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Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 17 Jan 1994 16:47:15 +0800

L.A. burns to the ground. Transplants from parts East
flee for their lives. Water shortage resolves itself
as customer base shrinks.... Federal gov't cecedes
California from the U.S. as a place `too dangerous
to live.' Quality of life in CA goes up.

Disclaimer: as you might guess, the above is a parody.
L.A. is screwed, but deaths are still low. Aftershocks
of 5.x and greater continue to roll in. Few residents
are prepared, major freeways have blown chunks, but overall,
we're reaping the benefit of our building codes. No,
I live in N. Cal, and we had our big one a few years ago.