Nearly 600 people, including residents, officials, police officers, firefighters and Rep. Jackie Speier, showed up to the city's memorial gathering on Friday at to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 9 pipeline explosion.
While hearts were heavy remembering the day last year that claimed eight lives and destroyed 38 homes in the Crestmoor neighborhood, the gathering celebrated the eight residents who died and raised the hope of a city still in recovery.
All this week, San Bruno Patch looks back at Sept. 9, 2010, and talks with people affected about their lives in the past year.
Monday: One Year Later
Tuesday: Struggling To Go Forward
Wednesday: Rebuilding, Recovering
Thursday: Learning What's Important
View the San Bruno Patch Facebook page for all stories on the fire from the past year, a link to videos, and photos from Patch and our readers.