FROM Lucy Jones
Lucy Jones Dr. Lucy Jones is among the world's most influential seismologists and works for the U.S. Geological Survey, based at CalTech. She may be LA’s resident earthquake expert, but she’s also an expert in 15th century classical music. She digs into the connection between science and music in her genre-spanning DJ set. Hosted by Eric J. Lawrence.
Landlords, Tenants and Earthquake Safety When San Francisco apartment house owners retrofit their buildings, the entire cost will be passed on to their tenants. City Councilman Gil Cedillo has promised that won't happen in Los Angeles. Today, his committee is taking up what could be the most extensive retrofitting requirements in California history. Who should bear the cost of making those buildings earthquake safe?
At Last: Preparing for the Big One to Hit LA Los Angeles has lagged behind San Francisco when it comes to preparing for the inevitable Big One on the San Andreas Earthquake Fault. Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti conceded LA was behind the curve, even while he was on the City Council. But now, he said, he wants that to change. With help from Lucy Jones, seismologist with the US Geological Survey, he’s announced the most ambitious seismic safety plan in state history.
Earthquake! A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Los Angeles at 6:25 this morning. No injuries or damage was reported, but it raised a lot of questions about how prepared Los Angeles is for the next big quake. We talk to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new earthquake czar.
Can LA Survive the Next Big Earthquake? Despite the Big One certainly being on the way, California has fallen way behind on the mapping of earthquake faults to prevent new building in the wrong places. But what about the buildings we already have? The LA Times has reported that more than 1000 old concrete buildings all over the city are at risk of collapse.
The Great Southern California ShakeOut Southern California is earthquake country, and seismologists are certain the Big One is on its way. But nobody listens to dire warnings. Tomorrow, five million people are scheduled to get serious, and have a good time, in the Great Southern California ShakeOut . Lucy Jones is the US Geological Survey's scientist-in-charge for Southern California.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.