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Tips for Disaster Survivors

The invitation was cryptic. A small piece of wood with a laser-burned message that read, "June 30, 2015. Please join us for tea and wishes overlooking the city. Sunrise, Griffith Park." The only other instructions directed recipients to meet at the Griffith Observatory parking lot at dawn and "follow the lights."

Read More:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-griffith-park-teahouse-20150630-column.html#page=1

See more pictures here:
http://archinect.myarch.cn/news/gallery/130874587/1/a-guerilla-teahouse-pops-up-in-la-s-griffith-park#
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GOLETA, Calif. - With temperatures over 100 degrees, and violent winds, flames in the hills above Goleta became a blow torch, as the Painted Cave fire destroyed nearly 500 homes and businesses on June 27, 1990. 

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http://www.keyt.com/news/painted-cave-fire-25-years-later-one-life-and-nearly-500-homes-and-businesses-lost/33804010

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SAN BERNARDINO >> As if four years of drought, thousands of acres of decades-old brush and more than 25,000 acres up in smoke weren’t enough for entrenched fire crews, Southern California’s first major wildfire of the year brought a man-made hazard to the skies that could have cost lives: Drones. 

Read More:
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20150625/drone-over-massive-lake-fire-couldve-killed-everybody-in-the-air-official-says

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Inspirational Quotes

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

From The Hobbit by  J.R.R. Tolken

Testimonials

You guys are a godsend. I wanted to thank you for your assistance and support in the rebuild of my home from the Freeway Complex Fire in Nov 2008. We have moved back and my family could not be happier, many of my neighbors are still struggling to rebuild their homes. I don’t know what I would have done without your help during those first few months. 

2008 Freeway Fire Complex Survivor, Yorba Linda CA