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Yearly Archives: 2004

Poinsettias-California’s Gold (121)

Written on December 12, 2004 at 9:16 pm, by

Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering  Continue Reading »

Lanphere Dunes- California’s Golden Coast (109)

Written on December 8, 2004 at 1:33 am, by

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northwestern California coast near Arcata. The refuge protects wetlands and bay habitats for migratory birds, and includes the Lanphere Dunes. It is one of the most pristine dune ecosystems remaining in the Pacific Northwest. Join Huell as he tours the dunes and learns about the coastal sand  Continue Reading »

China Camp – California’s Golden Parks (125)

Written on October 16, 2004 at 12:00 am, by

Huell visits one of our state’s most scenic and important State Parks. China Camp State Park is located right on San Francisco Bay and is the last remaining example of the numerous Chinese fishing villages that once dotted the shoreline. Not only does he walk through the quaint village and learn about its colorful history,  Continue Reading »

Hollywood’s Farmers Market- Visiting (1204)

Written on October 15, 2004 at 6:15 pm, by

Browse the stalls and exhibits at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market where farmers and merchants come from all parts of the state to sell their produce, flowers, fresh baked breads and unique arts and crafts. The market is open every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the middle of Hollywood on Ivar Street  Continue Reading »

Tomatoes- Visiting (1203)

Written on October 15, 2004 at 6:13 pm, by

Huell attends the Tomato Festival at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market 2004

LAPD Motorcycles- Visiting (1117)

Written on October 4, 2004 at 1:56 am, by

Huell attends the LAPD Motorcycle Training Facility in Granada Hills. 2004

Alondra Park- Visiting (1115)

Written on October 4, 2004 at 1:54 am, by

Huell travels to the South Bay region of Los Angeles County to visit Alondra Park. It’s a great bird watching location and home to a native California plant garden. Alondra Park 310-217-8366 2004

California Testers- Visiting (1113)

Written on October 4, 2004 at 1:51 am, by

Huell visits the Smith-Emery Company in Los Angeles. They have been in business since 1904 and their staff of inspectors and engineers put all sorts of construction materials through rigorous tests. 2004  

School Sidewalk- Visiting (1114)

Written on October 4, 2004 at 1:48 am, by

The students and faculty at University High School in Los Angeles invite Huell to see the installation of rubber sidewalks on their campus. University High is the first school in the state to install a rubber sidewalk for the preservation of trees. 2004

Heritage Square- Our Neighborhoods (16)

Written on October 3, 2004 at 10:19 pm, by

At the Heritage Square Museum, Huell gets a glimpse of the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the Civil War era to the early 20th Century by touring buildings rescued from the Los Angeles area. It’s a living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California. http://heritagesquare.org 2004