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Elephant – Visiting (824)

Join Huell as he reunites some old LA history. We’re talking about the concrete animals that used to guard the entrance to the Selig Zoo. These magnificent old lions and elephants were thought to be long lost treasures, but today Huell follows the last elephant as it is brought to its new home at the  Continue Reading »

Desert Museum Tour – Palm Springs (28)

Explore the natural, ancient and, sadly, endangered places in the desert.

Frey House – Palm Springs (9)

Lydia Kremer of the Palm Springs Desert Museum takes Huell on a tour of the amazing home by architect Albert Frey. He also visits the Hacienda Hoover. Palm Springs Desert Museum (760) 325-7186

KIXE Special – California’s Golden Parks

Watch as Huell advocates for the California State Park system in a special episode sponsored by KIXE.

History of AAA – Special

Watch as Huell helps the Automobile Club of Southern California celebrate its 100th birthday by exploring its history.

Pt. Fermin Lighthouse – Visiting (1517)

There is a reason that those old lighthouses could send a beam of light for many miles out to see. Most lighthouses used a Fresnel lens, which looks like a beehive made of glass. These lenses are works of art and the one that graced the tower at Point Fermin Lighthouse is no exception. In  Continue Reading »

Woodworkers – Visiting (1407)

Huell watches two California woodworkers at work. John C. Talbot 818-894-2770 Jackie Hadnot — Wooden Ironhorses 661-225-0316 — workshop

Worms – Visiting (913)

Spend a day with Huell as he visits Rainbow Mealworms & Crickets. Rainbow has been raising and selling their “product” for 40 years. Not only do they sell mealworms and crickets, but they also raise huge hissing roaches! If you’ve ever wondered what a few million mealworms look like, this is the show for you.  Continue Reading »

Rose Garden – Visiting (908)

The creation of a new Exposition Park Rose Garden was part of the painstaking preparation for the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and it remains one of the most important public rose gardens in California. Huell spends a morning among the more than 7,000 rose bushes of this urban oasis, beloved by rosarians and the  Continue Reading »

Turtle Lady – Visiting (735)

Since she was a child, Jeanie Vaughan has loved turtles. Huell tours Jennie’s home in Santa Barbara, which she has turned into a sanctuary for these intriguing creatures. With a collection of 300 turtles–many adopted or rescued–there is a lot to learn from the Turtle Lady.