Mayor Eric Garcetti admits that he and other Los Angeles leaders have long ignored the potential devastation from a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. We talk with him and seismologist Lucy Jones about new plans for retrofitting wooden and concrete buildings and protecting first responders, electrical power and the water supply. Will state voters help pay the bills? Also, UC tuition hikes and middle-class scholarships: who wins and who loses as a political battle begins?
Photo: The Kaiser Permanente Building after the Northridge Earthquake of January 17, 1994 (Gary B. Edstrom)