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Soft-Story News and Resources

General Soft Story
RHANAC Rental Housing Magazine: On Solid Ground
D/B Or Not D/B, That Is The QuestionSee it on our website or at Landlord Property Management Magazines
Condo The "Soft-Story" Problem and Earthquake Safety
ABC7: Comparison of Chile and Bay Area earthquake seismology standards
NY Times: Are We Prepared for an 8.8 Quake?

San Francisco
SF Public Press: Earthquake readiness tips for 2010
SF Gov Dept. of Building Inspection: Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings
SF Examiner: Soft-story retrofits to become mandatory
SFAppeal: City moving towards making retrofit of "Soft-Story" Buildings Mandatory, Not Voluntary SF Examiner: Voluntary soft-story retrofit legislation advances to full Board of Supervisors
SF Gate: Voluntary retrofit incentives move ahead

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