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Classic Huell: Panos Pastry

In this classic Videolog, Huell visits Panos Pastry.



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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Under California

Trace the lives of two men whose unique dreams in the early part of the century helped them to create two of our state's most amazing buried treasures. First, we visit the Underground Gardens of Baldasare Forestiere, an incredible labyrinth of tunnels, courtyards and vines. Next, we visit the Burro Schmidt Tunnel, where for 50 years an early pioneer of the Mojave dug a 2,000 foot tunnel through a mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angel Island

The largest island in San Francisco Bay is a heavenly sight to behold with its profusion of flora and fauna. But Angel Island also has a varied military history, including the detention of Chinese immigrants from 1910-1940. The episode examines this chapter of the island's past.

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Pork Rinds

The Gayton family has been making Chicharrones since the early 1900s. Their modern facility was opened in 1935 and still exists in its original location. Chicharrones are pork rinds that have been boiled in oil and seasoned. They are a real treat and Huell learns all you ever wanted to know about “Pork Rinds”.

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Barns

Before Disneyland, Walt Disney's enthusiasm for realistic model trains had evolved into an elaborate backyard live steam railroad. At the heart of his railroad was a quaint red barn, which was his center of operations. Now at home in Griffith Park in Los Angles, the barn is a gem in the collection of the Los Angeles Live Steamers, an organization of train enthusiasts dedicated to educating people in railroad history and lore, and to further the avocation of live steam, gas-mechanical and electronic railroad technology.

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Fosselman's

Huell indulges in a summer treat at Fosselman's Ice Cream Co. in Alhambra, a 95-year-old family-owned business that still uses an original family recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

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California's Golden Parks

Ano Nuevo

Año Nuevo State Reserve is the site of the largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seal. Huell ventures out to this low, rocky, windswept point jutting out into the Pacific Ocean 55 miles south of San Francisco to see hundreds of seals during breeding season.

 

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California's Golden Fairs

Trinity County Fair

Huell visits the Quilt Show, the Homestead Exhibit, and the Hayfork Mule Show.

 

 

 

 

 

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Weedpatch

Many "Okies" fled the Dust Bowl in their jalopies with signs reading "California or Bust." Out of options, they often ended up at the "Weedpatch camp," a federal labor and living camp for migrant workers in Kern County. Huell visits this historic camp, later immortalized in John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," and talks with both the "Okies" who grew up there and the Latinos who now call it home.

 

 

 

 

 

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California's Golden Fairs

Monterey County Fair

Huell visits the Monterey County Fair and learns why this area is known as the “Salad bowl of the world,” but this fair is not all about agriculture. There is plenty of good food, rides and even some wool spinners to entertain you.

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California's Golden Parks

Bale Grist

It was once the center of social activity as Napa Valley settlers gathered to have their corn and wheat ground into meal or flour. Travel with Huell Howser just three miles north of St. Helena off Highway 29 to Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846.

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Webb School

Alumni from the Webb School Class of 1961 revisit an archaeological dig in Barstow, and Huell tags along to learn more about the memorable experiences at their alma mater, particularly those with their inspirational teacher Dr. Raymond Alf. Huell then travels to the campus of the Webb Schools in Claremont to see Dr. Alf’s legacy firsthand.

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Salmon Fishing

Huell learns about Native American fishing techniques on a trip to Eureka with members from the Yurok tribe at the mouth of the Klamath river.

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California's Golden Parks

Black Diamond Mine

Huell travels to the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the East Bay. It was once a thriving coal and sand mining area, and is now a great place to bike and hike while taking in the beautiful landscape filled with blue oaks, manzanitas and carpets of springtime flowers. Huell also stops by the Underground Mining Museum and also hikes to the remains of the mines.

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Snow Show

Huell treks to Mammoth Lakes with the Dept. of Water and Power to look at the immense snow pack and how it relates to Southern California’s water supply.

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Red Schoolhouse

The Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse opened its doors in 1945, and more recently opened its doors to Huell to learn about its history and offer him a chance to meet the school’s founder, Ruth Pease.

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California's Golden Parks

Movie Beach

Huell meets up with Harry Medved, author of "Hollywood Escapes," a book about movie locations in California. Harry tells Huell all about the long history of Leo Carrillo State Beach, and why it is probably the most filmed beach in the world.

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Alondra Park

Huell travels to the South Bay region of Los Angeles County to visit Alondra Park. It’s a great bird watching location and home to a native California plant garden. 

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California's Golden Fairs

San Diego County Fair

Huell visits a fair steeped in history. In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural fair to bring county farmers together to share ideas, see who had the best citrus fruit, who baked the best pie, and who had the fastest horse. In 1936 it moved to it's current location at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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Central Coast

Visit the world's first motel, the Motel Inn in San Luis Obispo; a stop at Pozo's Saloon, a stagecoach stop, and chat with the last remaining citizen of Moy Mell, where a colony of people called Dunites lived in the sand dunes from the 1920s through the 1940s.

