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California is a paradise with a thousand miles of cool, sandy beaches, 500 miles of stunning forests (including the giant redwoods - the biggest trees on Earth,) and Death Valley, where temperatues typically top 120 degrees in the summer months. Be a part of this spectacular journey!


California Apple Harvests

There's a crispness in the air in October. In California you can actually taste it when you bite into the harvested apples. Fans of apples love this particular season for driving out on country roads ...

Twin Lakes at Mammoth Lak...

TWIN LAKES, MAMMOTH, CA--Welcome to summer in California's snow mecca where people have actually been known to ski in July.  Receiving the most snowfall of any mountain resort on average, Mammoth loves its winters, but ...

Napa Porch Festival Back

The grassroots movement of bringing great music to the public right on your streets, yards and porches is back. Napa's annual Porch Festival takes place July 27, 2014 – Out of the garage and onto ...

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Bay Area Filoli Now Open

Published on: May 12, 2020
On a flight from Southern California to the Bay Area several passengers shared one of their favorite places to see. I confessed I didn't know much about Woodside, Calif., or the historic house & garden known as Filoli, which they highly recommended. I eventually went there and was thoroughly impressed! For those who live ...

Farewell to Favorite Fairs

Published on: May 11, 2020
If this was a normal year, millions of Californians would be participating in the state's great county fairs. From vendors selling tasty treats in Del Mar (right photo), to the famed & fabled Calaveras County Fair Jumping Frog Jubilee (left), the months of May & June typically take fair season into full swing. This is ...

Can Californians Travel, Stay at Hotel...

Published on: May 07, 2020
Pictured: The famous Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle. Tours were temporarily suspended beginning in March. On Friday, May 8, 2020, California heads into Stage 2 of reopening. "Millions of Californians answered the call to stay home and thanks to them, we are in a position to begin moving into our next stage of modifying our ...

Museums in San Jose, Catalina Want You...

Published on: May 04, 2020
While California museums (deemed non-essential businesses) have closed their doors temporarily,  they're struggling to stay in the public eye with social media postings such as 'invites' to buy Mother's Day gifts from their shops, or see their exhibitions online. Two museums asked to share their invitation and information--Catalina Island Museum and San Jose Museum of ...

Altadena Announces Summer Concerts

Published on: April 30, 2020
While rumors swirl that Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to shut down all California Beaches in retribution for people visiting them during the recent heat spell (and in a power grab over cities such as Newport Beach where City Council voted to keep them open on weekends,) it looks like attorneys continue working overtime. Newsom has ...

San Diego Signature Events Inked In By...

Published on: April 29, 2020
According to the San Diego event planning company, McFarlane Promotions, Inc. (, many of their signature events are on the books for 2020 as of late April. Here's what they have planned: TASTE OF GASLAMP Saturday, August 8, 2020 Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Scrumptious treats will take your taste buds on an appetizing journey as you venture to each ...



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