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Japanese Internment Camps During WWII

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that authorized the Secretary of War to declare regions of the United States as military areas, “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The results of this rather cryptic order was the mass relocation of people with “foreign enemy ancestry.” The order was, however, unequally […]

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Cabazon Dinosaurs Prove Intelligent Design?

Out in the middle of “nowhere California” in a town called Cabazon, the World’s Biggest Dinosaur plans to build a large family-friendly amusement park. They already boast having two of the largest Dinosaurs in the world; one, impressively, houses a gift shop within its belly. You can see the dinosaurs from Interstate 10 near Palm Springs. If […]

Muir Woods

Muir Woods

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks. (John Muir) At Muir Woods, I found this tidbit on S.O.D. particularly interesting. The infection has nothing to do with human interference. It’s just the way things happen in nature. Sudden Oak Death: Many of the tan oaks before you have been infected with Phytopthora […]

Little Kabul

Little Kabul

Fremont, CA is home to the largest concentration of Afghan Americans in the United States. The Kite Runner A sleepy suburbia with not many flashy sights for tourists, Khaled Hosseini’s book Kite Runner is set in Fremont. The author himself lived nearby in San Jose, attending Santa Clara University and then went to medical school at UCSD. […]

Crescent City, CA

Tsunami City, California

Crescent City is the last town along the northern coast before you reach the Oregon border. So named because it sits along a crescent shaped bay, it’s easy to miss since the town is foggy much of the time and has a mere 7,643 inhabitants. Small, this is exactly the kind of town that resonates with the slow […]

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