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Drought Tolerant Butterfly Gardening
Drought gardening can also be butterfly gardening. Many plants that well in the dry California landscape also provide nectar and foraging for caterpillars and butterflies.
EL Nino Southern Oscillation
What is ENSO? What is El Nino? This article is a brief introduction to the weather pattern that helps to create California's cycle of drought and flood.
Fall Color in California's State Parks
The East Coast is famous for fall color, but California's got it as well. The State Park system is a particularly lovely place to 'leaf-peep'.
Fall Color in the Eastern Sierras
California isnít known for the spectacular fall colors associated with the East Coast, but the shows here arenít half bad. Take a weekend in the Eastern Sierras and see for yourself.
Food with a History at E Waldo Ward
Gourmet jams, jellies, and other condiments provide a link to the past at a tiny local business in the tiny town of Sierra Madre, California.
Getting Into College in California
College acceptances are getting harder and harder at the state's elite public (and some private) institutions. It's important to understand the various kinds of institutions and choose carefully.
Ghost Stories of California
A quick read, this book will delight those interested in the ghost stories associated with California's history.
Hahamonga Watershed Park
Located at the north end of Los Angeles County, Hahamonga Watershed Park in west Pasadena is a lovely placed to spend the afternoon. Hikers, cyclists, and equestrians will enjoy the facilities here.
Alcatraz Island is the number one tourist destination in San Francisco.
Heat Waves in Southern California
For most of the year, California is blessed with temperate weather, but heat waves can and do occur throughout the year. Vacations in California must be planned around that fact.
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