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martinez jail. >> there were two witnesses that allege charles waldo approached them, one of them, solicited them and conspired with them to murder some of the witnesses of the original crime. we found a document that was a hit list and it showed the ways they wanted the different crimes done. >> according to the district attorney, the methods include staged car accidents, drug overdoses and robberies that had "gone bad." the original charges against waldo center around his employment after the rapid recycle in martinez where he worked his way up to manager. among the many charges, insurance fraud, theft and embezzlement of $100,000. after he was fired, slashing the tires of company vehicles. >> mr. waldo had no reason to do what he's alleged to have done. >> howard williams represents the 38-year-old waldo. he says his client is really a brilliant businessman who is often misunderstood.
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>> he's sort of a steve jobs type figure. he's such a natural businessman, such a natural go getter. in the process, you know, like steve jobs, he didn't make a lot of friends necessarily. >> waldo is being held here on $1 million bail on those original 50 charges. he will be arraigned on the new murder-for-hire allegations later this month. in martinez, laura anthony, abc 7 news. thank you, laura. we have breaking news out of sonoma county. one man is dead, another woman rushed to the hospital after a loud fight led to a stabbing and a child may have seen it all. the man and the woman were on the ground with stab wounds outside petaluma. police found a child in a car seat. the child was not injured. police in berkeley, there
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were people who said they were sexually assault after given a date rape drug. it happened at a fraternity house. lillian kim is live with the story tonight. >> ama, it sits at bancroft and piedmont. they were given roofies, also known as the date rape drug. >> i'm shaking with rage every night that i'm in danger, my friends are in danger. >> uc berkeley students are horrified by the allegations. it was at this house where five people were reportedly drugged and sexually assaulted over the course of the weekend. >> in a student community of educated, thoughtful people, i would think that something like this wouldn't happen. >> members of the fraternity declined to comment. in an e-mail, the national office says no facts have come to light to support the anonymous allegations. any disciplinary action that may result from our investigation
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will be handled swiftly and internally. theta delta kai is dealing with a sexual assault case. a member is accusing i fellow fraternity brother of sexually assaulting him and possibly others. both cases have been forwarded to berkeley p.d. but want to give the campus community basic reminders. >> people have to give their affirmative consent in sexual instances. if somebody is incapacitated. they can't give consent. >> the allegations serve as a reminder what they do need to do to be safe. >> i watch the drinks i have, make sure they're okay, make sure i know who gives them, anything like that. i was with friends, i always know my surroundings, i don't -- i monitor my alcohol. >> as for delta kappa epsilon, it was suspended by the university for hazing and fire safety hazards five years ago. it's chosen to remain unaffiliated with the campus.
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in berkeley, lilian kim, abc 7 news. a member of the community, delta epsilon was cleared in a similar case from a few weeks ago. after reviewing the evidence, prosecutors indicated that mr. quill en did not commit sexual assault. abc 7 news learned a man arrested for inappropriately touching two little girls is under investigation for similar incidents in southern california. authorities publicly identified him for the first time today as christopher leroy german. police identified him are the surveillance video from two east bay department stores. a walmart and a target. german has been charged with two counts of lewd conduct. eye hey way patrol sergeant has been arrested eric lund was served with a search warrant at the chp office where police found a hard drive in his car containing several child porn videos. they had apparently been
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downloaded and shared by someone in sa lan owe county. there was a statement released saying the alleged conduct of this employee does not reflect the values, hard work and dedication of the chp. >> prepare yourself. >> prepare yourself. shut off the gas. shut off electricity. >> these are images from 25 years ago tonight when a 6.9 earthquake struck. it rocked the bay area for 15 seconds. 63 people lost their lives. the marina district caught fire, the bay bridge buckled, the cypress freeway collapsed. a world series between the giants and a's was halted. to commemorate the earth yak there was a moment of silence. at 5:04, the exact time it hit, was part of a 25th anniversary
