It was this week 24 years ago that residents of Los Angeles awoke to one of the most severe earthquakes to ever strike our region. The Northridge Earthquake resulted in 57 lives lost, over 8700 injuries, tens of billions of dollars in damage, and reminded us all of the precarious geography of our city.
It was in the wake of this destruction and terrible loss that Los Angeles came together like never before. We rebuilt, strengthened our building codes, instituted mandatory retrofits, and developed partnerships with the scientific community to keep residents safe in the event of the next earthquake. However, no matter how much we do collectively to prepare, recent events have shown that there is no substitute for individual preparation when it comes to protecting your home and family during natural disasters.
It is incumbent upon each of us to prepare a disaster kit, listen to emergency notifications, and have a plan in the event of an evacuation. 24 years later, the lesson remains the same: disaster preparedness is an endeavor in which we all must take part.
Visit readyla.org to learn more about how you can prepare your home and family.
– From Councilmember Mitchell Englander’s weekly newsletter
Video Courtesy of Mark Hovater
How would you respond to a threat of your very way of life?
Many residents of Granada Hills are preparing to defend their lifestyle – the suburban setting, the single family homes, the yards, the view of the mountains, all at a relatively affordable price.
Harridge Development is proposing a very dense, very massive mixed-use project at the corner of San Fernando Mission and Woodley Avenue, with 440 apartments over retail space.
This will bring rapid urbanization, with its problems of traffic, parking issues, overcrowding of schools and public services.
The Stop440 Alliance has brought together the community to fight against it — too big, too much, too dense. Reasonable developement there would be accepted, but this feels like bringing downtown to the suburbs — it just doesn’t fit!
This meeting raised funds to pay for land-use experts to help in the fight, and discussed strategies for the one and only public hearing scheduled by the City, February 7th at 10;45 AM, at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, 91401.