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Nicknamed the “Scotch paisano”, Hugo Reid was an early Californian immigrant and one of the first champions of the multi-cultural nature of the state.
Griffith Park History
The park isn't named after the director! Here's a short history of how Los Angeles received one of the largest city public recreation areas in the United States.
Eucalyptus Trees in California
In many parts of California, eucalyptus trees seem to be part of the natural landscape. However, this particular tree isn’t native to the state. Like many other examples of flora and fauna, the introduction of a foreign species to the eco-system has been a very mixed blessing.
Everyone needs to 'forest bathe', and the tiny hamlet of Idyllwild is a great mountain escape!
Malibu Kitchen and Gourmet
Do you love or hate this restaurant? Here's the lowdown on this controversial spot, which deserves at least one visit.
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Sunshine, celebrites, endangered species, surfers... what a day!
Aromatic and distinctive, this collection of plants covers the peaks and valleys of the California coast.
Get away from the crowds and go hiking at this geological wonder only an hour and a half northeast of Los Angeles!
Ghosts of Hollywood Book Review
Movie buffs, poltergeist hunters, and ghost story lovers are all in luck! Enjoy this lighthearted collection of spooky Tinseltown tales!
Who is responsible for the rise of the California movie industry? Thomas Edison….. of course! Well, also World War I, immigrants from around the world, and abundant sunshine.
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