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California  “Must-See”  ここは絶対に見るべき!!      カルフォルニア州の簡単な紹介   

California Map +       カルフォルニア州の地図等


+#
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco   
2864 130801  Former Alcatraz Resident Darlyne Sheppeard Recalls Growing Up At America's Most Infamous Prison  (HUFFPOST, AOL)

+ Big Sur Coastline (south of Monterey)    

California Science Center A Space Shuttle Over Los Angeles (NASA, Astronomy Photo of the Day, September 26, 2012)    Space Shuttle Endeavour on the way to the California Science Center.    スペースシャトル Endeavour
Space shuttle Endeavour crawls through Los Angeles (MSN, Reuters) Space shuttle Endeavour - 170,000 lbs - continues its journey though Los Angeles 121013 

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California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento   

^ Channel Islands National Park, Ventura   

= Computer History Museum
, Mountain View

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Death Valley National Park, Death Valley 
2517 130711  Death Valley National Park to visitors: Stop frying eggs on the ground - Yahoo! News  - BTW,on Wednesday (July 10, 2013) the park marked the 100th anniversary of the world’s hottest day on record: 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees C) on July 10, 1913.
2424 130702  Death Valley Temps Hit Records During Heat Wave WebProNews    129 degrees F (54 degrees C) on June 30, 2013  |  Temperatures in Death Valley reach 128 degrees as parts of West Coast bake in scorching heat - NY Daily News
Death Valley National Park - Death Valley National Park   California, Nevada
Death Valley - Wikipedia
Death Valley National Park - YouTube
Zabriskie Point ~ Death Valley National Park - YouTube HD
Sailing Stones at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park - YouTube
our National Park page


*+ Disneyland, Anaheim 
10525 151205  December 5, 1901    Happy birthday Walt Disney!
11 Joyous Walt Disney Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire You to Dream Big | Reader's Digest
Walt Disney World | The Walt Disney Documentary - Documentary Films - YouTube
Walt Disney's Tour of Disneyland - YouTube
Walt - The Man Behind The Myth - YouTube
Chicago, Illinois  |  Florida  |  California
4694 140110 
Meryl Streep: Walt Disney was a sexist and an anti-Semite - NY Daily News  (NY Daily News, Ethan Sacks, 01/09/2014)
Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what  (LA Times, Robin Abcarian, 01/09/2014)
Sexism - Wikipedia
Antisemitism - Wikipedia
Bigotry - Wikipedia
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) - IMDb
4277 131208  December 5, 2013  Happy Birthday Walt Disney! 23 Things You May Not Know About the American Icon  (Babble, SUNNYCHANEL, 12/03/2013)
Walt Disney Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Walt Disney - Wikipedia 
December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966, an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. He was a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, and is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company.
Disney.com The official home for all things Disney

4129 131119  November 19, 2013  Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, dies at 79  (Chicago Tribune, Tribune wire reports, 11/19/2013)
Diane Disney Miller - Wikipedia
Walt Disney - Wikipedia 


+ Exploratorium, San Francisco  - 
the museum of science, art and human perception
2858 130801  What are you doing this weekend? San Francisco's Exploratorium - latimes.com

= Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

+= The Getty Center (J. Paul Getty Museum), Los Angeles   


* Gold Country, Mariposa to Nevada City on Highway 49    Web Site examples:
Gold Rush Trail: California Highway 49 | California State Route 49

10707 160114  Gold Rush
The Gold Rush of 1849 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube  California
American Experience | The Gold Rush | PBS
Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipedia   Canada
Home | The Klondike Gold Rush | PBS
1898 Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Story, Dawson City, Yukon River - YouTube
The American West 05 - Gold in the Black Hills (1874) - from Timelines.tv - YouTube  South Dakota
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube
Our photos:  a Prospector (far right in photo)  | 
Gold Panning

12221 170124  Gold discovered at Sutter’s Creek - Jan 24, 1848 - HISTORY.com
The Start of the California Gold Rush (1849) - YouTube
   
