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News Release

Monday, November 17, 2008

Media Relations

Oakridge Modular Home Sayre Fire

Media Plan

***************2nd UPDATE*************

Media must be stagged by 7a.m. inside the Oakridge mobile park complex.  After 7 a.m. no media will be allowed in.

Immediately following the News Conference on November 17, 2008, the restriction will be lifted, permitting media access to the Oakridge Modular Home Neighborhood.  Media access is being permitted by the property manager within certain parameters.  

Properly credentialed media personnel will be permitted to enter the complex immediately following the press conference on November 17, 2008 and until 7:00 a.m. on November 18, 2008.  No media will be permitted to enter after 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.  

Residents will not be permitted to enter until 9:00 a.m.  However, residents will begin lining up outside the complex at 7:00 a.m. at the entrance located on Glenoaks Street north of Foothill Boulevard.  Because there will be potentially hundreds of residents attempting to access the park, it is anticipated that traffic congestion will occur in the area of Glenoaks Street and Foothill Boulevard.  Therefore, it is vitally important that media personnel and vehicles be staged in the complex by 7:00 a.m..

Permission to be on the private Oakridge property, including the streets, is entirely at the discretion of the property manager.  The property manager has requested that media vehicles stage only in the parking spaces immediately surrounding the tennis and basketball courts.  This area encompasses an entire block of the complex and had been a club house area.  Media personnel and equipment may stage on the grassy areas within the outer perimeter of parking.

While the fire danger has been substantially eliminated, extreme caution should be used in the area for remaining hazards, such as unstable structures,  sharp objects, and inhalation hazards.  The residents are being restricted until after daylight due to the hazards.  Based on permission granted by the property manager, the news media must enter at their own risk.   

For more information please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.


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