We’ve all watched Japanese citizens face three tremendous disasters in recent days and have been amazed at their calm, cooperative demeanor. In contrast, Angelenos rioted in the streets and destroyed cars and storefronts when the Lakers won the NBA championship last June, supposedly in celebration. Is this city ready to face a disaster as all encompassing as the 9.0 earthquake, the tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions that hit Japan this past week? How will the citizens of Los Angeles act when a real disaster hits? Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is here to outline emergency preparations and plans, but will we all listen?
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