California Gold Rush - Wikipedia

Our photos:  a Prospector (far right in photo)  |  Gold Panning
California

7532 141026  Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California  AOL, AP, 10/22/2014  It was found in Butte County, California. "Follow the three Ps: persistence, patience and perseverance. Keep at it. Keep the dream live."
Check out our "Prospector" photo
Prospectors - Bing Images

Gold Nuggets - Bing Images
Gold nugget - Wikipedia
gold panning - Bing Images

Gold panning - Wikipedia
Gold panning
from the 2006 MN State Fair
Gold rush - Wikipedia



# Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California    3107 130820 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Bing Images
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - YouTube
San Francisco Top 10 Travel Attractions - California Travel Guide - YouTube
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Wikipedia
6145 140527  Famous monuments around the world - MSN
Golden Gate Bridge - Wikipedia  May 27, 1937  San Francisco, California
12138 170105  Golden Gate Bridge is born - Jan 05, 1933 - HISTORY.com - The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937, the longest bridge span in the world at the time.
Deconstructing History Golden Gate Bridge Video - San Francisco - HISTORY.com
Golden Gate Bridge - YouTube
Joseph Strauss (engineer) - Wikipedia  Joseph Baermann Strauss, January 9, 1870 – May 16, 1938, an American
structural engineer who revolutionized the design of bascule bridges. He was the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, a suspension bridge. ...
The Golden Gate Bridge ~ Joseph Strauss - YouTube

California: Golden Gate Bridge

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Hearst Castle (William Randolph Hearst’s home), San Simeon  
11225 160503    born April 29, 1863    William Randolph Hearst
Biography.com  William Randolph Hearst
Anything but Humble: Hearst Castle - YouTube

America's Castles-Hearst Castle - YouTube
William Randolph Hearst - Wikipedia  April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951, an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after taking control of The San Francisco Examiner from his father. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal and engaged in a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World that led to the creation of yellow journalism—sensationalized stories of dubious veracity. ...
 
Home - Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle - Wikipedia
California



Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles  


10334 151023  20 Free and Cheap Things to Do in San Francisco  MSN, Cheapisim
San Francisco Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia - YouTube
San Francisco Travel Guide - YouTube
San Francisco - Scott McKenzie - YouTube
Tony Bennett - I left my heart in San Francisco - YouTube
Category: Songs about San Francisco, California - Wikipedia
California

5518 140331  The world's most famous streets - MSN Living - Life Unleashed    Broadway, New York; Champs-Elysees, Paris; Pacific Coast Highway, California; Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; La Rambla, Barcelona; Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angles, California; Wall Street, New York; Abbey Road, London; Lombard Street, San Francisco, California

7486 141020  Hollywood Walk of Fame - Bing Images
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame - Wikipedia
List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Wikipedia
TCL Chinese Theatre - Wikipedia

2301 130622  Jennifer Lopez gets star No. 2,500 on Hollywood Walk of Fame - latimes.com
Hollywood Walk of Fame - Wikipedia
Jennifer Lopez - Wikipedia
Jennifer Lopez - IMDb
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull - YouTube


^ Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms 
4179 131128  Joshua Tree Time-Lapse Video Hopes To Help Save A Southern California Treasure  (Huffington Post, Anna Almendrala, 11/27/2013)
Yucca brevifolia - Wikipedia  Joshua tree is native to southwestern
North America: California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada

^ Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral  

+ Legoland,
Carlsbad (north of San Diego) 
4432 131219  Tech Pair Builds Fully Functioning Car Out Of Legos  (AOL, AOL Autos Staff, 12/19/2013)
7111 140906  Barbie, Schmarbie - Lego is now the world's top toymaker  Fortune, Geoffrey Smith, 09/04/2014
LEGO - Bing Images
LEGO.com Home
Lego - Wikipedia
LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) Layout 2012.9 - YouTube
Awesome LEGO creations !! Part-1(best sculptures!) - YouTube
Legoland, Carlsbad (north of San Diego), California 
EvanTubeHD goes to LEGOLAND, California! - YouTube
LEGOLAND HOTEL Grand Opening! California Complete Tour by EvanTubeHD - YouTube
Legoland - Wikipedia

