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Good morning, California.
At 5:04 p.m. 30 years ago today, I happened to have been on the ground floor of the U.S. District Courthouse in San Francisco waiting for an elevator that never came, working on a story that never got done.
- Even before the shaking stopped, one of my colleagues, Victor Zonana, called The L.A. Times’ city desk to say a big one had hit.
- That night and for months afterward, we set about chronicling the destruction and displacement brought about by what came to be known as the Loma Prieta earthquake.
- This would be a good day to check your earthquake emergency plan.
See you tomorrow.