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Allensworth library
Allensworth Centennial: 100 Years of the California Dream


California State Parks celebrated the 100th anniversary of the town of Allensworth, known as Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park since 1974. Founded in 1908, Allensworth is California’s only town that was founded and governed by African Americans. Read More

Carpinteria State Beach
A State Beach That Is Ideal All Year Round

Carpinteria State Beach is the perfect getaway all year for activities such as camping,  having a picnic, fishing and just enjoying the sunset. The beach is located along the coast just south of Santa Barbara. Read More

Aerial View of Fort Ross State Historic Park
Fort Ross SHP: A Russian Fort by the Sea

Located on the California coast, Fort Ross was established in the early 1800s as a Russian-American settlement from 1821 until 1841. Now, Fort Ross is a state historical park that even offers camping.  Read More

Old Sacramento SHP underground tunnel
Old Sacramento State Historic Park: Historic Underground Tours

The underground and hollow sidewalks below Old Sacramento State Historic Park offer a glimpse into the amazing past of this historical landmark.  Special tours are available of these tunnels. Read More

Angel Island Immigration Station Chinese Poerty
Angel Island Celebrates 100 years of its Immigration Station


Angel Island State Park’s Immigration Station, also known as the “Ellis Island of the West,” celebrated its centennial. Visitors can tour the Immigration Station and learn of the historical significance this played in the shaping the United States. Read More

Wildflowers at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Come and see a Desert Oasis of  Color and Fragrance

Every spring, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® comes alive with color and fragrance in a sea of wildflowers. Wildflowers are the star attraction of the park during the spring months. Read More

Malibu Pier in Malibu, California
Visit Malibu Pier at Malibu Lagoon State Beach


Malibu Pier brings back restaurants, shops and activities at this historic seaside location. It offers fun family activities that are reminiscent of the early seaside culture of yesteryear. Read More

Jolly Boy restaurant in Old Town San Diego SHP
Jolly Boy Restaurant Opens at  Old Town San Diego

A favorite Old Town San Diego restaurant has reopened after a major renovation. The Jolly Boy Restaurant has been returned to its 1854 appearance while giving visitors a unique dining experience and chance to experience early California history. Read More