Toy

10084 150903  LEGO
10 Most Incredible LEGO Creations - YouTube
+ LEGOLAND Florida Resort - Theme Park and Water Park
LEGOLAND HOTEL Grand Opening in Florida + DRAGON SCARE CAM! (Best Day Ever w- Amusement Park Fun!) - YouTube
Legoland - Wikipedia
California  |  Florida  | 
Toy  (LEGO)

+
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey    

Mount Whitney Climbing  September, 2010 (by Dave)

*
Point Reyes National Seashore  (north of San Francisco)
 
*^# 
Redwood National & State Parks, Crescent City, California
Redwood, Redwood National & State Parks    世界最長の木
Drive Thru Tree
James drives through a redwood, tour vlog #2 
Tallest tree found in Redwood National Park:   Part 1  |  Part 2   Tallest Tree in the World:  115.55 m (379.1 Feet)

+ Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena  New Year’s Day   Rose Bowl   
Rose Parade videos - Best Highlights | Soldier reunites with family
Pasadena Tournament of Roses (The Rose Parade and The Rose Bowl Game)


4617 140103  PETA Takes Dramatic Stand Against SeaWorld's Rose Parade Float, Leading To 19 Arrests  (Huffington Post, 01/03/2014)
4610 140102  FARMERS INSURANCE HONORS THOSE WHO MAKE US SMARTER WITH THE ‘THANK A MILLION TEACHERS’ FLOAT AT THE 2014 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE®  (Farmers Insurance, PRNewsWire, 01/01/2014)
2014 Rose Parade: Farmers Insurance’s ‘Thank a Million Teachers’ Float  video (KTLA 5, KTLA 5 Web Staff, 01/01/2014)
Thank a Million Teachers Home Page
Information Resources: Pioneer Press

4601 140102  "College Football"  Michigan State's Rose Bowl win over secures its role as a national power (Sports Illustrated, Pete Thamel, 01/02/2013)
BIG TEN CONFERENCE
College Sports page
4587 140101  Jan. 1, 2014  Tournament of Roses | Rose Bowl Game 
Tournament of Roses | Rose Parade
19 Arrested at Rose Parade  - At the parade, activists protested gay marriage, animal rights, and the economy (NBC Southern California, Samia Khan, 01/01/2013)
Pasadena Rings In 2014 With ‘Dreams Come True’ Rose Parade  (CBS Los Angeles, 01/01/2014)  Pasadena, California
New Years page 

+#
San Diego Zoo & San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego  

 + Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, Santa Barbara (Memorial Day weekend) | Check out our Street Painting photos

+
Santa Catalina Island, Santa Catalina (in the neighborhood of Los Angeles)
 
@
Santa Monica’s Boardwalk Pier Celebrated 100 years on 090909 New! Trapeze School New York 

+
SeaWorld, San Diego  

*+^ 
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers
Videos: Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California        セコイアデンドロン (ジャイアント・セコイア)
Videos: The biggest tree on the planet  |  Biggest Tree on Earth HD - The General Sherman Tree  世界一の大きさを持つ木 Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park (Ranger Frank)  |  The Giant Forest | Sequoyah (Wikipedia), California
General Sherman (tree) Wikipedia | Sequoyah (Wikipedia)
Giant Redwood trees and Sequoia trees | Are the Sequoias and Redwood trees the same?


