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Situated between the Town of Los Gatos and the City of Santa Cruz, in the central coast counties of California, ... [Read more]

Mountain Charley, by John V. Young
Most colorful of Santa Cruz Mountain characters of the pioneer days was Mountain Charley McKiernan, one of the first white ... [Read more]

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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship program, countering protesters who call the pageant a cotillion of debutants, wearing too much makeup and showing too much skin.

Some of those same complaints were lodged against the Miss California Pageant when it originated in Santa Cruz in 1924. It ..." [More]

Excerpted from Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924 by Ross Eric Gibson