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Yearly Archives: 2008

Historic Preservation- California’s Communities (101)

Written on December 9, 2008 at 3:55 am, by

Our first episode takes us to the little town of Winters in Northern California to visit their recently restored and rejuvenated historic downtown and to see their pride and joy — their historic railroad trestle bridge right in the middle of town which has been not only restored, but is now a heavily used bike/pedestrian  Continue Reading »

Clovis- California’s Communities (102)

Written on December 9, 2008 at 3:54 am, by

Huell travels to the town of Clovis to see firsthand how the community has embraced its old downtown buildings and how it’s gone to great pains to do a proper restoration.  2008

Temecula- California’s Communities (103)

Written on December 9, 2008 at 3:53 am, by

Huell travels to the town of Temecula to see how the “old town” portion has been brought back and is better then ever.  2008

Groundwater Banking- California’s Water (118)

Written on December 8, 2008 at 3:49 am, by

Groundwater basins have long played a critical role in meeting California’s water needs. Today, many local water agencies are pursuing groundwater banking to maximize water resources and improve local water supply reliability. Groundwater banking programs allow surface water to be captured in wet periods and stored in groundwater basins for use in dry times Huell  Continue Reading »

Living With Nature- California’s Water (119)

Written on December 8, 2008 at 3:45 am, by

This adventure begins along Butte Creek in the northern Sacramento Valley, just north of Sacramento, where four dams were removed to improve passage for endangered salmon and other fish Next we’ll learn about the Quagga mussels, which have spread to several reservoirs in California by hitchhiking on boats, can clog pipes and water intakes and  Continue Reading »

Water and Energy- California’s Water (120)

Written on December 8, 2008 at 3:43 am, by

The process of treating and delivering water accounts for about 20% of all electricity used in California. We’ll visit two local water agencies that are pursuing an array of programs to reduce their energy use. First we’ll visit the Sonoma County Water Agency to view cutting-edge solar projects that have made Sonoma County a leader in that  Continue Reading »

Tightening the Water Belt- California’s Water (121)

Written on December 8, 2008 at 2:07 am, by

Water has long been a big concern for Californians and the city of Long Beach has implemented many unique and cutting edge techniques to help conserve as much of it as possible. Huell spends the day there and learns all about these innovative ideas.  2008

White Sea Bass- California’s Gold (10015)

Written on November 8, 2008 at 5:50 am, by

Huell meets up with Bill Ernst to see what he caught… the largest White Sea Bass ever! Then Huell heads down to the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute to learn more about these fish and even helps release a bunch of fry.  2008

Newport Boats- California’s Gold (10009)

Written on November 8, 2008 at 5:45 am, by

Orange County is filled with maritime history and in this adventure; Huell visits Newport Beach to learn about two “boats” that are very historic. Family owned since 1919, the Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. Crossings just 0.25 miles, this Newport tradition is not only a wonderful tourist  Continue Reading »

Laguna- California’s Gold (139)

Written on November 8, 2008 at 5:08 am, by

The seaside community of Laguna is one our states most beautiful destinations. On this adventure, Huell gets to see the Laguna that the locals know and love. Huell starts the day with a famous date shake at the Orange Inn and then it’s off to the Laguna Art Museum to learn about why so many  Continue Reading »