Vintage Trailer Fans Keep Memories Rolling
Nothing says "road trip" like summer holidays, and more than 3.5 million Californians are expected to hit the highway this July 4th weekend. So we begin today with a bit of a trip back in time, to when pulling a sleek, state-of-the-art camper trailer behind your car was a sign that had made it into the middle class.
Davenport Debates Becoming a National Monument
As President Obama nears the end of his term, land conservationists are lining up with proposals to have their piece of the country designated a national monument. It’s something the president can do by executive order, but it can also happen through an act of Congress. In California, two pieces of land have been proposed for monument status, Berryessa-Snow Mountain up north, and one along the Santa Cruz coast in Davenport where not everyone is sold on the idea.
California Foodways: Weekly USO Dinners Create Extended Family for Military
July 4th of course is a time when many friends and relatives come together to watch fireworks and have a BBQ. But members of the military are often deployed, or stationed far away from their extended families. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse went to San Diego to meet, and eat with, military families.
Burger Records Brings the Boogaloo to Oakland
Music is on the agenda this weekend in Oakland, where thousands of indie music fans will gather for the annual Burger Bugaloo. But the garage rock festival was conceived 400 miles away -- in a drab Orange County strip mall. That may seem an unlikely headquarters for a fast rising cultural tastemaker. But as the California Report’s Los Angeles bureau chief Steven Cuevas reports, it fits right into the vision of the ambitious founders of Burger Records.
Off-Beat Traditions Still Thrive at the Alameda County Fair
For many of us, it wouldn’t be summer without a trip to the county fair. What’s a fair without competitions? Fairs are fighting for our attention. Some are searching the Internet for the latest craft trends. But, some folks are bringing back off-beat traditions as Sam Harnett found out at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton.