Robots Compete In Response To California Disaster SimulationRobots in the disaster response competition in California must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle.
Nonprofit Founded By Paul Walker To Travel To Nepal To Join Earthquake Relief EffortsAs the death toll rises following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, local authorities and volunteers continue to offer support Tuesday.
Local Volunteers To Deliver Drinking-Water Filters To Devastated NepalA number of Southland volunteers are set to travel to earthquake-stricken Nepal, where, among other things, survivors are in need of clean drinking water.
Emergency Management Experts Will Always Be In Demand In LAAs LA remains prone to nearly every calamity known to man, lucrative job opportunities for emergency management professionals will continue to grow.
'Team Rubicon' Headed To Philippines To Help VictimsA group known as Team Rubicon started as an idea by two former Marines who wanted to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in January 2010.
Hundreds In LA Pound The Pavement To Aid Victims Of Typhoon HaiyanHundreds in Los Angeles pounded the pavement on Sunday during a 5K walk to raise funds for the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
SoCal Disaster Team Aiding Sandy Relief EffortA relief group based in Inglewood is already on the ground in New York and New Jersey helping out the residents affected by Superstorm Sandy. Team Rubicon is a group of young veterans who help those in need when natural disasters strike.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.