*** Gemstones and
Birthstones: Objects of
beauty, power, mythology...
ancient times, the 12 gemstones that we attach to our modern
have been worshipped as objects of great power...
Glossary Of Glassmaking Terms
Glossary Of Terminology
Used in the Jewelry Industry
Revealing Sea Shell Facts
What IS the Color of Stone List
the Glossary of Stone and its' Color!
Town Called 'Gualala' ***
Landscape Marks Vibrant Area
where different land structures meet - forest to marsh, marsh to
Gualala: The New Hot Spot
Mendocino town makes
magazine's list of 50 best places in country to live as
'outpost of adventure lifestyle'
Gualala Name Puzzle...
What's the Source of the name 'Gualala'?...
Gualala, the name both
and the town at the river's mouth,
has long been a puzzler to
newcomers to the Mendocino Coast...
I say 'Wallala' and you say 'Gwalala'
How do you
pronounce this place, anyway?
Where Waters Meet
don't have to board a plane to get to the quaint seaside village
which offers a peaceful escape from daily chaos.
The Northern Coast and its' Towns ***
About The Redwood Coast
(with "Events On The Redwood Coast")
General, Housing, Climate, etc...
along with Ongoing Events
throughout the Year...
With less fog
and wind, and more warmth,
Labor Day weekend showcases the coast
at it's best...
Carved In Stone
pocked rocks of Salt Point State Park on California's Sonoma
might look like messages...
Mammoths May Have Scratched On
Sonoma Coast Rocks
will test samples, which archaeologist expects to date back
to Ice Age...
'Off Season' Still Busy In
months bring surfers, bird watchers, seal pups and more...
Recreation In Mendocino County
Gualala and Point Arena are being discovered by travelers
who seek a peaceful getaway
in an unsurpassed natural
setting with a casual atmosphere.
The region also boasts an
active arts community, great food and interesting history.
OZ Farm Harvest Festival
For the sixth
year in a row, the rustic,
and bucolic OZ Farm is opening up
their yellow brick road...
Point Arena Lighthouse
The Point Arena
Light Station may soon be recognized as a National Historical
So you thought all
Wine Country had to offer was vineyards, beaches and big
Season by Season:
A year in the life of the
Which time is
best to visit Mendonoma? Each season has its special
The Simple Life...Serenity By The
At the Mar Vista inn
visitors can harvest and cook their own meals
and experience peace and tranquility in a cozy cottage...
Try Redwood Coast For Romantic Trips
Winter on the
(from Fort Ross in Sonoma County through Irish
Beach in Mendocino County)
offers a remarkable variety...
Welcome to Mendocino County
Overview of the
Region with South Coast Mendocino Highlights...
Welcome to Mendonoma!
visitors say it is a bit like Ireland,
others like a part of
others say it is much like Scotland...
Whale-Watching Spots Along The North Coast
From the grassy hills around Valley Ford and Bodega Bay to the
forested bluffs north of Jenner,
Sonoma County's coastline...
Plants and Animals of the Coast ***
The Adventurous Gardener...Hummingbirds
hummingbirds are fast, flashy, ferocious and fascinating...
your coastal garden can provide our hummers...
The Adventurous Gardener...Yellow
black and yellow dive bombers are back again!
Tundra Swans' 'Perfect
near Pt. Arena Lighthouse an annual haven for migrating
Gardener...Gardening In The Extreme
Yes, along with
"Extreme Homes" and "X-treme Sports," gardening can also be
To Blame On Wet Winter: Rattlesnakes
Coast's 'healthy' snake population finally emerging; bites
Beauty Of Berries
Whether in pies
and ice cream or eaten with them, berries are one of the best
things about summer...
Berry Fan Offers Tips For Success
Berry plants can
fit into surprisingly small spaces...
It seemed like a
good idea at the time...
