Tag: California

Exploring Mono Lake
Travel

Exploring Mono Lake

By Greg Aragon California is replete with natural wonders and Mono Lake holds its own against them all. As one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere, it is eerily beautiful, with giant tufa structures jetting from its serene surface and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada reflecting in its shimmering blue waters. A friend and…

Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, Calif.
Travel

Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, Calif.

By Greg Aragon Bishop, Calif. may have a small town feel but because of its location in the Eastern Sierra region, the city is close to lots of big time sights. Set about halfway between Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, Bishop is on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada along the banks of…

New Laws: The Good, the Bad and the Silly for 2020
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New Laws: The Good, the Bad and the Silly for 2020

By Terry Miller Let’s face it; the majority of us here in California rely, perhaps a little too much, on our motor cars — despite the advancements in public transport. So it’s only natural that we commence the new laws with those that directly apply to the DMV. But before we get there, here are…

California’s New ‘Gold Rush’ is Transit Oriented Development
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California’s New ‘Gold Rush’ is Transit Oriented Development

Communities are experiencing ‘unprecedented’ development interest By Terry Miller The discovery of gold in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 generated what became the “California Gold Rush.” Conceivably, this was one of the most important events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century which sprouted California’s population explosion. Have you…

Cayucos by-the-Sea Hosts 9th Annual Sea Glass Festival
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Cayucos by-the-Sea Hosts 9th Annual Sea Glass Festival

By Greg Aragon California’s majestic Central Coast is speckled with hidden gems lining the Pacific Ocean and none shine brighter than the tiny town of Cayucos by-the-Sea. This is especially true in March, when the temperature rises, flowers blossom along the hillsides and the city hosts its annual Sea Glass Festival. Located off California Highway 1, halfway between…

Cannabis Tax Revenue Increases in Second Quarter of 2018
Business

Cannabis Tax Revenue Increases in Second Quarter of 2018

Rise shows compliance trend growing The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) recently released revenue numbers for cannabis sales for the second quarter of 2018. Tax revenue from the cannabis industry totaled $74,240,257 from April 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018, which includes state cultivation, excise, and sales taxes. It does not include…

California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle
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California History and Opulence at Hearst Castle

By Greg Aragon  William Randolph Hearst knew how to throw a party. When he wanted company, he would fly friends to his estate on private planes, land them at his airport, and then transport them to the top of his mountain estate in luxury cars. Of course, friends such as Howard Hughes Amelia Earhart, and…

Arcadia Association of Realtors Says Home Sales Stumbled in June
Real Estate

Arcadia Association of Realtors Says Home Sales Stumbled in June

The median price hit a new high for the second straight month California’s median home price edged higher to another peak in June as year-over-year home sales lost steam for the second straight month, the Arcadia Association of REALTORS® said recently. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted…

California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis
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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis

Calif. State Public Instruction joins lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its practice of refusing entry for asylum seekers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Friday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum from human rights abuses, violence, and crime. “I am saddened and angered by the treatment…

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