The majestic mountains that surround La Cañada are a sense of pride and what makes the city unique as a hidden bedroom community. Although the city may be a hidden suburb of Los Angeles, it cannot hide from the danger that lies beneath.
In a recent seminar on earthquakes sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Public Safety Commission, Dr. Lucy Jones of the US Geological Survey, multi-hazard coordinator of Southern California and local resident, spoke on the reality of earthquakes, specifically in Southern California.
The state has a spiderweb of fault lines, in fact, the breathtaking California coastline can be attributed to its very active earthquake status. Likewise, the beautiful mountains that draw many to the La Cañada area were created by earthquakes and pressure at fault lines. The Sierra Madre and the Verdugo fault lines embrace the city.