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  • L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan

    L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
  • Tenants could pay part of earthquake retrofitting under proposal

    Tenants could pay part of earthquake retrofitting under proposal
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs of earthquake strengthening to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore giving these apartment owners...
  • New Wilshire Grand concrete foundation in place after record pouring

    New Wilshire Grand concrete foundation in place after record pouring
    The concrete has been poured. That was the word from an enormous hole in the ground in downtown Los Angeles, where crews were cleaning up after a marathon, overnight session building a record-breaking foundation for a future high-rise building. Dubbed...
  • Festivities planned for New Wilshire Grand's 20-hour concrete pour

    Festivities planned for New Wilshire Grand's 20-hour concrete pour
    What is being billed as the world’s largest continuous concrete pour will kick off Saturday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles with a parade featuring concrete trucks, members of the USC marching band, mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials....
  • Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky

    Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky
    Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
  • They'll be pouring it on at New Wilshire Grand site

    They'll be pouring it on at New Wilshire Grand site
    The latest addition to the Los Angeles skyline — the New Wilshire Grand, the tallest structure to be built west of the Mississippi — takes a major step forward Saturday when more than 2,000 truckloads of concrete are driven through downtown...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's earthquake building safety survey

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's earthquake building safety survey
    Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Rong-Gong Lin II and Doug Smith for a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Friday on the latest news in Southern California's effort to prevent damage and the loss of life should there be a major earthquake. Santa Monica...
  • Santa Monica targets quake safety

    Santa Monica targets quake safety
    Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake. The city will spend more than $100,000 over the next year...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings

    In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings
    In a reversal, University of California researchers will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move, announced Friday, is significant...