Loni Hancock

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Californian Senator Jerry Hill: “It took an awfully long time to get something that we thought was so important. When something like this happens you can either put your head in the sand or you can stand up and fight for change.”

The Berkeley balcony collapse of 2015, which resulted in the deaths of six students, reminded Californian senator Jerry Hill of an incident in the st(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony at an apartment in Berkeley, California. The collapse led to the deaths of six students, five of them Irish, in June 2015. Photograph: Peter Da Silva/EPA

A number of Californian cities are being asked to examine buildings made by Segue Construction, the firm behind the apartment block in Berkeley, San F(...)

 Irish exchange student Aoife Beary testifying last month at the Assembly Appropriations Committee regarding Senate Bill 465, in Sacramento, California. Screengrab: The Irish Times

New laws in the US aimed at preventing a repeat of last year’s Berkeley balcony tragedy in San Francisco that killed six students have been unanimousl(...)

Aoife Beary, who suffered severe injuries in when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, testifying to the Assembly Appropriations Committee to pass Senate Bill 465, in Sacramento, California.

The mothers of two students who fell when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, San Francisco, last year have made an emotional appeal for the passage of l(...)

Workers examine the broken joists of the fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California. Photograph: The New York Times

California lawmakers intend to legislate against construction practices which may have lead to the Berkeley balcony collapse last June that killed six(...)