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   Give Food and Household Goods
   The San Diego Democratic Party is collecting food and household goods, such as canned meats, fruits, vegetables as ell as cleaning supplies, diapers, detergent and personal hygiene products for families in San Diego. You can also send

a gift card for a local supermarket chain such as Ralphs, Vons or Albertsons.

   Donated items may be delivered or mailed to: 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92111 or by calling (858) 277-3367.

   Donate Other Goods or Money
   The San Diego Democratic Party has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank, which has a network of more than 260 agencies throughout the San Diego area. You can order goods directly from the Food Bank’s Virtual Market or make a monetary donation.

   Roll Up Your Sleeves
   While there are many things we can do right now to help, there will also be a need in the coming weeks and months for assistance with the rebuilding efforts in the affected communities. Sign-up today through Democrats Work so we can keep you posted on our future efforts once the fires have been brought under control.  

Hat tip to TakeBackTheHouse - click the link for follow-up info links.

We need volunteers to keep this liveblog going.  I've started a list here, but please respond to SECOND comment of mine if you can volunteer.


  1. Mothership
  1. Live Blog Part II - gchaucer2
  1. Live Blog Part III - Steve Singiser
  1. Live Blog Part IV - Moody Loner
  1. Live Blog Part V - condoleaser
  1. Live Blog Part VI - Remembering Jello
  1. Live Blog Part VII - va dare
  1. Live Blog part VIII - 4freedom
  1. Live Blog Part IX - Marcus Tullius
  1.  Live Blog Part X - joanneleon

Mothership by Liveblog

  1.  Live Blog part XI - by Brklyngrl
  1.  Live Blog Part XII - by Sallycat
  1.  Live Blog Part XIII - by Karen Weherstein
  1.  Live Blog Part XIV - by Lychee
  1. Live Blog Part XV - by jancw
  1.  Live Blog Part  XVI - by gchaucer2
  1.  Live Blog Part XVII - gizmo59
  1.  Live Blog Part XVIII - TheMomCat  
  1.  Live Blog Part XIX - pucklady
  1.  Remembering Jello

 10/25 Muthaship

  1.  Ninepatch's diary - Liveblog XXI
  1.  condoleaser's diary - Liveblog XXII
  1.  Karen Wehrstein's - Liveblog XXIII
  1.  Pluto's diary - Liveblog XXIV
  1.  Over the Edge's diary - Liveblog XXV
  1.  creeper's diary - Liveblog XXVI
  1.  gchaucer2's diary - Liveblog XXVII
  1.  Moody Loner's diary - Liveblog XXVIII
  1.  Marcus Tullius' diary - Liveblog XXIX
  1.  Catfish Blue's diary - Liveblog XXX
  1.  gchaucer2's diary - Liveblog XXXI
  1.  creeper's diary - Liveblog XXXII
  1.  asimbagirl/kriser's diary - Liveblog XXXIII
  1.  noweasels's diary - Liveblog XXXIV

10/26 Overnight Muthaship you are here

  1.  madhaus's diary - Liveblog XXXV
  1.  donnamarie's diary - Liveblog XXXVI
  1.  Remembering Jello's diary - Liveblog XXXVII
  1.  kimoconnor
  1.  SallyCat
  1.  I'monlylurking

The following people are waiting in the wings in case something goes wrong (heh):


Mothership (You are here)

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Post NO pictures as these diaries are going to be difficult to download as they get larger.

Use first comment for emergency info.  

Emergency numbers:

Please DO NOT click these links unless you are in the area and need the emergency information.  The servers are being over-taxed as it is.  Check the diary for all new info.

San Diego County Emergency Homepage

NBC San Diego Live Stream

Fox6 San Diego Fire and Evac Info

211 San Diego (may be difficult to get to - overwhelmed)

Sign On San

California Fire News

CHP Traffic Info

News 8 San Diego

KNX1070 (Locals say they have the best coverage)

To volunteer to help:  858-306-1266

If you have animals or livestock that you cannot evacuate yourself or that need to be rescued, call (619) 236-4250 and press 1 for emergency services.

If you have a stable or other areas that are safe and can house a number of large animals and livestock that need to be evacuated, please call the San Diego Humane Society at (619) 299-7012. SDHS is also in need of portable livestock panels for temporary corrals. If you have these available for use, please call (619) 299-7012.

More Animal Rescue numbers (taken from earlier diaries): ANIMAL RESCUE NUMBERS: 760-735-0448  OR 760-789-5755

This group will get trailers, and help rescue left behind animals.

A few More tips from prior Live Blogs:

Mayor Sanders is asking for licensed doctors and nurses to relieve current medical staff at Qualcomm Stadium. Licensed personnel willing to volunteer for an 8-10 hour shift are asked to report to Gate "A" at Qualcomm Stadium.

They are also asking for Certified teachers

Try text messaging rather than cellphone calls, since texting uses far less network resources. Text messages might go through when cell calls won't. However, to reach 911, you have to make a phone call - it's my understanding that texting to 911 won't work until the next generation of network infrastructure/software is developed/released.

Text messages can be pricey depending on the plan you have with your cellphone service provider, but should be used during emergencies to limit stress on resources.

Originally posted to Liveblog on Thu Oct 25, 2007 at 11:07 PM PDT.


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