Attendees at the San Bruno picnic in City Park. (photo by Amy Standen/KQED)
Attendees at the San Bruno picnic in City Park. (photo by Amy Standen/KQED)

For San Bruno residents, the 9/9 gas explosion that rocked the town last year and the 9/11 terrorist attacks will always be linked.

That’s what San Bruno city councilmember Ken Ibarra told KQED’s Amy Standen at the picnic the town hosted to remember the events this weekend.

After a solemn memorial event for those who died in the pipeline blast on Friday, today’s gathering was conceived as a way for residents to gather and assess how far they’ve come in the past year.

You can find complete KQED coverage of the San Bruno explosion here.

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Rachel Dornhelm

Rachel Dornhelm has worked as a reporter, editor and producer in public radio for the last twelve years. She got her start in New York City at WNYC and went on to work with the national business program Marketplace, WBUR’s “On Point” and KQED News in San Francisco. Her work has been honored by the LA Press Club and the SF-Peninsula Press Club.

Rachel has a BA with honors in anthropology from Rice University and did graduate work at NYU.

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