Wildlife & Plants:
* California Condor
* Northern Elephant Seals  Web Sites, for example, Ano Nuevo State Park | Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals
@
Sea Lions on San Francisco’s Pier 39’s K-Dock
*
Inyo National Forest Bristlecone Pine Trees:
The oldest living things on Earth
*^# 
Redwood National & State Parks, Crescent City

* Wineries (Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties)  Web site examples:
California Wineries | California Wine
5902 140506  South Australia's Barossa Valley is a lot like Sonoma  (SFGate, David Armstrong, 05/02/2014)
7427 141013  Amber Glow: An assortment of Autumn images  MSN, 10/09/2014
Sonoma County, California
Minnesota's Fall


*+^#  Yosemite National Park, Yosemite 
2613 130718  Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park - Bing Images
Yosemite National Park Video Tour - YouTube  |  Yosemite - YouTube
Yosemite National Park - Wikipedia

our National Park page  |  our Park & Nature Center photo page  | 
U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America

2178 130615  Postcards From the West A full view of Half Dome  -  Half Dome, the great granite hood ornament of Yosemite National Park  (LA Times)
Yosemite National Park, California

California Famous People
List of people from California - Wikipedia

born March 26, 1874    Robert Frost
Biography.com
Robert Frost reads The Road Not Taken - YouTube
Robert Frost reads Birches - YouTube
Robert Frost - Wikipedia  March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963, an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech...

San Francisco, California

born February 20, 1902    Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams  biography.com
ANSEL ADAMS LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - YouTube
Ansel Adams - Wikipedia  Ansel Easton Adams, February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984, an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.
Ansel Adams Photography With Intention - YouTube
Top 10 Photographers of All Time - YouTube
California
 

born February 27, 1902    John Steinbeck 
John Steinbeck Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
John Steinbeck - Wikipedia
  February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968, an American author of 27 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies. The winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been called "a giant of American letters". His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.       
California

born May 26, 1907    John Wayne 
Biography.com  John Wayne
John Wayne - IMDb
John Wayne - Wikipedia|  Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979, better known by his stage name John Wayne and by his nickname "Duke", was an American film actor, director, and producer...
 
Iowa  |  California

 
born February 13, 1910    William Shockley   
William B. Shockley - Physicist, Scientist - Biography.com
William Shockley - Wikipedia  February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989, an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. The three scientists invented the point-contact transistor in 1947 and were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and became a proponent of eugenics.

California


born January 9, 1913    Richard Nixon    #37
Biography.com  Richard Nixon
Richard M. Nixon | whitehouse.gov

President Richard Nixon - Address Announcing Resignation - YouTube
Richard Nixon - I'm not a crook - YouTube
Richard Nixon | 60-Second Presidents | PBS - YouTube
Richard Nixon - Wikipedia  January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994, the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974 when he became the only U.S. president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States ...  
California  | 
Presidents    Richard Nixon    #37

born June 1, 1926    Marilyn Monroe    
Mini Bio: Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
Marilyn Monroe - Wikipedia  Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962, an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture iconn.
Marilyn Monroe - Actress, Film Actor-Film Actress, Film Actress, Classic Pin-Ups - Biography.com
Marilyn Monroe - IMDb
The Greatest Films of Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
The most beautiful woman in the world-Marilyn Monroe - YouTube
LA, California


born March 31, 1927    Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez - Activist - Biography.com  videos
Cesar Chavez Day - Wikipedia
Cesar Chavez - Wikipedia 
March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993, an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962.
Arizona  |  California


born May 31, 1930    Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood born - May 31, 1930 - HISTORY.com
Top 10 Clint Eastwood Movies - YouTube
San Francisco, California


born February 27, 1932    Elizabeth Taylor
Biography.com  Elizabeth Taylor, videos
Liz Taylor Memorable Movie Moments - YouTube
Elizabeth Taylor - Wikipedia  
February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011, a British-American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. She began as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. The American Film Institute named her the seventh greatest female screen legend in 1999.... 
grew up in Los Angels, California (British-born)
California

born November 27, 1940    Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee - Film Actor, Martial Arts Expert, Actor, Television Actor - Biography.com 
Top 10 Bruce Lee Moments - YouTube
Bruce Lee - IMDb
Bruce Lee - Wikipedia  Lee Jun-fan, Chinese: 李振藩, November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973, known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. ...
Bruce Lee dies at age 32 - Jul 20, 1973 - HISTORY.com
San Francisco, California  |  Hong Kong

born September 12, 1944    Barry White
Barry White - Music Producer, Singer - Biography.com
Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby. - YouTube
You Are The First, My Last, My Everything (Barry White) - YouTube
Barry White - Topic - YouTube
Barry White - Wikipedia
  September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003, an American singer, songwriter and composer.
  A three-time
Grammy Award–winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

