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A partially collapsed soft-story building in San Francisco after the 1989 earthquake. Richmond is home to at least 280 potential structures. Photo by J.K. Nakata, United States Geological Survey

Thousands of Richmond, East Bay ‘soft story’ buildings vulnerable in major earthquake as retrofitting lags

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico earlier this week, and scientists say one could hit the East Bay "tomorrow." Some Bay Area cities, including Richmond, aren't prepared.
shimada, japan, in relation to recent earthquake.

Students from Japanese sister city to visit despite tragedy

Seven guests from Shimada, Richmond’s sister city in Japan, are set to visit Saturday for a nine-day stay. As they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the relationship between the two cities, the visitors from Shimada...