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program at the embarcaderembarc. there was a preliminary design for what they're calling a remembrance memorial wall. the loma pa rate a earthquake has changed the way things are built. those who died are remembered when the freeway in oakland collapsed. >> some of the first responders have not seen each other since 25 years ago. dozens gathered at mandela parkway to remember the rescue efforts. still, 42 people tied. david burns can never forget the aftershock. >> on your belly, it's pitch black. sights and sounds of vehicles crushed and aftershock would hit. then you take a deep breath and collect yourself. okay, i'm still alive. >> he was an assembly man there. he raced across town towards the cypress. >> i got close. the first thing you felt was the
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eerie stench of death and the quiet. >> had never been to the sight where the freeway collapsed. her husband carmen smith, was trapped in his car for four hours. >> he only had time to think seconds and the only thought that he had was let it be fast for me, that he was going to die. >> dr. james betts was a young surgeon who performed an amputation under the collapsed deck to save a 6-year-old boy. >> the area in that part of the cypress structure was about 4 1/2 feet tall from the base. we were about 40 feet elevated. it was about 4 1/2. i know i couldn't begin totand up. so we were all crawling around. >> burns says people should learn from what happened here 25 years ago. >> look, folks, if you thought this was bad, the next one, this is just a drop in the bucket. it's going to be much worse. >> today, oakland and other cities in the bay area are better prepared to deal with an event like the earthquake.
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still, they say it's on all of us to do the same at home. in oakland, lyanne melendez, abc 7 news. in santa cruz, memories of how the community came together to rebuild after the earthquake are vivid. they gathered for a moment of silence to remember the three people who died in the 6.9 magnitude quake. a bookstore collapse killed two employees of a coffee shop with falling bricks. today the owner of the store remembered the help he got from customers and other santa cruz residents. >> we have people line up, put on hard hats, spend two days emptying out the store and saving it. then we were in a tent for three years. >> abc 7 news photographer clyde powell revisited the spot where he shot this video near the epicenter in the santa cruz mountains. 25 years later, it's been filled in and covered with gravel. no longer a reminder of that deadly event. it's bringing back vivid
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memories for the staff at the san francisco marriott marquis. the hotel had just been built and opened the doors for the first time the morning of the quake. chris was a banquet supervisor back then. he was in a lower level ballroom when the ground shook and the chandeliers shattered. >> as the room began to shake, the crystals rattled, cracked and some of them if in front of me and behind me as if it was a hailstorm. you could feel the waves that were literally laying on the ground as the floor buckled and waved across the ballroom. >> the hotel was not damaged. it was one of the few buildings in the area with electricity. for safety, the hotel guests spent the night in a banquet hall. they will honor the workers who comforted guest that is day. more than 100 of them still work there. we are shortening our newscast to bring you a special look back at the event of 25 years ago. cheryl jennings hosts sa
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seconds, at that years later coming up in about 20 minutes at 6:30. still ahead tonight on abc 7 news, speed bumps on the bay bridge. the cal trans construction project that made thousands of commuters late for work today. >> i'm meet roolgs drew tuma. showers are working tonight. the details with the accuweather seven-day forecast. you'll see how giants fa - ( helicopter whirring ) - ( roars ) ( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪ come and get it ♪ get it, get it ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na ♪ na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na... female announcer: it's a great big world and it can all be yours. here and only here. ♪ come and get it.
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> . here's what it was like for thousands of commuters who crossed the bay bridge today. traffic was backed up for miles in every direction. the problem? two steel plates across the
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three left lanes on the san francisco side of the bridge near the harrison entry off ramp. cal trans is replacing a number of expansion joints. but the temporary plates they used to cover the work act like speed bumps. the situation is not likely to improve for a while. cal trans expects to be working on the bridge through december. san francisco police are warning tonight that a scam targeting the chinese community has resumed. the victims are told they will be released of a curse if they present their valuables to be blessed. there's a picture of one of the suspects. they've struck twice in the past two weeks. one victim lost $80,000 in cash and $40,000 worth of jewelry. memorial services have been scheduled for a fallen pilot. 63-year-old craig hunt was killed when his air tanker clipped a tree while fighting a fire last week. he was a uc santa cruz chemistry professor who flew in the summers for them.
