A quiet Sunday morning in the Bay Area was shaken awake with a large earthquake centered near Napa Valley.
Bay Area stations were short staffed as normal on a Sunday morning, but did not take long to get up to speed.
KTVU began broadcasting shortly after the quake and was the first to go commercial-free.
Blogger Rich Lieberman says that KTVU Reporter Eric Rasmussen was live on the scene in downtown Napa where he interviewed people whose businesses were heavily damaged and got significant pictures from the buckled roads. Rasmussen's reports were chock full of vital information and spot on.
KPIX too had some informative and lively reporting from the scene from reporter, Juliette Goodrich. PIX had some detailed overview shots from its chopper over the scene from Downtown Napa.
It always seems like the biggest stories hit when the stations have the smallest staffs working. But, the San Francisco stations got up to speed quickly and offered very good coverage.