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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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'The Whispering Man' statue stood in the Downtown Branch's lobby for several years from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's. There are no records of when the statue was installed. According to a Good Times article in 1985, at that time the statue had been at the Downtown Branch ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Whispering Man Statue at the Downtown Branch