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Southland developers learn to coexist with quake faults

As California this year embarks on a major campaign to better identify earthquake faults across the state, Signal Hill and other communities along the Newport-Inglewood fault offer lessons on how to allow for new development. The layout of Signal Hill was not dictated simply by…

Infrastructure at the Breaking Point

The New York Times broke this story September 1, 2014. There’s no denying that our current infrastructure status is bleak. The city’s solution: let’s hide our head in the sand and ok more big development projects! Garcetti fiddles while the city sinks into a giant…

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 been deemed inactive. “We would not have predicted an earthquake…

Consider the Source

You may have read recently that Group Delta released a letter to the State Mining and Geology Board stating that the Hollywood fault does not run under three development projects north of Hollywood and Vine, including Millennium. This is no surprise to us. We expected…

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 earthquake issue – from the increase in funding to complete the mapping…

Hollywood’s Battle is Our Battle!

CityWatchLA.com July 29, 2014 by Jack Humphreville WHO WE ARE-Hollywood’s neighborhoods and residents are under attack by big time real estate developers who are investing billions in too many to count high rise residential and commercial buildings along the three mile stretch of Hollywood, Sunset,…

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 City geologist Pascal Challita has confirmed the existence of earthquake…

Millennium Says, “Here it isn’t!”

In a recent article published in the L.A. Times, we learn that, on the way out the door as the official City Geologist in the Department of Building and Safety, Dana Prevost (who has approved projects in the past without the adequate seismic evaluation)  decided…

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 revelation in their most recent article, Preliminary Quake Map Shows…

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 face to all who care about good government. Those of…