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The Channel Islands
Those islands off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara? Travel back in time to a primitive land of ocean creatures, wildflowers, and desert seascapes.
A Mediterranean Climate
California has a Mediterranean climate, which makes it quite different from the rest of the United States. Read on to discover how these differences play out from day to day.
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.
Avila Valley Barn
The entire family will enjoy an outing to the Avila Valley Barn, where fruit can be picked, animals are waiting to be fed, and people enjoy the balmy weather and fresh produce of the Central Coast of California.
The Los Angeles.... River?
Think Los Angeles is a dry desert? You are correct... but it also boasts a river that runs from Simi Valley to Long Beach. Nature, recreation, and relaxation await the visitor.
Tower of Gold Book Review
California history isn't limited to Spain, Mexico, and the Anglos who took over. Here is a biography that chronicles the history of a Jewish man and family who helped to create the state we know today.
The Elephant Seals of California
Elephant seals can be viewed at two locations in California. They are dramatic animals, and visiting them will enhance a vacation to the Bay Area or the Central Coast.
Winter Wine Tasting in Sonoma County
Wine tasting is about so much more than the wine - visiting winery tasting rooms is an experience in itself. And what better way during the winter than to find tasting rooms with fireplaces?
Site Map Article
This article is a brief introduction to the California site at Bella OnLine.
Palm Springs and Environs
Palm Springs is a relaxing destination. Walking tours, hiking, casino play, and pool lounging are all popular.
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