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

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Editor’s note: The writer is on the staff at the Aptos Library. [Now retired]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It wasn’t. It was the first continuous one – her efforts made the Aptos library what ..." [More]

Excerpted from The First Aptos Library, and How It Grew… by Margaret Souza