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Starr Ranch- California’s Gold (13009)

Huell travels to Orange County to the Starr Ranch Sanctuary. He gets a special tour of the facility and takes a close look at their “Owl Cam” which is amazing. Starr Ranch Sanctuary is a 4,000 acre preserve owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. It is located in the foothills of the Santa  Continue Reading »

Newport Boats – California’s Gold (10009)

Orange County is filled with maritime history and in this adventure; Huell visits Newport Beach to learn about two “boats” that are very historic. Family owned since 1919, the Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. Crossings just 0.25 miles, this Newport tradition is not only a wonderful tourist  Continue Reading »

San Juan Capistrano-Road Trip with Huell Howser (145)

Huell spends a day in Orange County for a tour of historic San Juan Capistrano. We begin at the town’s Mission for an up-close look at the largest stone structure west of the Mississippi: The Great Stone Church, as well as the building’s magnificent gardens and gold-leaf altar. Next, it’s off to Los Rios Street, the oldest  Continue Reading »

Irvine Ranch Land Reserve-California’s Golden Parks (123)

Huell’s off to the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve. More than 50,000 acres of permanently protected open space in the heart of Orange County which offers a rich menu of recreational opportunities. The land is diverse; stretching 22 miles from the mountains to the sea and comprising more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch.  Continue Reading »

Strawberries- Visiting (1003)

Huell takes a last look at Otsuka Farms before they close their doors, in this update from Visiting #612. 2002

Modjeska- California’s Gold (4002)

Named Arden by Modjeska and her husband, the two settled in SantiagoCanyon in Orange County in 1888. The estate they built, surrounded byoaks and running brooks, has been faithfully preserved. The HelenaModjeska Historic House and Gardens is one of only two National HistoricLandmarks in Orange County and is open to the public for tours. Helena Modjeska  Continue Reading »

Fire Ants- Visiting (906)

Believe it or not, there is an ant that lives in California that is capable of killing you. The Red Imported Fire Ant is a nasty little creature that is responsible for many attacks that range form mild to very serious. Huell gets together with the Orange County Fire Ant Authority and goes on an  Continue Reading »

Dental Museum- Visiting (933)

The Orange County Dental Society has an impressive collection of vintage dental objects housed in its Dental Museum in Orange. Huell sees firsthand what a visit to the dentist might have been like decades ago as he examines display after display of chairs, tools and other devices. There are items dating back to the 19th  Continue Reading »

Orange County- Road Trip with Huell Howser (109)

From the coast to the county seat, Huell drives across Orange County on his latest Road Trip. He learns about conservation efforts at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and why Huntington Beach is called “Surf City, U.S.A.” Heading inland, he discovers a vibrant, Latino community in Santa Ana as he strolls along Fourth Street visiting markets,  Continue Reading »

Palms- Visiting (734)

According to experts, Ralph Velez’s palms make up one of the largest private collections in the world. Huell gets a tour of Ralph’s Orange County home which is packed, inside and out, with about 560 species of palms from around the world. 1999