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Most discussions about Santa Cruz County's North Coast emphasize the scenic natural beauty of the coastline, and indeed some aspects ... [Read more]

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Since the 1860s, geologists had been confidently predicting that there was oil on the North Coast. The early years were ... [Read more]

he deposits of asphaltic and bituminous rock in Santa Cruz County have long been known and utilized. The material is ... [Read more]

There are extensive stretches along the coast of California where the heavier constituents of the beach sands have been concentrated ... [Read more]

In an effort to develop the industrial future of Santa Cruz, and recogniz[ing] the importance of building our industries from ... [Read more]

There has been no commercial production of petroleum in Santa Cruz County, although small seepages of crude oil have been ... [Read more]

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The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

The Mayoral Historical listing was revised [by the S.C. City Clerk's Office] in ..." [More]

Excerpted from Common Councils and Mayors, 1876--1906