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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

Blessed with a picturesque mountain setting, abundant natural resources, and an equitable climate, the San Lorenzo Watershed has long attracted ... [Read more]

An Overview of Ohlone Culture, by Robert Cartier
In the 16th century, (prior to the arrival of the Spaniards), over 10,000 Indians lived in the central California coastal ... [Read more]

For thousands of years until a mere one hundred fifty years ago, Santa Cruz and its surrounding lands were the ... [Read more]

There were few houses on Mission St. other than farm houses. There were pastures on both sides. The road was ... [Read more]

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On a quiet evening in February of 1942, fifty years ago this coming month, Celestina Batistina Loero, my great grandmother, was greeted at the doorstep of her clapboard home on Laguna Street by two agents of the Department of Justice. A native of northern Italy and 78 years of age ..." [More]

Excerpted from Male Notte: The Untold Story of Italian Relocation During World War II by Geoffrey Dunn