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a memorial service is planned for next tuesday at church on the hill in san jose. updating the ebola crisis. a cruise ship with a dallas health care worker on board is returning to texas after being denied permission to dock in mexico. although she shows no symptoms, she's voluntarily self-quarantined because she handled a lab specimen from the man who died of ebola last week. at the pentagon, a parking lot was cordoned off when a shuttle bus passenger suddenly became ill and said she had been to west africa recently. she was placed in isolation, but now officials are convinced she does not have ebola. president obama has appointed this man the nation's ebola czar. he's a former aide to vice president biden and gore. he'll be in charge of health security and overseeing efforts to stem the outbreak in west africa. we do have welcome news from wall street tonight. the dow climbed 26 approximate 3 points as solid corporate
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earnings outweighed concerns about the world economy. the exception was google where earnings fell short yesterday and shares fell 2.5% today. it is time to check on the accuweather forecast. meteorologist drew tuma is in for spencer christian. >> hi,ama. we're seeing rain showers push into parts of the area. especially in the north bay. we'll go in closer. santa rosa getting light showers, even along the coast. bodega bay getting wet weather. 101, it's a bit damp. not everyone seeing the showers. they're few and far between. a live look from the camera showing you a gorgeous sunset is on the way. that sun setting at 6:29 p.m. in a couple of minutes. a chance of showers overnight. mainly in the north bay. the weekend as a whole is mild and dry. we are tracking our next chance of rain coming monday afternoon. right now, temperaturewise, pretty comfortable as you step outside. 64 half moon bay.
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72 in san francisco. 73 hayward and right now san jose coming in at 70 degrees. satellite and radar, the story we're tracking overnight tonight, a cold front is approaching the region from the west. as it does, it's really weakened. the showers are falling apart as they push inland. i think the best chance for wet weather north of san francisco in the north bay. the showers will have a tough time getting farther south. as we put it in animation, the shower chances mainly north. it falls apart early saturday morning. look at that. that front fizzled out there. we turn to generally clear skies saturday afternoon with tons of sunshine on tap. we'll take you to hawaii where we are tracking a strong hurricane ana right now. 80 mile per hour winds. it's moving to the north and northwest. by early tomorrow morning giving soaking showers to the main island of hawaii. then late in saturday, early into sun, not getting a direct hit to the island chain. but still soaking rain to honolulu. the main brunt of that storm
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south and west of the island chains. overnight lows, 50s across the board. mainly cloudy skies and highs tomorrow very similar to today. a lot of 70s on the board. p 71 san francisco. 73 oakland. 75 fremont. 77 san jose with plenty of sunshine on tap. that's good news if you're heading to the art and pumpkin festival. early clouds, otherwise, sunshine and mild temperatures. around 67 degrees. the seven-day forecast. early morning showers, specifically in the north bay tomorrow. much of the weekend is looking dry. next chance for wet weather is monday afternoon. good news for game three on friday, guys. looking sunny. looking warm. temperatures most likely in the upper 60 s. all right. thank you so much, drew. we appreciate it. colin rush is in for larry. the sports with the giants info. >> it was fun last night. >> the moment that we can't stop reliving. travis ishikawa sending the giants to the third world series
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in five years. the call you may not have heard. that's next in sports. >> he fails to get dave parker at second base. so the oakland a's -- >> our power has been off for almost 15 minutes and the reason if you don't know by now, a major earthquake. >> obviously, people are terribly nervous here. the power is off in candlestick park. >> don't expect service for 72 hours. prepare yourself for nightfall. >> ate frightening scene here. just below me is where the crack in the bay bridge occurred. >> the lower deck has indeed sustained quite a bit of damage. >> santa cruz is basically gone downtown. >> that is the cypress section of the freeway. oh, my god. >> they had a 6.0 earthquake in the napa, american canyon area the napa, american canyon area about 3:20 this morning.
