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Strong California quake causes injuries, damage
AP, Town Hall ^ | August 24, 2014 | unknown

Posted on 08/24/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT by editor-surveyor

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands on Sunday.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck just before 3:30 a.m. miles from Napa in California wine country was felt widely, breaking water mains, causing more than 100 gas leaks, leaving two adults and a child critically injured, damaging some of Napa Valley's famed wineries, and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

Dazed residents too fearful of aftershocks to go back to bed wandered through Napa's historic downtown, where the quake had shorn a 10-foot chunk of bricks and concrete from the corner of an old county courthouse. Bolder-sized pieces of rubble littered the lawn and street in front of the building and the hole left behind allowed a view of the offices inside.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; earthquake; napa; quake; sanfrancisco
Wine Town Panic!
1 posted on 08/24/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: editor-surveyor

No reports of looting!


2 posted on 08/24/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: notaliberal

Yet!

Obama has to find a way to make this a racial incident!


4 posted on 08/24/2014 9:52:16 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh damn. I hope this doesn’t interrupt the back nine for Barry. Such a drag presidenting these days.


5 posted on 08/24/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: editor-surveyor

News for everyone......Napa is not in the Bay area, but in the American River Canyon area.

reporter.....bah!


6 posted on 08/24/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: editor-surveyor

” damaging some of Napa Valley’s famed wineries,”

Doesn’t Pelosi own a famed Napa Valley winery ?


7 posted on 08/24/2014 10:01:02 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Aww, nuts. I fell asleep half an hour before it hit and it wasn’t strong enough here in the Sacramento area to wake me up, assuming it was strong enough to be felt here at all, which I’m sure it was.


8 posted on 08/24/2014 10:01:11 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: editor-surveyor
Was it the extra weight of water in Pelosi's district during the extreme water shortage?

Or was it the weight of her immorality - the promotion of Abortion and Homosexuality?

Or was it the weight of her perfidiousness "we have to pass the bill to see what's in it"?

Or was it the weight of all those Illegal Immigrants flooding across our borders to take away our votes?

Your Guess is as good as mine.

9 posted on 08/24/2014 10:03:08 AM PDT by sr4402
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10 posted on 08/24/2014 10:09:39 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Salvation
Napa is not in the Bay area, but in the American River Canyon area.
Napa is closer to the bay than it is to the American River...Don't trust GOOGLE.
11 posted on 08/24/2014 10:12:24 AM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: notaliberal

“No reports of looting!”

Yes, because there are damned few Blacks in Napa. We know the population because we are owners of commercial real estate there. Luckily, our property escaped damage. The only bums in town are white. Most of the Hispanics are employed in the Wine Industry and a lot of them have been there for many years.


12 posted on 08/24/2014 10:17:57 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: sr4402

Earth was drunk after late night Bar hopping.


13 posted on 08/24/2014 10:23:25 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: Salvation

“News for everyone......Napa is not in the Bay area, but in the American River Canyon area.”

News for you, Napa is in the Napa Valley, and it is considered part of the Bay Area! The City of Napa is less than ten miles from the northern edge of the San Francisco Bay. While there is a new town between Vallejo and Napa that is called American Canyon (it was the epicenter of the quake), The only river there is the Napa River. The American River mouth is up near Sacramento where it empties into the Sacramento River.


14 posted on 08/24/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: lewislynn

My conservative neighbors in Placer Co and El Dorado Co
would be shocked to find Napa has been moved to the
Sierras. The poster confuses American River Canyon with
American Canyon.


15 posted on 08/24/2014 10:27:27 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: editor-surveyor

Holder will deploy dozens of FBI agents to find a cracked wall in an apartment building in Oakland.


16 posted on 08/24/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: notaliberal

All the looter tourists from Oakland are in St.L.


17 posted on 08/24/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

No, the are still sleeping along with brothers from Richmond and East Palo Alto.


18 posted on 08/24/2014 10:41:09 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

Earth has a fever as well. Just ask ManBearPig, the earth doctor.


19 posted on 08/24/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Salvation

Funny!

Napa County considers itself to be one of the Bay Area counties.


20 posted on 08/24/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Salvation

BTW, it is 80 miles from any part of the American River!


