San Andreas: Movie Fiction vs. California Reality If you have seen the movie San Andreas or even just the trailers, you should understand how Hollywood hyped the San Andreas fault. Hollywood fantasy is not California reality. Still, the San Andreas and other major faults in California can rupture in large, damaging earthquakes at any time. Fortunately there is much we can do now to be prepared in order to minimize damage and expedite recovery.
Are You Registered for Emergency Alerts? AlertSCC is the system that all Santa Clara County public safety agencies use to deliver emergency notifications. Both the Palo Alto Police Department and the Palo Alto Fire Department use this system to send emergency alerts specific to Palo Alto. [more]