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Stalking victim writes on college safety She will speak at Keplerâ€™s on Aug. 25
Collaborating on the anti-stalking law was only the tip of the iceberg for her involvement in stalking prevention and advocacy for victims. By Alison Myoraku Special to the Almanac Apart from appearing on nationally televised shows ormer stalking victim, like the â€œTodayâ€? show and and now empowered â€œAmericaâ€™s Most Wanted,â€? â€œSafety Chick,â€? Kathshe has joined the Internaleen Baty is scheduled to tional Association of Chiefs speak at Keplerâ€™s bookstore of Police, and has trained about her newest book, law enforcement officers in â€œCollege Safety 101,â€? at 7 intervention techniques. p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. At various conferences, â€œI cover the five essenshe noticed that the messages tial keys to safety at these about stalking and personal talks,â€? says Ms. Baty, who safety were â€œnegative, dauntadopted the â€œSafety Chickâ€? ing, and sort of like watching handle after someone called a car wreck.â€? In short, frighther that. â€œPersonal safety ening. (intuition), getting to know â€œI think women and your campus, partying and teenage girls respond to posisocializing, date rape drugs, tive things,â€? she said. â€œI write and the social media.â€? in a fun, catch-phrase way Having personally experiso that my audiences will enced the terrors of stalking remember what theyâ€™ve read, as a student at the Univerwhich is the most important Almanac photo by Michelle Le sity of California at Los thing.â€? Angeles, Ms. Baty directs Kathleen Baty is CEO of SafetyChick This writing technique Enterprises. her book talks to adolescent is evident in her first book, girls. â€œMy goal is to give girls street smarts before they â€œA Girlâ€™s Gotta Do What a Girlâ€™s Gotta Do: The Ultimate Guide to Living Safe and Smart,â€? pubhave to learn them the hard way,â€? she says. The event is open to the public, with the pur- lished in 2003. The upbeat tone advises girls about chase of the book or a $10 gift card to Keplerâ€™s. Itâ€™s safety in an accessible way, not through fear. In mid-August, she plans to reunite with Rep. free to Keplerâ€™s members. Royce, R-Fullerton, at the National Association During her years at UCLA, where she studied of Threat Assessment Professionals conference in acting and writing, and participated on the cheerleading squad, Ms. Baty fell victim to a stalker. He Anaheim, where the two will be keynote speakstalked her all through college, and beyond, until ers. Fans of the â€œSafety Chickâ€? may see another book the situation escalated to a dangerous level in May on the shelves soon. She has considered writing a 1990. At this time, the stalker confronted her at her book about â€œSafety Dudes,â€? partially inspired by home in Menlo Park, armed with a gun, and tried her three sons. to kidnap her. â€œI jumped a fence, and luckily got away,â€? she â– Go to safetychick.com for more information says. â€œIt resulted in an 11-hour police stand-off, about Kathleen Baty and her work. â– Go to tinyurl.com/Baty-163 for more informawhere the stalker was finally arrested.â€? Following this traumatizing event, she was tion on the Keplerâ€™s event. asked by then-state senator Ed Royce, who is now in Congress, to testify in front of the California Senate, and to help him pass the nationâ€™s first anti- N INFORMATION stalking law, later adopted by other states. At a conference for the International Association of She obliged, and thanks to her practice in pubChiefs of Police, Kathleen Baty encountered a meslic speaking at UCLA, she was able to portray sage that she now passionately advocates. In a class her feelings of living as a hunted animal for 15 led by two female police chiefs from the University of years. She described the experience of sharing her Wisconsin and University of California at Davis, the thoughts as â€œa huge weight being lifted from [her] topic of discussion was what to do in the event of a school shooting. shoulders.â€? Here, the two women explained their OUT strategy, â€œI thought of this as my way of getting my power or five pieces of advice: Get Out (move out of harmâ€™s back,â€? she added. way). Call Out (dial 911). Hide Out (find a safe place The law â€œmakes it a crime to engage in a pattern to hide). Keep Out (make sure the shooter is denied of behavior that harasses and/or threatens other entry). And Take Out (fight!). people,â€? according to the National Center for Victims of Crime.
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Woodside cuts back on tree-cutting fines ■ Were residents victims of contractor misconduct? By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer
he Woodside Town Council has again chosen to dramatically reduce a resident’s fine for having large trees cut down without a permit. It’s the second such case in a month for the council, and for the second time the residents appear to be victims of misconduct by a tree-cutting contractor. The council’s July 26 decision could have cost Ittai Bareket and Nadya McCann $42,500 for the loss of one blue gum eucalyptus and four Monterey cypress trees at their home on West Maple Way. But after hearing Mr. Bareket’s story, a unanimous council reduced the penalty to the appraised value of the trees, $11,074, and suspended the fine pending completion