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California's Golden Parks

Paramount Ranch

Huell looks back at sixty plus years of film history when he visits the Paramount Ranch. It has posed as Tombstone, Arizona, Dodge City, Kansas and has stood in for the rolling hills of Montana and the dusty streets of Laredo. Movie-goers have been fooled into mistaking it for the Royal Gorge of Colorado, the Ozark Mountains, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tom Sawyer’s Missouri. Producers have even passed it off as 13th century China, colonial Salem, and the island of Java.

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California's Golden Coast

Crissy Field

In the premiere episode of California's Golden Coast, Huell learns about an inspiring success story. Located at the Presidio in San Francisco, once a U.S. Army outpost and cornerstone of military operations on the West Coast, Crissy Field became the most significant site of aviation development in the western United States in the early part of the 20th Century.

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California's Golden Coast

Coastwalk

It is a daunting task: to create a trail running the entire coast of California is a commitment shared by many state agencies and organizations, including Coastwalk. Huell gets a firsthand look at portions of the trail in northern and southern California while learning about Coastwalk's commitment to organized walks, education and the support of the border to border California Coastal Trail.

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Gold Country

Pan for gold, sing pioneer songs and eat "bangers" at the annual Bidwell Bar Day celebration at Lake Oroville in Butte County. Also visit the pride of Sonora: "The Red Church," a picturesque landmark in the center of town; and discover an unusual source of pride at the unique Annual Poison Oak show in Columbia, a restored gold mining town in Tuolumne County.

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California's Golden Parks

Whitewater Preserve

Huell visits the Whitewater Preserve located just off the 10 freeway near Palm Springs. This amazing oasis contains 2,851 acres surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management San Gorgonio Wilderness and is part of the Wildlands Conservancy’s 33,000-acre Sand to Snow Preserve System. Included is and old trout farm and lodge that have been transformed into a visitor facility. There is also a picnic area, group campground, and a trailhead that is only a half-mile from the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

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Los Alamos

Huell visits the historic town of Los Alamos located off the 101 halfway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. It is home to two architectural gems -- a Victorian mansion and the Union Hotel, both dating back to the late 1800s.

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California's Green

Bluebirds

The Western Bluebird once flew across most of California and beyond, but now they are in dire need of our help. Huell joins up with Bob Franz and the Southern California Bluebird Club, who have been working with many other groups across our state to help bluebirds make a recovery. They suffer as much from habitat loss as they do from the introduction of non-native species. Huell takes a springtime tour of some of the nest-boxes filled with hatchlings as he learns about what has been and can be done to help these blue feathered friends that are part of California’s Green!

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Natural Wonders

Hike to the world's tallest tree in Redwood National Park with a group of fifth graders from a nearby school; admire fields ablaze with golden color of California's official state flower, the Golden Poppy, at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster; and climb to the top of magnificent Morro Rock for a beautiful view of Morro Bay.

 

 

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Glacier

Join Huell as he hikes high up in the Eastern Sierra to visit the Conness Glacier in a stunning part of the National Forest.

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Mt. Rubideaux

Looming 1339 feet above Riverside is Mt. Rubidoux. The very first Easter Sunrise service was held at the top of Mt Rubidoux in 1909 and has continued to be a local tradition ever since. Join Huell and a group of hardy souls for this early morning adventure. 

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Headwaters Forest Reserve

Join Huell as he gets a tour of this historic and controversial piece of land... all 7,500 acres of it! Located way up north by the town of Eureka, Huell sees some of the rusting remnants of Falk, CA an old logging town, and walks among 1000 year old growth Redwoods, and learns about the other flora and fauna that make this spot such a great piece of California's Gold!

 

 

 

 

 

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California's Golden Parks

Carrizo Plain

The Carrizo Plain is a southerly extension of the San Juan Valley, about 20 miles southwest of Bakersfield. Its 250,000 acres allow visitors to imagine what much of California was like 300 years ago. Huell learns about its rare plants and animals, as well as its human history.

 

 

 

 

 

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California's Golden Parks

Fort Humboldt

Huell travels to Eureka and the Civil War military post, Fort Humboldt. Ulysses S. Grant served there briefly in 1854. The details of his tenure, along with other important historical facts can be experienced at this state historic park set on a grassy bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay.

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Kaiser Shipyard

During World War II the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond ,California built 747 ships while working 24 hours a day and 365 days a year for the war effort. With full medical care, housing, daycare and 24 hour meals, it was the model of efficiency and the forerunner of Kaiser Permanente. Huell and Luis visit the site of the Kaiser Shipyard and talk with people who worked there throughout the war, including some "Rosie the Riveters" who took the place of the many men who were overseas.

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Organ Grinders

Join Huell as he spends a day at Descanso Gardens in La Canada to enjoy a good old-fashioned rally put on by the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association. Everything form show box size monkey grinders to huge organs that once traveled through Europe, it’s a treat for the eyes and ears.

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Preserving The Past

Take a tour of the little, quaint town of Locke, founded and settled by the Chinese on the Sacramento River Delta; hear ancient Cahuilla Indian bird songs sung by members of the Cahuilla tribe, and participate in a threshing bee and antique engine show featuring old farm vehicles and machinery.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nixon's Birthplace

Visit The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace with Huell and first daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower, as she gives a private and personal tour of the farmhouse where her dad was born and raised. During this informal tour, Julie talks about her father's memories of growing up in this simple, wooden home that used to be in the middle of a huge orange grove. It is a rare personal insight into the 37th President's early California years, and an authentic piece of California's Gold.

