If you like arts and crafts, this Labor Day holiday weekend offers a perfect opportunity to acquire something new and interesting, or a chance to start your holiday shopping. With many fairs and crafts shows to enjoy throughout California, the locations range from beautiful mountains to fabulous beaches for your weekend getaway. If you haven’t [...]
Richmond, Calif.– Harmony Walk to End Hunger invites you to walk 3.5 miles to help Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) change the lives of over 14,000 homeless individuals and families in Contra Costa County. Participants are encouraged to find sponsors for their walk as a fund-raiser with proceeds providing meals, housing, and support for hungry [...]
Los Angeles, Calif–Festival de la HERENCIA LATINA celebrates Latino Heritage Month (which begins on September 15) with an annual event. Families from Mexico, Central & South-America (total of 21 Latin countries) annually attend a free festival held 13 miles southeast of downtown L.A. in Bell Gardens. Created as a community celebration that includes family fun [...]
Tags: bell gardens
, costa rica
, el salvador
, festival de la Herencia Latina
Mission San Juan Capistrano invites the public to come and check out the museum free on Museum Day, Saturday Sept. 26. Admission normally costs $9 adult; $8 senior (60 years or over); $5 child (ages 4 to 11); Free child ages 3 and under. Presented by Smithsonian magazine, Mission San Juan Capistrano will participate in [...]
, free admission
, mission san juan capistrano
, museum day
, open daily
, orange county
California Beaches–Sunshine breaks through the the layers of ash and smoke from massive flames that have engulfed regions of Los Angeles County. Meanwhile, tourists arrive in L.A. by the droves, not knowing what to expect when they hear there are fires and a State of Emergency. It’s just another day in paradise and the show [...]
With all the hoopla over surfing in California, you’d think that there would be more than a mere three or four museums dedicated to the sport. Look at how many art museums California has, for instance (too many to tell you about in one paragraph!)
When we surveyed surfing in the Golden State, we knew for [...]
Somebody asked us what the top beaches with hotels are in California. We had some instinctive, gut level opinions but had to do the research to confirm them.
California Beaches staff criteria was that a beach with a hotel had to have the hotel on the same side of the street as the beach and if [...]
How hot is it today on the California Coast in Southern and Central California?
It’s so hot, Starbucks ran out of their venti-size cold drink cups!
It was so hot last night that my parents rolled their portable air-conditioner into their bedroom and slept an extra 3 hours this morning! They’d been getting less than five hours [...]
Capitola by the Sea, Calif.–Capitola Begonia Festival is coming from Sept. 4-7, 2009.
Beaches are beautiful places without any help. But when you launch boats and floats decorated with colorful begonias and glide them around the harbor in a parade, there’s even more to love. Next week is the launch of the Capitola Begonia Festival with [...]
Pollution is an equal opportunity offender, as seen in the current water quality reports from Heal the Bay monitoring this past week. While no closures are reported (though a sewage leak did close a beach a few weeks ago near the Oceanside Pier), there are some beaches with ocean water not fit for humans to [...]
Tags: california beaches
, catalina island
, f grade
, huntington beach
, los angeles
, San Clemente
, santa cruz
, Santa Monica
, water quality