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Los Angeles Mandates Seismic Retrofits to Reduce Earthquake Hazards

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 9 to approve an ordinance that requires mandatory earthquake retrofitting for wood-frame and non-ductile concrete buildings. This ruling is a follow-up to the publication of "Resilience by Design," a report…

Joint Venture Between China Railway and XpressWest to Develop Nevada-California High-Speed Passenger Rail System

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

BEIJING and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2015—China Railway International USA CO., LTD. and XpressWest have agreed to form a joint venture that will accelerate…

$1,000,000 to Make Los Angeles the Best Place to Learn, Create, Play, Connect, and Live

September 10, 2015 - in Financial, Planning

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2015—Today, LA2050 will launch its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 crowdsourced competition that supports creative…

Los Angeles Announces City Sustainability Plan

April 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2015—Mayor Eric Garcetti  released L.A.'s first-ever Sustainable City Plan, a comprehensive and actionable policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for an environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, equitable future in the context…

CDS System Screens, Separates and Traps Debris from Stormwater Runoff

March 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

Los Angeles, Calif. —The Los Angeles River extends 52 miles through the LA region. The river has been encased in cement since the 1930s, in order to protect the fast-growing city from life-threatening floods. After undergoing scrutiny recently, the area…

Pan Pacific Mechanical Keeps an Epic Project on Schedule Using Bluebeam Revu

March 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Project management

How do you coordinate construction of the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River? You start by getting everyone on the same page. Not an easy task if you’re working with what could be described as a small army of subcontractors, along with an extremely…

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation to Deploy InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

February 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

Broomfield, Colo., Feb. 24, 2015—Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) Wastewater Engineering Services…

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Issues Executive Directive on Water Conservation

October 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014—Amidst a record drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti today issued an executive directive to dramatically reduce the use of fresh water and the purchase of costly imported water. "Our relationship with water must evolve. We cannot afford…

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Groundbreaking of Los Angeles Regional Connector, Improving Transit Efficiency

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today participated in the groundbreaking of the Los Angeles Regional Connector, a key light rail transit segment connecting three existing transit lines in the heart of downtown…

L.A. Awarded $32 million for Transit Improvements

September 15, 2014 - in Transit, Transportation

Los Angeles was awarded $32.05 million in grants from the federal Department of Transportation that will be used to beautify the planned 1st Central Station and improve the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday. California…