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.
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.
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.