Illustration of a student on campus with cracks in the ground and buildings

UC, CSU ill-equipped for earthquakes

Too many UC and CSU campuses aren’t equipped to handle earthquakes — and it’s past time the state did something about it.

The specter of “the big one” has long been on our minds as Californians. But last month’s earthquakes made many of us wonder just how catastrophic “the big one” would be if it arrives in our lifetimes.
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Supporting BART retrofitting

Beginning early next year, BART will start service systemwide one hour later for a vital retrofit of the Transbay Tube, which will impact thousands of our early-morning riders. The line connecting the East Bay and San Francisco, called the Transbay Tube, is BART’s most critical asset. Although it is structurally
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Worst places to be during an earthquake

Unless seismologists are just pulling a big scam to make us think their jobs are important, experts say California is overdue for a sizable earthquake. Where we’ll be during that earthquake is ultimately left to chance. If you’re lucky, there’ll be a sturdy desk or table to curl under. But
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Finding fault

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Given the slew of recent earthquakes in Berkeley, the level of safety and awareness in the community is worrisome.

In the last few weeks, the ground has trembled beneath the feet of Berkeley community members about 20 times, shaking up not only our nerves but also our assurance that we would be safe should the “Big One” hit. It is our perception that if a catastrophic earthquake were to
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