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VIAW Newswire 08.28.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Third Annual Fundraiser to Fight Hunger in California announced by Non-Profit Food Finders Inc.
For the third year in a row, Food Finders is betting that its Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be another fundraising success, sure to offer something for everyone. On Sept. 21, 2013, the 24-year young nonprofit will celebrate its 100 millionth pound of food rescued by hosting the event at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Proceeds will support its Food Rescue Program.

Los Angeles Councilman Proposed Quake Building Inventory
The Los Angeles Times says Tom LaBonge is proposing a city inventory of so-called “soft-story” buildings – those where the top stories could collapse onto the lower floor during a major temblor.

Study: Location Data Often Not Provided for 911 Cell Calls in Calif.
More than 50% of 911 cellular calls in five regions of California did not provide precise information about the caller’s location, according to a study by CalNENA, The Hill’s “Hillicon Valley” reports.

Workplace Fatalities In Construction Increase For The First Time Since 2006
Washington, DC ( – Fatal work injuries in the private construction industry increased 5 percent from 2011 to 2012. The 775 fatal work injuries in construction in 2012 were the highest number of fatal work injuries among all major industries. The increase in 2012 follows five consecutive years of declining fatal injury counts. Fatal injuries in construction are down 37 percent since 2006.

Champions of Women’s Work
In 1963, John F. Kennedy was president of the United States. The civil rights movement was in full force throughout the nation, perhaps most memorably in Martin Luther King Jr.’s August 28 March on Washington. Earlier that summer, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova had become the first woman to orbit the planet. And back on Earth, with her feet firmly on U.S. soil, Esther Peterson was also focused on helping women reach new heights.

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