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On a quiet evening in February of 1942, fifty years ago this coming month, Celestina Batistina Loero, my great grandmother, ... [Read more]

Una Storia Segreta, by Lawrence DiStasi and Adele Negro and Rose Scherini
UNA STORIA SEGRETA (the words in Italian mean both a secret story and a secret history), was developed by the ... [Read more]

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On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found they could do little more than haul as many possessions as they could carry to safety.

That afternoon a main water gate at the reservoir had burst. The water supply ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894 by Pamela Reynolds