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April 27, 1993
After one of the wettest years on record, Southern California has been hit by a rash of landslides. Former state geologist James Slosson, now a private consultant working for Calabasas and Agoura Hills, says that nearly all of these slides could have been avoided through careful geology tests and sound engineering. Slosson was interviewed by Times Staff Writer Aaron Curtiss. Q: What makes Southern California so prone to landslides? Youthful geologic conditions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
James E. Slosson, a former state geologist who helped establish the California Seismic Safety Commission, which provides guidelines for reducing earthquake hazards, has died. He was 84. Slosson died of congestive heart failure April 28 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, his daughter-in-law, Lynn Slosson, said Friday. He was a longtime resident of Sherman Oaks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
James E. Slosson, a former state geologist who helped establish the California Seismic Safety Commission, which provides guidelines for reducing earthquake hazards, has died. He was 84. Slosson died of congestive heart failure April 28 at Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, his daughter-in-law, Lynn Slosson, said Friday. He was a longtime resident of Sherman Oaks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993
After one of the wettest years on record, Southern California has been hit by a rash of landslides. Former state geologist James Slosson, now a private consultant working for Calabasas and Agoura Hills, says that nearly all of these slides could have been avoided through careful geology tests and sound engineering. Slosson was interviewed by Times Staff Writer Aaron Curtiss. Q: What makes Southern California so prone to landslides? Youthful geologic conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1997 | TOM BECKER
James Slosson has spent most of his life dealing with nature, but it was his continuous efforts to help people that earned him the American Institute of Professional Geologists' public service award. Slosson, 74, founder of the Van Nuys consulting firm Slosson and Associates, received the John T. Galey Sr. Public Service Award for a career that includes creating unified building codes concerning landslide and earthquake safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
"How early can a major earthquake be predicted?" "Is it safe to build a subway in the San Fernando Valley?" "What about those satellite sensor reports showing that the Valley floor is continuing to surge upward?" Those questions will be among the topics addressed by James E. Slosson when he presents his latest seismic findings Monday at Valley College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Geologists suspect that an unrecognized earthquake fault stretches across the southern edge of the San Fernando Valley, in the area of the Ventura Freeway, but they don't know if it will produce tremors. "We're recommending that some bright, young graduate students do a study to determine if it is in fact there, and whether it's active or inactive," said James Slosson, a Los Angeles consultant and California's former state geologist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1993 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former state geologist who believes he has detected an earthquake fault zone running alongside the Ventura Freeway, through Thousand Oaks and into Camarillo, said Thursday that further study should be undertaken soon to determine the area's seismic safety. "We have no idea if it's active or inactive, but if it's active it could bring about slight modifications in structural designs," geologist James Slosson said. "We're not saying the world is coming to an end.
NEWS
February 2, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
An appraiser for homeowners in the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency's sinking Monterey Hills housing complex said in court Monday that buildings in the Eaton Crest section of the subdivision have decreased in value by more than 40% since their construction in 1981. The appraiser, James O'Donnell, was the last of 24 witnesses called by attorneys for the homeowners in a Los Angeles Superior Court trial that has already lasted more than four months.
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September 22, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency said in court that the agency has suspended plans to make $10 million in repairs on two sections of the Monterey Hills development. Agency counsel Laurie D. Zelon told jurors in a Los Angeles Superior Court trial Friday that a 1986 agency study, which said the repairs are necessary, is flawed.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency said in court that the agency has suspended plans to make $10 million in repairs on two sections of the Monterey Hills development. Agency counsel Laurie D. Zelon told jurors in a Los Angeles Superior Court trial Friday that a 1986 agency study, which said the repairs are necessary, is flawed.
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