’89 Loma Prieta Earthquake

A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's original eastern span collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
11 Oct 2022

Five Myths About the Loma Prieta Earthquake

You know about Loma Prieta whether you’re from here or not. It’s the World Series earthquake, the quake of ’89, the One that Brought Down the Bridge. The mark it left on the consciousness and infrastructure of Northern California cuts through scientific and social communities alike. There’s a reason we

Jake Warren 1
13 Sep 2022

Is The Bay Area’s “Earthquake Drought” Ending?

Sunday night’s earthquake was unremarkable by California standards. For some, the M2.9 tremor was their very first seismic experience. A burp of the notorious Hayward Fault, it struck near the mouth of the Caldecott Tunnel directly beneath Highway 24, where it dams Lake Temescal. North Oakland’s Rockridge and Piedmont neighborhoods,

Jake Warren 2
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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guy in fairy costume, golden gate bridge, silly guy with grill in yellow and asian girl smiling with bright sweater and hat
20 May 2022

Unmistakable Traits of a Typical Bay Area Native

Anytime I step out of the Bay Area, I’m struck with one simple fact; you can take the Bay Area native outta the bay but you can’t take away my weird Bay Area quirks. It’s fun to ask yourself “What qualities give a Bay Area native away when we are

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24 Apr 2020

All That Glitters: St. Patrick’s Church (Watsonville), 1989

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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17 Apr 2020

All That Glitters: Golden Gate Bridge, 1937

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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30 Apr 2018

Creating SF’s New Disaster Safety Guide

If you lived in the bay in 1989, chances are you remember in vivid detail the big Loma Prieta Earthquake that nearly crushed you, and your little dog too.   I personally remember seeing the walls crack in my Aunts house, as I watched the Giants playoff game get started on TV,

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26 Jul 2016

Art Night SF Returns!

Art Night SF is returning for its second series of events, beginning Friday, July 29, from 5 PM – 9 PM in San Francisco’s UN Plaza. You may remember Art Night from this article about inspiring art events, from inadvertently walking through it on your way to Civic Center Bart last

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15 Oct 2009

Be Prepared-Where Were You in ’89?

One easy way to tell which city dwellers have grown up in the Golden State and which ones haven’t is that Californians tend to be fond of referencing ‘œearthquake weather’, usually have some bottles of water, an economy sized box of ramen or cans stashed somewhere, and swap stories about

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