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How to keep yourself safe from wildfire smoke

Enrique Vasquez Plaza
| Everything you ever wanted to know about air quality and fires but were afraid to ask.

How will a major earthquake shake out?

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What will happen when the Big One hits? Earthquake scientists gathered in Palm Springs this week to discuss that exact topic.

Your guide to prepping for a disaster in LA

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If a disaster were to strike Southern California, would you know how to prepare? Should you evacuate? What if you have a family? We've answered these questions and more.

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Lucy Jones’s doomsday earthquake scenarios will terrify you — that’s the point

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"If you are in the Coachella Valley, Don’t plan on getting to L.A. anytime after the earthquake, unless you have some way of flying."

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Great ShakeOut Challenge: Make a tasty meal with earthquake kit ingredients

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Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.

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Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

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If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

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Getting the earthquake safety message to Spanish speakers

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For foreign-born Latinos, their first instinct might be to flee buildings during an earthquake. But in California, that can put them in more danger.

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The LA apartments that need earthquake retrofitting

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There are about 13,500 apartments and condos throughout Los Angeles that need retrofitting.

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