This time of year, we’re good with fog, clouds, and rain, and, yes, a few jealous pangs that come from seeing pictures of friends or family in other parts of the country frolicking around in gently falling snow.
About halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on California Highway 1, miner and prospector George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranch land in 1865. His only child, William Randolph Hearst, inherited the land years later in 1919 from his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst.
Just a half century after Columbus landed his ships in an undiscovered America, a Portuguese sailor named Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into Point Mugu Lagoon…
Those from Bakersfield are aware of just how much John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath influenced our community in the years since its publication. But there’s another place in California that has benefitted from being referenced in a Steinbeck novel… Cannery Row in Monterey.