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Santa Cruz was the birthplace of California's temperance movement. But beyond the whiskey-induced revelries of the county alcohol trade lies ... [Read more]

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When the grand jury convened in early February, 1860, an indictment for assault with a deadly weapon was found against him. The Lorenzana family hired the redoubtable Joe Skirm to represent Faustino in court. The flamboyant attorney picked apart the indictment, claiming that when it was drawn up ..." [More]

Excerpted from "Charole"-- Part 2 by Phil Reader