By Lee Foster
Resident authors hide each corner and cranny, together with the Bay zone, the North Coast & Redwood state, Napa & Sonoma Valleys, Shasta, the Cascade area, Sierra, Gold nation, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Cruz and the massive Sur Coast. browsing, snowboarding, diving, horseback using, kayaking and skydiving – these kinds of adventures and extra are given, besides the easiest neighborhood clothing stores who may also help plan your journey. areas to stick and consume swimsuit all tastes and pocketbooks. Over 50 city and neighborhood maps, in addition to colour photographs. listed.
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While the struggles against further environmental degradation continue, Northern California is a world leader in environmental awareness and protection. Humboldt State University at Arcata recently set before its students the question of determining whether the school mascot, the Lumberjack, should be replaced by the name of an endangered species, the marble murrelet. The murrelet is a bird that lives in the tallest branches of the redwoods. The murrelet partisans lost, but the notable event was that the vote was taken.
Gray whales migrate south along the California coast, December-February, moving from their summer homes in the Arctic to the warm birthing and mating lagoons in Baja, Mexico, such as Scammon's Lagoon. The whales return north along the coast March-May. Whale watching is popular from both shore and boat. Another treasured animal in the region is the California sea otter, which can be seen in abundance if you choose to kayak on Monterey Bay. It could be said that the sea otter was the animal that provoked the settlement of California.
In 1776, Juan Bautista de Anza established the Presidio, a Spanish fort and settlement. Soon after, Junipero Serra founded Mission San Francisco de Asis, his sixth in California. Popularly known as Mission Dolores, the restored structure at 16th and Dolores streets still stands, the oldest building in San Francisco. The Gold Rush of 1848 transformed the face of San Francisco. Within a few years, the pastoral scattering of Spanish-Mexican dwellings with a population of 100 became a restless prospecting region of 250,000.