California Story Ideas & Site Links
    California Environment    Experience and appreciate nature and California's unique environment at California state and national parks, wilderness areas and forests. O'Neill Park
    California on Film     California has many buildings and locations that have been captured in the movies and on TV.
    Wild and Wacky Festivals     Banana Slug Derby, Jumping Frog Jubilee, Duck-a-Thon, Worm Races, Doo Dah Parade and Outhouse Race.
    Ethnic Events     Chinese New Year, Portuguese Festa, Greek Food Festival, Native American Pow Wow, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cinco De Mayo and Black Cowboy Parade.
    California Cruising    Highway 101 and 1 along the Central Coast, Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra, historic Route 66, The Feather River Highway and the state's newest scenic byway -- Trinity Scenic Byway, State Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata.
    Home Grown     Wine, fruits, vegetables, nuts...Farmer's Markets and food and flower outlets are a big hit in many cities and towns.
     Lighthouses     Scattered along California's coast are 12 lighthouses, beacons of the state's storied maritime heritage. Most of the lighthouses are open to the public, one is a bed and breakfast inn and two are youth hostels. Links:  Point Loma Lighthouse
    Professional Sports     California has more professional sports teams than any other state in the nation. San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento are home to major league baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer and tennis.
    U.S. Presidents      Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center For Public Affairs, Presidential Yacht Potomac, and hotels and restaurants  that were presidential favorites.                    
    California and the Automobile     Experience the fascination Californians have with cars, from museums to auto shows and races --  Behring Auto Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, Towe Ford Museum, Hays Antique Truck Museum, Pebble Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach  Councours D'Elegance, Long Beach Grand Prix, Laguna Seca Raceway, Sears Point National Raceway and Pomona Raceway and the Los Angeles Port where new cars are imported.

    Hundreds of color images seen on the web site originate from beautiful 35 mm color slides taken with the finest film, Fujichrome Velvia. Newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine and conference and visitor bureaus have purchased original images such as those appearing here. If you are on deadline or budget doesn't allow to send staff out, please contact professional  photographer

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