Took a Fall 2007 trip to California ( Palm Springs, Indio and Cerritos (LA area) for a ukulele fest). Visited Josha Tree National Park very briefly and the Palm Desert area as well as the beach at Huntington Beach. On my list of places to see in Southern California are The Salton Sea and surrounding areas
This page contains links and information to things that we did do and didn't get to do. Maybe next time.
The State of California is the most populous state of the United States. Located on the Pacific coast of North America, it is bordered by Oregon, Nevada and Arizona in the United States, and Baja California in Mexico. Its capital is Sacramento. The state's four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is known for its diverse climate and ethnically diverse population. The state has 58 counties.
Alta California was first colonized by the Spanish Empire in 1769, and after Mexican independence in 1821, continued as part of Mexico. Following one brief week as the independent California Republic in 1846, and the conclusion of the Mexican-American war in 1848, California was annexed by the United States and was admitted to the Union as the thirty-first state on September 9, 1850. More at WidipediA: California
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AreaVibes helps you find the best places to live by scoring the 10 most important metrics for your city or neighborhood and creating an overall score or "AreaVibe". Link to California information
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( from their site ) - Here you'll see what's left of Bodie. An original ghost town from the late 1800's. Bodie stands today in a state of "arrested decay". So coined by the State of California when they took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park.
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Bodie is an original mining town from the late 1800's. What's left today stands in a state of "arrested decay" and is maintained by the California State Parks System, who took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park.
AreaVibes helps you find the best places to live by scoring the 10 most important metrics for your city or neighborhood and creating an overall score or "AreaVibe". Link to Cerritos, CA information
Cerritos is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County. It was incorporated on April 24, 1956. The current OMB metropolitan designation for Cerritos is "Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA.
AreaVibes helps you find the best places to live by scoring the 10 most important metrics for your city or neighborhood and creating an overall score or "AreaVibe". Link to Huntington Beach, CA information
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 189,594. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, by Seal Beach on the north, by Costa Mesa on the south, by Westminster on the northeast, and by Fountain Valley on the east.
It is known for its long 14 km (8.5 miles) beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing. The waves are a unique natural effect caused by edge-diffraction of ocean swells by the island of Catalina, and waves from distant hurricanes. Because of the curve of the coastline at Huntington Beach, the local beach actually faces southwest. In summer, the southwest-facing beach often has very strong surf from hurricanes off the Mexican coast.
- California Coastal Records Project
An aerial photographic survey of the California Coastline
- High Desert Test Sites
The High Desert Test Sites are a series of experimental art sites located along a stretch of desert communities including Pioneer town, Yucca Valley, Joshua tree, 29 Palms and Wonder Valley. These sites provide alternative space for experimental works by both emerging and established artists.
- 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery
A working-studio environment for artists to make tile & glass mosaics, drawings, paintings, prints on a Griffin Etching Press, batiks, sewing & jewelry.