Tag Archives: California Geological Survey

Surprise!! Napa Valley 6.0 Fault Was Supposed to Be Dormant

Is Millennium Developer Quaking In His Boots? California’s top geologist has said the 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley Sunday surprised seismic scientists because it appears to be linked to an obscure fault that had previously…

Stop The Millennium Group Makes a Difference

Not only has this grassroots coalition interrupted the status quo downtown, launched a great crowd funding campaign, and exposed corruption, it is causing reform on a state-geological level: All of the new public awareness of the…

Faulting “Previously Unrecognized” Observed in Hollywood Near Development Sites

Patrick Healy with Channel 4 broke this news that more evidence is being gathered showing that there are indeed fault lines coursing near the Millennium project site as well as neighboring project areas. New LADBS…

Fly Over the Hollywood Fault – a Virtual and Enlightening Experience

Have you ever wondered exactly or even approximately where the Hollywood Fault exists? The L.A. Times staff provides us with a virtual tour of the entire length of that fault. They highlight aspects of this…

Garcetti and City Council Abuse The Public Trust – Again! Raymond Chan Appointed as Permanent LADBS General Manager

On April 30, 2014, the City Council approved the appointment by Eric Garcetti of Raymond Chan as permanent General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. It was a slap in the…

Seismic Experts Explain Earthquake Dangers at KABC – Cal Tech Townhall

According to California’s Alquist Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act, developers cannot build on top of an active fault. You can build near it, but not across it. Dr. Tom Heaton, director of Cal Tech’s Civil…

An Earthquake Could Topple Hundreds of Buildings, and L.A. Leaders Are Doing Nothing

LA Weekly Article Los Angeles’ leaders have all but abandoned earthquake-safety philosophy in implementing the city’s General Plan and, especially, the Hollywood Community Plan, says Cal State University Northridge urban planning professor Dev Vrat. The…