Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Joe Hall

Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project

Interview conducted and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at Scotts Valley Branch Library, Scotts Valley, CA on September 19, 2019.

Joe Hall describes his experience of the earthquake while picking his kids up from daycare at Holy Cross, and his unique perspective as a city employee involved with planning, historic preservation, and redevelopment. He also discusses the challenges of balancing civic and family responsibilities during crisis.

Creator: Hall, Joe; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-09-19
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
Rights: Permission must be obtained before using this interview in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who want to make further use of this interview should contact Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Identifier: LH-LP-HALL


Hall, Joe and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Joe Hall.” 2019-09-19. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135858. Accessed 25 May 2024.