On Friday night, KQED Public Television aired “On Shaky Ground,” the broadcast component of California Watch’s investigation into the failure of state regulators to enforce seismic safety standards in schools.

The investigation found that thousands of school buildings in California face seismic issues in contravention of state law, and may not be safe in the event of an earthquake.

If you want to check the status of a particular school in terms of earthquake safety, check California Watch’s database, organized by county and city.

Watch “On Shaky Ground,” Investigative Report Into Seismically Vulnerable Schools 18 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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