Craig MacDonald- Historian, Journalist, Author

Craig MacDonald has been a Pulitzer Prize nominee, newspaper reporter, public relations manager for a Fortune 500 firm, an historian and author of 24 books.


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Over 80 BOOK REVIEWS: Topics range from abandoned California haunts to celebrities and famous folks such as Walt Disney, Walter Knott, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Howard Hughes, Huell Howser and Legendary Locals of Carmel by the Sea.


Alameda - Alameda USS Hornet Ship Museum

Buena Park - Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show

California Beaches - Cal Beaches for the Birds

Carlsbad - Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Carson - Rancho Dominguez

Carson - International Print Museum

Costa Mesa - Pacific Symphony

Garden Grove - Stanley Ranch Museum

Huntington Beach -  Adventure Playground

Monterey - Inspiring Monterey Bay Aquarium

Rancho Palos Verdes - South Coast Botanic Garden

Redondo Beach - Semi-Submarine

San Marino: The Huntington Provides the Wow

Signal Hill - Signal Hill 

Temecula - Pechanga Golf Course - Journey

San Pedro - Maritime Museum

San Pedro - Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro - White Point Nature Reserve

San Pedro - Hollywood, Fame at Fort MacArthur

Santa Cruz - Looff Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Torrance - Western Museum of Flight

Wilmington - Drum Barracks Civil War Museum


California - Free Concerts Lift Spirits

Costa Mesa - Orange County Fair: Pigs, Popcorn, Polkas

Costa Mesa - Snoopy Holiday

Holidays -Thanksgiving Stuffed with Meaning

Huntington Beach - Golden Bear Exhibit

Long Beach - Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show

Long Beach - Long Beach Scots Fest

Long Beach - Chill at Queen Mary

Seal Beach - Dewey Ship is Commissioned


California - A Golden Child is Born

California - Gold Rush Was a Difficult Time to Cope

California - Old West Christmas - Finders Keepers


Buffet - Samaritan Dave Buffet

Frey - Professional Golfer Adam Frey

Gauweiler - Master Chef  Paul Gauweiler Bakes

Greg - Hollywood Actor Bradley Greg

Hughes - Bob Stock, TWA & Howard Hughes

Kimoto - Bird photographer Rodney Kimoto

Kubat - Celebrity artist Dan Kubat

Lawson - Civil Rights Leader James Lawson

Lilies of the West - Band Performs

Mark & Willie - Samaritans to the Rescue

Masoner - Environmentalist Kim Masoner

Mondor - Father Christian Mondor

Stock - Medicine Show Founder Fred Stock

Sutton - Window Painter Greg Sutton

Radio Personalities - KNX 1070

Tourists - Corona del Mar Tourists

Operators - Telephone Operators


Antiques - King Richard's Antiques Mall

Art - The Other Hitchcock Exhibit

Art - Anderson Art Gallery

Art- Bill Anderson Like Horsing Around

Art - 50 Years of Printmaking

Boutique - Mumbi's Designs African-themed Boutique

Boutique - Naples Locker Neat New Store

Designer - Sugar Bomb Creator


Olympics a Thrill

Super Football Fan's First Game

California - California Bike Trail - Bicycle Tips

California - Major League Baseball - Take me out to the ballgame...

Los Angeles - L.A. Kings Parade at 5th and Figueroa

Huntington Beach - History of Surfboard Wax

Los Angeles - Three's Company: Staples Center

San Francisco - America's Cup Inspires Next Generation

San Jose - San Jose State Spartans Footballers Overcome Adversity To Become Champion

California - Only State with 5 Major League Teams


Buena Park - Buena Park Theme Parks

Long Beach - Aquarium Penguin Watching

Long Beach - Aquarium of the Pacific


 From his start as a journalist writing freelance stories for newspapers and magazines during college (San Jose State University,) to his 30 year-career as a promoter, producer, editor and publisher,  MacDonald has written most every type of story and done it well.

Craig MacDonald has written 24 books on the West, including the widely-acclaimed, Cockeyed Charley Parkhurst-The West's Most Unusual Stagewhip.  Several of his books were selected by the California State Library and recorded for use by the visually-impaired. Trained as an historian, the member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society,  is also a professional speaker. For more information visit

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