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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The federal government is now investigating one of the most famous tours in the world because of an NBC4 investigation. The I-Team series documented potential safety hazards of Hollywood tour buses, including showing how some seatbelts have been modified or removed altogether. The series also looked at how the buses have been customized so that they are "topless," leading experts and officials to question their ability to protect passengers in the event of an accident.

The United States Department of Transportation has mailed certified letters to more than two dozen tour bus companies stating it believes the convertible tour buses lining Hollywood Boulevard are not safe and should not be taking passengers anywhere.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The greater Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, came in 16th place last year. (Chicago, by the way, is a two-time national champion. Congrats).

California has a bedbug problem. And state Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian of the San Fernando Valley is on it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Californians living in the Sacramento area or the Central Valley likely think they’re safe from earthquakes.

But seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones with the U.S. Geological Survey says that’s not true, given a major earthquake’s potential economic effects.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- In 2016, 1,000 homeowners across California will receive up to $3,000 to seismically retrofit and protect their homes from earthquake damage thanks to a new program brought by state officials and the California Earthquake Authority.

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program is expanding to include more than 150 ZIP codes in vulnerable areas across the state.

Monday, October 12, 2015

A sizable rent increase is probably coming your way. So is a sizable earthquake.

The L.A. City Council last week approved a deal that will force landlords to upgrade earthquake-prone buildings and force tenants to pay for it with rent increases as high as $75 a month.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Thousands of buildings across Los Angeles must be beefed up to better resist collapsing during a major earthquake, under a long-awaited ordinance passed Friday by the City Council and quickly signed into law by the mayor.

Officials expressed confidence that remaining issues over how to pay for it can be resolved in the next few months.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SHERMAN OAKS—Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) lobbied and won $3 million to retrofit 1,000 homes to improve earthquake safety.

The funding will expand the range of the California Residential Mitigation Program’s Earthquake Brace and Bolt (EBB) retrofit incentive program, which was originally slated to cover only 650 houses.