Texas  |  Los Angels, California
Music


born July 20, 1947    Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana - Guitarist, Songwriter - Biography.com

Santana - Soul Sacrifice 1969 Woodstock Live Video HQ - YouTube
Santana - Evil Ways 1969 Woodstock Live Video Sound HQ - YouTube
Santana ~ Black Magic Woman with sensational belly dancer - YouTube
Carlos Santana - Wikipedia
  born July 20, 1947, a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. ...
Carlos Santana - Topic - YouTube
Top 10 Carlos Santana Songs - YouTube
Mexico  |  San Francisco, California  |  Music

born August 11, 1950    Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak - Inventor, Engineer, Computer Programmer - Biography.com
Steve Wozniak - Wikipedia
  Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, born Stephan Gary Wozniak, August 11, 1950, also nicknamed "The Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. He is known as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
  Wozniak single-handedly developed the 1976
Apple I, which was the computer that launched Apple. He primarily designed the 1977 Apple II, known as one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers, while Jobs oversaw the development of its unusual case and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply.

Steve Wozniak Bio Channel Part 1 of 6 - YouTube 
Steve Jobs - Steve Jobs vs Wozniak HD - YouTube 
California

born May 26, 1951    Sally Ride
Sally Ride - Astronaut, Physicist, Scientist, Scientist, Educator - Biography.com
Sally Ride - Wikipedia
  May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012, an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (1982). Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32.
California

International Women's Day 2017
  Google Doodle  03/08/2017
National Women's History Month   1  |  23
20 Moms in History Who Changed the Way We Live Today  mom.me 03/03/2017

born August 25, 1958    Tim Burton
Tim Burton - IMDb
Tim Burton - Painter, Screenwriter, Producer, Illustrator, Director - Biography.com
Tim Burton - Wikipedia  born August 25, 1958, an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films such as
Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film Ed Wood (1994), the horror fantasy Sleepy Hollow (1999), and later efforts such as Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012) and Frankenweenie (2012).
...
California


born March 27, 1963    Quentin Tarantino
Biography.com
Quentin Tarantino - IMDb
Quentin Tarantino - Wikipedia 
born March 27, 1963, an American director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, an aestheticization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular culture, soundtracks primarily containing songs and score pieces from the 1960s to the 1980s, and features of neo-noir film.
Tennessee  |  Los Angles, California
 

born February 18, 1965    Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre - Music Producer, Rapper - Biography.com
Dr. Dre - Wikipedia 
Andre Romelle Young, born February 18, 1965, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Top 10 Important Albums in Hip Hop History - YouTube

Rapping - Wikipedia
Hip hop music - Wikipedia
N.W.A - Wikipedia
Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time - Acclaimed Music Forums
Top 10 Rappers of the New School - YouTube
Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E. ft. Snoop Dogg - YouTube
Music
  California

Watts Riot begins - Aug 11, 1965 - HISTORY.com
1965-Watts Riots - YouTube
Los Angels, California
Civil Rights

Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36


July 23, 1988    Guns N’ Roses, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
Guns N’ Roses make popular breakthrough with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” - Jul 23, 1988 - HISTORY.com

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine - YouTube
Guns N' Roses - Full Biography - Biography.com
Guns N' Roses - Topic - YouTube
Los Angels, California
Music


Riots erupt in Los Angeles - Apr 29, 1992 - HISTORY.com
1992 Los Angeles riots - Wikipedia
Los Angeles Riots, 1992 (1) - YouTube
1992 LA RIOTS - YouTube
California


