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Another Attack on Our Desert
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

If you were to ask me where I would spend a perfect day, I would immediately say the California desert. It wasn’t always that way. As a child, before I moved to California, the only perception I had of the desert was that it was sandy, windy and full of tumbleweeds blowing around. My idea of hiking...

Hands Off Our National Monuments
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Were you one of the lucky people who was able to visit the Carrizo Plain National Monument earlier this spring to witness the spectacular superbloom of multi-colored spring flowers? How would you feel if the president of the United States took the Carrizo Plain away from you and handed it over to corporations...

Visit Carrizo Plain
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015

The Carrizo Plain National Monument was created in 2001 by President Bill Clinton. Carrizo Plain is about 100 miles north of Los Angeles near the oil-rich towns of Taft and Maricopa. In the Spring, there is usually an amazing assortment of flowers, and the entire plain is covered in all directions with...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]
1650 map
1972 - Upper (main) Castaic Lake opens for swimming and boating; afterbay opened in May [story]
Castaic Lake
1859 - Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez escapes from prison while serving sentence for grand larceny in L.A. County; recaptured in August and sent to San Quentin [story]
Tiburcio Vasquez
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