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Monumental Achievement

One of the West’s great natural wonders — the Sand to Snow National Monument — has finallly been given the recognition and protection it deserves …and it’s in the Coachella Valley’s backyard.

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Big Morongo Nature Preserve in the Little San Bernardino Mountains is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow stream habitats in California. With the upstream portion of the habitat originating in the Mojave Desert and its downstream ending in the Colorado Desert, the habitat is a unique bridge between two distinct climatic zones. We all have an idea of

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Palm Tree Keys

Southern California sprouts Palm Trees like Wyoming sprouts sagebrush. But among the hundreds of varieties, only one is indigenous.

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When I was a kid, the two palms gracing our scraggly front yard lent that patch of soil distinction. They made me feel as if I deserved to be called a Californian. Although many people in our neighborhood hailed from other locales, my folks, newly arrived from Ireland with their thick brogues and alien customs, were another story entirely. They

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Harley and Me

Learning to ride a motorcycle at age 48 is transforming for author Bernadette Murphy in many ways

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“Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life” is a cross-country chronicle of transformation that started in the saddle of a 550-pound motorcycle.