The interior of the abalone shell is an iridescent mother of pearl, protecting a store of meat that is a prized delicacy in Northern California.
Today there are murals all over California, with more than 600 in San Francisco alone, with Balmy Alley’s 28 murals acting as the epicenter of the movement.
Bone-chilling temperatures, fickle surf, dense fog, and great white sharks all distinguish surfing in Northern California from the sunnier sport practiced in the southern half of the state. Surfers here don thick wetsuits, including hoods, booties and gloves, to brave the roaring waves stirred up by storms in the Gulf of Alaska. Favored surfing spots […]
In Northern California, the constant erosion of the coast has left the shoreline densely dotted with beautifully carved sea stacks.
In the 1950s enterprising Californians heated water in discarded wooden vats from local vineyards and private, redwood hot tubs were born.
In the year 2018, the oldest living thing on Earth, a Bristlecone Pine tree nicknamed Methuselah, had its 4,850th birthday.