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Monthly Archives: November 2011

FDR’s Boat — California’s Gold (15001)

Written on November 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm, by

Huell takes an inspirational voyage upon Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, the U.S.S. Potomac. Now stationed at Jack London Square in Oakland, the ship is operated by a staff of volunteers and is now open for public tours.

Vincent Price Art Museum- California’s Gold (13012)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:14 am, by

Huell tours the Vincent Price Art Museum, which opened in May 2011 at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. The museum contains 9,000 items, many of which were donated by the late actor. Victoria Price leads the tour of her father’s vast collection of fine art and shows why this gallery is one of  Continue Reading »

Crookedest Street- California’s Gold (13011)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:12 am, by

Huell goes in search of the crookedest street in the world. A small section of Vermont Street in the Potrero Hill section of San Francisco is just miles away from the more famous Lombard Street. Which street is crookeder? Huell grabs a gang of experts and finally solves this mystery.  2011

California Restaurants- California’s Gold (13010)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:10 am, by

Huell visits two California restaurants that are great examples of “California’s Gold”. Foster’s Freeze has been a tradition since 1946 when George Foster opened his first store and the company now owns over 90 locations and has become a California favorite. Founded by the five Havadijas brothers, the first Farmer Boys restaurant opened its doors  Continue Reading »

Baseball Sod- California’s Gold (13008)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:06 am, by

Spend the day with Huell at Angel’s Stadium as he meets up with the good folks at West Coast Turf and learns all about the grass that they install at venues all over California.  2011

Flagpoles- California’s Gold (13007)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:05 am, by

Huell visits two historic flagpoles. The first was (at one time) the tallest flagpole in the world, but it’s located in Calipatria, which sits 184 feet below sea level. So with its 184 foot pole, the Calipatria flag flies just at sea level. Then on to Livermore where the flagpole has an even stranger history…  Continue Reading »

Old Wood- California’s Gold (13006)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:03 am, by

Join Huell on his quest to find some really old wood. The first stop is up in Knights Ferry to see the longest covered bridge West of the Mississippi. Then Huell goes even further back in time and walks us through the petrified forest by Calistoga, CA.  2011

Snow Goose Festival- California’s Gold (13005)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 6:02 am, by

Huell travels to Chico to join the celebration of the arrival of thousands of waterfowl that come from the north to spend their winters in the temperate North Valley climate. Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Pintail Ducks and many more, fill the rice fields and wildlife refuges throughout the area. The Snow Goose Festival  Continue Reading »

Wave Power- California’s Green (137)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 4:58 am, by

Huell looks at how the ocean could prove to be a very promising resource in the future of energy production and along the way he learns about the long history that this green technology has in the Golden State.  2011

Water Innovation Stretching Our Water Supplies- California’s Water (125)

Written on November 8, 2011 at 4:41 am, by

Huell tours the Delta for a first hand look at some innovative water projects. Projects that are expanding wetlands to not only improve water volume for farm and residential use, but also to improve wildlife habitat. Huell also visits a project that turns farm waste-water into valuable irrigation water and high-tech advances in gauging root  Continue Reading »