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The Day Job: Saving the Environment Ain't All It's Cracked Up to Be

When I’m asked if I like my job, I answer truthfully. “It has its rewarding days,” I say.  I often feel as though the job that pays me  is a distraction from what I should be doing; writing down things I made up. 1,244 more words


Home Away From Home: Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

What is the typical Southern California escape? Is it adventuring outdoors to relinquish yourself of the urban sprawl and smog-clog wasteland that is Los Angeles? Or is it the ice-blended concoction of cream and coffee complemented with WiFi, Netflix, and air conditioning in the furthest corner of your favorite cafe, mentally shut away from the outside world? 2,214 more words

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Winemakers Fighting To Stop Ban On New Malibu Wineries

MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — Winemakers in Malibu are fighting to stop a ban on new vineyards in the area.

A portion of land along the Malibu coast and canyons were recently granted the status of an American Viticultural Area. 53 more words


Parker Mesa Overlook via Los Leones Trail

Los Leones is one of those trails that makes you feel, safe, familiar, and tranquil at the beginning, until you reach the first lookout point. Boy, if I was a set of dish on a table, someone just pulled the checkered  cloth under me. 148 more words