With three recent deaths at Pacifica, California beaches, the reminder that our beloved ocean isn’t as placid and serene as it seems, need be considered. Millions will flock to the beach once again this summer, thousands will be rescued, and unfortunately, there hasn’t been a season when some haven’t drowned.
The number one cause of death [...]
When we reported that Huntington Beach received honors as a favored Dog City in California, Long Beach chimed in that their Dog Beach is one of the people’s and dogs’ favorites. So we did a story on it. Everyone knows that Carmel ranks among the Central Coast favorites for pets. But the minute you start [...]
For those who recall the roots of art colonies and communities in California, cities such as Carmel, which once provided an affordable home to working artists, no longer offer affordability to artists. Nor do other art cities such as Laguna Beach, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Meanwhile the hidden gem of the California coast, Ventura, has [...]
Culver City, Calif.–If love art, there’s an event that you won’t want to miss. It happens only once per year so you have to jump on it. The City of Culver City presents its annual event which includes a self-guided tour of over 35 local art galleries and exhibition spaces. ARTWALK Culver City is sponsored [...]
Guy walks with flying fish kite at Sunset Beach, CA.
Spring Break has begun and the near empty beaches of Sunset Beach are peaceful, slightly cool, sometimes windy, and full of whimsy.
Just a few houses down from the Jesse James home in Sunset Beach are rental vacation houses where you can relax, kick back and enjoy [...]
We all need to save $$$ these days. Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores in SoCal are helping you get a break with a special, one night offer. America’s long-time neighborhood ice cream shop is bringing back the 4th annual discount ice cream event, the 31 Cent Scoop Night celebration on April 28, 2010 from 5 p.m. [...]
Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Orange County’s City of Westminster as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. This is the 8th year Westminster has earned this national designation. Meeting four standards to become a Tree City USA community, the city has:
tree board or department
comprehensive community forestry program
Arbor Day [...]
Lodging, hospitality and the travel industry all have a vested interest in the California economy and should know how the legislative process works, what the critical legislative issues are that face the industry (and conusumers) and how associations and groups can influence the outcome of key bills.
For instance, California Hotel & Lodging Association is sponsoring [...]
During WWII an elite group called “Doolittle’s Raiders” executed a historic, daytime air raid against Tokyo led by legendary pilot Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, USAAF. Born in Alameda, this war hero passed away some years back, but his leadership will not be forgotten.
On April 1, 1942, (16) B-25 bombers, their five-man volunteer crews, and maintenance [...]
Allergies and pollen counts are up, blossoms fill the meadows and beach embankments, and springtime promises to provide one of the most colorful annual displays for those seeking to hike, look and photograph wildflowers in California. While there are dozens of beautiful flower gardens & botanical gardens to see throughout the year, nature provides its [...]