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Earthquake Collage, Santa Cruz Weekly - Oct. 17, 1989 - Oct. 17, 2009
The irrepressible aliveness and weird wisdom of the father and son series should win it a lasting place in the literature of our day. -Robyn Sarah, Globe & Mail, Toronto
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First cover story, "Earthquake Collage," impressions, recollections, news items, poetry and facts regarding the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and its aftermath. Compiled shortly after the quake, this collage provides a series of images of what it was like to be in Santa Cruz at that time. The people quoted at the start of this Santa Cruz Weekly feature are my Cabrillo College students... telling of their earthquake experiences.

For more, with Intro by Joan Gilbert Martin, see Pathways to the Past: Adventures in Santa Cruz County History, History Journal Number 6 (Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz).

Santa Cruz Sentinel; the Good Times; all the media... all-out coverage of the Twentieth Anniversary of the quake... San Jose Mercury News wrote at the time, "Eleven miles below the Santa Cruz Mountains the earth erupted with the destructive force of a thermonuclear bomb."

"According to Dave Steeves, chief county building inspector, Santa Cruz County floats on an island surrounded by seven major faults and is the most dangerous quake zone in the U.S." (News Item)