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Earthquake early warnings: Rift forms in public, private efforts

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| State law calls for public-private partnership on quake early warning system. Trade secrets, different approaches complicate cooperation.

Earthquake safety: LA orders inventory of vulnerable buildings (Updated)

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The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion to create three new jobs dedicated to cataloguing the more than 29,000 buildings that may be vulnerable to damage.

Santa Monica to vote on next step of quake retrofitting plan

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The City Council will decide on whether or not to hire an engineering firm to help identify seismically vulnerable buildings.

LA developing building safety rating system for earthquakes (Update)

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Mayor Garcetti announced plans for a rating system to evaluate a building's seismic safety and said he will develop a mandate for retrofitting older buildings.

App lets public share photos/videos with law enforcement

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LEEDIR will soon allow Southern California smartphone users to easily send photos and videos of major disasters or emergencies to law enforcement. It has already been used in Santa Barbara County.

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Update: OC cities weigh emergency declaration after quakes

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More than 100 tremors have rattled the region, with the largest yet Saturday afternoon. Residents have begun returning to evacuated homes in Fullerton.

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LA schools quake safety: Only 46 of 667 at-risk buildings got evaluated

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More than seven years after it identified hundreds of school buildings at a greater risk of collapse in an earthquake, the LA school district has evaluated only a few dozen.

Earthquake safety: LA school district to spend $41M on 2 Sylmar structures

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The district spent $19 million retrofitting 17 at-risk buildings at other campuses, but it's poised to spend double that on two middle school buildings in Sylmar

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