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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]

The ranch lands Claus Spreckels purchased in 1872 for about $8l,000 comprised almost all of today's Rio Del Mar (ca. ... [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 the City would be governed an elected body consisting of a Mayor and a four-member Common Council.

A City Charter amendment approved at the 3-6-79 election changed Councilmembers terms of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Historical Listing of Mayors, 1876--