6511 140629  5 whales, dolphins to watch for off California  -  These seasonal visitors are known for their peculiar markings, and are crowd favorites whenever they're spotted  -  (GrindTV, Peter Thomas, 06/27/2014)
Mammal


3203 130829  Bay Bridge closure to complicate Labor Day traffic - UPI.com
San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge - Wikipedia  |  Golden Gate Bridge - Wikipedia  |  file: San_Francisco_Bay_Bridges_map_en.svg
The Top 10 Longest American Bridges Spot On Lists
The Top Ten Longest U.S. Suspension Bridges
Top Ten New York Bridges  |  Bridges and tunnels in New York City - Wikipedia
15 Most Famous Bridges in the World Touropia
Bridge - Wikipedia


2708 130723  San Francisco's famed cable cars - latimes.com
San Francisco Cable Cars - Bing Images



13307 170922  The famous “four-level” opens in Los Angeles - Sep 22, 1953 - HISTORY.com
Stack interchange - Wikipedia
L.A.'s Famous Four-Level Freeway Interchange, 'The Stack,' Turns 58 | KCET  09/22/2011
Top 10 Craziest Intersections - YouTube

Cars  |  California

2971 130809  What are you doing this weekend? Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop - latimes.com
Laws Railroad Museum

5462 140326  Provo-Orem, Utah, named happiest city in America  (AOL, 03/26/2014)  1. Provo-Orem, UT  2. Boulder, CO  3.  Fort Collins-Loveland, CO  4. Honolulu, HI  5  San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (out of 189 Cities)    Note: 13. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
Gallup.Com - Daily News, Polls, Public Opinion on Politics, Economy, Wellbeing, and World

America's happiest cities, 2014  photos (Yahoo Homes, Jennifer Karmon, Spaces, 03/26/2014)

7059 140829  This is America's most iconic road trip - GrindTV.com  -  U.S. Route 101 on the West Coast beats Route 66 any day  -  Kade Krichko, 08/29/2014
States & D.C. Info  |  Oregon  |  Washington



California | Sacramento | Los Angeles | San Diego  | San Jose San Francisco | Fresno | Anaheim
Largest Cities in California


6792 140730  Billionaire heiress hopes to make $65 million on Spelling Manor, bought 3 years ago - Yahoo Homes  Jennifer Karmon, Spaces, 07/29/2014
The Manor (Los Angeles) - Wikipedia
Aaron Spelling - Wikipedia
Petra Stunt - Wikipedia
Homes 


6787 140729  S.F.’s most expensive condo buildings - On The Block  SFGate Emily Landes, 07/29/2014
Homes


6717 140722  What $1 million buys you in S.F. - On The Block  SFGate, Emily Landes, 07/22/2014
Homes 

6385 140617  Reasons not to move to San Francisco - SFGate Blog  
6386 140617  Things all S.F. kids should do before they grow up - The Mommy Files  SF Gates, Amy Graff, 06/06/2014
6512 140629  Selfish, Selfish San Francisco  -  It would be a much better city with twice the population. Instead it's America's largest gated community.  -  (Slate, Reihan Salam, 06/27/2014)
Gated community - Wikipedia

6536 140701  20 San Francisco staycation ideas  SF Gate, Lauren Parvizi, 07/01/2014

Tourism

California for Beginners | Things to Do in California

Outdoor Sports photos (Dave Koskenmaki)

カリフォルニア州の旅行ガイド

Events
July 4th Celebrations in Los Angeles 2014  About.com Los Angeles Travel, Kayte Deioma

6306 140609  Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), formerly known as E3 Media & Business Summit (E3 Expo), Electronic Entertainment Expo, Los Angels (LA), California (CA)
6306 140609  5 Gaming Trends to Watch for at E3  Mashable, Chelsea Stark, 06/08/2014
E3 2014 | Electronic Entertainment Expo - June 10-12, 2014

