G.E. Nordell's

Southern California
Day Trip Travel & Business Links


early morning forest             Catalina Island

Inland Empire & Eastward

The Desert

Santa Clarita to Oxnard

South of L.A. & Orange Counties
San Diego area


aerial photos of the entire California Coastline


Catalina Island

Catalina Island & City of Avalon

Catalina Express {transport to island}
Catalina Passenger Service {transport to island}
ferries to Catalina Island
symbol for airport  Avalon's "Airport in the Sky"
Buffalo Springs Station restaurant at Catalina Airport, California

Catalina Island Chamber & Visitors Bureau
Catalina Island [CA] Chamber of Commerce Flash only
Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel [built 1926] in Avalon, CA
The Inn on Mt. Ada in Avalon, CA
Hotel Metropole in Avalon, CA
Santa Catalina Island [CA] Country Club
Old Turner Inn [est. 1927] in Avalon, CA
The Blue Parrot restaurant {on the waterfront} in Avalon, CA
The Marlin Club bar [est. 1946] in Avalon, CA
Glenmore Plaza Hotel in Avalon, CA
Hotel & Ristorante Villa Portofino in Avalon, CA
Catalina Island [CA] Conservancy [est. 1972]
Catalina Island Museum [est. 1953]
Avalon Casino Theatre & Ballroom [built 1929]
Catalina Museum Silent Film Benefit [May 2013 = #26]
Avalon [CA] Tuna Club [est. 1898]
Steve's Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Coyote Joe's Restaurant & Bar [est. 1982]
Rotary Club of Avalon, CA [est. 1936]
'I Luv Catalina' website
The Avalon Hotel [restored 2003]
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival [Oct 2011 = #25]

Santa Catalina Island Film Festival [May 2011 = #1?]           The Catalina Islander newspaper [est. 1914

Postcard History Series Catalina Island in Vintage Postcards  
"Santa Catalina Island In Vintage Postcards" [2001]
by Marlin L. Heckman

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [2/2001] for $14.81
The Casino (on Catalina Island) book by Patricia Anne Moore  "The Casino: Catalina Island's Two-Million Dollar Palace of Pleasure [2002]
by Patricia Anne Moore

Includes information on the design & construction, the opening in 1929, and the
Avalon Theater and its Page Organ; also listings of big band appearances and radio
broadcasts at the Casino Ballroom

Catalina Island Museum Society 8x5¼ pb [3/2002] out of print/used
Hollywood's Magical Island, Catalina documentary film  "Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina" documentary [2003]
Blue Water Ent. 60-minute color DVD [3/2006] out of prodn/used
Blue Water Ent. 52-minute color DVD [2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Mysterious Island Catalina book by Jim Watson   "Mysterious Island: Catalina - The Strange Side of Catalina" [2012]
by Jim Watson

A series of columns from the local newspaper on topics that range from buried treasure
& pirates to murder mysteries to ghosts and UFOs and Bigfoot – and more

Kindle Edition from Channel Catalina [7/2012] for $7.99
Channel Catalina 8½x5½ pb [7/2012] for $14.95

Inland Empire & Eastward
Rick Walker Route 66 Research Page
Route 66 Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

Metrolink Inland Empire - O.C. Red Line
San Bernardino • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra • North Main Corona (L.A.) • West Corona (L.A.) • Anaheim Canyon (O.C.) • Orange •
Santa Ana • Tustin • Irvine • Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo • San Juan Capistrano • San Clemente • San Clemente Pier • Oceanside (S.D.)

Metrolink I-91 - Perris Valley Blue Line
South Perris • Perris Downtown • Moreno Valley / March Field • Riverside-Hunter Park • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra •
North Main Corona (L.A.) • West Corona (L.A.) • Fullerton (O.C.) • Buena Park (O.C.) • Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs (L.A.) • L.A. Union Station

Metrolink Riverside Purple Line
Riverside-Downtown • Pedley (RCo) • East Ontario (S.B.) • Downtown Pomona (L.A.) • Industry • Montebello / Commerce • L. A. Union Station

Metrolink San Bernardino Brown Line
San Bernardino • Rialto • Fontana • Rancho Cucamonga • Upland • Montclair (S.B.) • Claremont (L.A.) • North Pomona •
Covina • Baldwin Park • El Monte • Cal State L.A. • L.A. Union Station

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Claremont, California [incorp. 1907] is in eastern Los Angeles County
Claremont [CA] Heritage
Claremont Colleges
Yanni's Greek Restaurant [est. 1952] in Claremont, California
Monkey & Son Coffee Co. in Claremont, California

