Really I didn't want to start another thread about the 1957 earthquake, but I found this one minute long Universal-International Newsreel from March 25, 1957 by Ed Herlihy. It shows some of the damaged areas including Lake Merced and I haven't found any other reference here on the old messages that posted this "video" previously. So I apologize if this is a repeat that I didn't find through my searching, but it's definately still worth a look.
Maybe someone could identify the store where all the canned goods were "thrown" off the shelves onto the floor??? I certainly cannot...but I was only a week short of being 2 years old at the time.