Arana Gulch

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Arana Gulch and the creek of the same name, form part of the eastern boundary of the City of Santa Cruz, emptying into Monterey Bay at Santa Cruz Harbor (Woods Lagoon until the 1960s). Named for the Californio Jose Arana, grantee of Rancho Potrero y Rincon de San Pedro Regalado. Arana later moved east a few miles, near the creek that now bears his name.