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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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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