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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Barack Obama’s California College Days- California’s Gold (10016)

Written on January 14, 2008 at 12:00 am, by

For those of you who can not get KCET, this show will start airing statewide on PBS in January. Till then everyone is invited to watch this exclusive bonus interview with Eric Moore – one of Barack Obama’s former classmates. There are also three rare photos taken by Eric that are shown in the bonus  Continue Reading »

Pear Fair- California’s Gold (10014)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:55 pm, by

Huell travels to the Sacramento Delta to learn about California pears. We’ll start our adventure with a family who has been farming in the Delta for five generations. The soil and climate have made the Delta a perfect place to grow agriculture since the Gold Rush. Huell ends up at the 26th annual Pear Fair in Courtland. Everything  Continue Reading »

Old Town Tustin- California’s Gold (10013)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:48 pm, by

Tustin is famous for it’s WWII blimp hangers, but this vibrant community has lots of history and some real hidden gems. Huell spends the day exploring Tustin and starts off at the Tustin Museum for a little history lesson. He visits an honest to goodness blacksmith and stops into the Wooden Indian for a haircut. We’ll  Continue Reading »

Petroplyphs- California’s Gold (10012)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:43 pm, by

Huell travels to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to see some rock art that is arguably the largest concentration within the Western Hemisphere, and can number 6000 images just in one small canyon area of 1.5 miles alone. Though an accurate dating technique is still being sought, it is thought that certain petroglyphs  Continue Reading »

Randsburg- California’s Gold (10010)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:40 pm, by

Huell visits the historic and remote mining town of Randsburg. www.visitkern.com Randsburg General Store 760-374-2143 Store 760-374-2332 Chime Lady 760-374-0059  2008

Persimmons- California’s Gold (10011)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:34 pm, by

Huell spends the day in Granite Bay California at Otow Orchard to learn the ancient art of Hoshigaki, which is the drying of persimmons.The persimmons are dried each fall in a slow, patient, hands-on process that usually takes three to six weeks…per persimmon. Each persimmon is hand-peeled, strung onto a rack, and massaged every 3  Continue Reading »

Costa Mesa- California’s Gold (10007)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:31 pm, by

Huell visits Costa Mesa and sees how far its come from its start as a bean field to a state of the art performance center.  2008

Getty Garden- California’s Gold (10006)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:27 pm, by

The Central Garden, created by renowned artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center. The 134,000-square-foot design features a natural ravine and tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary experience of sights, sounds, and scents. Huell gets a special tour from Jim Duggan, the Curatorial Advisor for the Central Garden  Continue Reading »

Gold Rush Medicine- California’s Gold (10005)

Written on January 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm, by

It wasn’t always pretty, and it didn’t always work, but the “doctors” of the Gold Rush did the best they could to take care of the throngs of immigrants who came to California in search of fame and fortune. Sacramento’s Sutter’s Fort is the backdrop of this adventure. Huell hears the story of how the  Continue Reading »

Pacific Asia Museum- California’s Gold (10004)

Written on January 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm, by

The Pacific Asia Museum is one of only four institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further cultural awareness and under-standing through the arts. This museum was originally the home and art galleries of an extraordinary woman named Grace Nicholson, who  Continue Reading »