Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Idyllwild"
Located 5,300 feet up in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs, Idyllwild offers a well-balanced mixture of natural, cultural and historic wonders.
Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Egg Collection"
Have you ever wondered what one of the largest collections of eggs in the world looks like? Well the San Bernardino County Museum has just such a collection. Huell takes a close up look and some very beautiful and very unusual eggs.
Wednesday @ 7:30PM -- "Ackermansion"
Huell takes a special tour of Forrest Ackerman's home, which is a shrine to and museum of sci-fi and horror memorabilia. The self-described inventor of the term "sci-fi," Dr. Ackula (as he liked to be called), boasted over 300,000 items from genre films, books and TV shows. He was also a literary agent, and editor of numerous fanzines. Best of all, he opened his house to the public. (Note: Ackerman passed away in 2008 and the museum is no longer operational.)
Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Chatsworth"
Huell visits five historically significant locations in Chatsworth, which include the olive trees, a pioneer church, Stoney Point and a barn that was home to TV's Mr. Ed. He ends at Homestead Acre, home to the Chatsworth Historical Society.
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Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Lutefisk"
It seems the most unlikely food to build a celebration around, but Huell partakes in the annual Scandinavian rite of passage -- Lutefisk. At the Sons of Norway Lodge in Van Nuys, Huell watches as members transform smelly, dried, leathery fish into a warm entree. Luckily for some members, there are Swedish meatballs, Norwegian bread, and sweets in addition to the fish.
Note: The 2013 Lutefisk Dinner will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, from 4PM to 8PM at the Van Nuys Norrona Lodge, located at 14312 Friar Street in Van Nuys, CA.
Saturday @ 5:00PM -- "Amir's Garden"
Once barren, but now planted with trees and shrubs, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park is an oasis. Huell visits and learns about the garden and the devotion of its creator.
Saturday @ 5:30PM -- "Moorten Botanical Garden"
Huell visits an amazing cactus garden that's been a Palm Springs attraction for three generations.
Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Lindbergh Beacon"
Huell traces the history of the Lindbergh Beacon, which was discovered at a city warehouse in the 1990s, restored to its original glory, and now shines over downtown Los Angeles from the top of City Hall. We also revisit Huell's original segment on the Beacon, when Project Restore rededicated the Beacon in the LAX terminal after its 50-year absence.
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Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Hall of Justice"
Since its doors opened in 1926 Los Angeles' Hall of Justice been the site for the city's famous and felonious. Bugsy Siegel, Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan have all spent time behind bars here. Join Huell as he tours this now-empty part of L.A. history.