LA NOW Episode #42 Air Date: February 28, 2011 Hosted by: Mike Dinow 1. Dozens of first responders from the Los Angeles County Fire Department are in New Zealand responding to last week’s earthquake as part of California Task Force 2. 2. Seismic restrictions have severely limited the capacity and protection of the Big Tujunga Dam, but an $88 million upgrade project by the Department of Public Works is getting Big T Dam back in action. 3. New census data is in, so the once-a-decade process of reviewing the boundaries of the Board of Supervisors districts for population equity is about to begin. How the public can get involved in the review process. 4. The County has a new top advocate in Sacramento. 5. The fight continues to combat graffiti in the County’s flood control channels thanks to a new round of funding. 6. Phase II of the Department of Public Health’s Erase Doubt HIV testing and awareness campaign is now underway. 6. The Age of Mammals is the newest permanent exhibit at the Natural History Museum, where visitors can learn about the development of the human species. - Los Angeles County Channel