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loss to washington last saturday. both need to right the ship in berkeley tomorrow afternoon. sonny dikes hopes his young team can learn from previous weeks. >> we've had three emotional games in a row. had some travel. our guys are working really hard. i think that emotionally it takes a toll. especially when you're a little bit young and inexperienced. >> cal ucla has highlights a big day of college football on abc 7. bears and bruins at 12:30 start at memorial stadium. at 5:00, fifth ranked notre dame in tallahassee to take on number 2 florida state. larry bale and shuman after the game. a good day for 49ers fans. the seahawks traded percy harvin to the jets. why? i have no idea. this sports report brought to you by orchard supply hardware. >> thank you so much, colin. >> coming up next, we'll have more on the world series celebration and the giants fans who want to own a piece of the pennant.
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winners too. dozens of people went to the stores to buy t-shirts like the players wore in the locker room last night. some grabbed several at a time. at $32 a pop, they're eager to get world series shirts as soon as they go on sale. game tickets for the world series are selling for as much as $1900. ooh. >> be sure to join us tonight at 9:00 on cable 13. the aerial stunt never before performed on a surfboard and the veteran surfer who pulled it off. that's at 9:00. then on abc 7 news at 11:00, a man's body is found in humboldt county. nearly devoured by a wild black bear. authorities say that's not what killed him. in primetime tonight on abc 7, we have last man standing, crystal a, shark tank and 20/20. stay with us now for the abc 7 news special. 15 seconds, 25 years later. the loma prieta earthquake. hosted by cheryl jennings. i'm ama daetz.
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♪ october 17th, 1989, a warm fall day with clear blue skies. 5:03 p.m., eyes from around the globe glued to the bay area as the two hometown teams, a's and giants, prepare for game three of the world series. fans are eggerly awaiting the start of the game, not knowing what is about to erupt ten miles below the the surface of the earth. ♪ >> allowing jose to score, and he fails to get dave parker at
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second base goes the oakland a's -- >> we're having an earthquake! -- >> we're having an earthquake! ♪ >> stay here, stay here. >> abc 7 presents, 15 seconds, 25 years later. >> there it is, there it is. ♪ 25 years ago, those chilling 15 secs changed the lives of many, pictures of chaos, destruction, fire, and heroism remain all too real. but we learned so much from that fateful day.
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not only about how to better prepare ourselves, but also how to protect one another. >> top deck fell on the bottom. >> for the next half hour, we'll look back at the moments the hours and the days surrounded the earthquake, and take a look forward of what we know now about future earthquakes. the recent napa earthquake shows us how vulnerable we are and how resilient we can be. our power's been off for almost 15 minutes, and the reason, if you don't know by now, there was a major earthquake. >> i remember the day in 1989 all too well. i was just entering the news to anchor a newscast here in the studio on front street, and then the terrifying shaking began. >> let's go to pete wilson live to see if there was anything felt out there. >> sheryl, obviously, people are nervous here. the power is off in candle stick
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park. >> initial reports came in that a nmagnitude 7.1 struck, and th epicenter in the mountains, it stretched from oakland and beyond. the former mayor will never forget those initial moments as he arrived at candlestick park for the world series. >> just walked into the ballpark, and the place was rocking. the players were milling around. the police came and said to me, mr. mayor, we have to go, thfrs this was a major earthquake. how bad was it? just then the tv showed how the bay bridge section had fallen into the lower section, and then i knew we were in trouble. the fbi came to me and said, mr. mayor, we have a held comicopte a view of the entire city, and i got a chance to see the whole city from, you know, several thousand feet up, and that scared me. the city was dark. other than fires all over the
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city. everyone remembers the marina, huge fire. i got scared. because i said, how will i deal with this? >> don't expect services for 72 hours! okay? prepare yourself for night fall. abc 7 was covering the story near the marina when the earthquake hit. >> i was a native, born and raised in san francisco. i had been in earthquakes, but i knew this was completely different. we immediately drove to the marina and first got to number two serante and we saw pancakes, and that's when i was, like, this is the real deal. >> i'm at the corner of jefferson, you can see the building has collapsed. they don't know if people are still in there or if they are not. you see the fire down past me. >> it was real panic. everybody was scared. nobody knew if there were people that were injured or dead in the building. as we were there, for hours and
