Gary Merrill was driving his Volkswagen van to his apartment on the UCSC campus when he saw four naked women lounging on his roof. After gawking a moment too long, he proceeded to run his van into a ditch. It was the early ’70s, and as I came to find out while researching this story,…
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Wild, wild West—Geoffrey Dunn uncovers a part of Santa Cruz’s dark history.
Santa Cruzans took notice when they heard a new hotel apartment building on High Street would be heated by steam. That’s because in 1912, most homes were heated by wooden flame. “The whole point of building was to adopt the most modern and efficient innovations at the time,” local historian Ross Eric Gibson says of the Piedmont Court building, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend.