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A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

Report: Thousands Of Oakland Apartments Could Collapse In A Major Earthquake

The report found 22,000 rental units are at risk of failure. One out of 10 renters in Oakland lives in such a dwelling.

10/18/2014

A workers stands in front of debris gathered up after the partial collapse of a building being demolished, October 13, 2014. (CBS)

Building Being Demolished In San Francisco Partially Collapses

Firefighters responded to debris falling from a building scheduled for demolition in San Francisco’s Financial District Monday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

10/13/2014

13-year old Nicholas Dillon recovers in a hospital after a fireplace collapsed on him during an earthquake in Napa. (CBS)

Teenager Crushed By Chimney In Napa Earthquake Speaks From Hospital Bed

A teenager who was seriously injured in a magnitude 6.0 earthquake is telling his story from the hospital bed where he is recovering.

08/26/2014

Workers dismantle the tower at the First Baptist Church in Vallejo on August 25, 2014. The church was damaged by a magnitude 6.0 quake that struck Napa County early on August 24, 2014. (Christin Ayers / CBS)

Churches Hit Hard By Sunday’s 6.0 Quake In Napa, Vallejo Church Tower May Collapse

In Vallejo, the First Baptist Church on Sonoma Boulevard is in danger of collapsing.

08/25/2014

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

Adam Jay Pye was killed when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Half Moon Bay. (Source: Facebook)

Man Dies After Tunnel In Sand Collapses On Half Moon Bay Beach

A man died on a Half Moon Bay beach after a tunnel he was digging collapsed, burying him under four feet of sand Monday night.

07/22/2014

Four workers were injured in Foster City when a building under construction partially collapsed. (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

4 Construction Workers Injured In Foster City Partial Building Collapse

Four construction workers were injured Monday morning when a building they were working on in Foster City partially collapsed,

06/16/2014

Authorities on the scene of a building collapse at 1480 Nicora Avenue in San Jose on February 10, 2014. (CBS)

Abandoned Warehouse Roof Collapses In San Jose, No Injuries Reported

No one was injured when a large portion of the roof collapsed in an abandoned San Jose warehouse Monday evening, a fire captain said.

02/10/2014

(CBS)

Scaffolding Collapse Leaves 3 Hurt In San Francisco’s Twin Peaks

Two of three workers who fell this morning after scaffolding collapsed at a home in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood suffered life-threatening injuries, a fire department spokeswoman said.

01/24/2014

A soft-story residential building damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989. (ABAG)

About The Bay: The Hard Reality Of SF’s Soft-Story Buildings

Own a “soft story building” in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months.

06/03/2013

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