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Thomas Fire, Ventura, CA

So I made it up to Ventura today, Dec 23, with the Thomas Fire still burning and only about 60% contained. Downtown Ventura is no longer in the path of flames and is just now starting to cope with the …

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Trona Pinnacles – Martian landscape in southern California

So it turns out that southern California has its own Pinnacles┬ánatural area in the Mojave desert just a few hours northeast of Los Angeles. I’d been to the Pinnacles National Park in northern California before (southeast of San Jose), …

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Merry Christmas from Southern California

Los Angeles

The snow-capped San Gabriel mountains form a backdrop for the downtown LA skyline – photo: Paul Vachier (Nikon D750 w/Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII)…

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Palos Verdes Panorama

A sweeping panorama of the Palos Verdes coast (click to see full size).…

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