Tag: California

Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, California
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Bristlecones, Bakeries and BBQs in Bishop, California

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 Bishop Creek. It sits at an elevation…

Exploring Mono Lake in Fall
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Exploring Mono Lake in Fall

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 I began a recent fall getaway to Mono Lake at…

A Fall Journey to June Lake, California
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A Fall Journey to June Lake, California

By Greg Aragon California’s Eastern Sierra is packed with incredible scenic beauty and must-see locations. From Mono Lake and Bodie State Historic Park to Mammoth Mountain and Yosemite National Park, the region is wonderland of nature. But the area also boasts smaller, less known destinations that are equally beautiful and worthy of exploration. Such is…

Moseying Through Lone Pine and the Dow Villa Hotel
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Moseying Through Lone Pine and the Dow Villa Hotel

By Greg Aragon The 1930s was a great time for Hollywood westerns and for the city of Lone Pine, Calif. Film crews came looking for adventure in the nearby Alabama Hills, where giant granite boulders provided the perfect backdrop for hideouts, ambushes, stage coach rides, and gunfights. These movies brought big names like John Wayne,…

Wine, Food and Luxurious Accommodations in Sonoma County
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Wine, Food and Luxurious Accommodations in Sonoma County

By Greg Aragon Sonoma County is known for its beautiful wine country, but the fertile region is also rich with farms, restaurants, unique and luxurious hotels, and lots of fun things to do. The area has been on my radar the past few months and now as more destinations reopen, I would like to plan…

California, U.S. Forest Service to Share Stewardship of State Forests
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California, U.S. Forest Service to Share Stewardship of State Forests

The Newsom Administration and the U.S. Forest Service have announced a new joint state-federal initiative to “reduce wildfire risks, restore watersheds, protect habitat and biological diversity, and help the state meet its climate objectives,” according to a press release from the governor’s office. The Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forest and Rangelands includes a commitment by…

Governor Newsom Signs 2020 Budget Act
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Governor Newsom Signs 2020 Budget Act

Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 2020 Budget Act – a $202.1 billion spending plan that closes a $54.3 billion budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 recession. “In the face of a global pandemic that has also caused a recession across the world and here in California, our state has passed a budget that is…

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