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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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Editor’s note: The writer is on the staff at the Aptos Library. [Now retired]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It wasn’t. It was the first continuous one – her efforts made the Aptos library what ..." [More]

Excerpted from The First Aptos Library, and How It Grew… by Margaret Souza