Get rid of your nightlight. It could save your life!

  Flashlights. They’re on every list of Things You Should Have in Case of Emergency. Keep one in your car, in your briefcase, next to your bed. That’s good advice. But let’s talk about the one next to your bed. Are the batteries still good? Is it buried in that...

Wow! Spontaneous leadership in the flesh!

The good news is that people really do take up leadership spontaneously. The bad news is that spontaneous leadership is still newsworthy. Nonetheless, we thank everyone who stepped up when it was needed, including Zachary Dearing in Rockport Texas: Read the full...

Block party organizer FAQ

How long does the event last? Half a day: 3 hours for the simulation, and then however long the party afterwards goes. Usually, we do the simulation from 2-5, and then hang out for a BBQ or potluck dinner. Who should I invite? Everyone on your block, in your building,...

Have a block party with a twist!

We’re looking for a few Palo Alto residents to help organize a block party with a twist. What’s the twist? It’s a live-action simulation designed to help families and neighbors practice their response to a catastrophic earthquake. Participants face the prospect...