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Yearly Archives: 1996

California Pools- California’s Gold (702)

Written on December 10, 1996 at 12:25 am, by

California has many defining icons, but few sum it all up like swimming pools. In this episode Huell tours five historic pools which have all played an important part in our State’s history. Starting in L.A. at the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel painted by famous artist David Hockney and the Olympic pool at  Continue Reading »

Mare Island- California’s Gold (704)

Written on December 9, 1996 at 11:51 pm, by

The first on the entire west coast, with 142 years of service to our nation, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard has been a long time builder of California’s naval gold. Join Huell as he takes us on one of the last tours of the base which is to be closed due to military downsizing. He  Continue Reading »

Suisun Bay- California’s Gold (705)

Written on December 9, 1996 at 11:50 pm, by

Welcome to Suisun Bay home to one of the strangest fleets of ships you’ll ever see, the “Mothball Fleet.” Hundreds of ships all chained together, from tub to tanker, from Victory to cruiser, these ships are part of our National Defense Reserve Fleet. Come aboard with Huell as he tours some of these historic ships harking  Continue Reading »

Governor’s Mansion- Visiting (417)

Written on November 8, 1996 at 6:20 am, by

Huell gets a behind-the-scene’s look at the Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento. We’ll get a special tour from Kathleen Brown who lived in the house as a teenager.  1996

California Firsts- California’s Gold (703)

Written on November 8, 1996 at 5:14 am, by

From orange groves to freeways, everybody knows about some of the most important and uniquely Californian firsts our state has produced. In this episode Huell looks at three unexpected California firsts that occurred in ways and places people never imagined: the surprising story behind the “real” discovery of gold in California, the unlikely spot of  Continue Reading »

Huell In Havana- Visiting (415)

Written on October 28, 1996 at 1:38 am, by

Huell spends ten days in Cuba and brings his Hi-8 video. We get a rare look at Havana and a feel for life in this “off limits” country.  1996

Long Beach Naval Station- Visiting (425)

Written on October 28, 1996 at 12:43 am, by

Huell spends the day at Long Beach Naval Station which is threatened with demolition due to military downsizing. Many people want to save the site and turn the historic buildings into a park for the city.  1996

Korean Market- Visiting (428)

Written on October 28, 1996 at 12:42 am, by

Huell goes to Koreatown with L.A. Times reporter Connie Kang and goes shopping at the Hannam market, where he learns about many exotic and tasty foods found there.  1996

Mud People- Visiting (423)

Written on October 28, 1996 at 12:41 am, by

Huell spends the day at the base of Angels Flight with a very unique group called the Mud People. Huell interviews onlookers as they watch these strange people wander about.  1996

DWP Power Plant- Visiting (424)

Written on October 28, 1996 at 12:39 am, by

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.  1996