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In 1989 AND in 1906, the Santa Cruz town clock stopped shortly after 5 when the earthquakes hit. As the ... [Read more]

The rebuilding of earthquake damaged downtown Santa Cruz proceeded on Tuesday, Jan.9, 1990 with the city council's appointments to the ... [Read more]

The Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and lasted for about 15 ... [Read more]

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The following Santa Cruz City log covers the first 22 hours after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. It was originally ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

I was sitting at my desk in the Boulder Creek Library talking on the phone with an other member of ... [Read more]

At 5:04 PM, on October 17th, our Outreach worker, Catherine Steele, and her assistant were about a hundred yards down ... [Read more]

The interesting thing to me was that only ONE wall of books, the north wall, came down. But that wall ... [Read more]

"There Was No Place to Hide", by Donna Swedberg
What I remember most about the earthquake is noise. Rumbling and roaring. When the earthquake began, I was walking down ... [Read more]

Damage from the earthquake occurred throughout the County and, because of slides and other road damage, the County was geographically ... [Read more]

On Day 1 (October 18) we began re-shelving books and clearing up the mess at nine of our ten Branches. ... [Read more]

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989 and lasted 15 seconds. A 5.2 aftershock occurred ... [Read more]

Landslides are known to have occurred in the Santa Cruz Mountains during both the October 8, 1865, earthquake (M 6.5) ... [Read more]

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No County seal in use in 1954:

According to an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, dated July 18, 1954, the County Clerk Harry E. Miller said that he had no knowledge of an official county seal. In use at that time was an official seal for the Board of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Santa Cruz County Seal