Soft Story Retrofit: Earthquakes in Los Angeles – Part One

Earthquake hazard is high in Southern California (specifically in the Los Angeles region) due to proximity to the great San […]

L.A. releases addresses of 13,500 apartments and condos likely to need earthquake retrofitting

Neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and the Westside will feel the biggest impact from Los Angeles’ new law requiring the […]

What You Need to Know About the New Soft-Story Retrofit

Last year in October, the Council of the City of Los Angeles passed Ordinance # 183893 mandating the retrofitting of […]

Los Angeles passes earthquake safety retrofitting law for older buildings

  Despite outstanding questions over the price tag of retrofitting thousands of old buildings, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed […]

How will California’s freeways survive a major earthquake?

The 1971 Sylmar earthquake sent a 6.6-magnitude jolt through the Newhall Pass, toppling a new interchange at Interstate 5 and […]

Making your home more resilient for the next disaster

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City is a tragedy – and a wake-up call for all Angelenos. With […]

Property Owners Eligible For Earthquake Retrofit Incentives

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The City of West Hollywood is now part of the statewide incentive program developed by the California Residential Mitigation […]

Santa Monica seeks to pass the nation’s most extensive earthquake retrofit plan

Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the […]

L.A. races to fix vulnerable buildings before next major earthquake

When Los Angeles two years ago approved the nation’s most sweeping earthquake retrofitting regulations, officials knew they were in a […]

When a big earthquake hits, your first instinct can mean life or death

What should you do when an earthquake hits? Cover in place? Run outside? It’s a decision one must instantly make […]

The hidden earthquake danger lurking in single-family homes

In the dead of night, the earthquake shuddered through this decades-old home, coming from an epicenter just a mile away. […]

New Rule Makes It Compulsory For LA Residents To Retrofit Their Houses

  Retrofitting Need Is your apartment vulnerable to collapse in the event of an earthquake?  It is a fear that […]