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Jefferson Elementary in Calexico had buildings flagged for possible seismic safety issues. When an earthquake struck last April, some awnings fell so hard they knocked knobs off doors.

Published on August 10, 2011

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South Bay Union School District had more uninspected buildings on the list than any other local school district. It says it didn't hear that some of its buildings could be at risk until three years ago, when it had already promised voters that it would spend $59 million in bond money on other things.

Published on August 10, 2011

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In Cajon Valley Union School District, facilities director James Beard says school buildings like this one at Chase Elementary haven’t been inspected because the state was not clear enough about the issue. The school district plans to complete an extensive review by the spring.

Published on August 10, 2011

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After Grossmont Union High School District got this building inspected, the district cleared students out of classrooms that engineers feared would be damaged or collapse in an earthquake.

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South Bay Union School District has almost 100 school buildings, including these structures at Bayside Elementary, that were flagged by state experts for possible earthquake risks. None have gotten an in-depth inspection to find out if they are hazardous.

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Billy McLaughlin with guitar in the KPBS studio.

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Aerial shot from the inside of a helicopter during the filming of "San Diego Above And Beyond."

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The California Coastal Commission approved plans Wednesday to replace this old 30-foot wooden lifeguard structure at So. Mission Beach in San Diego.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on August 10, 2011 in New York City. Stocks fell sharply again today after a major rebound yesterday.

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Officer Jeremy Henwood

Published on August 10, 2011