Hayward, Calif.

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Earthquake Scientists' Favorite Curb Is No More

It showed the seismic forces of Hayward Fault

(Newser) - To scientists, it was a stunning example of the power of the "tectonic time bomb" known as the Hayward Fault. To city officials, it was a curb that desperately needed a fix. So in June, officials in Hayward, Calif., repaired a once-straight curb pulled apart over decades by seismic... More »

Man Busted for 27,000 911 Calls

Prankster, who made bodily noises, did it 'because it's free'

(Newser) - Police in a San Francisco suburb finally got their man—but only after he made 27,000 prank 911 calls, often treating the operators to grunts and his impressions of bodily noises. John Triplette "completely overwhelmed our system," police tell the San Francisco Chronicle. Why did this criminal... More »

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