California Black Bear Sighted Near
black bear has been reported to be making the rounds in and around
Delectable Wild Mushrooms
--- On the Mendocino Coast
This time of year
many coast residents add to their usual dinner entrees...
Hunt For The Wild Mushrooms
It's prime time for
flavorful fungi in the North Bay
Mountain Lion Kills Sheep On Gualala Ridge
night, a mountain lion visited the ranch home of...
Mountain Lion Kills More Sheep
mountain lion revisited the DiMaio ranch near Gualala and
attacked and killed...
- Delicious - De Lovely - Deadly
Wild Mushrooms can be found on the menus of local
Gardens And Roadsides
Log...Striped Skunk Squad
The cheering section
was in place and each face was focused on the events about
Log...Young Striped Skunk
Ever since the
birth of a bunch of fuzzy white-striped little stinkers...
Gobbling North Bay Land
Game aims to boost flocks, biologist urges study...
*****Land / Sea*****
California Sea Lions Love Our
parking for Shell Beach on The Sea Ranch, then take the public
Sea Lion Raft Congregates Near
Point Arena Light
A flotilla of
sea lions found themselves unusually close to shore at the Point
A Fish Story...Monkeyface
(For Prickleback & Fennel Cakes Recipes...)
slithery, elusive and ugly as sin, but their taste is little
short of divine.
A Unique Fishery...Abalone
(with "Stalking the Wily Abalone" and
Mendonoma Coast is famous for its abalone, a succulent mollusk...
About The Gray Whale
Gray whales can
be differentiated from other similar looking whales by the lack
of a dorsal fin...
Coho Salmon Return
Environmentalists Celebrate Coho Salmon Return to the Garcia
(For Crustacean Recipes...)
season is winding down and now is the time to grab some crab at
festivals in SF and Mendocino...
Fascinating Facts About Gray
(with "2nd Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival)
phase of the migration of the gray whale began in mid-February...
Giant Abalone Spills Out Of Its
A giant abalone,
taken off our coast in early August...
The Grays Are Coming!
brings Gray Whales and whale watchers...
Have A Whale Of A Time
The second half
of Mendocino's annual tribute to watery migrants of the
Jumbo Squid Influx In California
anglers have been catching something that resembles a sea
Urchins Face Tough Competition From Russia
"How Long Will Urchins
Last?" asked the August 21, 1987 ICO front page headline.
Abalone Named After The Town Of Gualala
I am wondering how many folks reading
this know that our town, Gualala,
has a species of abalone
named after it?
North Coast Sport Ocean Salmon Season To
ocean salmon season between Horse Mountain and Point Arena...
Shark Estimated At 16-18 feet;
was over in five seconds'...
Sonoma Coast Salmon Fishermen
undercurrents of mercury and PCB contamination and the prospect
of tighter regulations...
Winter Is Best For Seeing Wildlife
Winter is the
best time for seeing wildlife in the North Coast counties...
Tidbits Of Information ***
Go Fishing For Phishers
Barriers erected to
protect against password-theft scams
The $100 Million Scam
And why Americans
keep falling for it...
The 'Green Flash'
--- a surprise at sunset
Many people have never
heard of, much less seen, the "green flash"...
How To Handle Summer Hazards
Bug Bites, Ticks,
Family fun needn't be cut short by poison ivy
or other summer bummers...
How To Spot An
The Internet is
rife with schemes that start with an e-mail and end up emptying
your bank account...
Ocean Safety Guidelines
Be swept away by the beauty, not by the sea...
Organized Crime May Be Behind
e-mail scams show more sophistication...
Don't want to be
bugged by mosquitoes, yellow jackets and ticks?
Repel insects, protect yourself with a few simple steps.
Secrets To Good Wood
season starts, it's often the consumers who get burned...
Many people know to
check the tide tables before going...
Tips On Serving A Meal Of Lobster
may be considered a delicacy, but cooking one requires only the
most basic of techniques...
And MORE to come!!!
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