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"Rio Del Mar" (River to the Sea) was coined as a rhythmic, catchy place-name in the late 1920's to sell ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control ... [Read more]

Back in the days when the roads leading into town were dirt and narrow, a series of piers lined the ... [Read more]

Well into his ninth decade, George Lyle Winterhalder still has a sparkle in his eyes and a bit of the ... [Read more]

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An attempt to find a name signifying a place higher than high accounts for the present name of Skyland, an isolated community well up on the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, off Soquel Road in the Highland district.

Highland Hill was the original center of things here, the home ..." [More]

Excerpted from Skyland and Highland by John V. Young