Oregon Repeals Tsunami-Zone Construction Ban; California Still Has NoneCalifornia has no state-mandated development restrictions in tsunami zones. "In every other country in the world, best practice for tsunamis is avoidance, not building in a tsunami zone," an Oregon seismologist said.
San Francisco Explores Strict New Codes For Tall Buildings Following Millennium Tower FlapSan Francisco is calling for stricter building safety codes focusing on making high rises safer during earthquakes.
Report: Dozens Of San Francisco High-Rises At Risk Of Collapse In Major QuakeDozens of San Francisco's biggest buildings could be at risk of collapse in a massive earthquake, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report uncovered by the New York Times.
Santa Clara County Looks To Update Building Codes For Electric CarsWith more electric cars driving on Bay Area roads and less charging stations than needed, Santa Clara county supervisors are looking to change local building codes as a solution.