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The Davenport cement plant (it became Pacific Cement and Aggregates in 1956, Lonestar Cement Corporation in 1965 and RMC Pacific ... [Read more]

Nobody has to tell Tom Goto he's a hero. Long ago, he gave away the official recognition of his bravery: ... [Read more]

On a quiet evening in February of 1942, fifty years ago this coming month, Celestina Batistina Loero, my great grandmother, ... [Read more]

The following lists are from Nihon Bunka / Japanese Culture, published by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, 1992. They are ... [Read more]

Una Storia Segreta, by Lawrence DiStasi and Adele Negro and Rose Scherini
UNA STORIA SEGRETA (the words in Italian mean both a secret story and a secret history), was developed by the ... [Read more]

In 1948, Santa Cruz High School published a yearbook called the Service Cardinal. It attempted to list all of the ... [Read more]

The enormous stands of virgin timber found in what would become Santa Cruz County attracted entrepreneurs to the area as ... [Read more]

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On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found they could do little more than haul as many possessions as they could carry to safety.

That afternoon a main water gate at the reservoir had burst. The water supply ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894 by Pamela Reynolds