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Liberty Station- California’s Communities (107)

Huell visits the site of the old World War II Naval Training Station in San Diego to see its new life.  2009

Kaiser Ship Yard- California’s Gold (1003)

Working around the clock and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Kaiser shipyard in Richmond California built 747 ships for the war effort during W.W.II. With full medical care, housing, day care and 24 hour meals, it was the model of efficiency and the forerunner of Kaiser Permanente. In our March episode of California’s  Continue Reading »

Japanese American Home Movies- California’s Gold (106)

It’s like stepping back in time. A glimpse of what life was like in California during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. And this look back is made even more fascinating because it is from the Japanese-American perspective through the medium of home movies! In this special one-hour edition of “California’s Gold,” host Huell Howser visits  Continue Reading »

Lane Victory- Visiting (406)

Huell spends the day on the W.W.II victory ship the Lane Victory. A wonderful group of volunteers has restored this ship and Huell gets to go along on an actual cruise.  1996

Dry Lake Bed- California’s Gold (708)

Huell visits a dry lake bed in the Mojave desert that is so hard and so gigantic that it is the site of Edwards Air Force Base and a landing strip for the Space Shuttle. In the 1920’s and 30’s it was also used by hot-rodders from all over Southern California as a speed trails  Continue Reading »

World War II- California’s Gold (409)

Huell goes back in time to learn two fascinating, yet obscure, California footnotes to World War II: a German-made crane which is the largest self-propelled floating crane berthed at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, and an incident involving a Japanese submarine that shelled the oil fields of Ellwood in Santa Barbara County in 1942. 1993