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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!


The Great Bull Run and To...

PLEASANTON, CALIF.-- The Great Bull Run on July 26, 2014 and Tomato Royale in which participants throw rotten tomatoes at each other, are fashioned after the famous Spanish Bull Run and La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain. ...

Book Review: “Newpo...

Reviewed by C. MacDonald If you love Newport Beach, you'll enjoy reading Lenard Davis' "Newport." The retired history teacher tells you right off the bat that some of "the characters are made up but the story ...

Are You Feeling Fair? Mon...

Photos: Dixon May Fair this year held May 10-14, 2012, includes Cow Milking (or Pig Calling) Contest, Butler Entertainment carnival, and concerts featuring Kellie Pickler, American Idol winner, and other musical acts. Just mention the word, ...

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Pine Trees & Pet Friendly Beaches...

Published on: February 19, 2012
It's not necessarily "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" that make a favorite things list for visiting Carmel by the Sea, a Central Coast city steeped in art history, but known for the unique ocean vistas and gnarled and twisted Monterey pine trees. Carmel is known for many things. It has always been known as ...



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