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Posted inSchools

Thousands of schools at risk during earthquake

A team of California Watch reporters and researchers spent the last 19 months investigating how the state enforces the Field Act, a strict seismic safety law that is supposed to protect school children at public schools. California Watch is partnering with dozens of California newspapers, television stations, radio outlets, and websites, including Berkeleyside,  to distribute […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Nature, Schools

Cal building rated very seismically hazardous

An extensive report by California Watch has highlighted the work that still needs to be done by the University of California to make many of its building seismically sound. In Berkeley, one occupied building stands out as being particularly unsafe: 2111 Bancroft Way, a five-story, steel-framed building with reinforced masonry bearing walls (above), has been […]