February 4, 2016―So Cal Gas Sets Up Resource Centers
So Cal Gas has set up the online Aliso Canyon Information Center at www.alisoupdates.com to provide residents and businesses the latest news and updates about the catastrophe affecting Porter Ranch and the surrounding areas. Residents can also make requests and claims by calling So Cal Gas Response Center at (818) 435-7707 or visiting their Community Resource Center located at 19731 Rinaldi Street in the Porter Ranch Town Center. The walk-in hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
February 3, 2016―Well May Be Capped Earlier in Month
Council member Mitchell Englander announced at the Legal Town Hall that while So Cal Gas Company is telling the media that the well will be capped by the end of February, it could happen as soon as February 8.
February 2, 2016―Know Your Legal Rights
More than two dozen members and staff of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and Korean American Bar Association answered legal questions from Valley residents at a Legal Town Hall at Shepherd of the Hills Church with Councilmember Mitchell Englander. The almost two-hour town hall can be viewed online in its entirety. The SFVBA handout, Questions to Ask Your Perspective Lawyer, is available to download.
January 28, 2016―SFVBA Sponsors February 2 Town Hall
In partnership with Council member Mitchell Englander, City Attorney Mike Feuer’s Office, and the Korean American Bar Association, the SFVBA is holding a Legal Town Hall for residents and businesses affected by the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch. Click here for details.
January 12, 2016―SFVBA Forms Ad Hoc Committee
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees formed an Ad Hoc Porter Ranch Project Committee to provide Valley residents, elected officials and lawyers with legal resources and information concerning the natural gas leak in the northern San Fernando Valley. The Committee is chaired by SFVBA Trustees William A. Daniels and Barry P. Goldberg.
January 12, 2016―City Attorney Offers Expedited Mediation
Deputy City Attorney Thomas Peters announces that Porter Ranch residents needing relocation who are not satisfied with Gas Company progress after 72 hours may call (818) 700-3600 for an expedited mediation. The mediation is intended to provide assistance to residents within 24 hours of contact and is sponsored by the Los Angeles City Attorney.
December 30, 2015―Judge Consolidates Gas Leak Cases
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Emilie H. Elias designates Porter Ranch Gas Leak cases as “complex” and orders them consolidated and stayed. The order means all PRGL cases will be heard before a single Superior Court judge, who is yet to be assigned. All cases are ordered stayed until the Initial Status Conference, at a date to be determined.