Category Archives: Weekly Articles

August 14 – 20, 2017

Highlights this week: Charlottesville, The Ku Klux Klan… Red, White and Blue Beach changing owners…Cabrillo Festival and some history…Greensite on better public process for developments…Krohn in Portland plus Eugene and city politics and Faris Sabbah qualifications…Steinbruner and the Sentinel article … Continue reading

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August 9 – 15, 2017

Highlights this week: Dream Inn expansion is definitely in the Coastal Zone!!!…Shocking photos of proposed Downtown Development… Landmark closing S.F. movie Theatre…Mauna Kea telescope protest on Maui brings six arrests… Greensite on Questionable funding for the Wharf Master Plan…Krohn re … Continue reading

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August 2 – 8, 2017

Highlights this week: UCSC’s new waste site for teensy radioactive waste…Dream Inn selling soiree and Santa Clara County connections…San Francisco and formula chain store restrictions…Don’t Bury The Library…Greensite on how you can help Don’t Morph the Wharf!…Krohn with NYC memories, … Continue reading

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July 26 – August 1, 2017

Highlights this week: Betsy Herbert resigns from Sempervirens Funds leaving serious questions… Dream On at Cliff and Bay doubts..UC Campus’ new clear cut ??…Logos Wine Collection…No 3D at Regal 9… Greensite on Wharf Master Plan updates..Krohn about 5-2 council vote … Continue reading

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July 18 – 24, 2017

BEACH BOARDWALK AND TRAIN MEETS BUS. This happened back on August 16, 1954. I never noticed before but permanently painted on the side of both buses it says “Oakland- Santa Cruz Beach”.                                                          photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo … Continue reading

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July 11 – 17, 2017

LIGHTHOUSE POINT 1961. Exactly 6 years before the Chuck Abbott Lighthouse went up. And years before all the Westside development took over.                                                    photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information always welcome: email bratton@cruzio.com DATELINE July 10, … Continue reading

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July 4 – 10, 2017

SANTA CRUZ’S VENETIAN WATER CARNIVAL (1895-1927). Every one of those years, they’d dam up the San Lorenzo River and stage these great spectacles.  It became a very big deal and according to Sheila O’Hare’s Santa Cruz book even Ambrose Bierce … Continue reading

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June 27 – July 3, 2017

MISS CALIFORNIA PAGEANT CONTESTANTS, June 1963. Here they are way atop the Palomar Hotel. That’s Miss Tulare (with the camera) and Miss Azusa. Obviously it’s 6:14 p.m. on the Town Clock, in its original location on the Independent Order of … Continue reading

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June 20 – 26, 2017

PACIFIC AND LINCOLN STREETS 1953.  You can tell by the former Bank of America now the New Leaf Market, a wholly owned subsidiary of  New Seasons Market chain. More about New Seasons Markets from their website… “New Seasons Market is … Continue reading

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June 13 – 19, 2017

                                                  DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ, Pacific and Cooper Streets April 14, 1894. A huge fire broke out on Pacific and because we had so many wooden buildings it was a catastrophe.  Smart City officials started a fire department that same year … Continue reading

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