Solano Quake reaction includes play lists, steady Victorians

By From page A1 | August 25, 2014

FAIRFIELD — From Facebook and Twitter to more old-fashioned ways like the phone and television, local people used a variety of methods to share their thoughts on the 6.0 magnitude shaker that woke many from a sound sleep at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

David Deerfeeder, a Vacaville resident had a little fun on Facebook posting his song list for the day, which included everything from “All Shook Up” to “I Feel the Earth Move.” A Facebook friend suggested he add “Hippy Hippy Shake” to the playlist.

Vinnie Langdon posted a photo of the crack on the wall of his Vacaville home.

“I was fast asleep, then my bed began rocking,” Langdon wrote. “I thought I was having a seizure or something. Then when I heard my dad walking in our hallway shouting, ‘earthquake,’ I was like, OK, it’s not my health.”

He got back in bed about 4 a.m. and slept until about 9 a.m. A search, with his parents, of the family abode revealed the crack in his bedroom as well as some on the ceiling.

“Quite crazy,” Langdon wrote.

David Lew, who grew up in Fairfield and now lives in American Canyon, was clocking out from work when the quake hit. His pregnant wife, Kathleen, quickly contacted him and shared photos of what had tumbled off shelves and walls at their home.

Lew was 6 when the Loma Prieta quake struck the Bay Area in 1989.

Finding out the epicenter was in the same town he called home, Lew, a comic, joked, “There’s nothing that’s the center of anything in American Canyon.”

Stacy Rose, who lives in downtown Fairfield, happily posted on her Facebook page that the 1893 Victorian she calls home held up during the shaking, marking the third time the house survived power quakes, 1906, 1989 and 2014.

“My earthquake insurance renewal just came in yesterday’s mail, too,” she wrote.

Locals are also helping.

The Salvation Army has deployed multiple mobile feeding units to Vallejo and Napa, a press release from the agency reported. Two units were in Napa, one in Vallejo.

Earlier in the day, food and beverage were provided to the staff and patients at St. Helena Hospital, which at one point was without food and water.

The city of Fairfield plans to send two six-man crews from the water department Monday morning to Napa, according to City Manager David White. They will help repair the multiple water main breaks, he said.

Fire crews were dispatched earlier Sunday. A strike team, including Engine 37, was released in the early evening, according to Solano Fire.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • Stacy RoseAugust 25, 2014 - 8:33 am

    I'm so sorry I didn't hear your message until this morning. Thank you for still including us in the article, Amy! :)

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