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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2009 | By Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County's Hall of Justice, vacant since it was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, might be reopened. The Board of Supervisors ordered staff Tuesday to prepare a report within 45 days on the feasibility of again using the facility, noting that construction costs have decreased over the last year and that available federal funds have increased. The ornate 14-story building, at the corner of Temple Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, was built in 1925 and once housed a jail, county courts and coroner's, sheriff's and district attorney's offices.
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NEWS
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."
NEWS
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
OPINION
January 17, 2014 | By Dave Jones
Almost exactly 20 years ago, early on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, residents of the San Fernando Valley were jolted awake by incredible shaking. Within moments, the Santa Monica Freeway - the major east-west artery in Los Angeles - came crashing down in huge sections; apartment houses pancaked, trapping and killing residents; and houses toppled off their foundations. It was no wonder. The magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake had just produced the strongest ground motions ever recorded in any American urban environment.
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.
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