"Y2K Bug: No Problem For L.A."

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LA Mayor Riordan Says City Is Best-Prepared In Country Y2K Bug: No Problem For L.A.

At a downtown news conference today he said, "We will amaze the world when Y2K comes."

But did he shake his fist when he said it, ala Al Gore? Inquiring minds want to know...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), June 28, 1999


Speaking of LA, did I see something recently about a new underground command bunker recently?

-- BiGG (supersite@acronet.net), June 28, 1999.

Opps, remove one of the "recently"

-- BiGG (supersite@acronet.net), June 28, 1999.

Yep, right smack dab on top of that new quake fault they've found. Clever lads...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), June 28, 1999.

Hey Mac--

Reginald says "Wanna bet??"

-- Michael (mikeymac@uswest.net), June 28, 1999.

Something about this claim smells like sewage.

They've already amazed me.

I wouldn't live in LA during the rollover for all the cash that should be in the banks but was loaned out to people who want to get their cash out to pay their debt..........

-- Jim Smith (cyberax@ix.netcom.com), June 28, 1999.

Now we can all relax.....

Hard on the heals of his elevator ride to 'nowhere land' and the recent sewage spill, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has proclaimed, "We will amaze the world when Y2K comes." Hell, most of us here in SoCal will be amazed if we SEE Y2K. His newly formed Y2K Commission is made up of the usual and customary suspects, and their press conference reminded me of a Milli Vanilli (SP?) concert. Now that the folks running WDC have come out of denial, who will follow? The good Mayor will rue the day he made his foolish 'amaze' statement.

-- Barry (barryjaynes@usenvitech.com), June 28, 1999.

We will amaze the world when Y2K comes."

Mayor Riordan didn't say whether the amazement would be on how well or how poorly L.A. had done." My money is on the latter.

-- Mr. Adequate (mr@adequate.com), June 28, 1999.

I found the story about 4 million gallons of raw sewage pretty AMAZE-ing. Not sure if the whole WORLD heard that story though. Riordan must have something even MORE SPECIAL planned (or unplanned). Think I'll pass up a front row seat and just wait for the "film at 11".

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), June 28, 1999.


Got a 12V TV for that "film at 11"?

-- BiGG (supersite@acronet.net), June 28, 1999.

I wonder if they designed their underground command bunker to keep out raw sewage? ...and wasn't it near a major faultline too?

Got brains?

-- (snowleopard6@webtv.net), June 28, 1999.

It's 10:30 in LA on Monday evening, June 28, 1999.

I'm posting this here because I don't feel the need to start a whole new thread based upon this information. It's still sketchy and unfolding.

The LAPD is on Tactical Alert. This means that all officers currently on duty must remain on duty regardless of shift change.

An area in Hollywood which surrounds a Home Depot is currently being evacuated. A device was found which was thought to be a bomb.

After evaluation it was determined that it is not necessarily an explosive device, however, it contains a large amount of liquid. It has yet to be determined what kind of liquid is in the container.

Like I said, the story is still unfolding and just broke over the radio airwaves.

We've had multiple scares regarding packages which contain notes saying the material within is Antrax in the last year. No doubt that somewhere within the next few months "something" will come to pass. Just hope this is all a false alarm.

I'll keep an ear open for further information.

Mike ==========================================================

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), June 29, 1999.

Mike - Just read your post and turned on Fox 11 news out of L.A. They're reporting that they found a timing device and small vials of clear liquid inside the box.

-- Ready & Waiting (not@home.com1), June 29, 1999.

Well...guess there are a lot of reasons why one might have to bug out.

It's now 7:10 am.

"close all your doors and windows. use duct tape to seal them to any air leaks." That was what they police were saying over their PA system to the residents in the area.

No word yet on what the liquid was but this was a very serious event. Much more serious than any other threat/hoax thusfar in the area.

Not fun at all.

Mike PS. 3.8 Earthquake in Downtown LA/Pasadena area this am too -------------------------------------------------------------------

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), June 29, 1999.

Any updates?

-- (snowleopard6@webtv.net), June 29, 1999.

LAPD obviously took this very seriously. From the local CBS affiliate: Biochemical Scare Shuts Down Home Depot

Nearby Residents Evacuated For Several Hours

LOS ANGELES, Posted 5:45 a.m. June 29, 1999 -- Residents in the Hollywood District are breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning after a biochemical scare turned out to be a hoax.

Los Angeles police disabled a suspicious device about six hours after it was found in front of Then Home Depot on Sunset Boulevard, reported CBS 2 News' Gustavo Almodovar. Officers cleared a three-block area around the store...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), June 29, 1999.

"We will amaze the world when Y2K comes."

I suppose we COULD be amazed on how bad it all comes out for LA!

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), June 29, 1999.

Mac, thanks.

I've been busy most of the day and hadn't heard anything on what was the final outcome of "the box". The Police were really quiet about this one, not sure why. Usually, and this has been happening a lot lately, when a hoax like this occurs it is announced as a hoax quickly. This announcement took WAY to long for some reason.

I suspect that this was a test of some kind to gage reaction, etc.

Needless to say, last night I was ready to bug out quickly.

Mike =================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), June 29, 1999.

Thanks guys for the final report. Wire services, LA Times, and national press noticeably absent on this one, given the potential for a Japanese Subway styled attack. Thought the choice of target (Home Depot) as an interesting one. Hmm!!! I smell a rat again, and the last time that happened was with the first reports from Bellingham, Washington.

-- (snowleopard6@webtv.net), June 30, 1999.

Funny, they publicized (endlessly) the Littleton shooting - guess that fit the agenda. Why nothing about this?

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), June 30, 1999.

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