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Road Trip: Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer, and is located approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco. Join Huell as he visits this charming community.

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2019-05-14T00:00:00-07:00

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Twentynine Palms Murals

Huell visits the desert community of Twentynine Palms and takes a very special tour of the seven historical murals commissioned by the Action Council for Twentynine Palms.

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DWP Power Plant

Huell tours San Francisquito Canyon at historic DWP Power House #1 built in 1911. It is an original part of the L.A. Aqueduct and is still used today. 

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Persimmon Lady

Meet Esther DeBar, who is 88-years-old and the proud owner of a 90-year-old persimmon tree which grows in the back yard of her L.A. home.

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C & K (Greek Deli)

Huell visits a Greek deli called C & K.

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Road Trip

Tahoe Corner

Find out where Huell sets his California flag this time, as he boats out onto Lake Tahoe and finds another corner of California. Along the way he makes stops at Camp Richardson, the Tallac Historic Site, The Red Hut Cafe and learns about the mission of The League to Save Lake Tahoe.

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Little Tokyo Food

Huell travels back to Little Tokyo with his friend to re-visit two Japanese establishments that are sure to whet your appetite, the Mitsuru Cafe and the Mikawaya Bakery. The first adventure was in 1997 and after ten years, there is a new generation carrying on some wonderful family traditions.

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Rose Lady

Huell spends the day with Miriam, a.k.a. “The Rose Lady”. For thirteen years she has picked a beautiful bunch of roses and taken them to her local post office. Her roses are exquisite and the people love her daily visits. 

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Museums

Huell updates and combines two older shows. First up is The Grier Musser Museum which is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections. Then Huell stops in at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands.

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Forest Photographer

Spend the day with Roy Murphy who’s been photographing the Angeles National Forest for the past 40 years. Huell goes deep into the heart of the magnificent mountain range that is our backyard.

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Santa Monica Seafood

Huell visits the Santa Monica Seafood Co. in Santa Monica a family owned and operated business for 50 years. The Cigliano family gives Huell a special tour of the facilities and teaches him about the bounty they harvest from the sea.

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Metrolink

Huell ran into a very nice lady in a camera store who told him how much she enjoyed riding the Metrolink every day and invited him to come along. Huell and Luis ride from Montclair to L.A. and meet some wonderful people along the way. 

  • 2019-11-29T11:30:00-08:00
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California's Golden Parks

William S. Hart Park and Museum

In this episode, Huell visits the historic William S. Hart Park and Museum in Newhall.

  • 2019-12-02T11:00:00-08:00
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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Music Video

Huell's television first! Will it be a hit or will dogs be howling all over our viewing area? Will Huell be the next recording star to come out of Nashville?

Well, after his visit to the Musicians Institute, Huell was so inspired that he grabbed the mic and recorded his own version of "California, Here I Come" accompanied by the students who also produced the rock video.



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California's Golden Parks

Hetch Hetchy

Before it was dammed in the early 1900s, John Muir called it more beautiful than Yosemite Valley itself. And now, in a one-hour special, Huell travels to this historic and spectacular place to document its past and talk about its future.

 

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Alcatraz Gardens

There have been gardens on the island of Alcatraz since the days of the Civil War. People have always found a way to coax things of beauty from this windswept and desolate place. Inmates of the “Rock” found it especially nice to get out in the fresh air and tend to the gardens.

After many years for neglect, the Gardens Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have begun a multi million-dollar restoration of the gardens. Huell gets a special look at this almost forgotten part of our history.

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

La Grange

Huell travels to the small town of La Grange to see an amazing part of our states history. The Tuolumne Gold Dredge sits abandoned right of the highway and is an incredible site. Huell and some local historians visit the dredge and the now virtual ghost town that was once home to the many workers that kept this behemoth running around the clock in search of gold.

 

 

 

 

 

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Leo Carrillo Ranch

Once owned by famous Hollywood move star Leo Carrillo, Los Quiotes is a 27-acre historic park in the lovely town of Carlsbad. It contains and protects many of the original historic structures and outbuildings associated with Leo Carrillo’s use of the ranch. This ranch was Leo’s way to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and a place for he and his wife to “get away”. This beautiful ranch eventually fell off the radar and was almost lost forever, until a group of concerned citizens stepped in.

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Michael Adams

Huell travels north to the Yosemite Valley to meet up with Michael Adams. Michael is the son of Ansel Adams, arguably our countries most famous photographer. They travel through the valley and learn about why this place was so important to Ansel. Huell gets some very personal insight into the mind of Ansel and also learns about the family's early history in Yosemite. The backdrop to this adventure is as good as it gets.

 

 

 

 

 

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Road Trip

Jamestown

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California's Golden Parks

Shasta

Shasta City is located six miles west of Redding. During the California gold rush it was the “Queen City” of California’s northern mining district prospering from 1850-1890. Huell Howser visits Shasta State Historic Park, a reminder of the area’s gold rush legacy with brick ruins of a once thriving gold rush shopping district and a courthouse museum filled with original artifacts from the era.   

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Rain Bird

In this episode of California's Gold, Huell explores the history of Rain Bird, a sprinkler manufacturer with a remarkable history beginning with a Glendora citrus farmer named Orton Englehart, who invented the first impact sprinklers in the 1930s. Rain Bird also demonstrates their latest in sprinkler technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2019-12-09T11:30:00-08:00
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California's Golden Parks

Bidwell Park

Join Huell as he visits Bidwell Park in Chico. Encompassing almost 3,670 acres, it is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. 2005 marks the centennial of the park’s original gift of pristine California countryside by the Bidwell family, Chico’s founders, for the “pleasure of the people of said city for all time.

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Chiriaco Summit

Situated 30 miles east of Indio, this popular stop for travelers and truckers who want to gas up, get a home cooked meal or browse for knick-knacks is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Huell spends the day with the people who live and work in this desert outpost as they enjoy this milestone.

 

 

 

 

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Aircraft Carriers

California has a rich maritime history and has been at the forefront of naval warfare since the beginning. In this special one-hour adventure, Huell visits two aircraft carriers that are now museums in the waters of California.

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Jacaranda

Huell, with the help of his friends from the Braille Institute, learns about the history of jacaranda trees in California, which dates back to the 1890s when horticulturalist Kate Sessions first planted the seeds in Balboa Park. The blooming purple trees can now be seen all across the state, and we will find that some people call the jacarandas a “mess” while others call them a “miracle”.

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Neptune Pool

Huell gets a behind-the-scenes tour and takes the "swim of a lifetime" in the Neptune pool at Hearst Castle, which is arguably one of the most spectacular pools in the world. It is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman columns and statues. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Neptune pool was constructed in 1924 and finally completed after several redesigns in 1936.

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Tales from the Golden Empire

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, the Federal Reserve is thinking seriously about increasing interest rates next month, but one thing has to happen first. And, starter homes are in short supply. So what's preventing builders from building more of them?

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Golden Gate Replicas

Huell visits two replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge: the walkway to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and the Guy West Footbridge at Cal State University Sacramento.

 

 

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