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ABANDONED HOUSE SUNRISE: ROSAMOND, CA

Watching the sun come up from an abandoned house out in the Mojave Desert might not be everyone’s idea of a good time but I’m not like everyone else.  

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TECOPA, CA

This former mining town, with its healing waters, incredible landscape, abandoned treasures and rich mining history, is a great place to explore on your way to Death Valley National Park.    

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THE GREAT LOS ANGELES AIR RAID OF 1942: THE BATTLE OF LA

The annual Fort MacArthur event that reenacts the 1942 air raid, that despite an official explanation, still has no clear answer to what actually happened or who started it.    

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PREY TAXIDERMY

Inside the DTLA studio of Allis Markham, where a new generation of students are learning about the centuries-old craft of taxidermy.

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THE INSTITUTE FOR ART AND OLFACTION

Creating my signature scent at the Chinatown nonprofit where art and olfaction intersect.                    

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TUNGSTEN TOWN: THE GHOST OF ATOLIA, CA

This once booming mining town of over 2000 people included a dairy, four restaurants, a movie theater, and the “Bucket of Blood” saloon. Today, it sits abandoned slowly succumbing to the harsh desert elements that surround it.  

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WILD BURRO RESCUE AND PRESERVATION PROJECT

On 130 acres in the shadow of the Eastern Sierra, over 200 rescued burros from Death Valley have found sanctuary.

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TIPI LIVING IN HISTORIC CHINA RANCH

This hidden oasis near the southeastern corner of Death Valley National Park includes a massive date farm planted from seeds in the early 1920s, tipi lodging, incredible hiking opportunities within the Amargosa River Valley and one of the best date shakes […]

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POLY CANYON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VILLAGE: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

The 9-acre Experimental Structures Facility hidden in the hills behind California Polytechnic State University is an architectural treasure trove containing a quirky array of experimental structures built by teams of architecture and design students between 1963 and 2009.  

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OSTRICHLAND USA

This roadside attraction in Solvang, CA gets you up close and personal with some very hungry big birds.      

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