October 15, 2009: Shake, rattle and roll

on October 15, 2009

Good afternoon Oakland,

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake this Saturday, there are several events being held to celebrate Oakland’s recovery. Here’s what’s going on:

  • The Great California ShakeOut, California’s earthquake preparedness program, held the largest earthquake drill EVER this morning at 10:15 a.m. Did you shake it out? We did! Article to come…
  • The city of Oakland plans to commemorate the anniversary with a ceremony and preparedness fair at Cypress Freeway Memorial Park on Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Want to know how your neighborhood has addressed retrofitting needs in the last 20 years? Here’s a cool map that will let you know where improvements have been made.
  • Speaking of those ever-important retrofitting projects, a big-rig accident closed all but one westbound lane of the Bay Bridge yesterday for several hours. Do us a favor, folks: Slow down.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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