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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.

Ford Point melds sharp, modern architecture with a rich history

In the time since the renovation of Ford Point—originally the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant—was completed in 2009, the site has won a string of awards that have helped return the historic landmark to its...