[Earthquake] My 20-year-old daughter has at last become a true Angelino.
She called a couple of hours ago to tell me all was well, after a 5.4 earthquake rattled Los Angeles and environs just after 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time today. She attends Occidental College in the L.A. neighborhood of Eagle Rock. She stayed there this summer to work at the college library. No big damage, she reported by phone, just rumbling of the floor beneath her and several books dumped from the shelves to the floor.
I asked her if, now that she's been through her first California quake, was she ready to come back to Zion? Silly me. After all, we're still waiting for the Big One here.
Above: Damage from the whopper 1989 Loma Prieta, Calif., quake. (Holly Mullen)