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West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row, by Ross Eric Gibson
At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions ... [Read more]

As discussed in an earlier section, the Santa Cruz Mission and its satellite properties (including the Mission gardens, orchard and ... [Read more]

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

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When the former Yugoslavia bleeds, Watsonville aches. The war is far away, in a region smaller than the state of Oregon. But it strikes close to home, in the hearts of the Pajaro Valley's century-old Serbo-Croatian community, which counts friends and relatives in the war's path. Yet in reports of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Agricultural Legacy of Serbo-Croatian Community by Ross Eric Gibson