Huell Howser with Poppies

Outpost

“Outpost” was once the largest neon sign in the world and stood above Runyon Canyon near Hollywood during the 1920s. The neon sign was a rival at that time to the Hollywoodland sign, and amazingly has been brought out of the past by Huell. Discover this California landmark, as it currently lies covered by weeds and dirt above the modern day Runyon Canyon Hills

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Orchids

Huell travels up the coast to Carpinteria to find out everything you ever wanted to know about orchids. Gallup & Stribling Orchids is the largest grower of cymbidium orchids in North America – 48 acres of orchids in full bloom is quite a sight. 

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Palms

Huell gets a tour of Ralph Velez's Orange County home, which is packed, inside and out, with about 560 species of palms from around the world.

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Diapers

Huell takes a look at that not so popular business of home diaper delivery service, with the family owned and operated Dy-dee Diaper Co. We start with Huell as he helps pick-up the dirty diapers in the famous Dy-Dee truck, then watch as they are sorted, washed, dried, and folded – ready for duty. 

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Road Trip

Solvang

It's a little bit of Denmark right here in California! Join host Huell Howser as he travels to Solvang on a "Road Trip." This adventure includes tasting some homemade aebleskivers and kringles, visiting the world-famous red shoe, touring the Elverhoj Museum and stopping by the authentic Bethania Lutheran Church.

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Alpacas

Come on along with Huell as he meets with the proud owners of a herd of the wonderfully strange animals – the Alpaca. Not only do they make great pets, but great sweaters as well.

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Glass Museum

Huell gets a wonderful tour of the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands. The museum is housed in a 1903 Victorian home and is filled with beautiful glassware. 

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Remembering

Huell remembers two very special people who made a big difference in the lives of many southern Californian’s. David Falconer was the Choir Master at St. James Church and also responsible for restoring the church organ. David was tragically killed in an armed robbery. Ethel Sherard A.K.A. the scrabble lady, was one of our favorite VIDEOLOG subjects who recently passed away. We’ll watch the old show and get an update from her daughter.

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Harps

Believe it or not there is a store that sells nothing but Harps. Sylvia Woods Harp Center in Glendale is the largest Harp store west of the Mississippi. Huell gets a crash course in this fascinating instrument and even learns to play a song. 

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Dwp

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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Space Shuttle Cafe

Huell visits with a couple who have a cafe in the shape of a space shuttle. 

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Lincoln

Join Huell at an annual reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address at the Veterans Cemetery. This year Charelton Heston reads, in honor of Lincoln’s birthday, but also to promote reading awareness.

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Lane Victory

Huell spends the day on the WW II victory ship the Lane Victory. A wonderful group of volunteers has restored this ship and Huell gets to go along on an actual cruise. 

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California's Gold with Huell Howser

Farallon Islands

Huell spends the day with biologists who live on the Farallon Islands -- known as California's Galapagos -- found 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco. These wild and remote islands are rich with not only flora and fauna, but human history as well.



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Lake Hemet

While poking around southern California on his summer vacation, Huell discovers this little gem of a lake.

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Fire Trucks

If you've ever wondered where old fire trucks go when they retire, this is the episode for you. Retired fireman Joe Ortiz has one of the largest collections of antique and modern fire fighting equipment around. Huell goes to Joe's house in Shadow Hills for a personal tour and a very special ride in the back of a hook and ladder.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Chickens

Huell visits Lily Farms and Quicksilver Ranch. Lily Farms is the home of the happy chickens. These are free range chickens whose eggs are the best. Quicksilver Ranch is the home of some very sweet miniature horses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getty Villa

J. Paul Getty acquired a Malibu retreat in 1945. Today, this spot includes a Romanesque gallery full of priceless art. Huell tours the property and its historically accurate ancient Roman crop garden.

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Lowriders

Huell spends the day at the Los Angeles Super Show, one of the largest lowrider car shows in the world. He sees some amazing vehicles and speaks with the artists who created them, as well as their owners.

 

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Donuts

Stan's Corner Doughnut Shop of Westwood, Calif. has been baking the world's most gourmet donuts for almost 40 years. From a cinnamon chocolate cheese danish to a Reese's peanut butter pocket with fresh banana, Stan's offers pastries you won't find anywhere else in the world. Huell spends the morning doing "research" at this Los Angeles landmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomatoes

Huell attends the Tomato Festival at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market 2004.

