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These locations, grouped by county, are appropriate for news media to attend to cover the ShakeOut (click on a venue for details):

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Los Angeles County


ShakeOut at Pasadena Christian School

Event location:Pasadena Christian School
1515 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104

Contact Person:Vikki Mele, Pasadena Christian School,, 626-791-1214

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 10:15 - 11:15 am

Short Summary:Complete Drill for all students involving search & rescue, first aid, student dismissals, and activating our emergency operations center


The Great ShakeOut!

Event location:Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd.
Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita , CA 91355

Contact Person:Karen Cruze , Santa Clarita Public Library ,

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 10:15 - 10:40 am

Short Summary:At 10:15 on 10/15 all three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will participate in the ShakeOut. We will hold a drill, asking pat....


USC ShakeOut Media Event and Exercise

Event location:University of Southern California
Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Person:Robert Perkins, University of Southern California,, (213) 740-9226

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 4 - 10:45 am

Short Summary:Join USC as the university drops, covers, and holds – and then simulates the aftermath and recovery from a major earthquake – joining more than 20 million people worldwide in observance of the eighth annual Great ShakeOut.


Emergency Preparedness

Event location:Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Contact Person:Nancy Durkee, Boy Scout Troop 201,, 818-209-8681

Date/Time:October 17, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

Short Summary:Scout sponsored Emergency Preparedness event in Burbank.


Emergency Preparedness Fair

Event location:Magnolia Park United Methodist Church
2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

Contact Person:Nancy Durkee, Scoutmaster, Burbank Boy Scout Troop 201,

Date/Time:October 17, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

Short Summary:Burbank Boy Scout Troop 201 will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair to help the public “Be Prepared”. Scouts will demonstrate emergency first aid, vendors will be there with emergency supplies for sale and emergency responders will share knowledge.

San Bernardino County


Earthquake Preparedness Expo

Event location:Grand Terrace High School
2180 Main Street, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

Contact Person:Seth Wallace, Grand Terrace High School,, 9092541849

Date/Time:October 15, 2015

Short Summary:GTHS Earthquake Preparedness Expo

San Mateo County


USGS Employees Get Ready to ShakeOut

Event location:San Francisco Bay Area
345 Middlefield Road, MS 977, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Contact Person:Susan Garcia, USGS - Earthquake Science Center,, 650-346-0998

Date/Time:October 15, 2015, 10:15 - 10:30 am

Short Summary:More than 600 USGS employees will DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! at 10:15 AM on 10/15. The drill will be followed by a full-scale evacuation of 10 buildings on campus.

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©2015 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!