Sam McManis

October 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Discoveries: Santa Cruz’s 'East Side' lobbies for respect

Much history resides on the east side of Santa Cruz, where proud citizens seeks to officially remember Villa de Branciforte, California’s first secular coastal settlement.


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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis

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