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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!


Can You Teach Old Dogs Ne...

It was an exciting moment when Rancho Palos Verdes (RPV), an L.A. County city with the prestigious and most expensive golf course in the U.S. (Trump) decided to let dogs use the public beach next ...

Dancers for Dizzy Feet

DIZZY FEET FOUNDATION: Paula Abdul, Mitzi Gaynor, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Maddie Ziegler, Joely Fisher, Elizabeth Berkely, Sir Matthew Bourne, Allison Holker, Piper Perabo and Kevin Zegers were among the celebrities (shown in photos) who ...

Taking an Earthquake Vaca...

Believe it or not, tourists often say they hope to experience an earthquake when visiting California. Many don't realize that if they take the time to travel throughout the state, the signs of earthquakes are ...

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California Pumpkin Races, Drops and Sm...

Published on: October 20, 2018
What can you do with a pumpkin on Halloween besides carving it into a jack-o-lantern or eating it in some bread, pie, souffle, soup or dessert? Well, you can drop it from a helicopter like they do at Hiller Aviation Museum's annual Haunted Hangar Pumpkin Drop in San Carlos (left photo). Or, you can drop it ...

Coarsegold, CA Tarantulas, They’...

Published on: October 19, 2018
Celebrate the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Tarantulas of the Theraphosidae family. Each year Coarsegold, named for coarse nuggets discovered in a nearby creek during the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, enjoys a festival paying homage to the hairy critters the last weekend in October. If you happen to be driving along Highway ...

Magical, Musical, Local

Published on: October 18, 2018
Santa Cruz, Calif. GLOWS big time. Glow, A Festival of Fire and Light at Museum of Art & History on Oct.20, 2018 is quite magical -- and enlightening! It is one of the many unique festivals and events that you could easily miss if you didn't know about it like many locals do. Arts BAKERSFIELD: Via ...

October Out West Fests

Published on: October 17, 2018
Angels Camp, Calif. Mark Twain Wild West Fest Oct.20, 2018 offers an Autumn street fest in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, elevation 1378'. This is where Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" story was set. Watch it come to life! Californians tend to spend much time focused on costumes, parties and ...

Halloween Themed Weekend Events

Published on: October 16, 2018
Do you want to show off your family this weekend? Pictured is Long Beach's Zombie Festival Oct.19-21, 2018, make up artists on site! October 20 (unless otherwise noted) ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda Oct.5-31 ALAMEDA: USS Hornet Halloween Overnighter ALISO VIEJO: Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest ALTADENA: Wicked Lit Play APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic ...

Tasty October

Published on: October 15, 2018
Stretching down Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles, Taste of Soul is a free music & food festival featuring En Vogue, Jody Watley, Sister Sledge, and a crowd that may exceed 400,000 people! If you think October is merely the month of Halloween parades, think again. There are plenty of food and beverage events to please the ...



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