One of my freelance clients, a paper devoted to the real estate industry in California, went for a pitch I made. I am to write a 600-800-word essay-style humor piece for the paper's "back page" column. My original idea was to do a humorous meditation on films that feature the destruction of Los Angeles landmarks--the 77-story Library Tower being incinerated in ID4; the mid-Wilshire district getting a) nuked (Miracle Mile) and b) vulcanized (Volcano); the Mojave Desert and downtown Los Angeles being invaded by giant ants (Them!); and the entire city being shaken and pummeled (Earthquake). I was also going to mention City Hall being destroyed twice by invading aliens--in War of the Worlds and in Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. Fine. I can write that in my sleep--which is good, considering that my deadline is tomorrow and I haven't written a word yet. But my editor wants me to expand this theme to other parts of California. That's where I start to stumble. I can't think of any films offhand that show other areas of California being blown up or destroyed. I do recall that in--what was it called?--Aftermath (?--it had, among other things, a very young Kevin Costner) a Marin County town died off due to radiation poisoning when the nukes fell on Southern California. Anything else, though? Your help will be appreciated. Thanks.