Covina & West Covina are in eastern Los Angeles County

City of San Dimas, California [incorp. 1960]
San Dimas [CA] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1909]

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San Bernardino County in California [est. 1853]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

City of San Bernardino, California
K.C.A.A. 1050 AM news/talk/sports radio in Loma Linda & San Bernardino
San Bernardino [CA] Route 66 Museum

Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California
Papa Tony's Diner, 18291 Cajon Blvd. at I-215 in Devore, California
Cowboy Burgers & BBQ in Fontana, California {and other locations}

ghost town of Kelso, California in San Bernardino County
town of Kelso entry at Wikipedia
Kelso RR Depot entry at Wikipedia
The Beanery at Kelso Depot is open 9-5 (2014)

City of Ontario, California [incorp. 1891] = www.ci.ontario.ca.us
located in the southwest tip of San Bernardino County, where Orange County & Los Angeles County meet
symbol for airport  Ontario [CA] International Airport
Valley Dept. Store Big & Tall Men's Apparel [est. 1929], 245 No. Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California

City of Rancho Cucamonga, California

The Fat Greek Restaurant, 33265 Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa, California

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Riverside County in California [est. 1893]
official website • entry at Wikipedia

City of Riverside, California [est. 1870]
official website • entry at Wikipedia
The Mission Inn in Riverside, California
Simple Simon's Bakery & Bistro in Riverside, California
Riverside Brewing Co. on Seventh Street in Riverside, California
Inland Empire Press-Enterprise {news}
A.D.S. Green Sheet newspapers [free local ads]
Jensen-Alvarado Historic Ranch & Museum in Riverside, California
March Field Air Museum near Riverside, California

Beaumont [CA] Cherry Festival [est. 1918 = June]

Big Boy Calimesa, 540 Sandalwood Drive in Calimesa (Riverside County), California

City of Corona, California
breakfast & burgers & baklava & gyros  The Mad Greek's Restaurant in Corona, California

Ramona Pageant [April-May outdoor play est. 1923] in Hemet, California

Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California
Idyllwild [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Idyllwild [CA] Town Crier weekly newspaper [est. 1946]
Creekstone Inn in Idyllwild, California
Cafe Aroma bistro & social club in Idyllwild, California
Art Alliance of Idyllwild, California
Silver Pines Lodge & Cabins in Idyllwild, California
Oma's European Bakery & Restaurant in Idyllwild, California
The Lodge at Pine Cove B&B in Idyllwild, California
Jazz In The Pines Festival [August] in Idyllwild, California
Fern Valley Inn & Cabins in Idyllwild, California
Quiet Creek Inn in Idyllwild, California
Wilder Cabins [est. 1932] in Idyllwild, California

Paradise Valley Cafe [elev. 5000 feet; est. 1939], 61721 State Highway 74 at Hwy 371 in Mountain Center, California
Big Boy Norco, 3521 Hamner Avenue in Norco (Riverside County), California

Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California

City of Temecula, California [founded 1859, incorp. 1989]
City of Temecula, California
Temecula Valley [CA] Winegrowers
Temecula Creek Inn, near Temecula, California


Arrowhead & Big Bear Lakes
Rim of the World [San Bernardino Mountain Communities web portal]
Mountain High Winter Resort near Wrightwood, CA
Lake Arrowhead [CA] Resort
Saddleback Inn at Lake Arrowhead, CA
Del Lago's Cafe in Lake Arrowhead Village, CA
Big Bear [CA] Lodging & Recreation Guide
Big Bear [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Big Bear Mountain Premium Spring Water
Crazzy's Wasewagan Camp & Retreat [est. 1933] near Barton Flats & Jenks Lake, CA


The Desert

"The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one. It's as though nature tested a man for endurance and
constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California." — John Steinbeck [1902-68]

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Poppy Festival [April-May] in Lancaster, CA
Antelope Valley Indian Museum in Lancaster, CA
Mojave National Preserve

Metrolink Antelope Valley Green Line
L.A. Union Station • Glendale • Downtown Burbank • Sun Valley • Sylmar / San Fernando • Newhall • Santa Clarita •
Via Princessa • Vincent Grade / Acton • Palmdale • Lancaster

symbol for airport  Palmdale [CA] Regional Airport {reopened 12/2004}
Ridgecrest Cinemas in the Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Assn. [est. 1993]
Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, CA
20-Mule Team Museum [est. 1978] in Boron, CA

