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A Day in San Juan Capistrano

Each March hundreds of thousands of swallows fly into San Juan Capistrano to relax in mud nests and enjoy the warm coastal climate. I don’t visit the city as often, but when I do it’s always a fun and rewarding experience. Some friends and I began a recent getaway to the town at Mission San…

Searching for Gray Whales in Oxnard
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Searching for Gray Whales in Oxnard

It’s that time of the year again; time to gather the pod and head south from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm lagoons of Mexico for better food and spawning. This is of course, if you are a California Gray Whale. But since I’m not, I’ll just stick to watching the migration from…

Griffith Park, A Little Something for Everyone
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Griffith Park, A Little Something for Everyone

“It must be made a place of recreation and rest for the masses, a resort for the rank and file, for the plain people. I consider it may obligation to make Los Angeles, a happier, cleaner and finer city. I wish to pay my debt of duty in this way to the community in which…

Big Bear Lake is Fabulous in Fall
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Big Bear Lake is Fabulous in Fall

Everybody knows that Big Bear Lake is a wonderland in winter, perfect for skiing, snowboarding, memorable Alpine vistas and more. But as I recently learned, the mountain resort is equally fantastic in fall, when leaves change colors, fish are biting, mountains trails beckon, and beer flows from large Oktoberfest mugs. I began a recent fall…

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A Surefire Way to Boost Farm Exports: Sell to Cuba

                                                                                                         Illustration by Thom Gastelum U.S. farm income will drop 38 percent this year due to global economic woes and because “demand for exports has tailed off, with few options available to expand marketing elsewhere,” according to a Department of Agriculture report issued last month. Actually, there’s a small but surefire option to boost American…

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Op-Ed: SCAG Decision Should Not be Based on Scare Tactics and Misinformation

The only area city that is not a member of SCAG is Temple City.
So for a nominal membership dues fee, Sierra Madre can participate in planning its future, or it can choose to save that money, and have SCAG dictate to it what it has decided Sierra Madre is going to do (or not do). Seems kind of like a no-brainer, right? Why should we surrender our opportunity to provide input into the future of this region?

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