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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!


Temptations and Sensation...

Sensations 2016 BELMONT: Hungarian Festival May 14 CALIFORNIA CITY: Tortoise Days & Parade May 14 EL CAJON: Butterfly Festival May 14 FREEPORT: Walk on the Wildside! May 14 FRESNO: Pirate Festival May 14-15 HUNTINGTON BEACH: Duck-a-thon May 13-15 LONG BEACH: West ...

Portrait of The Gov ̵...

Over 25 museums are open and free on Feb. 4, 2012, during Sacramento's Museum Day. But the portrait of "The Gov", Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr., and many who have come before him -- ...

Cinco de Mayo In Californ...

There's not a bad place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend, but there are some standout locations such as San Diego's Old Town, Los Angeles Olvera Street, and San Francisco's Dolores Park event. Cinco de ...

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California Coastal Commission Beach Ac...

Published on: January 16, 2012
Photo: To the average citizen, a huge wall running along the picturesque beach in Orange County's gated Surfside (shown)  is reminiscent of the fence at the California-Mexico border. By law, the public can enjoy the beach, but many are kept away when they see the fence. All you have to do is walk around ...

Places for Kids to Earn Scout Badges

Published on: January 16, 2012
Mark Barbour, Founding Curator and Executive Director of The International Printing Museum, describes the printing process. Open to the public, the museum features special days and tours on Saturdays, or by appointment Tues - Friday. Being a scout is about doing good deeds, learning new things, and acquiring badges to wear on your outfits. If you ...

Quirky Places to Tie the Knot

Published on: January 16, 2012
As Valentine's Day approaches and PBS broadcasts a slew of shows about animal mating habits, it's time to take an irreverent look at the crazy side of love. The number one place people get married is in a church. In California ocean vistas, mountain valleys, beaches and state parks are popular wedding venues ...



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