California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, CA
Desert Dispatch newspaper in Victorville, CA
Original Roadhouse Grill {chain} in Victorville, CA
K.R.A.K. 910-AM 'Stardust Timeless Classics' radio in Hesperia, CA


Barstow, California
official website of Barstow, California [est. 1888]
Barstow [CA] Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Bureau
City of Barstow's April 2007 proclamation of 'Sister City' status for Belιn, New Mexico
Barstow [CA] Route 66 Mother Road Museum [est. 2000]
Western American Railroad Museum in Barstow, CA
Barstow [CA] Community College
Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers, 2610 Fisher Blvd. near Barstow, CA
Bob's Big Boy Restaurant 2860 Lenwood Road near Barstow, CA
Carl's Coffee in Barstow, CA
better be hungry: the portions are huge; has liquor license  The Bun Boy Restaurant, 1890 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Elks Lodge #1920, 1501 W. Main Street {used to be the skating rink} in Barstow, CA
Motel 66, 1350 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Gianna's Court on W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
old Plaza Motel on W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Costa Azul Restaurant & Cantina, 901 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
renovated Sunset Inn, 860 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
old Sage Motel, 220 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Route 66 Motel, 195 W. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Casa Jimnez Mexican Restaurant, 925 Barstow Road in Barstow, CA
Mojave River Valley Museum, on Barstow Road in Barstow, CA
El Rancho Motel, 112 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
historic El Rancho Restaurant in Barstow, CA
Desert Inn Motel, 1100 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Budget Inn Motel, 1111 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
DiNapoli's Firehouse Italian Eatery, 1358 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Barstow Station Cinema, 1503 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
Los Domingo's Restaurant, 1520 E. Main Street in Barstow, CA
K.S.Z.L. 1230-AM progressive news-talk radio for Barstow-Yermo area
The Highway Stations on 98 FM & 99 FM & 101.5 FM & 107.3 FM
The Bank bar & grill on Old Hwy 58 in North Side Barstow, CA
Hacienda Colima sea food in North Side Barstow, CA
Idle Spurs Steak House [est 1950] in North Side Barstow, CA
Skyline Drive-In movies on Old Hwy 58 in North Side Barstow, CA

Calico Ghost Town, north of Barstow


Indio [CA] Tamale Festival [est. 1992]
Indio [CA] National Date Festival [est. 1921]
California Date Administrative Committee of Indio, CA
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA [May]
Coachella Independent Film Festival [est. 1999] in Indio, CA

Hadley Date Gardens [est. 1931] in Thermal, California

Pioneertown, CA [est. 1946]
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Town of Yucca Valley, California [incorp. 1991]
Yucca Valley [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Water Canyon Coffee Company in Yucca Valley, CA
Yucca Inn & Suites in Yucca Valley, CA
Old Town Yucca Valley [CA] Merchants Assn.
Grubstake Days [in May] in Yucca Valley, CA
Joshua Tree [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Spin & Margie's Desert Hide-A-Way & Trading Post in Joshua Tree, CA
Coyote Corner [est. 1994] in Joshua Tree, CA
Copper Mountain Community College [est. 1966] in Joshua Tree, CA
Celestial Rhythms Festival [Sept] near Joshua Tree, CA
Joshua Tree Village [CA] community website [est. 1996]
Kim's Family Restaurant in Joshua Tree, CA
Kate's Lazy Desert Vintage Airstream Hotel [est. 2012] in Landers, California
City of Twentynine Palms, California [incorp. 1987]
Twentynine Palms [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Country Inn Motel in Twentynine Palms, CA
29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms, CA
Circle C Lodge in Twentynine Palms, CA
Roughley Manor B&B Inn [est. 1928] in Twentynine Palms, CA

Cabot Yerxa Pueblo Museum [est. 1913] in Desert Hot Springs, CA
Desert Hot Springs Motel
Mineral Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs, CA


