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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]

It's always a surprise to discover the Fair Avenue ruins of an old yoga temple whose minarets, entry arch and ... [Read more]

The Golden Gate Villa, by Susan Dormanen
From any portion of the city can be seen a magnificent villa whose turrets and towers soar above their surroundings. [Read more]

Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [Read more]

To hesitate, is to be lost. I wanted to claim that this beautiful home belonged to Santa Cruz; hesitated a ... [Read more]

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The Mystery Spot has been a local Santa Cruz tourist attraction since 1940. During it's heyday the Mystery Spot was in Life Magazine (Nov. 15, 1948). It was also featured on Art Baker's television show, You Asked For It. According to the official version it was discovered in 1939 ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Mystery Spot by Sharon Yamanaka