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In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Richard Vonarb was an Associate Environmental Planner for Caltrans at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. In this interview, Richard recalls his experience with the earthquake as it struck during his commute home to San Mateo. The days following the earthquake, he volunteered to work as a radio operator and also handled telephone calls at the Oak Street Command Center.
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