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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] ... [Read more]

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1866: Incorporated as a town under the laws of the State of California. The incorporation papers specified that the town ... [Read more]

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Cruz was formed on January 10, 1956 following the December 22-23, 1955 ... [Read more]

The City of Santa Cruz was declared a Nuclear Free Zone by City Council resolution on Oct 8, 1991. [Read more]

A ceremony at City Hall Sunday (6-6-1982), marked the city of Santa Cruz's official status as California's first "Planetary City". [Read more]

In 1866, the City of Santa Cruz incorporated as a town. The incorporation papers specified that the town would be ... [Read more]

The City of Santa Cruz received its first charter from the State of California in 1876. The charter specified that ... [Read more]

In 1907, the citizens voted for a new charter. In it, the mayor was designated as the chief executive with ... [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 ... [Read more]

City Councils are elected to 4-year terms in November; the Council appoints two of its members to serve as Mayor ... [Read more]

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The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. ... [Read more]

According to an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, dated July 18, 1954, the County Clerk Harry E. Miller said ... [Read more]

This section provides a chronological history of the County Buildings housed at the Emeline Street Complex and various health care ... [Read more]

As the result of the Mexican War, Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1846. A territorial government should ... [Read more]

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Between 1849 and 1862, the Legislature met annually. Term of office for State Senators was 2 years; for Assembly Members, ... [Read more]

Between 1849 and 1862, the Legislature met annually. Term of office for State Senators was 2 years; for Assembly Members, ... [Read more]

California was admitted into the Union as a state on September 9, 1850. Based on the 1840 Census, California was ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz County has had five courthouses since its formation on February 18, 1850, and a sixth is currently [1966] being built. The five courthouses have been in four separate buildings, three of which were not built by the county. The first location was in a hotel on the north ..." [More]

Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Courthouse by Margaret Souza