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Whale Tails: New CA License Plate Looks A Lot Like Old CA License Plate
On Tuesday morning at a press conference the California Coastal Commission unveiled a new "Whale Tail" license plate that looks uncannily like its retired replacement. The new design, however, features a more lifelike whale instead of a rendering from Laguna Beach artist Wyland.
Officials reportedly changed the plate "after Wyland requested that 20 percent of profits from his work fund his environmental foundation," according to CBS Local .
Says Ecoplates :
The California Coastal Commission was established in 1972 to preserve and protect the California coast. In 1997, the Coastal Commission developed the Whale Tail® License Plate as a way for the public to contribute directly to coastal preservation and coastal and marine education programs throughout the state. Since its introduction, the Whale Tail has been among the highest selling specialty plates in California.
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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.