La Conchita Mudslide Memorial

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Residents of La Conchita are holding ceremonies today to mark the one-year observance of the deadly mudslide that hit the community. What is the situation in La Conchita one year later?

A year has come by since La Conchita experienced the deadly mudslide that crushed and killed part of our community. For two decades we have been fighting for awareness of the neglect that is happening here. This year we fight to survive more than ever, as it is a matter of life or death. Nothing has been done to even clean up from last year's disaster. La Conchita is in danger. Meanwhile, the ranch above our little town continues to water its avocado trees. The hill is saturated. Thousands of gallons of water stream onto our streets daily.

The Mudslide Memorial is a time to remember those that we lost in the slide. And, importantly, it also serves as an opportunity to gain national awareness. This American community is in danger, and something needs to be done about it.

The program includes California State Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Carpinteria's Father Beto with Sister Suzanne, blessings from Chumash, La Conchita Community Chairman Mike Bell, La Conchita Community Public Relations Chair Rodleen Getsic, amongst others, including special presentations by musicians who lost loved ones in the slide. We welcome you. Pray for La Conchita.

Date:    Saturday, January 7, 2005

Time:    Noon

Place: At the base of the slide.

         6823 Santa Barbara Avenue

         La Conchita CA 93001

Note:     Details regarding Surf Paddle Out to be announced at ceremony.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Rodleen Getsic

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