Tag archives: preparedness

Things We Learned at the State’s Emergency Preparedness Meeting
By Sharon Byrne   |   October 11, 2022

We’ve worked with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on a number of fronts: homeowner’s insurance (and the lack of it in California), claims, legislation, and preparedness. Last week, he hosted quite the townhall on emergency preparedness, as part of the partnership the Department of Insurance has with the Governor’s emergency response and readiness agencies. We’ve […]

Prepare Now to Protect Everyone You Love
By Christina Favuzzi   |   September 21, 2021

The serenity of the South Coast provides a sense of security that the next major disaster is unlikely to happen here. Yet, we only need to look a few pages back in our local history to know the potential for disaster in our quaint community is significant. Preparedness is a formidable and proactive defense to […]

Hats off to Alison and Sharon
By Montecito Journal   |   June 14, 2018

Many quiet heroes of these last few months have escaped the deserved visibility that first responders and other notables have received in this and other local media. But, we must try to name some of these quieter-but-not-lesser heroes, and thank them as best we can and as frequently as they come to mind. From my […]

More at Montecito Center
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 29, 2018

Three weeks after opening on Coast Village Circle, the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery, and Rebuilding – dubbed “the Montecito Center – is living up to its mission of being a key source of support, information, and resources for those needing access to services and information related to the recovery and rebuilding process.  Last week […]

Montecito Center Latest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 22, 2018

Two weeks ago, we reported on the opening of the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery, and Rebuilding, in the Orfalea building on Coast Village Circle. Last week, the newly-formed “805 Conservation Collective” set up shop at the center, adding another resource for mudslide victims to access in the heart of Montecito. “The work is both […]

A Tribute to Firefighter Bill from His Trusty Sidekick
By Lynn Kirst   |   January 4, 2018

“You’ve got a big-ass fire headed straight your way,” was the salty salutation I heard when answering the phone. The caller was William J. Myers, a lifelong family friend and veteran retired firefighter known more familiarly as Bill. I was a bit perplexed, as the only fire I had heard about at the time was […]