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Reagan Ranch

Huell gets a tour of the Santa Barbara ranch home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, who named it Rancho del Cielo. Huell hears stories about the historic events that took place there, as well as more personal stories from a former secret service agent assigned to President Reagan.



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Barack Obama's California College Days

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Obama described Occidental as "a wonderful, small liberal arts college. The professors were diverse and inspiring. I ended up making some lifelong friendships there, and those first two years really helped me grow up." Who knew that the next president of the United States had such a formative connection to California?   Join Huell as he gets the Presidential tour of Occidental College in Eagle Rock, where Barack Obama spent his Freshman and Sophomore years.

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Emperor and the President

Like other states, the hierarchy of California's government begins with our Governor and weaves its way down through offices such as Secretary of State, Attorney General and Senators. What is surprising about California, is that we once had an Emperor and a President.

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Fire Lookout

Travel with Huell to Sequoia National Forest to visit historic Buck Rock Fire Lookout. Established in the early 1900s, Buck Rock Lookout was one of the first fire detection locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The current lookout building, constructed in 1923, is historically significant as a representation of the earliest live-in towers in California. Huell climbs 172 stairs to an elevation of 8, 500 feet to interview the woman who currently staffs the lookout through the fire season, and to learn what it's like to live perched on the edge of a cliff!

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Devil's Postpile

Surreal, awesome, unbelievable, weird? These are just some of the words that come out of your mouth when you view the Devil's Postpile. Located in the Eastern Sierras, this formation is one of nature's true masterpieces. Towering 60 feet over the San Joaquin River the postpile looks like a huge cathedral pipe organ built entirely of stone. The postpile is actually composed of thousands of columns of fine-grained, black - colored basalt. 100,000 years ago cooling molten rock contracted, creating perfect cracks.

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Tuolumne Meadows

Huell visits Yosemite's high country for a walk through spectacular Tuolumne Meadows.

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California's Golden Parks

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Huell visits Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lava flows, jagged craters and steaming sulphur vents make up some of Lassen's breathtaking landscape.

 

 

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Yosemite Falls Trail

Huell's off to Yosemite National Park where he walks the newly rehabilitated trails to the base of Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America.

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Giant Rock


First stop is Giant Rock --considered to be the worlds largest free standing boulder, and a long time sacred site to the Native Americans. In the 1950s it became a UFO airport according to George Van Tassel who was contacted by aliens there, and was host to UFO conventions till the late '70s. One of the things George was told to do by the aliens was to build the Integratron, which is our next stop. This amazing building/machine is supposed to restore youth, although never completed--Huell will get a "sound bath." Hold onto your seats, this will be a wild ride.

 

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Mt. San Jacinto

The San Jacinto Mountains are one of the most impressive natural wonders in our entire state. No other mountains on this continent rise so high so fast - in slightly less than seven horizontal miles, the peak rises from 800 to 10,804 feet above sea level! But these mountains hold another distinction as well. They are the site of two of the greatest engineering accomplishments ever attempted by man. In this adventure, host Huell Howser first visits the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which takes passengers from the warm desert floor to a snowy alpine environment in a matter of minutes.

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Half Dome

Huell recently had the adventure of a lifetime when he climbed Yosemite's formidable Half Dome. Join him in this one-hour special documenting his 17 mile round trip trek, along with other avid hikers, to conquer this 4800-foot high landmark.

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Kelp

One of California's biggest and most beautiful forests is one we never get to see -- the incredible kelp forests off our coast. Travel with Huell from Monterey to San Diego to see how kelp grows, how it is harvested and how it finds its way into the common foods we eat.

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Coastal Cactus Garden

Tucked away behind the Hamlet at Moonstone Gardens Restaurant in Cambria, is an expansive cactus garden. Join Huell as he strolls through this Central Coast gem filled with indigenous and exotic plants.

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Venice Beach

Huell finds out why Venice Beach is such an popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike. He watches paddle tennis, volleyball and meets the “tree man.” 

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Oil Islands

There's a 42-acre offshore oilfield with 175-foot-high drilling towers and 1,100 wells that penetrate underground Long Beach, Calif. Aside from being one of the most unique and beautiful oil drilling sites in America, it's also revolutionary with its location in plain view within a major city. Huell visits four architectural gems and learns about their rich oil history.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upper Newport Bay

Huell visits the Upper Newport Bay to see what is being done to keep this area green for everyone to enjoy.

 

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Abalone

They were once a mainstay on menus throughout California. You could go to the beach at low tide and pluck them from the rocks. Kids would have parties on the beach and roast them by the dozen. They have gone from a California tradition to near extinction. In this episode, we'll take a close look at the history of Abalone in California. The Native Americans who once lived up and down the coast of California were the original abalone eaters. Not only did they use the flesh for food; they used the mother of pearl shells for their crafts.

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