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My Grandparents on Vacation , 1915
My Grandparents and great grandparents spent 1 month every summer in Santa Cruz. They sometimes stayed at La Playa Cottages. They'd pack their trunk and board the train in Oakland....
Enjoying the Beach, 1960
This is a photo of my late husband, Marc Paris. He always loved the Santa Cruz area, and we were fortunate to move there a year before he passed in 2011.
Dipping Our Toes in the Ocean , 2014
I moved to California from the East Coast when I was 18 and on my own. I'd never traveled far or been to the coast or experienced the ocean. I had always dreamt about it and hoped one...
Life on the Boardwalk, 1945
My father was a lifeguard at Cowells Beach for years. He was also in the Water Carnivals in the Plunge. He did a lot of surfing with his friends. My sister and myself grew up at the beach. Then...
FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach History
A complete list of bands that have performed on the beach bandstand since 1988. 2018 June 15 Berlin starring Terri Nunn June 22 The Motels June 29 Los Lobos July 6 Rose Royce July...
First Date, 1988
On our first date, I decided to take my beautiful date to Santa Cruz. We had a great dinner at Stagnaros on the wharf, went on a few rides, then had our first kiss on Sky Glider. Now we go about 6...
Best Times Of My Life, 1966
My Grandparents lived in Santa Cruz on Freemont Ave. My sister and I would walk to the Boardwalk every day. We worked as maids at a motel that was on the cliff right off the train tracks. We met...
My early days
I was born in Salt Creek Northern Ca. and my family moved to Soquel. I was 9 when Pearl Harbor happened. I went to Santa Cruz High as Soquel High was a dairy at that time. When I turned 17, I joined the...
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