October 18: Today’s earthquake drill is a stark reminder that we live in Earthquake Country. There are many faults throughout the state capable of destructive earthquakes, and there are things we can all do to be prepared to survive and recover. The Great California ShakeOut is part of a worldwide earthquake preparedness drill when millions of people in California along with many more worldwide will practice a basic “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill. It’s a also a great opportunity for you to review, revise and update your plans to prepare for, survive and recover from a major earthquake. It is essential that people prepare their homes and places of business for survival and prompt recovery. Register for the ShakeOut drill on their website. Thursday, 10:18 a.m.