As a resident of the area for more than 20 years I am aware of the many construction projects in the area. My father also worked for Building and Safety for nearly 30 years so I also have an interest here as well. Los Angeles has some of the strictest building and safety codes in the nation and these, many updated after the 1971 earthquake, have made our lives safer. The narrow streets and all of the other building challenges is just part of living in the hills. The noise travels everywhere. There were many projects underway on my street, across the canyon from Becker's house, and every contractor I spoke to told me of the arrogance of Becker and his demanding schedule. I was told that he did what ever he wanted to do and would just fight the city and wear them down. Outdoor fireplace installed inside? However manslaughter? As despicable a human being he is, 4 years in jail is not deserved. A massive fine is a far more punitive punishment. He has to live with the consequences of his evil ways and hopefully he will change. God bless the firemen who risk their lives to do their work and save us and our possessions. Unfortunately, they errored as well.