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State Highway Route 129 Named the Ohlone Kallentaruk Highway
by via Luis A. Alejo
Tuesday Oct 9th, 2012 12:02 PM
A portion of State Highway Route 129 in Santa Cruz County will now be named the Ohlone Kallentaruk Highway as specified in Assembly Concurrent Resolution 100 authored by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas).
Thursday, September 27 2012

State Highway Route 129 Named the Ohlone Kallentaruk Highway

SACRAMENTO - A portion of State Highway Route 129 in Santa Cruz County will now be named the Ohlone Kallentaruk Highway as specified in Assembly Concurrent Resolution 100 authored by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas).

The portion of State Highway Route 129 between Blackburn Street and Murphy Crossing Road in Watsonville will now be named Ohlone Kallentaruk Highway in recognition of the people who first settled in the Pajaro Valley.

“I am happy to co-author ACR 100 which pays tribute to the Ohlone Indian people who settled in the Pajaro Valley, near the Pajaro River, and in the Watsonville wetlands and sloughs. The Ohlone Indian were the first inhabitants of the Pajaro Valley and have contributed rich cultural, economic, and environmental traditions to the region. It is important that we recognize their contributions to the present-day understanding of Native American culture and history,” says Alejo.

The name Ohlone Kallentaruk was chosen in consultation with Ohlone Indian descendants from the Pajaro Valley. It means “house by the sea” and was chosen by the Ohlone Indians to describe the Watsonville region.

This resolution was passed by the State Assembly and the State Senate, then chaptered by the Secretary of State.


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