LOCALS ONLY: Mid-1970s California Skateboarders By Hugh Holland

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One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next 3 years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far ...  View More
March 2, 2017 Michael

Breathtaking ‘Painted Dunes’ In Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

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The Painted Dunes can be seen atop Cinder Cone at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. The colors are a result of volcanic activity. The Painted Dunes are multicolored pumice fields formed by oxidation of volcanic ash as they fell out of volcanic eruptions that have sculpted the area inside Lassen National Park in Northern California. The ash on Painted Dunes is brightly oxidized because it fell on lava flows when they were still hot. The Painted Dunes, along with Fantastic Lava Beds, ...  View More
February 2, 2017 Jason

Thanksgiving: Los Angeles 405 Freeway Does The Mannequin Challenge

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An ABC7 Eyewitness News helicopter captured the miles-long gridlock on the 405 freeway in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday during the great Thanksgiving getaway. From the sky, the head and tail lights of thousands of cars on either side of the freeway combined to create a somewhat hypnotic scene. The aerial footage has gone viral and social media users had some fun: "it looks like the 405 interstate has been decorated with Christmas lights", "It's called the 405 for a reason: It takes you '4 o' ...  View More
November 25, 2016 Jessica

Giant Wild Turkeys Terrorize Davis, California. People Call 911.

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In the small town of Davis, California Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but turkeys aren't welcome. The city has been left paralyzed by the fowl play, which has sparked numerous 911 calls. "This is a little embarrassing. I am trying to get into my office on G Street and I have this huge turkey surrounding my car, circling me, and I don't know what to do" laments one caller.  View More
November 17, 2016 Jason

In 1850, During CA Gold Rush, An Egg Cost $25 In Today’s Money.

Most of the men who flocked to northern California arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs. Once there, they needed to buy food, goods and supplies, which San Francisco’s merchants were all too willing to provide—for a cost. Stuck in a remote region, far from home, many prospectors coughed up most of their hard-earned money for the most basic supplies. At the height of the boom in 1849, prospectors could expect prices sure to cause sticker shock: A single egg could cost the ...  View More
October 25, 2016 Joshua

In Colma, CA The Dead Outnumber The Living By A Thousand To One

Incorporated in 1924, the city of Colma actually has a lot more dead resident (an estimated two million) than it does living (around 1,200). There are seventeen cemeteries within the city’s two square miles, which account for approximately 73% of the total acreage of the town. Some of bone yards contain some fairly noteworthy former folks, such as denim pioneer Levi Strauss, publishing potentate William Randolph Hearst and Tombstone gunslinger Wyatt Earp.  View More
October 4, 2016 Jessica

Anonymous Person Drops $8,000 Into Animal Shelter’s Donation Box In Pasadena, CA

No one knows who exactly, but some very nice person just helped a whole lot of animals. On Wednesday, staff at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, in California, were shocked to discover their donation box was suddenly much fuller than it was moments before. Without being noticed, an anonymous visitor decided to drop in a wad of crisp twenties — a donation totaling a whopping $8,000.  View More
October 1, 2016 Jason

If The U.S. Navy Had Its Way, The “Golden Gate Bridge” Would Have Been Painted Black With Yellow Stripes

The Golden Gate Bridge has always been painted orange vermilion, deemed "International Orange." Rejecting carbon black and steel gray, Consulting Architect Irving Morrow selected the distinctive orange color because it blends well with the span's natural setting as it is a warm color consistent with the warm colors of the land masses in the setting as distinct from the cool colors of the sky and sea. It also provides enhanced visibility for passing ships. If the U.S. Navy had its way, the Bridge ...  View More
September 21, 2016 Megan

The Bear On California’s State Flag Was Modeled After A Real California Grizzly Named “Monarch”

The California grizzly is one of the state’s most visible and enduring symbols, adorning both the state flag and seal. The Bear Flag first flew in 1846 as a symbol of the short-lived California Republic. The bear symbol became a permanent part of the state seal in 1849. The California Grizzly was designated the official state animal in 1953. The bear is celebrated in name and as mascot of the sports teams of the University of California, Berkeley (the California Golden Bears), and of the UC, ...  View More
September 21, 2016 Megan

Watch: 8-year-old Girl Swims With Huge Python

Corey Wallace, a California exotic pet owner shared a video of his young daughter swimming with the family's favorite pet: an 8-year-old albino Burmese python named "Sumatra". The girl touches and holds the snake during her swim, showing off its docile nature. "She has been to over 500 birthday parties and many schools, she has been around kids since she was a baby," Wallace wrote in the video's description. He said the python does not accept live food. "She has never killed anything, she even ...  View More
September 4, 2016 Michael
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