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Aug 30, 2014 10:39 am |

Earthquake early-warning law needs a shakeup: Editorial

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If it is human nature to close the door after the horses are already out of the barn, it’s also human to learn from our mistakes.

We in California’s earthquake country have made the mistake of not advancing upon the work of our Pacific Rim neighbors in Mexico and Japan after both those countries established ...

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Aug 26, 2014 03:28 pm |

Napa quake fuels questions about earthquake insurance

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 Two men walk past the earthquake-damaged building that housed the Carpe Diem wine bar Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging ...

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Aug 26, 2014 03:21 pm |

Napa Quake Leads to Clamor for Warning System

EQBy ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press

Ten seconds before a severe earthquake in California’s wine country caused the ground to rumble throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a university lab in the city of Berkeley got the alert that the seismic waves were rolling its way.

The lab is testing a prototype ...

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Aug 26, 2014 03:07 pm |

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near San Pedro

San_Pedro-_home_bolting_foundation_repair-_logoA shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Friday evening 10 miles from San Pedro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:59 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, 13 miles from Lomita, 14 miles from Palos ...
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Aug 26, 2014 02:30 pm |

Northern California’s Napa Valley Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine ...

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Aug 26, 2014 02:14 pm |

FEMA pushes for family emergency communication plans

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Most Americans are unprepared to cope with a disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency found in a survey, so the nation’s disaster relief agency is taking a new approach to prod people into taking at least one step to prepare.

Starting with an ad campaign launched Thursday, FEMA will devote a month to encouraging ...

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Aug 25, 2014 04:00 pm |

Community Emergency Response Training, Training Classes starting Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Community Emergency Response Training

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to present this training to the public.

Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical personnel may not be able to fully meet the ...

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