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California man wrestles great white shark to cut it loose from plastic net in tense video

Some individuals are just more courageous than the rest of us. A great white shark was swimming in circles around a fishing boat off the coast of Southern California close to Los Angeles when it became stuck in finishing lines. Sean Bailey’s father steered the boat as he carefully removed the wires that were making the shark immobile. “I think the shark’s going to be alright,” said Bailey, who urged other people to be careful of how they use and dispose of their fishing line.
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Where will you find the best coffee in Santa Cruz, California?

You can sip the best coffee in Santa Cruz on a second story balcony with a view of the ocean, a swanky cafe clad in reclaimed wood or anything in between. As California’s prime location for outdoor activities, like skateboarding and surfing, this coastal city has an enormous demand for early morning caffeine. In response to that demand, coffee shops have sprung up along the San Lorenzo River and out in Westside.
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Naked Intruder kills pets in Bel-Air, California

Police received a burglary call on Thursday afternoon from the 1000 block of Casiano Road, said Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department. It was a panicked Call from Mat Sabz, a Bel-Air, California resident complaining about a naked Intruder in his home.
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Two California brothers set longest highline walk record in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KERO) — Two brothers from San Francisco say they've set a record for the longest highline ever walked in Yosemite National Park. According to the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this month they and a group of friends spent nearly a week stretching a 2,800-foot long line from Taft Point west across a series of canyons that have a drop of 1,600 feet.
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Hotel Lulu Reopens in Anaheim, California

ANAHEIM—Following a reconceptualization of both its guestrooms and public spaces, Hotel Lulu reopened its doors. Located next to Disneyland and minutes from the Anaheim Convention Center, the property has a laidback design with a modern twist. With 310 guestrooms, Hotel Lulu has signature restaurant Lulu’s Kitchen; the Lulu’s Coffee outlet; an outdoor pool; a fitness center; 5,400 square feet of meeting and event space; and an onsite Disneyland Insiders team. The hotel is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality management company focused on upscale hotels and resorts, and is owned by J Street Hospitality, also based in San Diego.

California: Lucky Lady closure ends card rooms in San Diego

It was a little more than two years ago when Stanley Samuel Penn, the last man standing in what was once San Diego’s widespread card room industry, stood quietly in the spacious courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez. Penn was there to enter a conditional guilty plea for...
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California Animal Parks ‘Spot'-Light World Giraffe Day

You can admire the ruminants in several spots around the state, including LA, Palm Desert, Santa Rosa, and Escondido. A number of places, including The Living Desert and Gardens in Palm Desert, provide guests the opportunity to feed a giraffe. GIRAFFES? The regal ruminants possess so many astounding traits and...
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How Cows Destroyed an Entire Marine Ecosystem in California

Southern California’s beaches bustle with year-round activity—tourists taking selfies, surfers waiting for the perfect wave, seagulls on the prowl for scraps. Beyond the surf, however, sand gives way to mud, and lots of it, on a narrow band of mostly empty continental shelf that stretches some 250 miles along the coast. Scavengers such as crabs and burrowing worms dominate this dull mudscape, which is often obscured by swirling sediment.
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California’s 7 Best New Winery Tasting Room Experiences You Should Visit This Summer

Last April, Jesse Katz was meant to open the doors of his strikingly modern Aperture tasting room on the outskirts of Healdsburg. The co-owner and winemaker had crushed in his new winery close by for the first time the previous fall. And with this visitor center, Katz (who also has Screaming Eagle and The Setting on his resume) would have both a state-of-the-art production facility for crafting his wines, and a very artistic setting for sharing them with people. Covid-19 kicked that opening back to July. Come August and beyond, fire and smoke were threatening, and he had to close up intermittently again, but he soldiered on until the pandemic dictated another lockdown in December. “This became my personal office,” says Katz. “I would take my laptop into one tasting room, then move to another.”