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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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Tamales

Every year down in Indio there is a great gathering of International Tamale makers getting ready for the Christmas holidays. Join Huell & Luis as they stuff themselves silly on every kind of tamale you can think of, from the traditional pork to a delicate a rasin.

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Pink's Hot Dogs

Family owned and operated since 1939, this L.A. institution has been serving up some of the best chili cheese hot dogs this side of Coney Island. Huell get the lowdown from Mrs. Pink and a handful of enthusiastic patrons, many whom have been eating at Pink's since their childhood.

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Halal Food

Huell learns about the Muslim food tradition of halal. First stop is Payless Produce -- a Halal market known for its Halal meats. Then its off to China Islamic, a restaurant, to sample some very tasty food that proves that this ancient Muslim tradition is alive and well here in Southern California and gives us insight into a very rich and important part of everyday life for our large Muslim community.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tallyrand

Huell visits a California institution and digs into some tasty food at Tallyrand Restaurant. This popular eatery got its start in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas opened a small coffee shop on Olive Avenue in Burbank with just $5,000 in hand. Stop in today as they are still serving wonderful food and hospitality.

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Chorizo

Huell visits Carmelita's, where they make some of the best Mexican sausage in L.A., using their own secret family recipe.

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Polka Restaurant

Who knew that an obscure mini-mall in Glassell Park could serve up such tasty, authentic Polish food? Huell talks to Andrew and Katherine Dabrowski at Polka, their warm and welcoming restaurant that dishes up coveted, but hard-to-find Eastern European cuisine in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Munch Box

Huell heads to Chatsworth to visit The Munch Box, a popular burger stand that has been around since 1956 and is now officially a historic cultural landmark.

 

 

 

 

 

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Porto's Bakery

Porto’s Bakery in Glendale is a family-owned and operated business with roots in Cuba. Join Huell as he samples Cuban sandwiches, guava pastries and decadent cakes.

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Windmills

The first stop on our adventure is the Dutch Windmill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which was built in 1902, at a cost of $ 16,000. It is 75 feet high, and 33 feet in diameter at the base, its sails have a span of 102 feet and it was capable of pumping 30,000 gallons of fresh water per hour from underground to a reservoir on Strawberry Hill. Despite being a great success for a few years (so much so that a second windmill was built), by 1913 electric pumps were introduced, so the windmills began to become obsolete.

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Hmong

There are roughly 250,000 Hmong people living in the U.S. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia. Many ended up in the fertile areas in and around Fresno County, where their love of farming and vast knowledge has served them well. Huell visits a small family farm and the largest Hmong farm in the county, which are both growing some of the most unusual produce in California.



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Lopez-Hill House

J.J. Lopez, the longtime manager of the Tejon Ranch who helped shape Kern County's history, built his Victorian-style home in Bakersfield in 1909. In the 1960s, the home was occupied by Arlin and Lavern Hill, who migrated from Oklahoma after the devastating effects of the Dust Bowl.

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Griffith Observatory Special

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Whistling Champ

Huell visits with the Whistling Champ Carole Anne Kaufman at her salon, then stops in at her Mom's store - the Wizard of Bras... its a combo you won't want to miss.



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The Two Anns

Huell revisits The French Garden in downtown Los Angeles, but this time, he brings along two very special lunch dates: Hollywood legends Ann Rutherford and Anne Jeffreys.

UPDATE: After 15 years in business, the restaurant closed its doors on May 24, 2013.

Ann Rutherford passed away on June 11, 2012. KCET re-aired "The Two Anns" on June 27 with a newly recorded introduction in which Huell remembers his late friend.

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Tallest Building

Huell visits the First Interstate building which is the tallest building west of the Mississippi (73 floors) and goes off the top with the window washers.




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House & Lawn Special

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John Muir

Huell goes back in time and visits with John Muir at Yosemite National Park. Muir was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist who is often called the father of our National Parks System. In 1892, he founded the Sierra Club to protect the newly created Yosemite National Park. Through his writing and actions, he taught the people of his time, and ours, the importance of experiencing and protecting our natural heritage.

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