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - Wikipedia


5731 140421  White House Easter Egg Roll Highlights 2014 The White House  Washington, D.C.
2014 Pioneer Press Peeps contest winners  04/19/2014  Minnesota
Hunky Jesus Contest San Francisco's Annual Easter Tradition Hits This Sunday (PHOTOS)  (Huffington Post, Aaron Sankin, 04/01/2014)  San Francisco, California
The 2014 Hunky Jesus competition in San Francisco  (SFGate, 04/21/2014)

Easter
page

4841 140124  'Largest swell in decades' pounds Hawaii; California is next  (GrindTV, Pete Thomas, 01/23/2014)
Mavericks Invitational 2013-2014   Mavericks Invitational, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, California
Universal Sports Year-Round Coverage of Olympic Sports & Athletes


US Open of Surfing 2013 Huntington Beach, California
U.S. Open of Surfing - Wikipedia

2695 130729  Huntington Beach riot bike shop workers fought off looters - latimes.com

6777 140728  2014 Comic-Con International festival - The Washington Post  photos

6769 140727  Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy  (AOL, 07/27/2014)
6747 140725  Comic-Con International 2014 takes off  -  Cosplayers and fans line up for Comic-Con in sunny San Diego  -  (SFGate, 07/25/2014)
Cosplay - Wikipedia
6724 140722 
San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, California (CA)
San Diego Comic-Con International - Wikipedia
Comic-Con International Facebook
How to Get to Comic-Con 2014 - NBC 7 San Diego  Monica Garske, 07/22/2014

2624 130719  Comic-Con International San Diego, California
Comic-Con 2013 10 Most Anticipated Movies - Music, Celebrity, Artist News MTV.com  |  Comic-Con gets even bigger and geekier for 2013  (USA Today)
San Diego Comic-Con International - Wikipedia  |  Comic-Con - Wikipedia

8952 150408  Coachella | The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival – Event and visitor information, passes, photo gallery, FAQ, rules, and directions.
Coachella: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California (CA)  ( last two weekends in April?)
Drake, AC-DC, and Jack White Set to Headline Coachella 2015 - YouTube
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Wikipedia - commonly known simply as Coachella or the Coachella Festival
Coachella 2014 Desert Parallax - YouTube
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21 Best Music Festivals of 2015 - Fuse  01/15/2015
The best spring music festivals of 2015 - AXS  03/27/2015
A guide to the season's best music festivals  USA TODAY, 04/06/2015

Music"
1531 130425  Jimmy Kimmel Coachella May Be Where Hipster Pretensions Meet Their Maker (VIDEO)        "Funny!"
1461 130413 
Coachella (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival), Indio, California (CA) 
Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, How to Destroy Angels Storm the Desert  (Rollingstone)
Coachella 2010 - YouTube
Tupac Hologram Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre Perform Coachella Live 2012 - YouTube


100416-0418  Coachella (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival), Indio, California (CA)  Last weekend of April?
Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition, San Diego | Fore more info click  1  |  2   100522  May

10799 160131  SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards  01/30/2016, LA, California
Home: Screen Actors Guild Awards
SAG-AFTRA
Red Carpet Celebrity Interview Videos from the 2016 SAG Awards
SAG Awards 2016 Winners Recap - YouTube
11 OMG Moments From The 2016 SAG Awards - YouTube
22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Entertainment Calendar

8348 150125-0126  Screen Actors Guild Awards SAG Awards (January, February or March) Movie & Primetime TV Performances of the Year  01/25/2015, Los Angels, California
Entertainment Calendar
 |  California
SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards (lots of videos) Jan. 27, 2013 on TNT & TBS, LA, California


9546 150627  Deformed mutt is crowned World's Ugliest Dog - Yahoo News  AP, 06/27/2015
California

6435 140621  Abused pooch named World's Ugliest Dog - TODAY.com  Anna Chan, 06/21/2014
2014 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center  California

2270 130621  June 21, 2013  2013 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center, Petaluma, California,
The Official 2012 World's Ugliest Dog ® Contest video - YouTube
World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2011 Petaluma - YouTube
World's Ugliest Dog Contest - Wikipedia


