Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Larry Pearson

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 10, 2019.

Larry Pearson worked for the City of Santa Cruz when the earthquake struck, and performed a public role in emergency response in the hours, days and weeks following. His account describes the setting up of an emergency operations center and gives his vantage point of the processes of rebuilding.

Creator: Pearson, Larry; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-10-10
  • 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-PEARSON


Pearson, Larry and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Larry Pearson.” 2019-10-10. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135867. Accessed 19 July 2024.