WESTWAYS Magazine Articles published in Westways Magazine, the travel oriented magazine published by AAA Southern California with over 1 million subscribers.
ONCE UPON a CHRISTMAS ...
For years I have enjoyed attending the Victorian Christmas event at the lovely Banning House Museum in San Pedro, California. I was fascinated by the many subtle differences between how Christmas was celebrated on the America's East Coast during the late 1800s, and the way So. California's pioneering entrepreneur, Phineas Banning, marked the holidays in his unique mansion near the developing Los Angeles Harbor. Join me for a tour of the house and grounds in my article, Once Upon a Christmas, which sweeps readers back in time to another era. The feature article was in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of AAA Magazine.
HOLLYWOOD REBIRTH ...
The changing face of Tinsletown ... The cover article featured in the Jan / Feb 2012 Westway Magazine. Hollywood is getting a facelift while including and eclectic mix of old and new. For a more readable version, go to Westways web site at:
JULIAN DAFFODIL FESTIVAL
Every March, Julian celebrates the beauty of all of the daffodils blooming around the quaint mountain town.
DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS RETREAT CENTER
Dorland makes a comeback after being almost completely destroyed by the devastating brush fires of 2005.
WINCHESTER CHEESE FACTORY
making the only artisan gouda cheese right here in Southern California using time tested Dutch methods.
has come up with a unique coupling of cupcakes and wine and offers their delicious treats in Cathedral City.
builds personal organic gardens for schools, senior centers and individuals, including many celebrities. A new look and organic gardening.
NATIVE PEOPLES Magazine Features articles concerning the Native Peoples of the America's and their interests and issues.
Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Califronia was created to assimilate native children into the "American Culture". Intitially in Perris, California, it was finally established at it's present location in 1902. It still exists as an "Indian" high school where the native cultures are studied and preserved.
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HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW Magazine Article on Historical Novels Society meeting in Chicago area this year.
LOS ANGELES TIME TRAVEL SECTION An article written on AGRITOURISM for the Los Angeles Times Travel Section.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEETINGS and EVENTS - Summer 2008 cover story. The extensive article has been substantially edited by the current staff and bares little resemblance to the original article. Short paraphrases and statistics with website urls is mostly what remains.
PIONEERTOWN Pioneertown is a "living" movie set built in the late 1940's to film the ubiquitous " B " Westerns so popular in that era. It's still home to many hardy souls.
"PEGLEG" SMITH The remote desert town of Borrego Hot Springs is host to the annual " PEGLEG" SMITH Liar's contest. Every spring, a host of perveracators gather around a campfire to swap tall tales in the fashion of Pegleg Smith.
M. D. NEWS Article on new developments in spinal surgery ... The June 2008 Cover Story