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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.
all-c-ing-eye June 29, 2014 at 04:06 PM
You did not mention where it was. we had similar here but a little bit after 10pm in West Murrieta
TT July 03, 2014 at 06:27 AM
The bottom line is that if these invaders were White supremacists, the border would immediatelyRead Moreslam shut. So the government is being very selective in their incompetence.
Michelle Gilstrap May 27, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Who is Running is correct. There are some wonderful places for Mr. Shriver to see in NorthRead MoreHollywo od. Perhaps, the Beverly Garland, and the new Holiday Inn Express, and other parts of the community that help make up the community.
Ellen Siefert May 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Wouldn't it be better if he saw the "not so pretty" places that need to be addressed? As Read Morewell as the homeless people sqatting spots?
Penny Arévalo May 28, 2014 at 06:57 PM
No one proofs these. They are uploaded directly to Patch. Users can edit anything they personallyRead Morepo st by clicking the green drop-down arrow button to the right of the headline (visible to the original poster only).
nonoise May 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM
irma glutz May 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM
The Becerra Dynasty needs a wake up call
nonoise May 21, 2014 at 04:05 PM
This is SLAPP: http://www.casp.net/
Penny Arévalo May 05, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Yeah, we covered it and had some great photos. That was really intense!
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> April 30, 2014 at 12:37 AM
Is "partner" the new word for advertiser, or are they a gay couple?
Penny Arévalo April 30, 2014 at 03:03 AM
LOL, Fortified, it's more than an advertiser, because they are providing us information we can useRead Moref or stories. So I guess we're a couple. ;-)
irma glutz May 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Why don't you post from Redfin, Estately, and Trulia for real estate info? just curious... do you Read Morehave an "exclusive" deal with Zillow? truth in advertising and "partners" would be nice
Joanna May 01, 2014 at 01:33 PM
It was a Middle Eastern place for about 20 years. It is a fantastic little treasure with an amazing Read Moretree covered patio behind the walls. Apparently someone bought it and will make his adventure/failure into a reality show. That was a couple years ago.
David Keesey May 05, 2014 at 05:08 PM
I love that spot! Let's hope for a successful business despite our parking issues here in NoHo.
They just open a bussiness down street David .
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