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Thursday October 9, 2014 – Escondido Campus Power Outage at 4:20 p.m. Pacific Time. Projected restoration in 6 to 8 hours.

Escondido Campus Power Outage Oct 9

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Power went out at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Some power came back on in a few minutes but the campus remains in a brownout condition with no I.T. functions operable. SDG&E has been notified and a repair truck has been dispatched. Probable power restoration is in 6 to 8 hours.

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Escondido Campus update – Friday morning

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Escondido Campus update – Friday morning

Hello Again all: We will have the office closed today given air quality issues around the office. It will be a work-from-home day for all that are not affected by fires, and we are informing customers that we are open (virtually) for business today but not physically at the corporate office due to the ongoing situation. Please be in touch with your manager and team members to let them know how you are doing and if you are able to work from home as planned. There is mostly good and encouraging news this morning as weather conditions continue to improve, most fires are increasingly contained, and several evacuation notices have been lifted. Several routes near the office are currently blocked for safety and traffic management purposes. Most of the overnight news is quite positive about the progress against the fires and the cooler weather they are currently experiencing. Thank you all for your patience and the many outreaches of concern from associates everywhere! It is being reported this morning that the worst should definitely be behind us. Have a good day and be in touch with your team and leader as you are able to work from home. Warmly,...

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Evacuation Notice Still in Effect

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Evacuations remain in place for: • Discovery Hills • Discovery Meadows • San Elijo Hills, • Oak Creek Ranch, • Coronado Hills • Residents living north and west of West Valley Parkway between Via Rancho Parkway and Highway 78. San Marcos road closures as of Friday morning: -South Twin Oaks Valley Road at Hwy 78 -Craven Road at Twin Oaks Valley Road -North Village Drive at Twin Oaks Valley Road -San Elijo Road at Double Peak Road -Melrose Drive at Rancho Santa Fe Road -Melrose Drive at San Elijo Road -San Elijo Road at Rancho Santa Fe Road -Elfin Forest Road at Calistoga Way -Questhaven Road at City Limit -Coronado Hills Drive at Via Del Campo -Fallsview Road at San Elijo Road City Closures -Country Club Drive at Kuana Loa Drive -Harmony Grove Road at Kuana Loa Drive -La Costa Meadows Drive at Rancho Santa Fe Road -Harmony Grove Village at Country Club Drive -Harmony Grove Village at Harmony Grove Road -Craven Road at Discovery Street -Via Vera Cruz at Cima Drive (east side) -Via Vera Cruz at Canyon Heights (north side) -Via Vera Cruz at Bridgeport (north side) -Via Vera Cruz at Honeysuckle Drive (east side) -Via Vera Cruz at Honeyglen Drive (east side) -Bent Avenue North of Discovery Street -Discovery at Via Vera Cruz (east...

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Escondido Campus update – Thursday night

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Escondido Campus update – Thursday night

Hello Blanchard Associates: I hope this message finds everyone safe and sheltered again this evening. While many Blanchard associates have had difficult evacuation situations, we have not yet heard of any loss of home or property within the Company. The office continues to be in good shape despite the threatening San Marcos fire that continues to burn. Given the continuing fire situation, the planned school closures for tomorrow, and the current evacuation status of the area around State Place, we will again request a “work from home” policy for Friday. If conditions improve by morning (including air quality), and the evacuation is lifted, then we would support a minimal crew of employees who can make it into the office to support key business and customer-related functions. The T4T today was successfully shifted over to the Radisson hotel around midday, and we are recommending that the final day take place at the Radisson as well. Thanks to the many of you that continue to make our customers feel safe and cared for while they are managing to enjoy an incredible learning experience despite the unpredictable circumstances. We are hopeful that the conditions improve through the night and that the temperatures drop and winds reduce as is currently forecasted for Friday. The firefighting community continues to do an incredible job saving so many homes throughout San Diego. Take good care, and please contact Sally Smith with any information, needs, or questions....

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Cocos Fire from Stone Brewing Co. Roof

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Cocos Fire from Stone Brewing Co. Roof

Time Lapse Close to Campus

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Escondido Campus update – Thursday afternoon

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Escondido Campus update – Thursday afternoon

Howard’s Message 1:49 p.m. Hi All: We are closing the office at this time due to the fire conditions. Please depart the office if you haven’t already. Be safe and take care. All the best, Howard

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Wild Fire Crisis – President’s Message

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Wild Fire Crisis – President’s Message

Message from Howard Farfel Hello All: I wanted to provide a brief update on the office situation and the outlook.  The office is open with a limited team and is in good shape.  We do have a full T4T of customers in this week, and Alan Youngblood and John Hester are here and preparing to lead today’s session as long as the situation remains safe – they are in great spirits and ready to dive in – amazing…… The fire situation will continue to be a threat today due to extremely high temperatures, however, the wind conditions are expected to improve.  Unfortunately, the San Marcos fire continues to be the most concerning and is the closest to the office.  We will monitor the fire situation closely and will communicate any major change in the situation as needed. Our prayers continue to go out to the many people that have been evacuated, and we are thankful for the incredible firefighting efforts that made progress through the night and will continue to battle throughout the day. All the best,...

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