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Pasadena Requires Retrofits to 500 Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings
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Pasadena Requires Retrofits to 500 Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings

By John Orona For decades engineers have known the danger soft-story buildings pose to life and property when the next catastrophic earthquake strikes. Now, Pasadena has a plan to minimize the destruction. On Monday, the Pasadena City Council presented a draft ordinance to require retrofitting for nearly 500 wooden soft-story buildings throughout the city. The…

Great ShakeOut Rolls Out ‘ShakeAlert’ at Pasadena’s Caltech
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Great ShakeOut Rolls Out ‘ShakeAlert’ at Pasadena’s Caltech

By Terry Miller On Wednesday, Oct. 17 Dr. Lucy Jones, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA), participated in a press conference at the California Institute of Technology with seismologists and officials from Caltech, USGS and the California Office of Emergency Services to announce the roll-out of ShakeAlert, the West Coast earthquake early warning system,…

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