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nonoise July 20, 2014 at 12:36 PM
This is insane. As long as the cover looks good it should be no problem. The city should goRead Moreafte r those people that put up illegal signs on city poles in the middle of the night. Police do not stop them or try to go after them. And, street services does not have enough investigators to cite them all. That would make the city some money and leave responsible people alone.
Lorraine July 21, 2014 at 03:53 PM
As I recall carports were banned or under stricter guidelines after the 1994 earthquake - it seemsRead Morem any of them attributed to greater damage to the house, so the municipalities enacted laws to protect insurance liabilities.
Lorraine July 21, 2014 at 03:58 PM
The 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles pushed that city's regulatory efforts further still,Read Morea nd L.A. has remained at the forefront of seismic building codes. "They have enacted ordinances which are very proactive and go beyond the model code," says David Cocke, president of the engineering firm StructuralFocus and a representative of the Structural Engineers Association Of Southern California (SEAOSC). One ordinance addresses tuck-under parking, in which the first floor of a building acts as an open-air carport with structural columns bearing the load of the overhead building. The Los Angeles ordinance requires retrofitting these "soft floors" with shear walls and steel frames. Shear walls are braced to counter the horizontal forces, or "lateral loads," that a structure undergoes from sudden terra firma displacement in an earthquake. Steel connectors between structural elements in residential wood homes are another way to transfer lateral loads during an earthquake. Also, to prevent the splitting of wooden sill plates—the bottom horizontal part of a wall—builders use square plate washers to connect these members to the anchor bolts that drive down into the concrete foundation. "These are small details that would not be considered in a nonseismic zone," Filiatrault says. The core concept is to prevent structural collapse. The building may have to be condemned, but at least whoever is in it won't die, Filiatrault says. One common way to prevent buildings from collapsing is the "weak beam, strong column" concept. Basically, the columns in a home are built strong enough to not buckle under the maximum force a horizontal beam can impose on them. So even if the beams break, the structure has a good shot of avoiding outright collapse, Filiatrault says. http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/outdoor-projects/extreme-building-codes
Lynda July 06, 2014 at 03:04 PM
So sorry to hear about your lost dog. Our family sincerely hopes you will be reunited with himRead Moresoon.
Penny Arévalo July 08, 2014 at 02:03 PM
Hope you find him. He's a cutie. I will put this out on the North Hollywood Patch facebook, too.
David Keesey July 09, 2014 at 05:53 PM
I had an idea on re-creating the sad rose garden into a beautiful Rose Memorial Garden for ourRead Morefalle n police, police dogs and fireman from the North Hollywood and surrounding areas. Each year on Memorial Day the city would honor them along with including roses with the names of those that had fallen during the year. Have a garden store sponsor it, such as Lowe's or Home Depot. Also, fixing up the small building on Magnolia that was used for food and snacks years ago. Offering local restaurants a lease to sell their foods with a portion of proceeds to fix up the park. The park could offer sponsorships to local businesses for putting in fountains, statues, adding trees, removing parts of the grassy areas to put in more drought tolerant plant gardens. Keep the area to the north of Magnolia for activities of soccer, football, etc. I would also like to see the cement waterway that runs along the park as a pictorial mural of the old and new North Hollywood. Bringing in local artists to paint these murals with help from our residents and students. I love this park and hope Mayor Garcetti along with Councilman Krekorian will bring this idea front and center. I hope we have others with visions as well to beautify this majestic park!
J Thrasher July 09, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Thanks David! Please help support these ideas by signing the petition.
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