Shaking in San Francisco

Good Afternoon everyone.
I've been on a road trip this past week and arrived in San Francisco at my daughter's house last night...just in time for the 6.1 earthquake that hit the area at 3:30 this morning!  It jolted us all out of bed and seemed to shake forever.  We all just froze and waited.  Just when we thought it was over, another smooth rolling jolt hit, then it was over.  If it would've lasted any longer, I'm sure we would have gathered the kids and headed down the two flights of stairs, grabbed the emergency backpack, and ran out into the street.  Luckily, this wasn't the "big one" that I've heard about all my life.  But it was certainly big enough, and it caused a lot of damage and harm to some folks north of us.   
This was another very real reminder to be prepared, have an evacuation plan, and have that emergency bag ready to grab.  Whether it's an earthquake or any other kind of disaster, make sure you have at least 3 days of water and food set aside, and of course, any medications.  Also, have an evacuation plan and practice it with your whole household before an emergency strikes. 
I'm counting on all of you to be proactive and take care of yourselves and your families. 


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October is Disability Employment Month

Good afternoon,

October is Disability Employment Month. According to reports the rate of unemployment among persons with disabilities is around 70%. ILRC is working to reduce those numbers by exposing youth to employment opportunities and professionals in the local community .
I am looking for persons from a wide range of fields who would be interested in possibiy presenting to high school students about their jobs.  So far, I have three special education teachers interested in having people present to their classes

Also, if you know of any youth who might like to job shadow employees, please let me know.  I will try to pair them with someone in our community who matches their interests.  

Thank you so much for helping us create new opportunities for youth disabilities in Santa Barbara.


Jacob Lesner-Buxton 
Community Organizer
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
423 West Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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