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A girl in a formal dress runs across the lobby, then disappears into thin air. In an empty Mermaid Room, ... [Read more]

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

The hallowed grounds of Mount Hermon's Christian retreat have a colorful past. In 1841 the redwood preserve hosted California's first ... [Read more]

An overgrown, two-tiered fountain near the south entrance to Ben Lomond stands as a relic of the glory days of ... [Read more]

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The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (originally the San Lorenzo Valley County Water District) was formed by a special election ... [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.

The Mayoral Historical listing was revised [by the S.C. City Clerk's Office] in ..." [More]

Excerpted from Common Councils and Mayors, 1876--1906