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Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

One died a well-respected Hall of Famer. The other died alone and full of regret. Both were major league baseball ... [Read more]

Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was ... [Read more]

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Holy City, on the old Santa Cruz Highway a little north of the Summit, was a Johnny-come-lately to the ranks of ghost towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and is the only one that still looks like a movie version of a ghost town, lacking only tumbleweeds and a deserted ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Rise and Fall of Holy City by John V. Young