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Being an account of the attempted robbery of the Wells-Fargo Express Office in Boulder Creek, and the subsequent killing of ... [Read more]

"No arrests: for nobody cares." "Horse Stealing - Hardly a night passes in Pajaro that horse thieves do not visit ... [Read more]

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The ... [Read more]

The advent of the Pajaro Property Protective Society on February 26, 1870, marked the beginning of a year long frenzy ... [Read more]

On August 17, 1977, Thomas Benton Wilson was arrested for hijacking a public bus in Santa Cruz and later holding ... [Read more]

In 1885 a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel asked ex-sheriff Charlie Lincoln who was the most notorious character that ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 2, by Phil Reader
When the grand jury convened in early February, 1860, an indictment for assault with a deadly weapon was found against ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 3, by Phil Reader
Word of the killing spread quickly through Santa Cruz and before long there was a large posse in the saddle ... [Read more]

"Charole"-- Part 4, by Phil Reader
The action of the vigilantes may have put an end to Pedro Lorenzana's life, but it also effectively ended the ... [Read more]

The comic opera bandit, Dick Fellows, holds a special place in the literature of California outlawry, nay, American outlawry. The ... [Read more]

By the time the sun rose on the morning of May 3, 1877, the two bodies dangling from the Water ... [Read more]

The first reference to a jail in Santa Cruz was on Mission Hill where Emmett and School Streets are presently ... [Read more]

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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]

In 1973,with the discovery of four bodies in Henry Cowell State Park, then District Attorney Peter Chang mumbled a comment ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: Robert Liddell, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery.

The Ohlone (Costanoan) Indians made ornaments of abalone shell and other small sea shells they shaped and drilled: their woven baskets were works of art, sometimes ornamented with quail feathers and tiny, hand-drilled beads made of ..." [More]

Excerpted from They Built a League and Gallery by Margaret Koch