A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California’s Newest State Park Opens to the Public Dos Rios State Park, the first new state park in California in 10 years, opened to the public on June 12.…
View across the wetland habitat of Dos Rios State Park, which opened as California's newest state park on June 12, 2024
Massive, majestic birds of prey including eagles, falcons, condors and hawks are among the most remarkable creatures in California. Watching them fly, hunt and nest in the wild would be an unforgettable experience, but one that’s elusive and rarely convenient…
An osprey in flight with fish in its claws
Before it was one of the Bay Area’s prettiest state parks, the oak-strewn mountainside of Olompali saw thousands of years of Coast Miwok culture, the indulgences of a wealthy ranching family, and the highs and lows of a counterculture commune.…
The sun filtered through tree branches over grasslands at Olompali State Historic Park in California
Scenery at Olompali State Historic Park (Photo by California News Press)
Father’s Day is coming up fast on Sunday, June 16th, 2024, so it’s time to pick out a gift for Dad! If you’re struggling to come up with any good ideas, and your bids for suggestions or requests go unanswered,…
Grid collage of father's day gift ideas
Malibu, a city hugging 21 miles of coastline in Los Angeles County, has a magical appeal that’s far greater than that of its most famous attributes. The millionaires’ homes, legendary surf scene, oceanfront restaurants and the Pacific Coast Highway –…
A sandy beach leads to a rugged cliff at Paradise Cove in Malibu, California
The beach at Paradise Cove in Malibu (Photo by California News Press)
Festival-goers feasted on an estimated 1.5 million strawberries during the 2024 California Strawberry Festival last weekend. It was the event’s 38th anniversary. The 2024 California Strawberry Festival took place last weekend, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, at the…
collage of four photos from the 2024 California Strawberry Festival in Ventura
(Photos by California News Press)
By J.C. Thomas California’s celebrated coastline is 1,264 miles long, yet there are only a handful of true oceanfront resorts in the entire state. Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach stands out even among such rare offerings – it’s the only…
A view of the beach and ocean framed by an architectural arch at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach resort in Oxnard, California
Ocean views from Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (Photo by California News Press)
Mother’s Day is on May 12, 2024, so it’s crunch time for shopping for a gift for your mom, the mother of your children and any other beloved mother figures in your life. Flowers and a card are always appreciated…
Graphic header with flowers reading 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide
The Cobb salad is one of California’s most enduring culinary creations, one that’s always worth celebrating – and ordering. This salad is substantial enough to be a stand-alone meal, with a full array of flavors and textures that complement, rather…
An original recipe Cobb salad composed on a gray platter
(Photo by California News Press)
On the edge of the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, California, is Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The park preserves and explores the history of the “Rosies,” some 6 million women who entered the nation’s industrial…
An exhibit inside Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park visitor center
(Photo by California News Press)
By J.C. Thomas San Diego County is known all around the world for its major tourist attractions, near-perfect weather and natural beauty. It’s hard to believe that any hidden gems remain among the region’s immensely inviting cities, beaches and mountains.…
Drink glasses set on a balcony with a lake backdrop at Lakehouse Resort in San Marcos near San Diego
(Photo by California News Press)
Elvis Presley could have lived anywhere in the world, but even at the highest peak of his fame he devoted himself to Memphis. Elvis was born 100 miles away in Tupelo, Mississippi, moved to Memphis with his family at the…
A pink Cadillac belonging to Elvis Presley inside the Presley Motors Museum at Graceland
Elvis Presley's pink Cadillac (Photo by California News Press)