The California Report today takes a look at damage and recovery efforts in Santa Cruz and Crescent City, two cities hit by hard tsunami surges on Friday. The Sentinel reports that 18 boats sunk in Santa Cruz, with four being pulled out as of Sunday night. And in Crescent City, in the northern corner of the state, the damage was much more serious. (The local paper’s headline: “Harbor Basically Destroyed.”) The cleanup this weekend was hampered by bad weather.

First, Peter Jon Shuler in Santa Cruz:

And Craig Miller in Crescent City:

Crescent City and Santa Cruz Clean Up From Tsunami Damage 14 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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