Monday, September 21, 2009

How you can help with my campaign

To my friends,

Growth is coming to Ferndale. How that growth is managed is the key to the city’s future. Therefore, I am running for the Ferndale City Council Position 7 and I need your help. My election and term in office needs to be a partnership with you, my fellow Ferndale residents. We need to work together as Ferndale moves ahead.

So, how can you help? First and foremost is communication with each other. I have set up an email address for this purpose and it is: I need to know what issues are important to you and if elected, how I can serve you. I also want to be a source for you if you have questions on issues as well.

There are a few other ways you can help. They are:
1. By writing a Letter to the Editor of either the Bellingham Herald or the Ferndale Record Journal.
2. By putting a yard sign up in your yard.
3. By going door to door or talking with your neighbors. I have a hand out that can be used.
4. By attending the Candidate Debate on October 13th at Central Elementary School.
5. By helping financially. To put on a campaign here in Ferndale costs about $1500. (Checks can be made out to Brent Goodrich and mailed to the address below.)
6. By voting. Ballots need to be put into the mail by November 2nd. (Just to let you know, postmarks are not done here in Ferndale. All our mail goes to Everett where it is postmarked.)

Above is a copy of the mailer that will be going out soon. It gives you a brief description of what I support and my background. If you click on it you will get a larger image.

If you would like to help or have any questions I can be reached at:
Brent Goodrich
5666 Correll Dr. #106
Ferndale, WA 98248

Thank you for taking the time to read through this and I look forward to our partnership in Ferndale’s future.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

L.A. City Fire Engine Swallowed by Sinkhole

From KTLA's web site...something you don't see every day...this is for the Beyond folks...

VALLEY VILLAGE -- A Los Angeles City fire engine has been swallowed by a huge sinkhole caused by a new water main break in the San Fernando Valley.

The 6-inch pipe burst around 5:20 a.m. near the intersection of Hartsook Street and Bellingham Avenue, east of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and south of Magnolia Boulevard in the Valley Village area.

Engine 60, with a crew of four, was responding to an "unkown water problem in the street" when the roadway buckled, swallowing the truck, Capt. Steve Ruda told KTLA.

Ruda said the engine had already made it across the area when the veteran Captain inside decided they should back out. Two firefighters were sent off the rig to help back the truck out while the Captain and engineer stayed inside the cabin, he said.

As the 42,000-pound engine was reversing, the roadway swallowed the vehicle nose-first, he said.

All firefighters escaped without injury.

The cabin slowly continued to sink into the muddy water-filled hole.

A car parked on the street would not start because of the water damage, one resident told KTLA.

Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Kim Hughes said water service in the area will be shut off.

Fire crews said the engine will have to be removed from the hole before the water can be shut off because the damaged pipe is inaccessible.

Usually, the engine would be pulled out by a large tow truck, however, crews aren't sure if the roadway can support the weight. Ruda said geologists were being called in to determine what type of material they're dealing with, and whether it's stable enough to support more weight.

Traffic on Laurel Canyon Boulevard has not been affected by the incident.

The water main break is located just a few miles away from another pipe that burst Saturday in Studio City, forcing the closure of the heavily-traveled Coldwater Canyon Avenue.