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A history of the Civic Auditorium building in Santa Cruz. [Read more]

Widows, sea captains, relatives, music, jilted wives, and long-tenure describe the famous owners of the Carmelita Cottages. The property is ... [Read more]

Roberts' ownership tenure of the Cottages property was extremely brief, selling it and Lot 7 behind it to fellow sea ... [Read more]

According to the dates given in John Chase's Sidewalk Companion only 917-919 Third Street (1870-71) and possibly the Terrace Court ... [Read more]

Owners of the Carmelita Cottages Property [Read more]

Why and exactly when the name Carmelita Cottages emerged has not yet been discovered. The name was first applied in ... [Read more]

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Santa Cruz's Town Clock, by Carmen Morones and Rechs Ann Pedersen
The Town Clock, which towers over the convergence of Pacific Avenue and Water and Front Streets, is actually Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

Saving Carmelita Cottages, by Rick Hyman
California's newest coastal hostel opens soon [1993] in Santa Cruz, in a Victorian cottage nestled under mature trees in a ... [Read more]

The late 1800s brought a major change in the economic base of Santa Cruz County. Intense lumbering had all but ... [Read more]

The following list is from the California Resources Agency (ceres) website, August, 2001. For more information about each of the ... [Read more]

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The Quake:
The Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) and lasted for about 15 seconds. The United States Geological Survey gave it a magnitude of 7.1. It was felt over an area of about 400,000 square miles. On April 18, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Loma Prieta Earthquake, October 17, 1989: Facts and Statistics