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If you could live in Santa Cruz in any era besides now, which would you choose?

lt shaneProbably the ’70s, because Santa Cruz is such a fly-your-freak-flag place. That was when free love and hippiness was in vogue.

Shane Reber, Santa Cruz, Caretaker










lt jamesI’d probably run with the ’60s, because I was born in them. And I liked all the music of that time.

James Wadell Spieres, Santa Cruz, Mobile Services







lt corinnaI’d like to be in Santa Cruz in the 1930s to experience not only Prohibition, but the flappin’ times.

Corina Conniff, Bonny Doon, Motherhood Homeschooling







lt camilleIf I could live in an era of Santa Cruz that isn’t now, it would be in the ’80s. I think I had a dream about it once, and it sounded good.

Camille Carpenter, Santa Cruz, Student Media Person







lt courtneyThe 1890s, because you could make your own butter, and there were still cobblers that exist.

Courtney Howard, Santa Cruz, Student

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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