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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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In the 1890s, the castle-like Sea Beach Hotel was listed among the state's top seven coastal resorts, in a sprawling style of Victorian construction called ''rambles.'' These included the ''Piedmont'', ''Cliff House'', ''10 Capitola'', ''Del Monte'', ''Manhattan Beach'' and ''Coronado.'' The Sea Beach gardens were an equal landmark to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Sea Beach Hotel and Its Gardens were Equal Landmarks by Ross Eric Gibson