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Learn How to Identify Wildflowers
With Southern California bursting into bloom these days, we recommend a trip to see the spring flowers. But how to tell which flower is which?
Charmlee Wilderness Park in the city of Malibu is hosting a docent-led wildflower hike this Saturday (April 5) at 10 am so that you'll really be able to appreciate the profusion of coastal blossoms. Reservations can be made by calling (310) 317-1364.
If you can't make the docent-led walks, we still recommend taking a hike at Charmlee - the trails are nice and not too hard, and the park has beautiful flowers right now to compliment the stunning ocean views.
Also: Here's the latest from the Theodore Payne Foundation's Wildflower Hotline. Now is the time to head to the Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley, they say. The foundation is also hosting a self guided tour or 45 homes with native garden over the weekend.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.