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Opinion: California Tourism Industry Supports Safe, Responsible Travel Amid COVID

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Tourists from throughout the country are drawn to California’s spectacular coastline like this woman viewing the surf in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

By Gene Zanger | Special for CalMatters

To those who’ve heard it, the history of the Zanger family business represents the quintessential American success story: Italian immigrant family prospers through decades of hard work, innovation and luck.

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Generations of my family worked for years to build Casa de Fruta from a seasonal cherry stand to a multi-dimensional road-trip traveler’s paradise. My grandmother Clara provided the innovation: “Build a restroom and travelers will stop.” She was right. The luck? Turns out that little cherry stand on Pacheco Pass was between Monterey and Yosemite and in the middle of the two major north-south corridors between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Like all California businesses

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California Travel Guide | Travel + Leisure

Travel to California and walk through its towering redwood forests, lounge on one of its world-class beaches, and sample its award-winning wines. Visit its bustling cities and take in the breathtaking views, experiences and culinary delights the golden state has to offer. Truly, California travel offers something for everyone.

Things Not to Miss in California


• Wine tasting in Napa Valley

• Going on rides at Disneyland, i.e. ‘the happiest place on earth.’

• Camping in Yosemite, a breathtakingly beautiful national park located in the central eastern portion of the state

• Visiting San Francisco’s tourist attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and its large and bustling Chinatown

• Taking pictures in front of Los Angles renowned Hollywood sign

• Surfing in Santa Barbara

• Skiing in Lake Tahoe

When to Go to California

Most of the state enjoys mild temperatures

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10 Top Tourist Attractions in California (with Map & Photos)

With so many man-made attractions, natural playgrounds and dramatic landscapes that are all world-famous, it is no wonder that California attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe. Only in this state can one experience the likes of stunning coastal drives, a forest of the world’s tallest trees, a lake that offers year-round fun, magical theme parks and shows starring killer whales. To learn more about what to see and do in the Golden State, check out the following top tourist attractions in California.

10. Redwood National Park

Redwood National Parkflickr/Byron Hetrick

The Redwood National Park is much more than tall trees. In this vast parkland of woodlands, rivers and miles of spectacular coastline, visitors can enjoy a wide range of fun outdoor activities. There are several interesting exhibits, guided walks and nature programs on offer at the various visitor centers. Activities include horse riding and mountain biking along well-maintained

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City of Lakewood, California – Recreation & Community Services

Lakewood’s online recreation class registration system makes it easier to find and register for classes.

Summer 2020 Recreation

The catalog will not be printed for the summer, to enable us to quickly respond to the changes in public health guidelines by updating these online catalogs only. 

You can browse the catalog of all virtual recreation classes offered for summer 2020 at www.lakewoodcity.org/VirtualSummer. 

You can view the entire summer catalog online at www.lakewoodcity.org/Catalog.

How to Register

Before you can register for classes, you will need to create a new user account. The process is quick and easy.

To set up a new account prior to registering for a class, click www.lakewoodcity.org/newaccount.

If you already have set up an account on the new system, just click www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog to register. Then enter a keyword or the number for the course or activity you want to sign up for in the search box.

Recreation

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Top Hotels in Los Angeles, California – Cancel FREE on most hotels

Los Angeles Hotels

With the Hollywood sign gleaming under a Californian sun, and open-topped supercars cruising down Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles is the most aspirational city on the planet. Many who come to LA pack little more than dreams and a modeling portfolio or a hastily-scrawled script. This is a place to live life in the fast lane, partying hard at exclusive parties, before detoxing with the latest macrobiotic fad. But it has that laid-back Californian spirit too, with a stretch of surf-ready beaches.

Things to see

When you first catch sight of the giant letters high in the hills, it’s a surreal experience. Seeing the Hollywood Sign in the flesh is a surreal experience, but it is confirmation that you have arrived in the city of dreams. Once you’ve snapped some pictures, you can get even more star-struck on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which stretches for 15 blocks

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Can you travel in California? Official signals conflict

Californians, are you now free to move about the state?

It seems you are, if you judge by the flurry of hotel, casino and park openings in California, Las Vegas and the rest of the West in recent days, including a big burst of reopenings Friday with Disneyland to follow on July 17.

At popular destinations like Santa Barbara, Napa Valley and Los Angeles, tourism boosters are eagerly inviting the masses back and treating the state’s stay-at-home order as history.

But that’s not what public health officials are saying, at least not yet.

“We are waiting to see how the State Health Officer changes her order,” wrote a spokesman for Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer in an email Thursday.

As of Friday morning, that change hadn’t come yet, and the state Public Health Office was giving this advice on the state website:

“You can travel for

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Seller of Travel | State of California – Department of Justice

California requires all sellers of travel to register with the Attorney General’s Office and to display the registration number on all advertising. While not assuring that a company is reputable, a valid registration signals that the seller of travel has at least followed the law to be registered.

When you’re at a travel agency, ask to see the seller of travel’s registration acknowledgement — a one-page document issued by the Attorney General’s Seller of Travel Program. Be sure to check the expiration date to determine whether the registration is still valid.

You also may use the “Seller Search” feature on this website to assist you in determining whether a seller of travel is registered with our office. Since there are many similar seller of travel names, please spell out the full name and address of the company.

If you prefer, you can find out whether a seller of travel is

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Top 10 Hotels in Los Angeles, California – Cancel FREE on most hotels

Los Angeles Hotels

With the Hollywood sign gleaming under a Californian sun, and open-topped supercars cruising down Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles is the most aspirational city on the planet. Many who come to LA pack little more than dreams and a modeling portfolio or a hastily-scrawled script. This is a place to live life in the fast lane, partying hard at exclusive parties, before detoxing with the latest macrobiotic fad. But it has that laid-back Californian spirit too, with a stretch of surf-ready beaches.

Things to see

When you first catch sight of the giant letters high in the hills, it’s a surreal experience. Seeing the Hollywood Sign in the flesh is a surreal experience, but it is confirmation that you have arrived in the city of dreams. Once you’ve snapped some pictures, you can get even more star-struck on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which stretches for 15 blocks

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Recreation Jobs, Employment in California

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  • Position requires event planning experience; experience with recreation, hospitality, marketing, communication or related fiels with a minimum of 1-2 years’…

Huntington Beach, CA 92648



$13.00 – $13.50 an hour

  • We have openings for Recreation Staff who, under the supervision of the Unit and Program Directors, will have the responsibility of creating, maintaining, and…


Adventist Health

Marysville, CA

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification: Required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification: Preferred.



$20 – $24 an hour

  • Experience with organizing and programming social events and large parties is essential.
  • You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, office…
  • Retrieves, stocks restocks, and stores the recreation or childcare supplies according to the prescribed department, safety, and security procedures and…


City of Downey, CA

Downey, CA



$134,938 – $164,625 a year

ABOUT THE POSITION View the official job flyer for Director of Parks

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Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics

Eagles Lyrics

“Hotel California”


On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a

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