Yup - been there; seen that. In my early days of knavery, and motorsickles, and SacState. Shortly after that I took "The Road Less Traveled," and have continued to do so. That's why I'm in for a smart.
Also, the big earthquake that damaged the Bay Bridge was Loma Prieta in 1989, not 1984. In 1984 we had a moderate earthquake in Morgan Hill as I recall.
But, I always laugh when reporters refer to this as "Silicone" valley. As someone who works in the silicon industry, it's hard for me to believe some people don't understand that distinction. I wonder if they are "smarter than a 5th grader."