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Tremors rattle in memories

Recollecting details of temblor after 20 years reveals deficiencies in disaster preparedness

Earlier that Tuesday evening, she walked about her Oakland home, a five-month-old infant the focus of her attention. While preparing to pack for a flight to Seattle later that night, Rose Muller felt something. Full story

Temblor causes massive damage

Earthquake kills 63, injures 3,757 others

Moments away from the beginning of the third game of the Giants vs. A’s 1989 World Series in San Francisco, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked Candlestick Park at exactly 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989. Full story

College rests on unstable land

Fault proximity poses danger

Regarded by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute as the most at-risk fault in the nation, the Hayward Fault runs directly through the college and is overdue for a major seismic burst. Full story

Supply cabinets lack maintenance, attention

Expired rations present concern

As history indicates, the disaster supply cabinets, meant to ensure campus occupants with access to first aid materials, food and water for three days in the case of a major emergency, lack consistent maintenance. Full story

Worst-case scenario

Imminent threat of Hayward Fault running through campus demands better preparation procedures, suppl

They weren’t official. They weren’t adequately trained. They weren’t prepared with a plan. But they were usually the first on the scene. Full story

College left unscathed after earthquake

Tremors only knock items from shelves

Those on campus during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake were amazed to have made it through the rumble unharmed and that no structural damage was sustained in the tumult. Full story

Emergency procedures necessary

Campus expects better planning

Residents of California know that the San Francisco Bay Area is a beautiful place to live, and undoubtedly, it also has a rich history of earthquake disaster that comes with the territory. Full story

Trained committee aims for safety

Monitors responsible for risk reduction

In 1989, California was shook by the Loma Prieta earthquake, with devastation and tragedy as the aftermath. Full story

Campus nurse position remains in limbo

Off-site medical help encouraged

Victimized by budget cuts in the mid-1980s, the absence of school nurses on campus has left the college with no one to treat the wounds of the student body as it at one time did. Full story

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    Tremors rattle in memories

    Recollecting details of temblor after 20 years reveals deficiencies in disaster preparedness

    Earlier that Tuesday evening, she walked about her Oakland home, a five-month-old infant the focus of her attention. While preparing to pack for a flight to Seattle later that night, Rose Muller felt something.

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    College rests on unstable land

    Fault proximity poses danger

    Regarded by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute as the most at-risk fault in the nation, the Hayward Fault runs directly through the college and is overdue for a major seismic burst.

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    Worst-case scenario

    Imminent threat of Hayward Fault running through campus demands better preparation procedures, suppl

    They weren't official. They weren't adequately trained. They weren't prepared with a plan. But they were usually the first on the scene.

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    Temblor causes massive damage

    Earthquake kills 63, injures 3,757 others

    Moments away from the beginning of the third game of the Giants vs. A's 1989 World Series in San Francisco, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked Candlestick Park at exactly 5:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1989.

  • College left unscathed after earthquake

    Tremors only knock items from shelves

    Those on campus during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake were amazed to have made it through the rumble unharmed and that no structural damage was sustained in the tumult.

  • Emergency procedures necessary

    Campus expects better planning

    Residents of California know that the San Francisco Bay Area is a beautiful place to live, and undoubtedly, it also has a rich history of earthquake disaster that comes with the territory.

  • expired

    Supply cabinets lack maintenance, attention

    Expired rations present concern

    As history indicates, the disaster supply cabinets, meant to ensure campus occupants with access to first aid materials, food and water for three days in the case of a major emergency, lack consistent maintenance.

  • Trained committee aims for safety

    Monitors responsible for risk reduction

    In 1989, California was shook by the Loma Prieta earthquake, with devastation and tragedy as the aftermath.

  • Campus nurse position remains in limbo

    Off-site medical help encouraged

    Victimized by budget cuts in the mid-1980s, the absence of school nurses on campus has left the college with no one to treat the wounds of the student body as it at one time did.

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    Bay Area sits atop dangerous faults

    Strain mounting on Hayward line

    Northern California has a 99 percent chance of an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.7 or greater striking in the next 30 years, United States Geological Survey (USGS) officials say.

  • San Pablo forming emergency services

    City establishes support groups

    Planning ahead can bring about a significant difference in one's life and the lives of others around him or her, and in many cases, it is important enough to be made a priority.

  • buildings

    Buildings to stand firm, remain strong

    Renovations strengthen old structures

    Despite being located along the Hayward Fault Zone, buildings on campus were found to have overall dependable structural stability, especially with select problematic buildings being retrofitted in recent years.