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January 18, 1995 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Clinton marked the one-year anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Tuesday with a visit to Southern California, his Administration was preparing to call for a major federal role to help Los Angeles prepare for "the Big One."
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February 13, 1994 | MICHAEL VENTURA, Michael Ventura is the author of "Letters at 3 AM--Reports on Endarkenment," published by Spring Publications
A few days after the Northridge quake, on the morning when five aftershocks hit within 18 minutes, a geologist or seismologist or some kind of "ologist" assured a local new camera: "This earthquake is continuing in a normal pattern." Excuse me, but was that supposed to make us feel any better--that Northridge was a "normal" earthquake? The TV people evidently thought so.
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March 21, 1994 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A powerful aftershock to the Northridge earthquake rolled across Southern California on Sunday, starting two fires, briefly disrupting power to thousands of San Fernando Valley residents and sending people fleeing from stores and movie theaters, but causing little damage. The 5.3 magnitude quake, centered near Panorama City, was felt over a wide area of Los Angeles and Orange counties when it hit at 1:20 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2004 | Hector Becerra and Doug Smith, Times Staff Writers
Ten years ago today, the 13-story Panorama Towers shook and rocked and cracked along with the rest of Los Angeles, damaged but not destroyed by the Northridge earthquake. Though the Panorama City building was salvageable, repairs stalled and the tenants all moved on. Today the building remains almost as it was then, an empty space behind a mosaic of plywood sheathing. A simple sign announces: "For sale/lease/Build to Suit."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1994
I would like to compliment you and your staff for the coverage of the Northridge quake. Your many informational articles as to where to find help were greatly appreciated. Also, the photographs were excellent--and unbelievable. BETTY S. HURST Reseda
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A small earthquake rattled the Ventura County town of Fillmore shortly before noon Friday, but there were no reports of injury and damage was minor. The temblor had a magnitude of 3.1, according to Caltech, and was centered nine miles northwest of the small Santa Clara Valley city, which was devastated in the magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake in 1994. The Northridge quake caused $250 million in damage in Fillmore and rendered 33 businesses, 80 homes and 117 mobile homes uninhabitable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
Seismic experts and engineers have long warned that a certain type of wood-framed building is particularly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, because the first story cannot support the weight of the upper stories. During Southern California's last destructive temblor in 1994, about 200 of these buildings were seriously damaged or destroyed, including the Northridge Meadows apartment complex, where 16 people died. Nearly two decades after the Northridge quake, a Los Angeles councilman is calling on the city to consider an inventory of thousands of these so-called soft-story buildings - many of them apartments - that dot the region.
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