Palm Springs, California
Click Palm Springs, CA [discounted rates on hotels & resorts]
Palm Springs [CA] Bureau of Tourism
Palm Springs [CA] Hotel & Travel Guide
Palm Springs Desert Resorts C.V.A.
The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, CA
Air America outlet progressive talk radio K.P.T.R. 1340-AM in Palm Springs/Coachella Valley
MIX 100.5-FM adult top 40 radio in Coachella Valley
K.D.E.S. 104.7-FM oldies rock radio in Palm Springs, CA
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
Fabulous Palm Springs Follies [est. 1992]
Palm Springs [CA] Car Classic [April 2004 = #10]
Palm Canyon Theatre {performance}
Camelot Theatres [est. 1967] in Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs [CA] Aerial Tramway [opened 1963]
Capra's Italian Restaurant [closed 2008], 204 No. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, CA
The Cowboy Way BBQ, 317 No. Indian Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs, CA
Mario's Italian Cafes {6 locations in area}
Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille [est. 2003], 415 No. Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs, CA
tables in the patio are on swings!  Azul Tapas Lounge, 369 No. Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs [CA] Intl. Film Festival [Jan 2009 = #20]
Palm Springs [CA] Arthur Lyons Noir Film Festival [May 2009 = #9]
Palm Springs [CA] Intl. Short Film Festival [Aug 2009 = #13]

Palm Springs [CA] Art Museum [est. 1938]
M Modern Gallery [est. 2003] in Palm Springs, CA
The Palm Springs Modern {Architecture} Committee [est.1999]
Palm Springs [CA] Air Museum of Flying World War II Aircraft
Ruddy's 1930s General Store Museum

Palm Springs [CA] Hotel & Travel Guide
Palm Springs Desert Resorts C.V.A.
Orbit Inn {modern retro motel} in Palm Springs, CA
The Villa Resort [stage reopening soon] in Palm Springs, CA
Horizon Hotel [est. 1952] in Palm Springs, CA
Del Marcos Hotel Desert Oasis [est. 1947] in Palm Springs, CA


Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City, CA
free Desert Post Weekly newspaper in Cathedral City, CA
Peters at the Atrium Centre {dining & jazz} in Rancho Mirage, CA
City of Indian Wells, CA [incorp. 1967]
City Guide to Indian Wells, CA


City of Palm Desert, CA [incorp. 1973]
Palm Desert [CA] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1954]
City Guide to Palm Desert, CA
LeAnn Brightwell's Spirit of the Occasion in Palm Desert, CA
Travel Guide to Palm Desert, CA
1940s-style Hotel Mojave Resort in Palm Desert, CA
Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert, CA
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts [est. 1988] in Palm Desert, CA
A.D.S. White Sheet newspapers [free local ads]


Death Valley National Park
Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort [est. 1876] in Death Valley, CA
Death Valley Junction [CA] & the Amargosa Opera House
Nipton [CA] Hotel B&B [est. 1904]
Laughlin [NV] Visitor Bureau
Bullhead City [AZ] Chamber of Commerce


City of Needles, California [est. 1883, incorp. 1913] 92363
Elev. 495 feet; estimated population in 2008: almost 6,000
Historic Route 66 runs thru town as W. Broadway Street
City of Needles, California official website
Needles [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Needles [CA] Downtown Business Alliance
weekly Needles [CA] Desert Star newspaper
Camdan Recycling, 409 E. Broadway St. in Needles, CA
Best Motel, 1900 Needles Hwy. in Needles, CA
Hartwick's Hungry Bear Lounge, 1906 Needles Hwy. in Needles, CA
Budget Inn Motel, 2104 Needles Hwy. in Needles, CA
Jedro's Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 2420 Needles Hwy. in Needles, CA
Route 66 Motel, 91 Desnok St. in Needles, CA
Lucy's Mexican Restaurant, 811 Front St. in Needles, CA
Munchy's Cafe, on Front St. in Needles, CA
Needles Regional Museum & Thrift Store, 923 Front St. in Needles, CA
Harvey House chain El Garces Hotel [built 1908, closed 1958; being restored 2007], 950 Front St. in Needles, CA
more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968]
66 Motel, on W. Broadway St. in Needles, CA
Budget #1 Motel, on W. Broadway St. in Needles, CA {torn down long ago, sign remains}
Red Dog Saloon, 914 W. Broadway St. in Needles, CA
heated plates, 12-seat counter  Juicy's Famous River Cafe [est. 2008], 2411 W. Broadway St. in Needles, CA
Mojave National Desert Preserve [1.5 million acres; est. 1994] west of Needles, CA
KTOX radio 1340-FM [est. 1925] in Needles, CA


Blythe, CA [incorp. 1916] Area Chamber of Commerce
Blythe Inn Motel, 401 E. Hobson Way in Blythe, CA 92225
Oasis Motel, 2421 W. Hobson Way east of Blythe, CA
Teddy's Donuts, 300 W. Hobson Way in Blythe, CA
Lake Havasu, Arizona


Santa Clarita to Camarillo & Oxnard

The Ridge Route
KA's Ridge Route History site
Ridge Route Communities Museum
Built in 1915, the 'Ridge Route' Highway included 1,136 turns in 28 miles of road.

