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Events

July 15-18, 2021 California WorldFest (Grass Valley)
@caworldfest

Headlines
California’s Desert Fauna Will Never Recover – The Nation
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
Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects 1.8 million acres in California’s desert
New Desert Bill is Fundamentally Flawed@Amargosaconserv

Regulation demands a different set of skills. Instead of burning records, farmers must now practice accounting. Instead of loading their crop into duffel bags and sending it out of state, they have to learn branding and marketing. Legalization brings with it the costs of taxes, permitting, compliance, and new competitors. It has also occasioned a rapid drop in price. Now Humboldt County is experiencing not only an economic crisis but also an existential one. What happens to a group of people whose anti-government ethos was sustained by an illegal plant that is now the most regulated crop in California? Forced into the open, and facing the very real possibility of economic extinction, the farmers of Humboldt are now trying to convince regulators and buyers that these outlaws who had profited off prohibition were not greedy criminals but people who stood for something: stewardship of the land, the biodiversity of a crop, resistance to corporate consolidation, and a spiritual connection to a psychoactive plant.
how legalization changed Humboldt County – New Yorker

Pioneer Cabin Tree
On January 8, 2016 this iconic Sierra redwood fell to the ground. The tree was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old (and still alive) when it fell. A stereography made sometime between 1850-1920 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. shows the tree before it was tunneled through.

Historic-Pioneer-Cabin-Tree-toppled-in-California
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-live-winter-weather-california-iconic-sequoia-tree-in-california-state-1483942759-htmlstory.html
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tree-dead-storms-20170109-story.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pioneer-cabin-tree-famous-tunnel-toppled-storm-n704616
http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170109/tribute-to-tunnel-tree/2
https://twitter.com/alexbreitler/status/818668930315141120
Pioneer Cabin Tree

The Pioneer's Cabin

Imperial Valley Desert Museum
The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a new facility in the heart of the Yuha Desert housing Native American and historic artifacts collected from within the Imperial Valley. Opening a new museum in the twenty-first century, we do not want to be seen as an exhibit within four walls, but we want to engage and interact outside of the limitations of the “box,” our new building, both metaphorically and physically.
11 Frontage Road
P.O. Box 430
Ocotillo, CA 92259
760-358-7016

http://www.ivdesertmuseum.orghttps://twitter.com/IVDesertMuseumhttp://ivdesertmuseum.blogspot.com

Ocotillo
Wikipedia
Tripadvisor.com

Tourism Portals
visitcalifornia.com

Flickr
Oakland Museum of California
Malki Museum, Morongo Reservation, Banning- Melissa Biggs
Cabazon and Indio- Melissa Biggs
Palm Springs-Melissa Biggs
Salton Sea
Barona-Melissa Biggs
California Postcards

Flickr Groups
California National Forests
California Wilderness Areas
Southern California Wildfires

Twitter
@JoshuaTreeNP
@PinnaclesNPS
@CalDesert
@Amargosaconserv
@CAStateParks
@calshpo

Embedded Tweets

https://twitter.com/xavierkatana/status/1299521774317694977

Indigenous Cultures
Indigenous peoples of California – Wikipedia
Population of Native California – Wikipedia
http://www.nahc.ca.gov/califindian.html
Chumash people
4th Friday in September – Native American Day

Yurok Tribe
yuroktribe.org
Language program
Former marine protected area science co-chair pleads guilty to embezzlement charge
Wikipedia

Parks
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources.

Mojave National Preserve@MojavePres
Facebook

Pinnacles National Parkis a release site for the endangered California condor, and the birds can sometimes be seen from hiking trails throughout the park. Twitter: @PinnaclesNPS
How You Can Help Condors
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Pinnacles-a-step-from-being-national-park-4159050.php
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Pinnacles-National-Park-designation-passes-Senate-4157104.php
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157632811243591
http://youtu.be/bul3Hj0AcGE
Wikipedia

Point Reyes National Seashore – From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches through its open grasslands to its brushy hillsides and forested ridges, visitors can discover over 1000 species of plants and animals. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, Point Reyes preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Sequoia / Kings Canyon
nps.gov/seki/index.htm
@sequoiakingsnps
facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS

King’s Range National Conservation Area
https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/california/king-range-national-conservation-area
https://twitter.com/BLM

State Parks
Nearly 300 parks
parks.ca.gov
Facebook
YouTube
@CAStateParks

News
Hanging a ‘closed’ sign on state parks 11.2011

Nature and Conservation
wildlandsconservancy.org

caliparks.org
parkinfo.org

California Plant Names:Latin and Greek Meanings and Derivations

Calflora

Water / Snow
cdec.water.ca.gov
cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/current/snow/index2.html
cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/current/snow

Food
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) was the first land trust in the United States to focus on farmland preservation. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists to preserve farmland in Marin County, California, MALT acquires agricultural conservation easements on farmland in voluntary transactions with landowners.

