A Frosty Morning in Southern California

A Frosty Morning in Southern California

As I start this little story, it’s raining outside my window.  It’s been raining for several days here in Southern California. I’m not complaining because the rain brings snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  That’s a good thing.  It also briefly brings

Visiting the San Andreas Fault

Visiting the San Andreas Fault

For the last several years, I’ve lived with the threat of the Big One.  The San Andreas Fault, California’s most famous source of earthquakes, runs roughly south to north the entire length of the state.  It cuts through

Tule Elk Reserve – Buttonwillow, CA

Tule Elk Reserve – Buttonwillow, CA

Roughly 150 years ago, about half a million Tule Elk roamed California’s Central Valley.  As with so many animals in America, the elks were game and men hunted the herds to near extinction.   I recently visited the Tule Elk Reserve in Buttonwillow, near Bakersfield because