SHAKING THINGS UP ... Sept. 22 and 23 will mark the third Quakeville Citywide Disaster Exercise event. The overnight campout simulates a disaster that forces residents to move into a nearby park. The city, working with the newly restructured Emergency Services Volunteers Program and the Red Cross, will open a shelter and will provide demonstrations and education on what community members can do to prepare for the Big One. Additional information and updates can be found at http://paneighborhoods.org/ep.
ARASTRADERO HEARING ... A trial project along Arastradero Road that changes the number of lanes along Arastradero Road in Palo Alto will be evaluated by the city's Planning and Transportation Commission next Wednesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave. The commission's recommendations, based on a proposal by city staff, will be forwarded to the Palo Alto City Council for its deliberations.
PSYCHED UP ... A series of classes will be held for residents enrolled in Palo Alto's Emergency Services Volunteers program, including psychological first aid and radio communications, according to Lydia Kou, director of neighborhoods development, education and operations for Palo Alto Neighborhoods Block Preparedness Program. Psychological first aid, a new class by the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter, will take place July 28 at 10 a.m. RSVP deadline is July 25. A basic radio class will take place July 22 at 2 p.m. RSVP deadline is July 20. The classes will be held at Cubberley Community Center Room H-1 and are free. Residents interested in the Emergency Services Volunteers program can learn more through paneighborhoods.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.