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hours throughout the night covering it. people started becoming calmer and what i really noticed was how people were helping one another. >> as i went out into the street, i saw people literally directing traffic because lights were not working. we saw younger people climbing upstairs to high-rise developments where elderly people were trapped. >> i'll just never forget standing on that corner, and there was no water in the fire hydrants. the fire boat had come down into the marina, and volunteers went and carried the hoses all the way up from the bay to the fire. >> so i understand we are looking at a live picture of the damage to the bay bridge. we understand that there have been cars trapped. i'm getting -- >> abc 7 was there at the scene. >> we're here on the bay bridge, and, in fact, we were driving over the bay bridge when the
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earthquake struck. we understand -- >> i can't say i ever felt nervous or scared, but shock. ahead of us, cars had brake lights, and you saw things crumbling down from above like dust and even debris sprinkling down as the van was walking. >> it's been a frightening scene here. as you can see, just below me is where the crack in the bay bridge occurred, a 50-foot section. >> we get to the end of the road, so to speak, because the bridge literally dropped off. people are panicked. cars are stopped. you see the water below. we stood at that precipice at that break in the bridge visually assessed, oh, my god, this is huge. >> okay, we have pictures on air now that is the cypress section of the freeway, and you can see -- oh, my god, look at that. the freeway has just completely collapsed. >> tim peterson was on the
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freeway trapped for six hours. >> it shook for four or five seconds and dropped right on my truck. everybody was killed in the area that i was in. the sounds afterwards were horrific as far as horns blaring, motors revving, people screaming. it went on for hours. i figured it was over. >> you could tell that people were trapped up there, and some cars had gone off the deck and, you know, fallen into the ground. >> you could hear people talking, and then, like leaving, and they were yelling to me, and i would yell back, but there was no way to get in there. >> i started going from section to section, calling out fire department, here to help, you know, finding people obviously had not made it, moving on to who was viable. >> it was until about, i don't know, 10:00 or so, and then it took a couple hours to get me out of there. >> 42 people died in that structure, and many others were trapped and injured.
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one, a little boy, whose mother and aunt were killed. dr. james betts is, a surgical doctor, arrived to help with the rescue. >> surgical responder came to help in the two areas, the one that collapsed on the others, and she said there's somebody there. you got to do something. his leg is trapped. you're going to need to amputate it. the child was in the backseat, thrown to the front, right leg was crushed to the knee by the cross beam that had come down, and the left leg was trapped under the driver's seat, and then the actual amputation took only a couple minutes, if that. >> today, that boy, julio, is doing well. >> this is the car he survived in for four days. >> another dramatic rescue on the cypress. buck survived 90 hours in the
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rebel. >> i saw him wave a hand, incredible, he's alive. i said, we'll be back. i don't know what's going on, i hear a panic, i panic too, crawling fast, and there was an aftershock, and it shook, and it shifted a bit. that's why the rescue took awhile because to stabilize, the rescue took five and a half hours. buck died a month later, but the memories of his rescue remained forever. >> greatest rescue ever been involved in, man, fabulous, >> greatest rescue ever been involved in, man, fabulous, absolutely
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♪ we later learn the magnitude of the 1989 earthquake was 6.9, not 7.1 and learned the epicenter was in the santa cruz mountains. >> you expect the damage to be severe here, and it is. the downtown section of santa cruz is basically gone. all the old brick unreinforced buildings collapsed, three people to have died. >> one was terry griswald's brother and never forgets the
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moment she realized he was gone. >> everybody was sitting in a circle, there was quite a few people there, and we got out of the car and walk up to the people, anybody know where shaun is? everything went quiet. and i -- then i knew. he was only 21. >> just five miles from the earthquake's epicenter sits the town of watsonville. >> that's an aftershock oop i'm going outside. >> it's a roar, and the street is waving like an ocean, and i saw the house across the street fall. it was just such a shock. >> houses off their foundations. commercial part of town, we lost a lot of buildings, water lines broken. the city of watson was isolated at one point. highway 1, we lost two bridges that transitioned over the slew. they almost lifted up and came back down. highway 152 was out due to
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landslides. highway 17 was out due to landslides. >> the response from people across the globe in the days and months that followed the earthquake was remarkable. look at this. here at abc 7, we received thousands of letters as well as donations to the american red cross. all from people who wanted to help. the 6.9 earthquake killed 63 people and injured more than 3700. the economic toll, staggering, $10 billion. many people needed just the basics to survive. >> the red cross set up 45 setters immediately. we had people's pets. we had folks whose structures had been completely destroyed, and we provided them with food and water. we had medical team, and we had mental health teams immediately available on site. >> it's more apparent with the damaged section of the bay bridge. >> i was concerned about the economic impact an earthquake would have on the community. talking about jobs, people's livelihoods, the ability to get
