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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]

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

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the ... [Read more]

Well into his ninth decade, George Lyle Winterhalder still has a sparkle in his eyes and a bit of the ... [Read more]

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The comic opera bandit, Dick Fellows, holds a special place in the literature of California outlawry, nay, American outlawry. The uniqueness of his position can be summed up in one word - unsuccessful. His career, also, can easily be described using one word - folly. He could quite rightly lay ..." [More]

Excerpted from G. Brett Lytle, Professor of Languages by Phil Reader