5935 140509  The 20 new restaurants debuting this year on the Top 100 Restaurant guide  -  Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants guide  (SFGate - Inside Scoop SF, Michael Bauer in Between Meals, featured, Restaurants, Top 100, 05/09/2014)

6637 140712  The best American cities for foodies - Restaurants and Trends -Food-Drink-MSN Living  Conde Nast Traveler
1. New York City, NY, 2. Napa, CA, 3. San Francisco, CA, 4. Charleston, SC, 5. New Orleans, LA, 6. Chicago, IL, 7. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, 8. Santa Fe, NM, 9. Healdsburg, CA, 10. Boston, MA, 11. Aspen, CO, 12. Las Vegas, NV, 13. Seattle, WA, 14. Newport, RI, 15. Savannah, GA, 16. Austin, TX, 17. Naples, FL, 18. Telluride, CO, 19. (tie) Portland, ME, 19. (tie) San Diego, CA

State Info  |  50 States & DC  |  Eat

 
Late July  Gilroy Garlic Festival, Gilroy, California (CA) One of largest Food Festivals

More Events
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6786 140729  Apparently the Bay Area has the snobbiest cities - SFGate Blog  Jessica Mullins, 07/29/2014

6643 140712  The 10 Smartest Cities In North America  (Fast Company Co.Exist, Boyd Cohen)
1. Seattle, Washington, 2. (tie) Boston, Massachusetts, 2. (tie) San Francisco, California, 4. Washington D.C., 5. New York, New York, 6. Toronto, Canada, 7, Vancouver, Canada, 8. Portland, Oregon, 9. Chicago, Illinois, 10. Montreal, Canada

State Info  |  50 States & DC

6626 140711  In Pictures: America's Most Relaxed Cities  (Forbes, 11/02/2010) 
1. Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, 2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3. Boston, Massachusetts, 4. Portland, Oregon, 5. Columbus, Ohio, 6. Denver, Colorado, 7. (tie) Seattle, Washington, 7 (tie) Cincinnati, Ohio, 9. Kansas City, Missouri, 10. San Jose, California

Photos: 10 most stressed out cities - chicagotribune.com 
1. Washington, D.C., 2. New York City, New York, 3. Miami, Florida, 4. San Francisco, California, 5. Jersey City, New Jersey, 6. Oakland, California, 7. Chicago, Illinois, 8. Newark, New Jersey, 9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10. Los Angels, California

State Info

United States National Parks List: Alaska & California (8 National Parks each), Utah (5 National Parks), ...

5708 140419  Global Warming Had Key Role in California Drought, Eastern Cold: Study  (Mashable, Andrew Freeman, 04/18/2014)
4752 140116  California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall  (LA Times, Bettina Boxall, 01/15/2014)
What does water rationing mean??  (Yahoo Answers)
words: rationing, water consumption, drought
Weather page


5263 140305  Los Angeles Murders and Homicides - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times
Homicide Vs. Murder: The Differences
  (Yahoo Voices, Steve Thompson, 10/23/2006)
Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter | Nolo.com

Murder vs. Manslaughter | Nolo.com

Wildfire
6006 140515  San Diego Fire Photos: 'Like a Scene From Armageddon' - Firefighters are trying
to contain flames fueled by brush and trees left brittle by drought  (IB Times, David Sim, 05/15/2014)
Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Of Cal State University, San Marcos Campus « CBS Los Angeles  05/14/2014
Wildfire - Wikipedia  brush fire
Words: Armageddon  -  Armageddon - Wikipedia  |  Armageddon (1998) - IMDb

Weather

6479 140626  Will San Francisco break the fall of the Golden Gate Bridge jumpers? - Yahoo News  Holly Bailey, 06/26/2014
List of suicide sites - Wikipedia


*  Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
+  Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
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Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21
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Top 10 Museums in the United States
@ Lissa Poirot: “The Great American Road Trip” ,
AAA Living May/June 2010, Page 27-29 Travel AAA
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