Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 29 – September 4, 2016

                                                  ROMANCE OF ROSY RIDGE, the movie 1947. The one guy in this photo is Van Johnson who was the star of the big budget MGM film Romance of Rosy Ridge, filmed up around Felton. See below for more details. … Continue reading

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Column, August 23 – 29, 2016

                                                  COOPER STREET 1910. It’s almost shocking that we can still recognize the old County Bank Building after all these decades.  It was built after the 1894 fire. According to John Chase’s “Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture” and Ernest … Continue reading

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August 15 – 21, 2016

                                                  SANTA CRUZ’S BIGGEST BEACH TRAGEDY, THE DREAM INN. Area environmentalists got serious after The Dream Inn became a reality. This monstrosity (a nod to Honolulu and Rio’s beaches being ruined by hotels) happened back in April 26 1963. Across … Continue reading

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August 8 – 14, 2016

ENDANGERED EASTSIDE (VILLA de BRANCIFORTE NEIGHBORHOOD). This is Water and Soquel and Morrissey Streets  on June 12, 1953. “twas long before Grocery Outlet, The Post Office, Lucky Grocery and much, much more.                                                                                                       photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical … Continue reading

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August 2-8, 2016

OUR COUNTY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION March 18, 1966. Not just the County Building but a great view of El Rio Mobile Home Park just behind Lenz Arts. There’s the Outdoor World building, The Taqueria place at River and Water Streets, and … Continue reading

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