The Santa Cruz Boardwalk was and still is a favorite spot of mine. as a kid I remember going with a group of other newspaper boys from the Oakland Tribune. We qualified to go by getting a couple of new subscribers and by not having received any complaints from the customers on our route that month. several bus loads of us would go. the charter bus company was Peerless Stages. we called em “Fearless Peerless”. They ‘d drop us off around 11 am and we had till 5pm to enjoy the Boardwalk. boy did we arrive back home in Oakland tired.