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Story by Jodi Frediani

By Jodi Frediani UC Santa Cruz opened in 1965, the year I graduated high school. The Beatles had debuted on Ed Sullivan the year before. I was sorely tempted to attend this new, exciting campus, but had planned on becoming a veterinari... Read more
17
Aug
2016

Story from Douglas Hansen

Downtown Santa Cruz in 1964 was a moribund remnant of its former glory. The two large hotels – the St. George and the Del Mar, were built to cater to tourists that took the “Suntan Special” train from San Francisco to spend weeke... Read more
04
Aug
2016

Story From Pat Miller

By Pat Miller I enjoy memories of Santa Cruz in the 1960s and ’70s, especially of the hippies and of the social activists. The City on a Hill May edition focused on activism on the campus from 1960 to the present. I emailed a let... Read more
25
Jul
2016

Story from Rosalie Allen Taylor

Chances are that you’re receiving many responses to Wallace Baine’s feature article in Sunday’s Sentinel, and I’m one of them – but I may be the only one responding who attended a chaos theory conference ... Read more
24
Jul
2016

From a Prankster

By Lee Quarnstrom One of my first discoveries when I moved to Santa Cruz (from La Honda, as part of the Prankster diaspora) was that there was already a social scene in place for people sort of like we were, i.e., oddballs. There were... Read more
22
Jul
2016

60s Story

By Judy Hill INTRODUCTION Spring, 1966—Self-catapulted from Berkeley in the midst of political activism after four years at a nearby art college. At first I was heavily involved in all the unrest, loving it in fact, then I got ti... Read more
01
Apr
2016

Memories of a Victorian

By Rivkah Barmore The majestic Victorian was on California Street in Santa Cruz, California. During the late ’60’s early ’70’s the Victorian was owned by Professor Ralph Abraham and his wife Caroline. When I came to live ... Read more
05
Jan
2016

Interview with Pat Bisconti

P: I was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on July 18, 1945. Ababy boomer. My father, back from Europe after serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, worked in a steel mill. When I was five my family moved to the then beautiful Santa Clara Valley... Read more
31
Dec
2015

Notes on a Hip History of Santa Cruz

I was born in San Francisco in 1947. When I was seven my family left the Sunnydale Projects, in Visitacion Valley, which is on the south end of S.F., near the bay, and (at that time) next to the city dump. We moved down the coast to an... Read more
30
Dec
2015

Coming to Pacific High School

Coming to Pacific High School In the Santa Cruz Mountains By Fred McPherson Who knows whether the circumstances and network of cause and effect that brought me to the Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacific High School were a matter of cha... Read more
31
Dec
2010
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