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    Earthquakes are best described as a shaking or vibration of the ground caused by breaking of rock. Sometimes they are very strong and other times you would hardly notice them. This shaking occurs when stress that builds up in the crust is suddenly released as the crust breaks free and/or slides against the other pieces of crust. Earthquakes may also be thought of as the breaking of a popsicle stick by applying pressure to both ends at the same time. Should you try this experiment , you will feel

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    The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized basin situated in the County of Los Angeles, California, bordered by mountains its home to about 1.69 million people. Yet, amidst its cool mountain breeze residents of the Valley have learned to recognize its environmental hazards. Experiencing great impacts from its larger more celebrated neighboring cities undergoing urban gentrification. As a consequence, it has led a number of people to make their way to the San Fernando Valley. Unfortunately, many of them

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    as the farmers of the Owens Valley that depended on the river for irrigation were forced off of their lands as their farms and ranches quickly became a desert. During the 8 years of construction on the aqueduct, the population of Los Angeles had doubled. The aqueduct simply was not enough and a reservoir was made a valid option for not only household water needs, but for the needs of the fertile San Fernando Valley’s ranches and farms. Mulholland chose the San Francisquito Canyon for construction

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    Earthquake Essay

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    codes and earthquake-resistant construction, shook Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Orange Counties with the most intense damage occurring in Sherman Oaks and Northridge. The earthquake caused several bridges and overpasses to collapse closing sections of the Santa Monica Freeway, Simi Valley Freeway, Golden State Freeway, and the Antelope Valley Freeway. There were also several fire outbreaks throughout the San Fernando Valley, Malibu, and Venice area because of underground gas lines that

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    Light The Fuse History

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    was the dawn of progress for the city of Los Angeles but progress requires an exorbitant amount of money and resources. Unfortunately for the citizens of Owens valley, the leaders of the growing city would target the river that provided thousands of ranchers with water as their primary source for water. Most of the pioneers came to the valley in search of wealth from mining. Fortunately for them, water was plentiful in the form of the Owens river which also made raising livestock and farming relatively

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    entire 20-mile length. Note the blue line on the opposite bank, which indicates the path of a passenger monorail system between the City of Long Beach and Los Angeles Union Station, and extending along the river to Warner Center in the West San Fernando Valley, a continuous fifty miles from Long Beach

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    community will raise crime rates such as burglary, rape and assault. In response to that fear, they hate. Welcome to the Antelope Valley. We are a dry climate region located in between of the San Bernadino Mountains to the south and the Mojave Desert to our north. With a quick forty five minute drive over the southern mountains, you will have full access to the San Fernando Valley. Due to Los Angeles’s expanding crime rate in the early 90’s, you fear that raising your child in such “tough” neighborhoods

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    Then Sam clarifies that this was not “long ago” and “not a really far away kingdom;” they are in the San Fernando Valley. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley was like her kingdom. Even though she was raised by her father, she never felt like she was missing out on anything. Her father tries to exposes her to girly things like make-up and fashion. Her dad owns a diner in the San Fernando Valley which Sam loves called Hal’s Diner. All the staff was like her family. When Sam celebrated her 8th birthday

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    Simi Valley Comparison

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    Simi Valley is a small city in California. It is a part of the greater Los Angeles area and is separated from the San Fernando Valley by the Santa Monica Mountains. Kansas City is situated on the eastern border of Kansas where it is divided with Missouri. After living in Simi Valley, California and Kansas City, Kansas, it’s clear to see neither lacks nearby entertainment and although Simi Valley is better maintained, Kansas City is still a great living option for people who don’t have a large income

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    Northridge Earthquake

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    Ever since the catastrophe centered in Northridge, resources have been allotted to prepare people in the event of another situation like the Northridge Earthquake. In elementary school, children are taught how to protect themselves from earthquakes. The main technique used is drop, cover, and hold on. Students were taught to drop under their desk, cover the back of their head and neck area with one of their hands and grab one of the legs of the desk with their other hand. This position was to be

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