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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Loma Prieta 20 Year Anniversary

On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 pm, the Loma Prieta Earthquake shattered
Santa Cruz and the Greater Bay Area. Twenty years later, you are
invited to come together with other local residents to commemorate
this historic event, celebrate our recovery, and look to the future.

Here is a fun site to visit to see where earthquakes are happening at:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/



This local lesson may interest some of you, so I thought I'd share.

COMMUNITY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

> 20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

> Saturday, October 17th at 4:30 pm

> Downtown Post Office and Front Street (closed to traffic)

> Cost: FREE



> Join us as we gather to acknowledge the impact of the Loma Prieta

> Earthquake on the lives of local residents, the unprecedented response

> of emergency personnel and community members, and the contributions of

> all those involved in the rebuilding of a vibrant downtown. Remarks by

> special guests, photo display, ringing of Town Clock bells at 5:04 pm.

> Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz; free.



> Please share this information with others who might be interested.