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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Thursday that they would proceed with work to reduce potential hazards from earthquake faults under six buildings on the University High School campus. Using funds from its last bond measure, the district plans to build a new gymnasium to replace the school's boys' gymnasium, rebuild the music room and initiate other seismic retrofit projects.
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NEWS
December 11, 1992 | from Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two previously unknown earthquake faults have been discovered under San Francisco Bay by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. USGS geologists Gary Mann and Mike Marlow told colleagues at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco that the data is too new to help in assessing how the faults affect Bay Area earthquake sequences. The Hunters Point Fault runs into the bay from a former Navy shipyard in the southeast corner of the city.
NEWS
November 5, 1989
Scientists are certain that a major earthquake will hit Southern California sometime in the future, but they do not know precisely when or where it will strike. A Times Special Report, "Waiting for the Quake," provides a detailed look at the earthquake faults that criss-cross the Los Angeles area and examines two leading scenarios for a big quake. It also shows which freeways and key buildings are vulnerable, and tells how residents can prepare for the Big One. See Section Q.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995 | J. E. MITCHELL
The Camarillo Town Center, a 39-acre retail center proposed for a parcel near Las Posas Road and the Ventura Freeway, is scheduled to be considered for final approval tonight by the City Council. The center would be anchored by a 116,000-square-foot Target department store, a Ross store, a Bed, Bath and Beyond, and several other regionally known retailers, according to a spokesman for the developers. A handful of restaurants would also be built on the site, which is now farmland.
NEWS
October 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
The space shuttle Endeavour dipped closer to Earth on Friday to create astonishingly detailed 3-D radar maps of the planet that might one day enable scientists to predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. By retracing its orbital steps and passing over the exact spot two days in a row, the shuttle can use its radar to map the same ground features from slightly different angles and detect changes in terrain as small as half an inch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1993
Plans to search for possibly destructive hidden thrust earthquake faults beneath the Southland by setting off 60 small explosions along a 100-mile line have been delayed until September, the scientist in charge of the project said Thursday. Gary Fuis of the U.S. Geological Survey said that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service had declined to issue permits for the blasts--originally scheduled to take place last month--until further reviews are conducted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1990
Why is it that I am experiencing a perverse pleasure when I hear about the costly and disruptive fire in the Metro Rail tunnel? Could it be that only a bunch of buffoons could have dreamed up an idea as foolish as building a subway system underneath a city that sits on top of earthquake faults and pockets of natural gas. And how embarrassing to think that it has already cost twice as much money to build one-quarter of the distance as the Blue...
NEWS
August 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Veterans Administration says it plans to close its 259-bed medical center here because of "seismic deficiencies." The 28-year-old hospital, built with what a VA spokesman calls "1958 design technology," is in an area between two active earthquake faults and is close to a third. Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward J. Derwinski said in Washington that the VA will seek $217 million for construction of a 243-bed hospital and $12 million for a 120-bed nursing home unit on the campus of UC Davis.
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