30 December 2008

Cathy Garrett lectures on cultural landscapes

The Oakland Heritage Alliance presents Cathy Garrett, principal of PGAdesign Landscape Architects, in a lecture about cultural landscapes.

Thursday, 8 January 2009, at 7:30 pm
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue

Admission: OHA members $8; general $10

25 December 2008

In Catalina, beauty off the beaten track

A rainbow over Isthmus Cove, Two Harbors (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2008)

The island of Santa Catalina receives over a million visitors per year, but the vast majority of them go in summer and never set foot outside the principal town of Avalon. Twenty-one miles long and eight miles wide at its widest point, the island offers much more than day-tripper cotton candy and kitschy souvenirs. And if you go in winter, the place is all yours—especially if you choose to stay on the western and less frequented side of Catalina, where a half-mile isthmus separates two natural and scenic back-to-back harbors.

Read the complete article here.