b) Sexual Offenders: There were ten sexual offenses recorded in recent days in various parts of Northridge which can also be recognized as the neighborhood area of Rinaldi Street (Office of the Attorney General, “In Violation”).
c) Density: According to the Census 2000, the neighborhood area of the selected house/condo is populated with a total number of 28,049 people (U.S. Census Bureau, “Fact Sheet”). Thus, the area is not densely populated.
d) Local School Ratings: The selected area of Northridge encompasses with 14 preschools, 10 public elementary, 3 public middles, 1 district, 1 public high, 1 public charter and 17 private schools (Great Schools Inc, “Districts or Schools in Northridge”). Few of the schools have been ranked as the top schools in the county while most of them are ranked as fairly good between 1 to 6 out of 10 (Los Angeles Times, “Northridge”).
e) Earthquake Fault Location: The area of Northridge in Los Angeles region possesses a high risk of the earthquake from faults such as blind thrust fault and others. The selected area includes itself in the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones (the State of California, “Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone Maps”).
a) Zoning Regulations: The selected area includes in the Restricted Density Multiple Dwelling Zone. According to the regulations prescribed the area is prohibited to be used for commercial purpose. The residents are also not allowed to have equine(s) in a lot area which is less than 20,000 square feet. Moreover, increasing the building over two stories is also prohibited. However, the selected condo includes itself in the RD2 zone (American Legal Publishing Corporation, “Municipal Code, Chapter I (Planning And Zoning Code)”.).