Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 28 – April 3, 2016

OUR WIDE PACIFIC AVENUE JUNE 1964. This is looking North from about where the Metro Station is now. Yes, it’s the Miss California Parade. Mostly the photo is to remind all of us that none of the buildings on Pacific … Continue reading

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March 21 – 27, 2016

PACIFIC AVENUE DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ. January 29,1963. This is Pacific and Cathcart where Old School Shoes is now and where Taqueria Vallarta used to be and Five Guys Burgers is going in. Please note cars parked on BOTH sides of … Continue reading

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March 14 – 20, 2016

SANTA CRUZ’S OPERA HOUSE 1877-1921.  Not just traveling operas but John L. Sullivan spoke there too. Plays and all sorts of culture happened there. It was hauled to Capitola and later demolished on June 7, 1961.                                                 photo credit: Covello … Continue reading

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March 9 – 15, 2016

THE ORIGINAL SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY’S DEATH. This was taken September 12, 1966. Even back then our City Council made stupid decisions. They destroyed this classic library and built what we have to live with now. It’s the same location…you … Continue reading

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February 29 – March 6, 2016

AN EARLIER OUT DOOR THEATRE GLEN/GLADE. This historic photo is titled “MIRACLE OF THE TREES” and is dated May 7, 1949. I think Carolyn Swift told me years ago that this huge outdoor “theatre” was somewhere in Scotts Valley. photo … Continue reading

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