San Diego, California

Photo: Geraint Rowland, Surfing left San Diego is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 kilometers) south of Los Angeles and adjacent to the border with Mexico. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/JCNYVdpnvwm3TrgT6 Embedded Tweets Before you start to sift through all the policies and politics involved with the U.S.-Mexico border, you should get to know …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …

Davis, California

Photo: Oaxaca Mural, Davis Community Media Davis is a vibrant community located between San Francisco and Sacramento. Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as “Davisville”, named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name to “Davis” …

San Francisco

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Bird and Bridge Spotlight on San Francisco, California Google Maps goo.gl/maps/n8mM4GeoGcEneFo9A Questions What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco? Quotes San Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave. – Rudyard Kipling Time Current local time in San Francisco Headlines https://www.thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-mural http://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Best-parks-for-Bay-Area-camping-in-a-great-11021457.php http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/what-san-francisco-says-about-america.html https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/12/why-are-there-ships-buried-under-san-francisco They Don’t Make …

California Links

California flag Links related to California presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines California Bill Moves To Ban Mini Hotel Toiletry Bottles I rode Amtrak’s Coast Starlight – Boing Boing adventures-in-parks-mapping – @greeninfo Using Instagram and Open Data to Put the Public in Public Lands – @greeninfo It’s time to acknowledge the genocide of California’s Indians …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Sacramento, California

Photo: Gunther’s City of Sacramento: One of the most historic cities in California, Sacramento boasts an impressive array of landmarks, parks, amenities and other must-see points of interest. Here you’ll find a handful of our most iconic features to the City. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/FAwbnCdeohFqFnu98 Landmarks California State Capitol The Capitol building is home to the …

Joshua Tree Links

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center Links related to Joshua Tree National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Night Sky Festival Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival Headlines The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide – Thrillist – @delightedbite How a South Pasadena matron used her wits and wealth to create Joshua Tree …

Los Angeles

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Apps ShakeAlertLA Earthquake Early Warning Photos Nearby Parks Joshua Tree National Park Planeta.com Los Angeles Links UCLA Dodgers California Cities

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Poster Events of note: The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes place the last weekend in July in Gilroy, California. 2020 dates: July 24-26. Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic. Key Links gilroygarlicfestival.com General Information and …