Patch gets a key piece of earthquake info wrong

usc-not-ucb-patch.jpgThe Patch sites that have been running a City News Service story on University of California researchers turning over data on concrete buildings have been using a headline saying the source is USC. I think they have fixed it now.

The first scary thing about the stories, by the way, is that media and City Hall keep saying the list of the fruits of a study of earthquake safety — the researchers keep pointing out they haven't studied anything yet, it's essentially just partial notes. The bigger scary thing should be that Los Angeles City Hall, which allowed the buildings to be built and should know more about them than anybody, has to go to an outside source for basic safety information onits own structures. Hmm.


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