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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 42 (1958)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 217

Last Page: 217

Title: Geology and Related Developments in Part of the City of Los Angeles: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Peter H. Gardett

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Geologic conditions within the confines of a municipality continually manifest themselves as problems or as assets to the residents, the landowners, the industries, businessmen, and the city management.

During the past and present years the people of the City of Los Angeles have been and are affected by the geologic setting of their city. Some of the problems related to these geologic features appear only after a natural set of conditions has been altered by the projects of a growing city and her people. Other problems occur as geologic stresses tend to equalize in this area of changing tectonics. Still other situations arise when an effort is made to develop natural resources postulated to exist within a metropolitan area.

A part of the Los Angeles basin, located principally within the City of Los Angeles, and comprising an east-west-trending strip between the Los Angeles River and the Pacific Palisades is reviewed. Geologic conditions known in this area are discussed relative to building-site problems and to potential oil development. A review of recent efforts, on the part of the city management, to direct such developments to the best interests of the people is presented.

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