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Coronavirus in the Bay Area: Helpful Links to Local Resources

Posted on March 23, 2020 by James Florence

UPDATED DAILY As the coronavirus pandemic becomes an increasing concern, it’s vital to stay informed on what to do and where to go if you need help. If you’re a Bay Area resident, refer to the following list to find information and resources in your specific county. Read more

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Is Your Livelihood Affected by Coronavirus? These Resources Can Help.

Posted on March 13, 2020 by James Florence

While the recent coronavirus pandemic has yet to reach crisis levels in the United States, it nonetheless has had a dramatic impact on daily life for some areas of the country, including the San Francisco Bay Area. From low supplies of products like hand sanitizer and toilet paper to the closure of theme parks and cancellation of live events, all Bay Area residents are feeling the effects of COVID-19, even if few are experiencing its symptoms. Read more

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Coronavirus in the Bay Area: Basic Information and Preventative Guidelines

Posted on March 13, 2020 by James Florence

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has officially been labeled a global pandemic. While contamination levels in the San Francisco Bay Area aren’t anywhere near those in China, Iran or Italy, they have the potential to escalate within a short time, as was seen in those countries. It’s up to Bay Area residents and municipalities to take steps that minimize the spread of this dangerous disease. Read more

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Power Blackouts Scheduled for the Bay Area

Posted on October 08, 2019 by James Florence

Due to concerns over high wildfire risk, PG&E has scheduled power blackouts throughout much of the Bay Area on Wednesday, October 9. Starting at midnight, the utility company will begin shutting off power to targeted areas in more than 30 counties, including Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Clara. It’s estimated that up to 800,000 PG&E customers will be affected by the blackouts. Read more

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Thirty Years After Loma Prieta: Assessing Earthquake Preparedness in the Bay Area

Posted on October 01, 2019 by James Florence

 

October 17, 2019 marks the 30-year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Triggered by a slip along the San Andreas Fault in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the 6.9 temblor was the largest to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the infamous 1906 quake. While the shaking lasted a mere 15 seconds, it was more than enough time to unleash a volley of catastrophic effects. In the end, the earthquake took 63 lives and caused nearly 4,000 injuries, along with more than $6 billion ($13 billion in today’s money) in damage to infrastructure and property. Read more

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