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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [Read more]

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A trio of professors from the University of California at Santa Cruz started the Penny University in 1974. Page Smith, Professor of History, Paul Lee, Professor of Philosophy and Mary Holmes, Professor of Art History, created the Penny as an off campus salon that would be free and accessible to ..." [More]

Excerpted from Penny University by Carmen Morones