Four years after first making the request, the Sunland-Tujunga Rotary Club has been given the go-ahead to purchase a surplus ambulance from the city of Los Angeles that it plans to refurbish and donate to the city of Ensenada, Mexico.
"The process has moved rather slowly, but it looks like maybe in a couple of weeks we will be able to get our hands on it," said Joe Cohen, president of the Rotary Club.
Cohen said the ambulance was intended to be used as an emergency rescue vehicle at the Bufadora tourist attraction, a natural blowhole on the Pacific Coast of Mexico just outside of Ensenada. However, Cohen said, the Rotary Club has lost contact with the authorities at Bufadora during the four-year interim and is not sure a need for the vehicle still exists.
"We're going to try to talk to them this week," Cohen said. "If we don't give it to them, we will find another worthy group."