In 1909, LRN 5, which would become known as California Route 17 in 1936, was built as a main highway between Santa Cruz and San José through the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1950, when the Lexington Reservoir was created, the towns of Alma and Lexington were submerged under he reservoir and the road was rerouted around the new body of water.
The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary is funded through the federal s, which is run by the U.S. Department is Commerce.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a musuem, which was formed as the public education component of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory and the Coastal Science Campus of the University of California Santa Cruz.
The cliff outside of the musuem grounds hosts various surfers throughout the day.
Outside of the musuem is a plague that honors the three Hawaiian Princes whom were the first people to ever surf in Santa Cruz, California.
In 1954, the Santa Cruz Historical Society was formed. In the 1970s, the Santa Cruz Historical Society Establishment their first musuem within the former Santa Cruz Hall of Records building.
On Febuary 9, 2019 I got to see political commentator and comedian William “Bill” Maher at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
The Santa Cruz Civic Center has been the host of several other events over the decades such as one with the Dali Lama.
October 2016, marked the 150th Anniversary of the City of Santa Cruz, California. During that year, the author Philip Andrew Hamilton worked as an office assistant for Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation and assisted with the 150th celebrations by applying for Cal-Fire, and various other permits for the event.