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I remember Santa Cruz when…

lt feliceThe rainbow lady was spin dancing on the corner and jazz was blaring onto the sidewalks of the Cooper House.
Felice Severson
Santa Cruz | Librarian

 

 

 

 

lt lauraIn 1969-’70, the Catalyst was on Front Street, and it was such a great place to go and hang and chill. And when we could do fireworks on the beach.
Laura Easthouse
Santa Cruz | Retired

 

 

 

 

lt elizabethYou used to be able to go into the tunnels under the Pacific Garden Mall and explore for about a block or so.
Elizabeth Gordon
Watsonville | Finance

 

 

 

 

 

lt edWe used to go to “Top of the World” in the middle of DeLaveaga, bring kegs up there and be chased away by the cops pretty much every time. But we just kept doing it.
Ed Crane
Santa Cruz | Designer

 

 

 

 

lt nathanIt was nicer. When the music was better than it is now.
Nathan Dedrick
Salinas | Retired

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