Transportation
Highway Conditions

Baker
World’s tallest thermometer
http://www.vegasseven.com/feature/2013/09/19/short-sad-saga-world-s-tallest-thermometer

Barstow
barstowca.org
theoutletsatbarstow.com

Blythe
The first sunrise in California
cityofblythe.ca.gov
Wikipedia
Buena Park
buenaparkfinearts.com
Wikipedia

Calaveras River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKvWI4JT5Q

Campbell
cianosmodernlatin.com
Wikipedia

Carlsbad
visitcarlsbad.com
carlsbadca.gov

Chula Vista
@thinkchulavista

Nearby: Shoshone
The woman of Shoshone
shoshonevillage.com
amargosaconservancy.org@Amargosaconserv

Dublin
ci.dublin.ca.us
Wikipedia

Fresno
fresnobee.com
earth-log@markgrossi
kfcf.org

Humboldt
humboldt.edu

Idyllwild
https://people.com/pets/dog-mayor-max-idyllwild-california/amp/
mayormax.com/jobdescription.htm
idyllwild.com/

Irwindale
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/us/sriracha-factory-irritates-some-california-noses-but-entices-politicians.html
http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/05/12/44120/sriracha-factory-will-remain-califor-relurlplee514
http://www.chron.com/news/science/article/California-city-votes-to-end-hot-sauce-dispute-5512023.php
ci.irwindale.ca.us

Jacumba
http://jacumbaresort.com
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160304-us-mexico-border-fence-wall-photos-immigration

Lone Pine
Wikipedia
Have_Gun_%E2%80%93_Will_Travel
lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/

Mendocino County
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philo-CA/KZYXZ-Mendocino-County-Public-Broadcasting/128158242288
kzyx.org

Monterey
Monterey is approximately 125 miles (208 km) south of San Francisco and 360 miles (600 km) north of Los Angeles.
montereybayaquarium.org
flickr.com/photos/seemonterey
Wikipedia

Nevada City
kvmr.org
nevadacityca.gov

Nipton
Wikipedia
nipton.com
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/08/03/calif-town-may-going-pot-firm-trying-create-marijuana-mecca/538168001
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-nipton-cannabis-resort-20170819-htmlstory.html

Ojai
ojaivisitors.comFacebook
Wikipedia

Ontario
Gateway to Southern California
https://gocvb.org
https://gocvb.org/discover/events/route-66-cruisin-reunion
Facebook
@go_cvb
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Home-g32823

Palm Springs
acehotel.com/palmsprings
Palm Springs-Melissa Biggs
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/01/palm-springs-first-lgbt-gay-city-council-government-interview

Pasadena
pasadenastarnews.com
fremontgallery.com

Paso Robles
tobinjames.com

Redlands
@SBCountyMuseum

Riverside
https://old-riverside-foundation-shop.myshopify.com

San Jose
sanjoseca.gov
sjsu.edu/
http://livestream.com/sanjosestate
Wikipedia

San Luis Obispo
sanluisobispo.com

San Simeon
hearstcastle.org
foundationathearstcastle.com

Santa Barbara
sb.city2.org
@SantaBarbara
Gouchos Baseball@UCSB_Baseball

Santa Cruz
Museum of Art & History
http://ksco.com
mysteryspot.com

Sequoia National Park
Wikipedia
nps.gov/seki
nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Photo tributeSequoia National Park group

San Bernardino
Wikipedia
ci.san-bernardino.ca.us
@sbcitygov

Sonora
sonoraca.com

Stockton
stocktongov.com

Tecopa
discovercynthias.com
oldspanishtrail.org

Tulelake
nps.gov/labe/index.htm
@LavaBedsNPS

Temecula
temeculaca.gov
Wikipedia

Valyermo
https://www.angelescrestcreamery.com
https://twitter.com/ACCgoats

Yreka
yrekachamber.com
cyclesiskiyou.comFacebook

Climate Change
Preparing California for a Changing Climate

Videos
Climbing the world’s biggest trees – Richard Preston

Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits
Machine Project valorizes the passionate generalist, the curious amateur, the heartfelt tinker. “Since opening in a dishevelled storefront in Echo Park in 2003, we’ve presented more than a hundred events on wildly different subjects — everything from quantum computing, to medieval battles, to floral models of the Eagle Nebula. We try to make difficult or esoteric knowledge not only accessible, but embraceable and fun.” (See also Museum 2.0: Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models)

Radio
kmud.org
yourcba.com@yourcba

Wildlife
The California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) is the state flower. April 6 is California Poppy Day.

Coast
California Coastline

Elsewhere on the Web
deepsprings.edu
calottery.com
mountainmessenger.com

Forests
fs.usda.gov/sbnf
@SanBernardinoNF

Sierra National Forest
fs.usda.gov/sierra
Wikipedia

Half Moon Bay
half-moon-bay.ca.us/
halfmoonbaychamber.org

Spotlight on the Central Valley
mercedcountytimes.net

Highland
ci.highland.ca.us
Wikipedia

Kingsburg
Wikipedia
cityofkingsburg-ca.gov

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
San_Gabriel_Mountains_National_Monument
http://www.fs.fed.us/visit/san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument
http://www.modernhiker.com/2015/03/26/whats-next-for-the-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument

Buzzword Bingo
Disneyland – Drought – Los Angeles – San Diego – San Francisco – Yosemite

Paths through Los Angeles

Wikipedia
California Gold Rush
Klamath River
Pío Pico

Cities

Events

Places of Interest

Parks

Planeta.com

USA

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