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October 23, 1989
People and groups wanting to help victims of the Northern California earthquake may contact these organizations: Red Cross: To donate blood, call (213) 739-5290. For financial contributions, (800) 453-9000. Cash can be sent to the American Relief Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, earmarked for "San Francisco disaster relief." Catholic: National Catholic Disaster Relief Committee, 1319 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. (202) 639-8400. Locally, 1531 W. 9th St.
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February 24, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials agreed Friday to spend as much as $50 million to rebuild low-cost housing destroyed by the earthquake last October and to assist people who were displaced. The agreement stemmed from a class-action lawsuit filed against FEMA last month by legal aid groups representing some of the poorest victims of the earthquake in Alameda, San Francisco and Santa Cruz counties. U.S. District Judge Eugene Lynch tentatively approved the settlement Friday.
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October 19, 1989 | JILL STEWART and GABE FUENTES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Planeloads and carfuls of sniffing dogs, type "O" blood, building inspectors and fire experts streamed from Los Angeles to quake-ravaged Northern California on Wednesday in an explosion of local support from businesses, city leaders, churches and everyday people. "Money is most needed at this time," not food or clothes, said Maria L. Cowell, a spokeswoman for Catholic Charities in the Los Angeles archdiocese, summing up what all charities in the city said Wednesday.
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January 26, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the National Commission on AIDS said Thursday the panel will seek emergency disaster relief money for the cities hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic because of inadequate federal, state and local funding. Commission members meeting in Los Angeles said they would seek congressional support for a bill that would provide emergency funding--similar to relief provided for communities crippled by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes--for Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Newark and Miami.
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December 22, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The American Red Cross, which has assisted about 14,000 people in the wake of a major Northern California earthquake Oct. 17, announced an additional $10 million fund to help address special housing needs. A nine-member committee will work with public and private organizations to help house those displaced by the earthquake when government funds or other financial aid is unavailable, the Red Cross said in San Francisco.
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November 16, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal disaster relief authorities have failed to provide adequate assistance to thousands of people displaced from low-income housing by the October earthquake, 20 legal aid and poverty groups charged Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency dismissed the complaints as "false and without any basis in fact" and criticized the poverty groups for publicly airing their charges before giving federal officials a chance to respond.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Word of the massive Northern California earthquake hit Manila just as the Wednesday morning news programs went on the air. Almost instantly, the telephone began ringing at the Washington home of Filipino Ambassador Emmanuel Pelaez. Halfway around the world, reporters for the Polish television network received word of the quake in the middle of the night and began calling their Washington embassy for information on casualties.
NEWS
October 26, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racing against a midnight deadline, Congress approved a record $3.45-billion earthquake relief package for California on Wednesday and sent it to the White House as part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government in business through Nov. 15. The package, which emerged from the Senate with $600 million more than the House originally approved, was expected to be signed into law by President Bush as soon as it reaches his desk.
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October 19, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grand city copes. Perhaps not so grandly, but dame Baghdad by the Bay hiked her skirts Wednesday and made a measured show of coping nonetheless. Day 1 of San Francisco's long road to recovery testified to nothing so much as the cruel fickleness of disaster. Tears flowed along with wine; resolve stood up to meet tragedy. Fine crystal vases survived untouched on tiny ledges of top floors in some neighborhoods. In others districts, whole buildings crumpled into charred deathtraps.
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October 19, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Still rocking from what probably will be the second deadliest American earthquake ever, the Bay Area slowly began Wednesday to dig out its dead and repair the damage left in a swath of carnage 100 miles long. At least 35 people have been confirmed dead, and officials expect the toll to reach well over 200 when victims are dug from beneath the collapsed double-deck levels of the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland.
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January 12, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown suggested Thursday that the state extend the temporary sales tax increase enacted for earthquake relief and use the extra money to prevent cuts Gov. George Deukmejian has proposed in health and welfare programs for the poor. But Deukmejian and Republicans in the Legislature quickly rejected the idea, saying the tax was enacted for a special purpose and should not be extended beyond Dec. 31, when it is scheduled to expire.
NEWS
December 22, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The American Red Cross, which has assisted about 14,000 people in the wake of a major Northern California earthquake Oct. 17, announced an additional $10 million fund to help address special housing needs. A nine-member committee will work with public and private organizations to help house those displaced by the earthquake when government funds or other financial aid is unavailable, the Red Cross said in San Francisco.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal disaster relief authorities have failed to provide adequate assistance to thousands of people displaced from low-income housing by the October earthquake, 20 legal aid and poverty groups charged Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency dismissed the complaints as "false and without any basis in fact" and criticized the poverty groups for publicly airing their charges before giving federal officials a chance to respond.
NEWS
November 15, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying she was "in pain and very angry," the widow of a man killed in the earthquake collapse of the Nimitz Freeway called on the state Tuesday to "honestly and openly" investigate the disaster and prevent it from happening again.
NEWS
October 26, 1989 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racing against a midnight deadline, Congress approved a record $3.45-billion earthquake relief package for California on Wednesday and sent it to the White House as part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government in business through Nov. 15. The package, which emerged from the Senate with $600 million more than the House originally approved, was expected to be signed into law by President Bush as soon as it reaches his desk.
NEWS
October 25, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One week to the day after Bay Area quake, the region lurched toward normal as commuters battled another siege of rain squalls, workers began demolishing the Nimitz Freeway--the quake's biggest killer--and officials raised fears that more damage, from mudslides, was on the way. Underscoring the impact of the destructive quake, seismologists who have been studying it round the clock announced that the quake actually measured 7.1, roughly twice the strength of 6.9 magnitude originally assessed.
NEWS
February 24, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials agreed Friday to spend as much as $50 million to rebuild low-cost housing destroyed by the earthquake last October and to assist people who were displaced. The agreement stemmed from a class-action lawsuit filed against FEMA last month by legal aid groups representing some of the poorest victims of the earthquake in Alameda, San Francisco and Santa Cruz counties. U.S. District Judge Eugene Lynch tentatively approved the settlement Friday.
NEWS
January 26, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the National Commission on AIDS said Thursday the panel will seek emergency disaster relief money for the cities hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic because of inadequate federal, state and local funding. Commission members meeting in Los Angeles said they would seek congressional support for a bill that would provide emergency funding--similar to relief provided for communities crippled by earthquakes, floods and hurricanes--for Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Newark and Miami.
NEWS
October 23, 1989
People and groups wanting to help victims of the Northern California earthquake may contact these organizations: Red Cross: To donate blood, call (213) 739-5290. For financial contributions, (800) 453-9000. Cash can be sent to the American Relief Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, earmarked for "San Francisco disaster relief." Catholic: National Catholic Disaster Relief Committee, 1319 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. (202) 639-8400. Locally, 1531 W. 9th St.
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