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All Eyes on the Mojave Maxine Live Feed

All Eyes on the Mojave Maxine Live Feed

When will California's own spring-predicting desert tortoise finally leave her burrow? Read »

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Yappy Hour, a Give-Back Gathering Woofs in Laguna Niguel

Yappy Hour, a Give-Back Gathering Woofs in Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel fundraiser raised over $83,500 in 2017 for The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence. Read »

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Where San Diego's Desert Once Met Hollywood

Where San Diego's Desert Once Met Hollywood

Off the beaten path in the desert east of San Diego, you'll find a spot where a very popular series came to an explosive end in an area called Tectonic Gorge. Read »

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Myrtle Creek's Big Barn Clean-out

Myrtle Creek's Big Barn Clean-out

Look for antiques, home goods, and more during the three-day happening. Read »

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 9:50 PM

It's Poster Contest Time at the California Strawberry Festival

It's Poster Contest Time at the California Strawberry Festival

Have a "sweet" art idea that represents the Oxnard happening well? Best submit it soon, for a chance to win $2000. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Wine, Chocolate, Madera Wine Trail + Valentine's

Wine, Chocolate, Madera Wine Trail + Valentine's

Join the pre-holiday tastings at a host of area wineries. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:40 PM

'Peak' Whaleness Happening Now, in Monterey

'Peak' Whaleness Happening Now, in Monterey

The grey whale migration is in full and fluke-tastic force off the coast. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Flower People, Pier 39's Tulipmania Is Soon to Bloom

Flower People, Pier 39's Tulipmania Is Soon to Bloom

It'll still be winter, but the San Francisco petal party brings some spring zing. Read »

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Sleep with the Crabs at Little River Inn

Sleep with the Crabs at Little River Inn

If you're going Mendo for its January food-stravaganza, consider a package that address your crabbiest longings. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Oceanside Celebrates Valentine's in a Big, Big Way

Oceanside Celebrates Valentine's in a Big, Big Way

A bike ride, tango demos, and more flowery fun times fill out the calendar. Read »

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Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.