Tejon Ranch House Restaurant in Lebec, CA
Gorman Coffee Shop in Lebec, CA
Los Pinos Mexican Restaurant in Lebec, CA
Rocky's Downtown Bar & Grill in Lebec, CA
Lynn's Western Corral in Lebec, CA
Curious Bear Cafe in Frazier Park, CA
Coffee Cantina in Frazier Park, CA
Big John's Restaurant in Frazier Park, CA

Heritage Valley {along Highway 126}

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society [est. 1975]
Santa Clarita Valley History in Pictures
Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce
City of Santa Clarita, CA
The Signal newspaper
Santa Clarita [dot] net
Santa Clarita [CA] Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival [March 2012 = #29]
Santa Clarita [CA] Studios
Saugus [CA] Speedway & Swapmeet
Oldies & Goodies Car Show at Saugus Speedway [Sept 2004 = #9]
William S. Hart Ranch & Museum in Newhall, CA
history of Monogram-Melody Ranch [1936-62] in Newhall, CA
The Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall, CA
Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre in Old Town Newhall, CA
Santa Clarita [CA] Repertory Theatre Wednesday Film Series
El Trocadero Mesquite Steakhouse in Old Town Newhall, CA
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor [Spring & Summer]
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Valencia, CA
Papalino's Italian Market & Deli [est. 1995]
California Institute of the Arts [est. 1961] in Valencia, CA
College of the Canyons Junior College [opened 1969] in Valencia, CA
Ice Station skating rink in Valencia, CA
Rio Lobo Cantina in Valencia, CA
Backwoods Inn [est. 1968] in Canyon Country, CA
Rattler's Bar-B-Que [est. 1988] in Canyon Country, CA
Western Trading Post in Canyon Country, CA
Robinson Ranch Golf Club & Restaurant in Canyon Country, CA
Agua Dulce [CA] Chamber of Commerce
symbol for airport  Agua Dulce [CA] Airpark Ranch & Sweetwater Cafe

Rancho Camulos Museum near Piru, CA [est. 1853]
Heritage Valley Inn [est. 1890] in Piru, CA
Rancho Temescal [est. 1871] dude ranch near Piru, CA
City of Fillmore, CA
Fillmore [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Fillmore & Western Railway in Ventura County, CA
Towne Theater [built 1916] in Fillmore CA
City of Santa Paula, CA [est. 1902]
Santa Paula [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, CA
California Oil Museum in Santa Paula, CA

Ojai Valley [CA] Chamber of Commerce
City of Ojai, CA [est. 1921]
Visit Ojai [dot] com
Ojai Valley News [est. 1891]
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa [est. 1920s]   {open during restoration 2004}
Ojai Shakespeare Festival [est. 1991]
Ojai [CA] Music Festival [est. 1947]
Emerald Iguana Inn in Ojai, CA
Blue Iguana Inn in Ojai, CA
Art in Ojai [CA] portal
Tottenham Court tea room & restaurant in Ojai, CA

City of Camarillo, CA
Camarillo [CA] Chamber of Commerce
symbol for airport  Camarillo [CA] Airport
El Tecolote Restaurant [est. 1946] in Camarillo, CA
Commemorative Air Force WWII Airpower Heritage Museum at Camarillo [CA] Airport
Camarillo Ranch (est. 1847)

Oxnard [CA] C.V.B.
Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, CA

Day Trips to the Tri-Counties Area {north of Oxnard}
City of Ventura, California
Santa Barbara County, California
San Luis Obispo County, California

Metrolink Ventura County Yellow Line
East Ventura • Oxnard • Camarillo • Moorpark • Simi Valley (VCo) • Chatsworth (L.A.) • Northridge • Van Nuys •
Burbank-Bob Hope Airport • Downtown Burbank • Glendale • L.A. Union Station


South of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Orange County, California Page

Coastal San Diego County, California

San Onofre State Beach [est. 1971]
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station [started 1968, 1983 & 1984; closed June 2013]

City of Oceanside, California
Oceanside [CA] Chamber of Commerce

City of Carlsbad, California [est. 1883; incorp. 1952]
Carlsbad, California official website
Carlsbad [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Carlsbad [CA] C.V.B.
Carlsbad Inn beach resort in Carlsbad, California
Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California
In-Carlsbad local portal
Leo Carrillo's Rancho de los Kiotes [est. 1937] near Carlsbad, California
Carlsbad [CA] A to Z
Carlsbad [CA] Historical Society [est. 1975]

