Channel Islands of California

21 December 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Greater Los Angeles Area Reading Time:  12 minutes

Santa Catalina Island - Avalon © Spartan7W/cc-by-sa-3.0

Santa Catalina Island – Avalon © Spartan7W/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Channel Islands are an archipelago of eight islands (Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Clemente, San Nicolas, Santa Barbara und Santa Catalina) located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park, and the waters surrounding these islands make up Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.   read more…

Montecito in California

15 January 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

View over Montecito © Grandhiking/cc-by-sa-3.0

View over Montecito © Grandhiking/cc-by-sa-3.0

Montecito is an census-designated place in Santa Barbara County in California. It is the wealthiest community in the county. Montecito has a population of 10,000. Montecito is located near Santa Monica, south of the Santa Ynez Mountains. A number of celebrities own homes and reside there, including Drew Barrymore, Jeff Bridges, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm McDowell, Al Gore, Megyn Price, Eric Schmidt, Jane Seymour and Patrick Stewart. Montecito has 3,010 single-family dwellings.   read more…

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