Our video gives an overview of alleged public health and safety hazards at the Playa Vista site. For a series of follow up investigative reports, watch KNBC's "Burning Questions" series just below this video.
Playa Vista Gas Leak
Playa Vista Gas Sampling
Playa Vista Gas Sampling
Courtesy of Travis Longcore, Implications of Ballona Wetlands Restoration (run time: 1 hour and 1 minute)
Listening Start Points after introduction about Southern California Estuaries
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Bolsa Chica - unforeseen dredging consequences and similar expectations for Ballona
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These KNBC investigative reports include information about Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety inspections at Playa Vista (Part 1, 2, 3 & 4) and at Staples Center (Part 4 & 5) and interviews with The Department of Toxic Substances and others.
KNBC's "Burning Questions" Part 1 Paul Moyer Channel 4 News Report investigates dangers lurking under Playa Vista. Grassroots Coalition President Patricia McPherson, Dr. Bernard Endres, an attorney and oil field gas migration specialist, and other experts reveal an alleged trail of deception at the Playa Vista site.
KNBC's "Burning Questions"Part 2, continues the investigation of dangers lurking under Playa Vista and a proposed Los Angeles Unified School District school at the Playa Vista site.
KNBC's "Burning Questions" Part 3, reveals flaws in the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety permitting process at Playa Vista. Interviews appear to show a consistent pattern of deceit or lack of due diligence.
KNBC's "Burning Questions: Power Politics" Part 4 shows most Los Angeles Council Members have received large campaign contributions that may have influenced votes on the Playa Vista development. Grassroots Coalition and others brought a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles (City) with Richard Fine lead attorney.
The City admits the permitting process is done by independent inspectors paid by Playa Vista and Staples Center. The City admits many inspection reports throughout the City are flawed and incomplete.
Laura Chick, City Controller, also weighs in on the inadequacy of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety inspections of projects all over the City which may put the safety of the public at risk.
KNBC's "Burning Questions" Part 5 continues investigation of fire safety systems. Despite City documents that show failed or incomplete fire safety systems inspections, Staples Center received a Certificate of Occupancy by Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.
Courtesy of Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, "Facts on Fracking", Pennsylvania (length: 1 hour 45 minutes)
4 Technologies that the make today's Unconventional Drilling or Frack Jobs possible: Directional Drilling, High Volume Pressurized Fluids, Lubricant (slick water frack fluids), Drilling Multiple Wells from one Well Pad. Dr. Ingraffea includes plenty of statistics that introduce you to the magnitude of the risk factors. Well worth watching.
Green is the Healthiest Color - The Vision
Support a Ballona Urban Open Space Parkway connected by Foot and Bicycle Paths, Bus and Rail from the LA River and the Arroyo Seco through the Ballona Watershed to the sea.