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East Bay Express | Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

East Bay Express | Fixing Oakland’s Death Traps

When the next big earthquake strikes the Hayward fault, up to 22,000 “soft-story” apartment units in Oakland may flatten like pancakes, potentially causing hundreds of deaths and unprecedented displacement. The Town would never be the same. 

City officials mulled over this problem for years but took little-to-no action, even as surrounding cities did so. San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda, Fremont, and San Leandro have all mandated the retrofitting of unsafe apartments. Now, Oakland is finally addressing the issue, too. 

Read more on the East Bay Express.

Oakland Magazine | Take Your Taste Buds on a Tour of Tokyo in the East Bay

Oakland Magazine | Take Your Taste Buds on a Tour of Tokyo in the East Bay

CityLab | Des Moines Wants to Be the Affordable City for Artists

CityLab | Des Moines Wants to Be the Affordable City for Artists