City of Vista, California
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, California
Computer Recyclers of America in Vista, California
'Coaster' commuter train from Oceanside to San Diego
'Sprinter' commuter train from Oceanside to Escondido {open Dec 2007}
Karen's Discount Books [est. 1994], 1315 Hot Spring Way in Vista, California

City of Encinitas, California
D Street Bar & Grill in Encinitas, California
St. Germain Cafe in Encinitas, California
Java Hut Cafe in Encinitas, California
Swami's Restaurant in Encinitas, California
Wavecrest Woodie Meet [est. 1970] in Encinitas, California

City of Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California
Pipes Cafe in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California
Beach Burrito in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California
Beach House Restaurant in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California
Charlie's By The Sea in Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California

City of Solana Beach, California
Roberto's Cafe
Boardwalk Cafe
Belly Up Tavern & Wild Note Cafι in Solano Beach, California

City of Del Mar, California
Del Mar [CA] Thoroughbred Racing
The Brigantine Seafood Restaurant [est. 1977] in Del Mar, California
Authentic Designs and Remodeling [est. 1990s] based in Del Mar, California

City of La Jolla, California
Village of La Jolla, California
Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California
Hotel La Jolla in La Jolla, California
The Historic Grande Colonial Hotel [est. 1913] in La Jolla, California
La Jolla [CA] Playhouse [est. 1947]
La Jolla [CA] Beach & Tennis Club [est. 1927]
La Jolla Shores Hotel [est. 1970] in La Jolla,California
Marine Room Restaurant [est. 1941] in La Jolla, California
The Shores steak & seafood restaurant in La Jolla, California
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa [est. 2004], 9700 Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla Historical Society [est. 1963]
La Jolla Concours d'Elegance [April 2014 = #10] at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove, California


San Diego, California
San Diego, California C.V.B.
Alert San Diego: sign up for reverse 911 calls in county emergencies
Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA
Maritime Museum of San Diego, CA
San Diego [CA] Aircraft Carrier Museum {the USS Midway}
San Diego [CA] Trolley, Inc. [est. 1981]

Balboa Park [est. 1835] in San Diego, California
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership [est. 2003] in San Diego, California
San Diego Natural History Museum [est. 1874, building 1933] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego Museum of Man [built 1914, est. 1915] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego Zoo [est. 1916] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego [CA] Museum of Art [est. 1925] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
The Old Globe [Shakespearean] Theatres [est. 1935] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego Model Railroad Museum [est. 1939] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center [est. 1973] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
San Diego [CA] Automobile Museum [est. 1980] in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter Assn.
San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation
Croce's Restaurants & Bars in Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA

Mainly Mozart Festival [May-June 2003] in San Diego, CA
San Diego [CA] County Fair [June-July 2003 = #71]
San Diego [CA] Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival [Nov 2006 = #27]

Boll Weevil Restaurants [chain 1966-2008] - 5 locations around San Diego, CA
The Field Authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant in San Diego, CA
Kansas City Barbecue in San Diego, CA
Studio Diner {open 24 hours}, 4701 Ruffin Road in San Diego, CA

Seaport Village on San Diego Bay
San Diego [CA] Democratic Club
San Diego [CA] Hardware [est. 1892]
Pacific San Diego Magazine [est. 11/2007]
The Book Tree [91126]: online catalog
Crone's Cobblestone Cottage B&B [built 1913] in San Diego, CA
K.L.S.D. 1360-AM is now X.T.R.A. Sports 1360-AM
K.L.S.D. in jeopardy? {8/2007} Save K.L.S.D. website
K.P.B.S.-TV & K.P.B.S.-HD in San Diego, California
K.P.B.S. 89.5-FM radio "Where News Matters" in San Diego, California

San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park

City of Coronado, California
Hotel del Coronado [est. 1888]

National City, California

Chula Vista, California

Imperial Beach, California


Inland San Diego County, California

La Casa del Zorro [est. 1937] in Borrego Springs, CA

Campo, California

Escondido, California

Town of Julian, California [est. 1869]

La Mesa, California 91941
East County Magazine newssite [est. 2008], 4438 Hideaway Place in La Mesa, California

Ramona, California


Imperial County, California
includes the towns of Brawley, Calexico, El Centro & Salton Sea

K.X.O. oldies radio 1230-AM & 107.5-FM in El Centro, CA


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