Panel 1- Monterey Mountains & Sea Life / Las Montañas de Monterey y Vida Marina

An underwater scene reveals a healthy kelp forest and a thriving fish population, including Garibaldi and Coho Salmon, species native to the northern Monterey Bay. The Monterey mountain range is visible behind a sea otter mama and her pup, happily floating along. Una escena submarina revela un saludable bosque de algas marinas y una próspera … Continue reading Panel 1- Monterey Mountains & Sea Life / Las Montañas de Monterey y Vida Marina

Panel 3 – Historic Contributions to Santa Cruz / Contribuciones Históricas a Santa Cruz

The surfer is Prince David, one of the three Hawai’ian princes who came to surf the river mouth in 1883. This historical occasion marks the arrival of surfing to the mainland. The characters on the right are from a photograph taken by George Lee, who documented the Chinese immigrant experience in Santa Cruz in the … Continue reading Panel 3 – Historic Contributions to Santa Cruz / Contribuciones Históricas a Santa Cruz

Panel 5 – Neighborhood Scene / Escena de la Vecindad

This scene illustrates community empowerment and the resilient spirit of the neighborhood. Large crowds of neighbors come together holding banners that read “Together We Cultivate Peace” and “Dignity for Everyone.” People gather in the streets to celebrate the traditional festivities of Día de Los Muertos and Las Posadas, revealing the vibrancy of the neighborhood. The … Continue reading Panel 5 – Neighborhood Scene / Escena de la Vecindad