Fallen Officers Honored
To pay tribute to New York police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, L.A. County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich has ordered that all county flags be lowered to half-staff until the day after both officers have been laid to rest.
Officers Liu and Ramos were executed Saturday while sitting in their patrol car. Both officers were participating in an anti-terrorism drill when a subject walked up to their patrol car and opened fire with a handgun, striking them both in the head and upper body multiple times.
Officer Liu is survived by his wife of two months. Officer Ramos is survived by his wife and 13-year-old son.
LAcoFire to Offer CERT Classes
Beginning Jan. 17 and continuing for the next two Saturdays, the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. is offering CERT training in Altadena. The class will be taught by local county firefighters and paramedics. Firefighters and paramedics respond to calls for help on a daily basis throughout L.A., and are called upon to assist throughout the nation and globally. CERT class participants will learn how to prepare, train and respond to make sure they are ready for the next natural disaster.
For more information, contact Roger Young, CV Ready and CV Fire Safe Council president, at (818) 249-8446. To register for the CERT class, visit
GAMC, ARC Hosting Blood Drive
Glendale Adventist Medical Center and the American Red Cross will host a winter blood drive on Monday, Dec. 29 from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the medical center main auditorium. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code glendaleadventist or call Susan at (818) 992-2008. All participants will receive a commemorative American Red Cross long sleeve T-shirt while supplies last.
GAMC is located at 1509 Wilson Terrace in Glendale.