Where's Huell? Tiki Culture, Frozen Drinks and a Brand New 'California's Gold' Adventure

What's a week without the continued adventures of KCET's Golden State-trotting hero, Huell Howser? It's like a summer without sunshine, that's what. Find out where Huell is headed this week.

Monday @ 7:30 p.m. -- "Watts Towers"

In this brand-new episode of "California's Gold," Huell makes a stop at Watts Towers, a whimsical art monument with a fascinating history. Did you know that the official name of the sculptures, per creator Simon Rodia, was "Nuestro Pueblo" -- "our city"?

Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. --"Tallyrand"

Have you ever been to Burbank's Tallyrand restaurant? In this episode, Huell explores the history of the restaurant, which was founded in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas opened up a small coffee shop on Burbank's Olive Avenue. They've been serving food ever since.

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Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m. -- "Summer Ice"

Feeling the heat? Make like Huell and go sample the best cold treats that L.A. has to offer. (Warning: People may not be as excited to see you as they were to see Huell.)

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Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. -- "Circus Trees"

If I were to mention Gilroy, California, what's the first plant you'd think of. Oh? Garlic? Well, okay, that's right. But ignoring the famous garlic festival for a moment, there are also the whimsically woven trees of Gilroy's Bonfante Gardens. Also worth mentioning? They won't make your breath smell bad.

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Friday @ 7:30 p.m. -- "Tiki"

Got a thing for tiki culture? So does a shop in Whittier where you can buy Polynesian décor by the bucketful. In this episode, Huell explores not only the South Pacific offerings but also the people who love it.

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Saturday @ 5 p.m. -- "B2 Bomber Update"

Maybe you missed the premiere of this episode last Sunday. No worries -- it's still new to you if you tune in a week late. In this one-hour special, Huell becomes the first media representative ever allowed into the cockpit of a B2.

Sunday @ 7 p.m. -- "Ridge Route"

Long before the 101 and the 5 linked Northern and Southern California, there was the Ridge Route, which snaked up the San Gabriel Mountains from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. Today, a 30-mile stretch of this roadway is still accessible between Castiac and Gorman, and Huell makes the trek.

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Drew Mackie, associate producer of new media, liked shows about old British people before it became fashionable. He also says silly things on Twitter.
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