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Rong-Gong Lin II

Rong-Gong Lin II is a metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times, specializing in covering statewide earthquake safety issues and Northern California. He won the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.’s Freedom of Information Award and the University of Florida’s Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award. He was a finalist for the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting and the Knight Award for Public Service. A San Francisco area native, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004.
Fearing massive earthquake, California considers requiring lists of buildings most likely to collapse

The state Legislature has sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require cities and counties in the state's most seismically vulnerable areas to create lists of buildings that could be at higher risk of major damage or collapse.

Swarm of earthquakes east of Temecula sparks interest from scientists

Scientists are studying a swarm of small earthquakes that recently generated a magnitude 4.4 earthquake about 20 miles east of Temecula.

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