Pool lived not far from the epicenter and will discuss both the personal and professional challenges he faced after the magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the region. In addition to covering Northridge, Smith has been part of a L.A. Times team that reported numerous buildings were approved for construction on or near faults in the region without extensive seismic review. State and city leaders have since called for greater earthquake safety initiatives.
Readers who experienced the earthquake are welcome to join in on the conversation and share their memories.
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