Talk to artist Sandow Birk and you'll find out that his devotion to surfing has not only compelled him to roam the world looking for the perfect wave. His extensive travels provide a foundation for his socially infused artwork.
Cadiz will likely have to put its desert water project through a full federal environmental review if it's going to proceed. That means federal hydrologists will cast a critical eye on the company's claims,which may kill the project.
Wildfire is a natural and common phenomenon in Southern California, and has been a part of life here for so long that our local ecosystems are adapted to it. Fire can be a source of renewal in the chaparral landscapes...
The making and selling of handcrafted artisanal furniture can be considered a dying trade in today's demanding economic climate that has grown accustomed to the Ikea concept of mass produced furniture. Woodworker Florencio Blanquel challenges this idea by continuing the tradition of constructing handcrafted rustic Mexican colonial wood furniture.
It is hard to believe that a little over a century ago this Mayberry of vacation homes and sunshine was just a mosquito infested mudflat, which one Newport Mayor unceremoniously referred to as a "dump."
Santa Barbara County is reeling this week from a pipeline accident that spilled an estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil near Refugio State Beach, much of which has reached the ocean. And for California, that's business as usual.
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