Hi everyone! Welcome to the California newsletter information page.
This weekly newsletter contains a link to the featured article, fun facts about California, and other tidbits to whet your appetite for the Golden State.
Did you know that, astrologically, the state of California is a Virgo but Hollywood is a Leo? Were you aware that the chaparral ecology of the state is very rare, shared by only 3% of all areas on the earth? Have you ever been to Bodie or Weaverville Joss House State Historic Parks? Or the Huntington Library in San Marino, California?
California history is fascinating. This has always been a state that values diversity, and there are many cultural wonders to experience. Olvera Street, the Mexican birthplace of Los Angeles; Temple Emmanuel-El, the first Jewish synagogue in San Francisco; Colonel Allensworth State Park, which honors the African American presence and contributions to California; Manzanar, where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II - all of these are places that document the history of the different ethnic groups that helped to make California a unique place.
Each week's featured article will introduce or remind you of wonderful places and activities in California. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, you will enjoy reading about the history of the state as well as find great places to visit.
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Here's a snippet from my article on the Los Angeles Farmer's Market to entice you to read more:
Visitors to the Farmer’s Market will wander up and down narrow lanes densely packed with small shops and stalls. Some, such as Magee’s Nuts, have been on location for decades; others, such as the Havaianas store, are stylish newcomers. The food stalls tempt with fresh meats, poultry, nuts, and produce; specialty food purveyors offer delights such as baked goods and candy. There are also stalls selling gifts and nostalgia items, cooking utensils, and clothing.
I look forward to sharing my love for California with you!