Fullerton building inspectors Jim Lace and Nick Lopez have returned from San Francisco where they aided in the earthquake relief effort.
On Oct. 26, Lace, Lopez and 88 other building inspectors and structural engineers from Southern California boarded a National Guard transport plane for San Francisco.
The trip, coordinated by the Office of Emergency Services and the Orange County Management Agency, was an effort to help meet the flood of building-inspection requests by San Francisco residents.
Lace and Lopez spent two days examining buildings in the Richmond District and flew back on Sunday.
The Richmond District consists largely of Victorian homes but did not suffer as much damage in the Oct. 17 quake as did the Marina District because it was built on natural, compacted soil rather than uncompacted soil, Lace said.