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to work. some restaurants were open and were serving so they were able to feed people when they couldn't eat at home. businesses were trying to work out remote working, distance working, a concept we're familiar with today, but in 1989, that was a rather unusual concept. >> 25 years later, we know so much more about preparing for an earthquake and keeping our communities safe. >> we have sirens all around the city that not only will give us sound to let people know there's an emergency, but we can communicate by voice, and that's right out of the building so we can talk to people in multiple languages. >> nert, neighborhood emergency response teams, now exist throughout san francisco. >> there was a small group of us that went down not fire boat station at 22 and a half and thanked the fire people there for saving the marina and, we said, please, please, train us civilians so that we know what
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to do next time before help can arrive, and they thought about that, and then that was the birth of the nert program in san francisco, and so my husband and i and some of the neighbors were the first class of nert, now expanded to, what, 17 or 18,000 people. >> and in oakland, we have a program called core, the citizens of oaklands respond to emergencies. >> a lot of stuff happened in oakland in particular where a lot of money came to retrofit building. we improved radio systems, more buildings built to standards. >> today if it happens, i think the response would be excellent. >> when we return, when and where will the next one hit? a look at earthquake forecasting. a look at earthquake forecasting. >>
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♪ there are more than 350 active faults in california, all capable of producing strong earthquakes. by looking at the past, we can get a better sense of what may lie ahead. back in 190 6, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook san francisco to its core.
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afterwards, there was little activity for a hundred years which created a lot of stress over major faults in the bay area. >> bottom line is that down the road, we're going to begin to have earthquakes on all of these faults because the plates are moving, nothing stops them, and the faults slowed down by 1906 have to catch up. >> the recent 6 .0 earthquake on the west napa fault could be the beginning of the catching up. the august 24th quake revealed a system of smaller faults. recent studies suggest instead of there being a big one like 1906 and decades of little activity, we might see clusters of moderate earthquakes in a short period of time. >> imagine you have a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the hayward fault and a year and a half later as you recover, the rogers creek fault goes. as you recover from that, four
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years later, another fault goes. >> so will there be any warning? in fact, the first real demonstration of an earthquake early warning system. >> the office of usgs deployed free sensors in the epicenter area well south of the san francisco bay area, and then they installed radio to connect those signals to alert boxes in the bay area, including one at the cypress structure where emergency workers were actively working to extract people from the collapsed structure, and it was a success. >> 25 years later, the usgs is in the testing phase of the shake alert system designed to give people up to a minute of warning. >> if you detect an earthquake rapidly, you can send warning out in advance of the strongest shaking waves. >> 73 seconds to shaking. >> takes less than three seconds to drop cover and hold on under a desk or table. >> earthquake, earthquake,
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moderate shaking expected in 20 seconds. >> if they have ten seconds or 15 seconds, you'll do things like shut off your stove or move away from windows or objects that could fall. there's a lot of automated actions that can take place. transportation systems, we might slow and stop trains, prevent cars from enter bridges or tunnels. >> the usgsments the shake alert system for the entire west coast, but lacks funding. the california earthquake authority outlines seven steps to help protect you and your family from the danger of earthquakes. >> start by securing your space. when the ground shakes, a major cause of injury are things falling off the walls or ceilings and landing on people. tie them into the wall. >> earthquake. >> we know every in the bay area needs a disaster plan. when the ground shakes, when
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communications are down, how do you reconnect with your family? where do you meet? think through in advance and know what you're going to do when the next one strikes. everyone in the bay area ought to have a supply kit at the ready, put in water, a little food, medicines to rely on, have a several day's supply. >> there are ways to minimize financial hardships. strengthen your home with retrofitting. >> napa was vulnerable like many cities in california are to earthquakes because it has older buildings. downtown and single family dwellings around napa, unfortunately, were constructed a long time ago to older codes and have not been fitted to newer codes to make them stronger. >> recently the cea, the governor's office of accountability services created a new retrofitting program for homeowners of oakland and los angeles and hope to extend it statewide.