21 posted on 08/24/2014 10:44:42 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Salvation

American Canyon is a town very near Napa, they had damage there as well. In general terms, Napa is often considered part of the Bay Area because the Napa River empties into the Bay.


22 posted on 08/24/2014 10:47:37 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Sivad

>> “My conservative neighbors in Placer Co and El Dorado Co
would be shocked to find Napa has been moved to the
Sierras.” <<

.
It must have been more than a 6.0 quake to do that!


23 posted on 08/24/2014 10:47:53 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: UCANSEE2

Beats me!

It’s closer to Angela Alioto territory than Pelousey.


24 posted on 08/24/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor; Sivad
>> “My conservative neighbors in Placer Co and El Dorado Co would be shocked to find Napa has been moved to the Sierras.”

It must have been more than a 6.0 quake to do that!

I didn't notice that...where's the wine!

Oh btw, all those broken shop windows in Napa...where's the looters? Don't tell me the government needs to import some?!

25 posted on 08/24/2014 10:54:10 AM PDT by eldoradude (It doesn't matter how many it takes, the lightbulb has already been stolen.)
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To: vette6387
“No reports of looting!”

Yes, because there are damned few Blacks in Napa.

One of the reasons a sister and her husband moved to nearby Sonoma. Not that many in SF either, they all apparently moved to St. Louis. Some suggest the Bay Area is all lib, not so. Lots of conservatives in the wine area, my sister being one of them.

26 posted on 08/24/2014 10:55:09 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: editor-surveyor
The earthquake was caused by man-made global warming, induced by GW Bush and the Tea Party.

If some news agency ran with this headline, you can bet half of our moronic population would believe it.
27 posted on 08/24/2014 10:57:41 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: editor-surveyor

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3196430/posts?page=1


28 posted on 08/24/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: editor-surveyor

The AP doesn’t care about injuries and damages.

Their real headlines should be:

Strong California quake causes inequality and racism!


29 posted on 08/24/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Salvation
News for everyone......Napa is not in the Bay area, but in the American River Canyon area.

reporter.....bah!

LOL, spreading false information on the news forum now too??

Heh, always loved your arrogance...bah!

30 posted on 08/24/2014 12:26:18 PM PDT by Syncro (IMPEACH the Criminal Sex Trafficker Coyote-in Chief Obama!)
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To: eldoradude

the wine aficionados will remember this quake. how many great bottles were lost I wonder..?


31 posted on 08/24/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: GeronL

Prolly caused by fracking oboma!!!


32 posted on 08/24/2014 12:43:51 PM PDT by refermech
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To: editor-surveyor
From the article:There's the 3am call made famous by Killary. Betcha the White House waited until this morning after nobama had his coffee and personal time with Reggie before telling him.
33 posted on 08/24/2014 12:45:03 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: lewislynn; Salvation
American Canyon, not American River Canyon.


34 posted on 08/24/2014 12:47:45 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: editor-surveyor
Glad I picked up my case of wine from there before the quake.
35 posted on 08/24/2014 12:48:43 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Available from Amazon.)
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To: roadcat

“Not that many in SF either, they all apparently moved to St. Louis. Some suggest the Bay Area is all lib, not so. Lots of conservatives in the wine area, my sister being one of them.”

The thing that has happened in San Francisco is the “rebirth” of areas that were formerly predominantly Black. Places like Potrero Hill, which has marvelous views of the Bay south of the Bay Bridge, and Third Street below it used to be blighted areas of city owned housing, slaughter houses, ship yards, and other old line manufacturing, have been taken over by developers and rebuilt with high-end housing. The DotCommers have money and they prefer to live in the city and “commute” to the Peninsula. As a consequence, the Blacks who lived there formerly, have been displaced. About the only place you see Blacks is in the Tenderloin, and they are basically “street people.” We may not like SF’s politics, but it has little or none of the problems that plague LA and the big cities in the Midwest and East.

