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Obama Issues Disaster Declaration For Napa Quake

By Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times President Barack Obama declared California a major disaster site Thursday, unlocking federal funds for recovery efforts in the areas affected by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa last month. The Aug. 24 quake resulted in one fatality and more than 280 injuries, devastated more than 100 wineries, and damaged at […]

September 12, 2014

The Vast Majority Of Californians Shun Quake Insurance

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Despite California’s ever-present risk of major earthquakes, the number of homeowners in the state with insurance coverage for quake damage has dipped significantly over the last several decades, from 33 percent in 1996 to just 10 percent today. The reason, say experts and some […]

August 26, 2014

Napa Valley, Shaking Off Earthquake, Says It’s Open For Business

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times Only hours after the shaking stopped from the biggest quake to hit Napa Valley in 25 years, the phones at Mike Noel’s Napa, Calif., travel agency began to ring. Anxious clients wondered whether the magnitude 6.0 shaker would derail their visit. “I’ve been telling them that it’s business as […]

August 26, 2014

Napa Earthquake: Power Restored To Thousands; Cleanup Continues

Los Angeles Times Power has been restored to nearly all of the approximately 70,000 customers in Napa County whose lights went out after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Sunday, utility officials said Monday. The approximately 150 customers who remained without power were expected to have their service restored later Monday morning, according to Pacific […]

August 25, 2014