20th Anniversary of 1994 Northridge Earthquake Media Alert / Photo-Op

What

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1994 NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE

Public exhibits, workshops, and an awards luncheon commemorating the 1994 Northridge earthquake, one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Presented by the Valley Economic Alliance—the organization created in direct response to the earthquake in 1994 (www.thevalley.net).

Where

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE (www.csun.edu)

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330. Plaza del Sol, Grand Salon, and Northridge Room. TV VAN PARKING: LINDLEY AVE./E. UNIVERSITY DRIVE BETWEEN VINCENNES ST. & PRAIRIE ST.

When

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 8:30am-­‐2pm

Public Exhibits (Free)—8:30am-­‐2pm—(Plaza del Sol)

Public Workshops (Free)—9:45am-­‐11am—(Northridge Room)

VIP Reception (Private)—11:00am-­‐11:30pm—(Grand Salon)

Awards Luncheon (Ticket required)—12:00pm-­‐1:30pm—(Northridge Room)

Who (8:30am PUBLIC EXHIBITS & 9:45am WORKSHOPS)

Free public exhibits will begin at 8:30am on the campus’ Plaza del Sol with the American Red Cross, Edison International, Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc., Mike’s Roofing & Building, Northridge Hospital, Republic Services, Southland Regional Association Of Realtors, Tri Tech Restoration Co, Inc., UCLA Extension, SOS Survival Products, and Van Nuys Airport. Free public workshops will be presented from 9:45am to 11am by the California Small Business Development Center, Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power, Los Angeles Fire Department, Microsoft, and The Valley Economic Development Center.

Who (11am VIP RECEPTION & 12 Noon AWARDS LUNCHEON)

City of Los Angeles MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Mitch Englander, Felipe Fuentes, Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian, and Tom LaBonge; Congressman Brad Sherman; Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra; Mayor Fred Gaines, Calabasas; Mayor Antonio Lopez, San Fernando; Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Mike Antonovich, County of L.A. Seven SF Valley businesses devastated by the 1994 earthquake but persevered and endured: 3M Northridge, General Growth Properties, CSUN, and Aerojet Rocketdyne, Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Daily News, and Galpin Motors. “The Magnificent 7” – seven individuals critical to Southern California’s recovery from the 1994 earthquake: former Councilman Hal Bernson; former Mayor of Los Angeles Richard Riordan; former California Governor Pete Wilson; retired L.A. Public Safety Field Deputy Jim Dellinger and Catherine Dellinger, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center; former LAFD Assistant Chief Frank Borden; and former Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), Richard Andrews.

Why

Occurring at 4:31am PST, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake had one of the highest ground accelerations ever recorded in urban North America. Lasting 10-­‐20 seconds, the quake was followed by several thousand aftershocks. Ground motion extended 220 miles (as far away as Las Vegas) and caused $20 billion in damage within an 85-­‐mile radius of the epicenter. Over 8,700 people were injured and 57 were killed.

Information / Luncheon Tickets:  www.thevalley.net