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Famed Black Panther leader Huey Newton was arrested in Santa Cruz County on May 11, 1978. He was charged with ... [Read more]

Americans of African lineage are a people whose historical legacy is of one bondage. Men and women stolen from their ... [Read more]

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A Walk Through Time: Joseph Smallwood, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A Walk Through Time: "Uncle" Dave Boffman, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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A demoralized Dave Boffman moved back to town and went to work as a day laborer. He was employed for ... [Read more]

For thirty-six years he lived quietly on a small homestead which was located atop a wooded hill at the end ... [Read more]

Oscar Thomas "O.T." Jackson, by Phil Reader
As a young man, he had cut hair for a number of years at a small barber shop in the ... [Read more]

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This eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, is a good time to recall the small but active group of Jewish pioneers who helped found Santa Cruz.

The first Jewish settler is believed to have been Louis Schwartz, from whose business sprang most of the early Jewish businesses. ..." [More]

Excerpted from Jewish Pioneers Played a Big Role in Santa Cruz by Ross Eric Gibson