The events of Sept. 11, 2001, have left a permanent mark on the nation, including Encino. From memorial services to emergency preparedness events, there are gatherings planned in the Encino area to honor and remember those who perished on that day 10 years ago.
Ceremony at Crespi Carmelite
l is expected to host a special half-time ceremony to honor the memories of those who died on 9/11, and to recognize the daily sacrifices made by our local firefighters. The ceremony will be held during Crespi's first home game of the year against Los Angeles Jordan. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday on the Encino campus. The evening’s activities will include a barbecue, a firetruck on campus and a bounce house for children. For further details, contact Alumni Relations Officer Brandon Ibarra at 818-654-1365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Preparedness Event with Councilman Koretz
On Sunday, 5th District Councilman Paul Koretz will present his office’s First Annual Emergency Preparedness Event in the Valley. The free event will be held at the Sherman Oaks Galleria by the fountain to inform constituents how to prepare oneself and one’s family, including pets, in case of an emergency.
Joining Koretz and his staff will be the American Red Cross, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams), Animal Services, CPAB (Community Police Advisory Boards), local Neighborhood Councils and Chambers of Commerce, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern California Gas Co., V5 Watch and others dedicated to ensuring public safety in the face of emergencies.
9/11 Memorial Fountain Service
In honor of those lost and as a tribute to all first responders, the Encino community is invited to participate in the service at the 9/11 Memorial Fountain in front of Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 88, 5101 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks Sunday at 7 p.m. Los Angeles Fire and Police Department officials will speak, as well as invited family members of 9/11 victims. Mayor Villaraigosa, the entire Los Angeles City Council and Sen. Barbara Boxer have been invited as well.