Napa has undergone a renaissance of its own. The Napa River has been restored, and new waterfront business has been built along with some really beautiful new bridges. The “money” in the Napa Valley is mainly conservative. We do have an ongoing minor problem with transients, but they are almost all youthful whites.
Had one guy recently that the cops picked up. He had set up his sleeping bag on our second floor access and had plugged in his electric blanket at one of the exterior outlets. Cops charged him with “theft of utilities.” The LEOs get creative in dealing with the issue.


36 posted on 08/24/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: eldoradude

>> “Oh btw, all those broken shop windows in Napa...where’s the looters? Don’t tell me the government needs to import some?” <<

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No problem, there’s an adequate supply of looters in Vallejo, just a few miles to the south.
.


37 posted on 08/24/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: roadcat

Sonoma is mafia central.


38 posted on 08/24/2014 2:59:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dan in Wichita

Make that:
HupA moronic population


39 posted on 08/24/2014 2:59:17 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Salvation

I think the Napa area is considered part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.


40 posted on 08/24/2014 3:27:04 PM PDT by PapaNew (The grace of God & freedom always win the debate over unjust law & government in the forum of ideas)
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To: vette6387

What about the mission district; I remember it being not a good place to go. Also Hunters point....


41 posted on 08/24/2014 5:24:08 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: UCANSEE2

Skellenger Lane Vineyard...


42 posted on 08/24/2014 6:49:59 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: roadcat

I live in terribly elitist Marin County...and attend church in far more conservative....[ theologically and otherwise] Petaluma in Sonoma county.


43 posted on 08/24/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: WildHighlander57

“What about the mission district; I remember it being not a good place to go. Also Hunters point....”

I worked on Jerrold Avenue in the 70’s. Mission was tolerable then, but Hunter’s Point was bad at night. Used to go to Everett & Jones on 3rd. St for barbeque, but only at noon. Now, those places are changing too as they abut Potrero Hill to the east and south. The RE is just getting too expensive for the people who were living there back then. Patty Hearst was “found” about a half a mile from my office.


44 posted on 08/24/2014 11:43:47 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Salvation

Napa is still in the Bay Area. It’s in the North Bay.

I grew up in the North Bay and East Bay. I should probably call my mother and see how things are going.


45 posted on 08/25/2014 4:22:27 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: vette6387
The thing that has happened in San Francisco is the “rebirth” of areas that were formerly predominantly Black. Places like Potrero Hill, which has marvelous views of the Bay south of the Bay Bridge, and Third Street below it used to be blighted areas of city owned housing, slaughter houses, ship yards, and other old line manufacturing, have been taken over by developers and rebuilt with high-end housing.

It's amazing. I was bussed in 6th grade to Patrick Henry school on Potrero Hill for racial integration, despite living 3 blocks from my regular school in the Mission. There were a lot of blacks there on pot hill, and it wasn't fun for me (O.J. was from there). Now decades later it's a trendy area with hip restaurants and stores, no blacks to be seen. I used to play with my friends around the slaughter houses and ship yards, all that old blue collar stuff is long gone. You won't see many blacks in the Tenderloin, most displaced by asians (Vietnamese, Hmong, etc.). Even Bayview Hunter's Point is changing where the last big enclave of poor blacks live. Lots of Chinese changing things. This is why I say SF is relatively safe compared to other cities back east. You couldn't walk the streets safely in many neighborhoods 40 years ago, it's changed for the better now.

Regarding my sister and her husband in Sonoma, they're conservative with big money and intensely dislike all liberal things and people. People paint the Bay Area with a broad brush as being hard left, but it's mainly the ones in politics creating this perception (and unfortunately the ones who keep them in office).

46 posted on 08/25/2014 11:22:24 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

“Regarding my sister and her husband in Sonoma, they’re conservative with big money and intensely dislike all liberal things and people. People paint the Bay Area with a broad brush as being hard left, but it’s mainly the ones in politics creating this perception (and unfortunately the ones who keep them in office).”

Yes, and we unfortunately have a bunch here on FR (who probably live in double wides somewhere in “flyover America” and don’t have the mental acuity to take a bent dime out of a Coke machine), who prattle on about how they wish that California would “drop off into the ocean.” I’ll bet you that some of them don’t even know that Fresno is in California and would wonder just where FR went after the “sinking.”


47 posted on 08/26/2014 10:17:39 AM PDT by vette6387
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