Where's Huell? (Nov. 28 - Dec 2)

This week, Huell visits a one-of-a-kind house in Santa Barbara, learns how to make soap in Pasadena and gets an earful of Tuba Christmas. Scroll down to see where else he's headed this week:

Monday - Nov. 28, 7:30pm: Ablitt House - Huell visits this unique house which was built on a 20-by-20 square-foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday - Nov. 29, 7:30pm: Soap - Huell travels to the Soap Kitchen in Pasadena to learn all about soap making. From the early history of mixing animal tallow with wood ashes, to the mass market bars of Ivory, this adventure will leave you clean all over.

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Wednesday - Nov. 30, 7:30pm: Holiday Classic--Tuba Christmas - Huell attends an annual holiday concert of traditional songs performed by hundreds of tubas.

Check out this video of Tuba Christmas from the University of Michigan Band.:

Thursday - Dec. 1, 7:30pm: Lindbergh Beacon - Huell traces the history of the 1928 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.

Check out the view from the top of City Hall, where the Beacon resides, courtesy of KPCC's John Rabe:


Friday - Dec. 2, 7:30pm: Calligraphy - A visit to the annual Society for Calligraphy, Southern California Conference: "Letters California Style". The Society for Calligraphy, Southern California, is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines. It also encourages the exchange of ideas through speakers, program meetings, workshops, its journal and bulletin, the annual retreat and regional groups.

Check out this informative video on calligraphy:

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This Huellogy comes in the form of 2 Odes (sung to familiar tunes):

(To the tune of "The Marine Corps Anthem") -

from the CLIFFS a-LONG the NORthern COAST
to the FLATS at SAUL-ton SEA
he has BROUGHT us CAL-ih-FOR'nyas GOLD
in its RICH dye-VER-si-TEE
WITH a SENSE of WON-der-MENT and AWE
ALL-ways CHEER-full, KIND and CLEAN
we'll ree-MEM-er that HUELL HOWSER saw
"OH MY GOSH!" in EV'ry-THING

(To the tune of "Davy Crockett") -

RAY'sd with an AKsent out of TEN-a-SEE
NICE green STATE but not SO a-may-ZEEN
GOT him a JOB where he WORK'd on tee-VEE
be-CAME our FAY'vrit HOST on kay-cee-ee-TEE
HU-ELL, HU-ELL HOWSER
KING of CAL-i-FOR'nyas GOLD

- Mike Coppi, 1/18/2013, mjcoppi@att.net