Major quake could shake Southern Cali...

Major quake could shake Southern California schools off their foundations

There are 25 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Dec 1, 2010, titled Major quake could shake Southern California schools off their foundations. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Dr. Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer who has been in Haiti helping the Haitian government and the United Nation, show the damages on a school building following Haiti's earthquake.

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old no 7

Beverly Hills, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2010
...and a giant meteor is headed for earth... wake me when it gets here...yawwwwwwwwwn!

(do these people really get paid for this???)
jerry

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#2 Dec 1, 2010
what do you mean?
JEG

Waterloo, Canada

#3 Dec 1, 2010
Based on the GPA coming out of California, our schools might as well be on tires and axles.
LateNIght

Vallejo, CA

#4 Dec 1, 2010
California has some of the strictest building codes in the world, and even stricter codes for schools. There is a law called the Field Act, which requires that schools meet certain standards... and if the school building doesn't meet those standards it cannot be used for classes. My old high school didn't meet those standards, so it had to be replaced, but the building is still used... for the district administrative offices. You see, it's okay for adults to used non-Field Act compliant buildings, just not students. The school board meets in the room I had chemistry in, and they just waiting for a quake to bring the building down... <G>
Directed by Michael Bay

United States

#5 Dec 2, 2010
old no 7 wrote:
...and a giant meteor is headed for earth... wake me when it gets here...yawwwwwwwwwn!
(do these people really get paid for this???)
LOL. Well all this is scary, but too bad--there's no money even to fix the restrooms. Is there going to be another parcel tax for building upgrades?
wdn outdoes itselfagain

Whittier, CA

#6 Dec 2, 2010
"A magnitude-7 or greater earthquake in Southern California would kill hundreds of students, if California officials don't act soon to retrofit old facilities, an earthquake expert said Wednesday."

solution, stop sending kids to school!
Piece of Crap

Ontario, CA

#7 Dec 2, 2010
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Send us more money!

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

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#8 Dec 2, 2010
Ya mean California's glass houses are unsafe?
Cliff Cannel

United States

#9 Dec 2, 2010
GOOD! Hopefully So Cal will be destroying all the people when it hits.
GeoPublius

Sacramento, CA

#10 Dec 2, 2010
"While scientists agree that construction advances have been made in the 77 years since the quake killed more than 100 people, they point out that laws governing school construction have remained the same." - What "laws" are we talking about here? Because the California Building Code is significantly changed from the building codes of more than 70 years ago. There are separate chapters in the building code for school/hospital construction and residential-type construction.
redfox

AOL

#11 Dec 2, 2010
@semper fidilitus- Not only are the California,glass houseses unsafe so are the Califirnia,s glass people.
Think

Riverside, CA

#12 Dec 2, 2010
As if anyone would notice or care. The Christianized "educations" that students get in this State aren't anything to crow about. Idiot students get idiot "educations" and go on to lead idiot lives, seeped in occult superstition and stupidity.

The school system should be bulldozed and started over. Let Earthquakes wipe them all out and let's start over, this time with science, education, critical thought, and thinking.
Conscious Mind

United States

#14 Dec 2, 2010
If they are serious about human lives the State wouldnt create mandatory earth quake drills for students year after year as if an earthquake already happened, even city workers get in on it. This is the Law of attracting propaganda and money= more homeless and stress.
Quit creating your own terror movie,
NW Hominid

Auburn, WA

#15 Dec 2, 2010
Its all in the sand dude...
Brian Jones

West Tehama County, CA

#16 Dec 2, 2010
GeoPublius wrote:
"While scientists agree that construction advances have been made in the 77 years since the quake killed more than 100 people, they point out that laws governing school construction have remained the same." - What "laws" are we talking about here? Because the California Building Code is significantly changed from the building codes of more than 70 years ago. There are separate chapters in the building code for school/hospital construction and residential-type construction.
School Buildings are built to DSA (Department of State Architects) standards. California Building, Electrical codes etc... Do not apply to schools.
DSA is WAY stricter codes!!!
Brian Jones

West Tehama County, CA

#17 Dec 2, 2010
Think wrote:
As if anyone would notice or care. The Christianized "educations" that students get in this State aren't anything to crow about. Idiot students get idiot "educations" and go on to lead idiot lives, seeped in occult superstition and stupidity.
The school system should be bulldozed and started over. Let Earthquakes wipe them all out and let's start over, this time with science, education, critical thought, and thinking.
I guess that you've forgot that God was thrown out of schools in 1962!
And just look at how much they have improved since!
I guess that you've forgot that God was thrown out of schools in 1962!
And just look at how much they have improved since!

I'm glad to see you're not letting your education get in the way of your ignorance.
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#18 Dec 2, 2010
There's no money left to do things to keep kids safe and well educated because the teachers unions, and other government unions, have bankrupted the state.
Van

Medford, OR

#19 Dec 2, 2010
Sounds like a way for drumming up business.
Smart contractors know how to get these lucrative contracts for rebuilding.
Most schools, if not all, were retrofitted in the 70's and the ones that were deemed too unsafe were demolished and replaced.
Tom Joyce

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Dec 2, 2010
They are slosing schools too quickly to ever catch the students there for a quake.
magic Bean

Mount Wilson, CA

#21 Dec 2, 2010
whoever supports this article= they are pro for higher taxes

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