Author Archives: Bruce

February 20 – 26, 2017

THE CASTLE AT SEABRIGHT BEACH BEING DEMOLISHED. This was March 23, 1967. It was just about across from where our Natural History Museum with the whale is today.                                                    photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information always … Continue reading

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February 14 – 20, 2017

SEABRIGHT AND SOQUEL AVENUES 3:22 pm but CIRCA??? Car enthusiasts should be able to pin point the year this was taken. Maybe these aren’t flood waters, maybe just drain/plumbing water department problems? Do note that Horsnyder’s Pharmacy was located right … Continue reading

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February 7 – 13, 2017

OTHER STORMS OTHER TIMES. This was Pacific Avenue and Front Street and Mission Street and Water Streets intersection in 1957. Bank of The West is there now on the left and so is our Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park … Continue reading

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January 24 – 30, 2017

SOQUEL RAINS IN 1955. Taken on the Soquel Bridge looking east we can see that rains and storms have done some damage many times before these last two weeks.                                                     photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information … Continue reading

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January 17 – 23, 2017

OUR CLASSIC CITY LIBRARY. On September 12, 1966 the city tore down this classic Carnegie Library at the same location our threatened library sits today. Carnegie built 1689 libraries in the USA. You can see the funeral home that still … Continue reading

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January 10 – 16, 2017

PACIFIC AVENUE December 22, 1955.  This was about between where Rip N’ Curl and PaperVision are today. Many Pacific Ave business basements on the river side still flood today. photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information always … Continue reading

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January 3 – 9, 2017

BEFORE EMILY’S BAKERY. This was taken May 2, 1962. Do note the 31.9 cents per gallon gas price. It is of course Laurel and Mission Streets. Emily opened it in October of 1982. One could say that you still get … Continue reading

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December 21, 2016 – January 3, 2017

LIBERACE’S BROTHER GEORGE AT SANTA’S VILLAGE. May 9, 1959.  Not a genuine holiday photo but neither was Santa’s Village very genuine. That’s Hocus Pocus passing as Santa. Hocus was a local magician and showman with one million friends.                                                     photo … Continue reading

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December 14 – 20, 2016

PACIFIC AND COOPER STREETS. 7:50 am WINTER 1957. That’s of course the Cooper House on the right and Leask’s Department Store on the far left.  Also on the right had side as we’re looking at it….Santa Cruz County Bank, Montgomery … Continue reading

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December 7 – 13, 2016

SNOW ON PACIFIC AVENUE 1957. 7:46 am. A long time tradition of printing snow and Christmas scene photos this month. As you can almost see this is Church street and Pacific Avenue. It’s about in front of the Regal’s Cinema … Continue reading

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