Asilomar State Park Celebrates 100 Years
Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula is celebrating its 100th anniversary -- and the park's history is a rich one. When this forested bluff was donated to the YWCA a century ago, America was industrializing rapidly. The Bay Area Y wanted a West Coast camp where women could learn both work and leadership skills. In this natural setting, the YWCA empowered women and promoted racial equality. President John F. Kennedy, anthropologist Margaret Mead and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. all spoke here.
Fresno Community Garden a Sanctuary for Hmong Refugee
Cha Deng Vang fled Laos for the United States nearly 30 years ago after fighting with U.S.-backed forces during the Vietnam War. As part of our ongoing community health series "Vital Signs," we find out how Vang finds peace of mind in a community garden for Hmong refugees in Fresno.
The Giving State: A Real-Life Rosie the Riveter Shares Her Story
As part of "The Giving State," our occasional series on volunteers in California, we meet a woman who used to work in the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond during World War II. She's returned to share her story with visitors as a "Rosie Docent."