Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

After half a year of canvasing our neighborhood and a great relationship with Nextdoor’s services, we finally got our neighborhood watch signs up.

With over 50% of our neighbors signed up and active, the city dropped these bad boy’s in 4 locations early this morning.


I’ve spent a lot of time helping in our community neighborhood watch… It even made the newspaper today!

 GOOD NEIGHBOR—Ryan Ramsey gets a positive response from his neighbor Sandi Patterson on April 27 about, a website that creates a safety network for residents.  RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

A large number of commercial and residential burglaries—108 from January through March— has prompted some Thousand Oaks residents to reach out to their neighbors through, a private social network that allows people to quickly share reports of suspicious activity in their neighborhood.

“It’s really taking off,” said Senior Dep. Tim Lohman of the Thousand Oaks Police Department. “Back in the day, if someone moved into the neighborhood, it was, ‘Here are some cookies. It’s nice to meet you.’ Now, we don’t see that as much.”

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Heat Stroke!

Posted: May 26, 2011 in Safety

This is such a great article that I had to post it here for fear that it might get lost forever.

The originating site is: Heat Stroke by Scott Legal

I claim NO ownership, but this is such an important story and the author’s information on how to prevent it in the future is critical!

A quick fact card:

Signs of Heat Stroke