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Hollywood Fault Pits Builders and City Hall Against the Community

Jim Yeager, spokesman for the House of Blues Sunset Strip, reacting to the Hollywood Earthquake Fault Zone map released last week, quipped to L.A. Weekly: "You have to remember, for 20 years the House of Blues has been all about that — rock and roll." And Joe Furlow, general manager......
Projects in the yellow Hollywood Earthquake Fault Zone must conduct seismic studies to determine whether a building can be constructed or if reinforcement is required. Long dashes are approximate locales of active fault traces; short dashes are inferred locales. (Project sites added by L.A. Weekly); Credit: California Geological Survey

New Hollywood Fault Map Curbs Development in Hollywood, WeHo, Los Feliz

Updated at the bottom: Response from the Dept. of Building and Safety and the developer of Millennium Hollywood project. Environmental lawyer slams city, and community leader demands a criminal investigation. Councilman O'Farrell issues unusual comments. State Geologist John Parrish is "confident" of locations of fault traces.  State Geologist John Parrish...
This slope on Vista Del Mar Avenue between Carlos and Yucca is a fault scarp

Millennium Hollywood Towers Are Postponed

In a surprise move, developers of the hard-fought Millennium Hollywood towers next to Capitol Records tell LA Weekly they won't seek building permits until two lawsuits against them are resolved, a process that could take years. A spokesman for the developer says, further, that the developer is not digging trenches......
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Hollywood Earthquake Fault: Why Residents Should Care

Despite controversy over the L.A. City Council's approval of the Millennium skyscrapers, a project that would either straddle or sit next to the Hollywood Fault, residents here are mostly in the dark about their proximity to the 10-mile-long "rupture zone," which is capable of splitting buildings in half during a......
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Do You Live on the Active Hollywood Fault? (Interactive Map)

The controversial Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers, which were rushed through approval by L.A. City Council amid intense opposition from community groups, prompted scrutiny of other new developments near the Fault Zone. It turns out two other major projects were partially approved by Los Angeles city officials, and another is, alarmingly, already......

Does Hollywood Have an Active Fault?

A major portion of Los Angeles City Hall's skyscraper transformation of Hollywood — a dream vilified as a nightmare by critics who fought to stop multiple high-rise towers approved by the pro-density City Council — could instead be derailed by Mother Nature. Los Angeles sits on about 100 quake faults,......