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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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It's always a surprise to discover the Fair Avenue ruins of an old yoga temple whose minarets, entry arch and buildings rise like an exotic oasis amid palms and overgrown gardens.

This folk art interpretation of a Hindu temple has been called the Watts Towers of Santa Cruz, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Court of the Mysteries; Brothers Build Unusual Old Yoga Temple by Ross Eric Gibson