to consider carefully travelling to a country at all and is more serious than an alert. A Travel Alert is issued for short-term events that should be kept in mind when planning travel. Click here.

3. Stay connected to the U.S. through the … continue reading »

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Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Around California

Jun 15, 2017 5:17 pm

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness, especially those not accustomed to working in high heat conditions. Employers need to ensure workers are drinking plenty of water and taking breaks in the shade as temperatures rise across many regions of California. The National Weather Service is forecasting unusually high temperatures throughout the state, which will remain high for the rest of this week and into next week.

“California rules are very clear on how employers must protect their workers from heat illness,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “Our goal is to prevent deaths and serious illnesses and injuries caused by exposure to heat.”

Special attention must be given to new employees who have not been acclimatized to … continue reading »

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Protegete del Calor

Jun 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Una ola de calor llega a California. El calor extremo puede causar enfermedades y hasta la muerte –es muy importante tomar medidas para prevenir daños causados por el calor. Sabe como protegerte y cuales son los precauciones que debe tomar?

Algunas medidas que puede tomar durante calor extremo es tomar agua y descansar en la sombra o lugar con aire acondicionado. Ademas, aprende a reconocer los síntomas de la insolación y agotamiento debido al calor y que hacer si tienes síntomas o alguien a su alrededor.

Para las personas que trabajan al aire libre, tomar precauciones es especialmente importante.  El Departmento de Relaciones Industriales recomienda tomar medidas para prevenir enfermedades causadas por el calor. Este video informativo demuestra lo importante que es tomar agua, sombra y descansos si trabaja al aire libre.