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>> the house that has a particular kind of vulnerabil y vulnerability, it's pre-1940s, with a crawl space under the house. this is an opportunity to retrofit your home with up to $3,000. >> consider the financial hardship it causes when an earthquake destroys a home or contents within. there's a number of reasons why people in the state fail to take the step of putting in that earthquake insurance protection in place. maybe they think it's covering the homeowners policy. it's not. maybe they think the federal government will come in and make it right again after the home is badly damaged. it won't. >> the california earthquake authority was created by the california legislature in 1996 to create affordable options. it's basically a state run insurance pool designed to manage costs including deductibles. >> the deductible with the cea policy triggers at what point we pay claim, and if you have a $400,000 home, for example, with a 10% deductible, we pay claims once the structure has been damaged to the tune of $40,000.
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no need to write out a check for $40,000. we have a new product called choice giving people the option to choose to insure their home with one deductible and contents with another deductible. we pay content loss within 10%. it is so important that we're prepared for the moment the earthquake strikes. drop, cover, and hold on. drop to the ground, cover your head to avoid being hit by objects falling from above, and hold on until the shaking stops, and then get up and move from the building when safe to do so. >> by being prepared and self-efficient, you can help cities and towns focus on recovery efforts and improve safety. >> get to know your neighbors. get to know in your neighborhood >> get to know your neighbors. get to know in your neighborhood what resources are there
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, , , , yeah, enough for two. gosh. try four, buddy. hmm, i'll take a dark roast. french vanilla, make it strong! the all new keurig 2.0 is here. brew for one, brew for all. ♪ >> reconnect and restore, that's the final step for a community rebuilding after an earthquake. 25 years later, that's exactly what happened. ♪ >> watsonville, we were a small community, but you just saw what the community can do. it was awesome. ♪ >> downtown meant something to santa cruz, it was the living room for the community. we managed to take something
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that was really broken and, you know, heart breaking to the community and really redo it and make it work well. ♪ >> 1989 really showed us how resilient san francisco is as a city, and that the whole bay area is. >> there's a great sense of community in oak lland. there's people now better trained through the core program. a lot of people have taken a lot of first aid, so oakland's going to survive the next one. oakland's going to do itself pretty proud. >> we've demonstrated during one of the worst disasters in the country's history, this earthquake, that we could take care of ourselves. we could help each other. we were made of the right stuff. ♪ >> it's not broken! ♪
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>> we leave you now with a final moment that reminds us all how proud we are to call this moment that reminds us all how proud we are to call this beautiful place home. ♪
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this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- an attorney from brooklyn, new york... a phd student in economics originally from dubuque, iowa... and our returning champion, a romance novelist from weymouth, massachusetts... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. our champ, this john, got into a flow, a rhythm on yesterday's program, made the game a runaway,
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and is feeling and looking much more confident than in his first appearance. we'll see how it works out today as he faces challengers once again. sarah and alexander, welcome. good luck. here we . and now the categories. you all know what that means -- "not safe for work." each correct response begins with those two letters -- b-o. john. let's go with the team, the team, the team for $200. john. what are the dodgers? yeah. $400. answer -- daily double. [ applause ]


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