Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Kathy Trent

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 October 9, 2019.

Kathy Trent is a 70-year resident of Santa Cruz County, and was working on Pacific Avenue at the time of the earthquake. She describes the scene from the downtown area, and reflects on the “return” of downtown.

Creator: Trent, Kathy; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-10-09
  • 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-LN-TRENT


Trent, Kathy and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Kathy Trent.” 2019-10-09. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135866. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.