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Los Angeles:



Focus Question

The Interested Parties

The Los Angeles Area - What You Need to Know

Climate - Warm, Dry Summers and Cool, Wet Winters

The Geologic Hazards of La Crescenta

Debris Basins - Catch It If We Can


For Your Information: We Have a Plan


Focus Question:

Many groups and individuals have a stake in the La Crescenta area in southern California and in the answer to the Focus Question. As your group works to answer the Focus Question, each person will play one of the following roles:

Parents want assurances that their children are safe when they attend school. They hold local officials legally responsible for their children's safety in this geologically dynamic area; however, parents are also unwilling to send their children to far-away schools.

Geologists realize that unwise land-use choices increase safety risks. This member of the civic group will explain what the geologic and hydrologic hazards are and how they might affect the safety of children at school.

Developers want to continue developing the land at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. They hope residents will be assured that children are safe at school and that the area is, or can be made, geologically stable enough to live in.

Superintendent of Schools
The school superintendent wants to assure parents that children are safe and wants State and Federal support to make children safe. This person will try to protect the school board's funds from being used for school rebuilding or remodeling.

Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

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