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San Francisco Plans To Shame Landlords For Quake Building Safety

The city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake-safety ordinance passed last year.

09/16/2014

Debris sits on the ground in front of a damaged building following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Opening Center To Provide Locals With Earthquake Relief, Information On Building Permits

On Monday afternoon, the city and county of Napa will open a one-stop shop at at First Street and Silverado Trail to help locals find relief.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Some Oakland Landlords Forgo Retrofitting Thousands Of Quake Prone Buildings

Every time there’s a quake come the reminders about being prepared and the need to upgrade old buildings. But some owners are skipping the retrofitting altogether.

08/29/2014

KCBS reporter Dave Padilla snapped this picture of damage of the former Crowley Department Store in Downtown Vallejo, resulting from the South Napa Quake on August 24, 2014. (CBS)

Solano Supervisors Pass Emergency Resolution To Help With Vallejo Earthquake Cleanup

The Solano County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning passed a resolution declaring the county in a state of emergency from Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

08/26/2014

Napa Quake Damage

Earthquake Sparks Damaging Fires, Crumbles Historic Downtown Napa Buildings

Bricks and building materials were strewn across several streets in downtown Napa Sunday following a powerful earthquake centered just south of town.

08/24/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

The Lockheed Martin stand at the Defence and Security Exhibition on September 10, 2013 in London, England. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Lockheed Martin Cutting 4,000 Jobs, Shutting 4 Sunnyvale Buildings

Lockheed Martin is cutting 4,000 jobs and shutting four Sunnyvale buildings as the defense contractor continues to look for ways to lower costs amid reduced government spending.

11/14/2013

(CBS)

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Central Taiwan

A strong earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island.

03/27/2013

(CBS)

Earthquakes Shake Southern Mexico, Sending Thousands Into Streets

Earthquakes shook a broad swath of southern Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. But there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

03/26/2013

Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Seismic Repair Needs Mounting For UC Campuses

The tough economic times have already hit the UC system hard and now, there is an urgent need for funds to help seismically retrofit several campuses.

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