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Monthly Archives: October 2000

Little Pianos- Visiting (835)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:32 pm, by

They may be small and often out of tune, but Huell discovers that beautiful music can be made with toy pianos. Scott Paulson, the resident Schroeder at the University of California San Diego, takes Huell on a tour of the Geisel Library’s Toy Piano Collection. Huell is also treated to an amusing toy piano recital,  Continue Reading »

L.A. Times Kitchen- Visiting (833)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:31 pm, by

The Los Angeles Times is a huge newspaper with millions of copies going out each day. With hundreds of employees working around the clock, its no surprise that the LA Times has a pretty exciting kitchen. Join Huell as he gets a behind the scenes tour of this little seen part of our city’s culinary  Continue Reading »

Hemet- Visiting (830)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:27 pm, by

After getting a few letters about the self-proclaimed Shuffleboard Capitol of the World, Huell takes a look, and finds lots of other interesting, historical, and wonderful things in the town of Hemet.  2000

Cultural Center- Visiting (826)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:26 pm, by

Since it opened its doors in 1964, The Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center has provided family oriented programs in archaeology, geology, paleontology and earth sciences. As Huell takes a tour of this 104 acre site nestled in the foothills of the Jurupa Mountains in Riverside, he hunts for fossils, learns about composting and even takes an  Continue Reading »

Music Store- Visiting (822)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:24 pm, by

At a time when music can be downloaded from the Internet, there is a place in Glendale where you can take a step back and brush up on your accordion playing. At Larry Larson Music on Glenoaks Boulevard you can take lessons, have your favorite instrument lovingly repaired or choose a new one from Larry’s  Continue Reading »

Bell Gardens- Visiting (818)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:21 pm, by

Get a personal tour of Bell Gardens by Mr. Bell founder of Taco Bell restaurant. He also helped a former employee start Del Taco. Today Bell Gardens is both a working farm and a demonstration farm — open for tours. About 300 school kids come each day to pick strawberries, and ride the 1/4 scale  Continue Reading »

Harps- Visiting (817)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:20 pm, by

Believe it or not there is a store that sell 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.  2000

Donut Man- Visiting (815)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:19 pm, by

At Jim Nakano’s Donut Man, people aren’t salivating over just jelly donuts and crullers. Jim’s specialty is the strawberry donut. Only available for a few months in the spring, these sweets are piled high with fresh, locally grown strawberries and Jim’s own glaze. Join the many regulars at the Donut Man at 915 E. Alosta  Continue Reading »

Beach Artist- Visiting (814)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:17 pm, by

Huell meets up with a homeless man who has fired the imagination of all who see his rock towers that he builds along the beaches in Ventura.  2000

Orchids- Visiting (813)

Written on October 24, 2000 at 2:11 pm, by

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.  2000