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Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

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A ceremony at City Hall Sunday (6-6-1982), marked the city of Santa Cruz's official status as California's first "Planetary City". Mayor Michael Rotkin, acting on behalf of the City Council's unanimous resolution, officially proclaimed that Santa Cruz was now a Planetary City "dedicated to international cooperation and just world law."

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Excerpted from Santa Cruz, Planetary City