Shane Goldmacher is a former reporter for Capitol Weekly. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Political Review.

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    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

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    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

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    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
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    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    A Scary Thought

    FEMA (the Federal Emergency Managment Agency) gets a lot of flak for being unprepared when major disasters take place. But a recently floated 2001 FEMA report on the three most likely disasters to strike the United States must give those critics pause. The three: a terrorist attack on New York City, a hurricane devastating New Orleans and a major earthquake in California.

    With two out of three having occured, maybe it is time for California to bone up on preparation for a big quake. "Drop, duck and cover" as I was taught in elementary school may simply not be enough in many of the most vulnerable locations across the state.

    The obvious follow-up question to the FEMA report is that if those are the most likely disasters, what is FEMA doing (or has FEMA done) to prepare?

    Comments on "A Scary Thought"


    Anonymous In the know about OES said ... (10:23 PM) : 

    Let's keep in mind the concept of federalism.

    The STATES are the ones with the primary duty to prepare for these contingencies.

    In CA, The Governor's Office of Emergency Services has prepared plans for every contingency, and then some.

    While some may have differing views, no one can say that OES is behind the ball on any level.

    FEMA only comes into play during a presidentially declared disaster.

    And, contrary to the unknowledgeable, CA is a signatory to the ICDDC, as are all other 50 States.

    Don't let the media fool you into thinking we don't have a compact with the other states. The EMAC is a mediocre document with language stolen directly from the ICDDC by the southern states following Hurricane Andrew.

    California is prepared.


    Blogger Shane Goldmacher said ... (11:54 AM) : 

    As far as if "California is prepared," I only can hope.


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