Here’s Jesus On a Pancake

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Before going to bed on the night before Good Friday, Cowgirl Café owner Karen Hendrickson prayed to the Lord: “Dear God, please just continue to look over the Cowgirl Café.” Little did she know that the next morning her prayers would be answered, and it would be the big guy’s son who would do the watching. Risen from the griddle—and soon to be on display in the Norco, California restaurant—this image of Jesus with “a receding hairline” appeared on a freshly made pancake. To some it’s a “divine sign,” and to others a wasted meal that looks like Charles Manson, but whatever the case, Jesus is out there on a pancake on a plate for anyone that wants to make the pilgrimage.

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AWAKENING: An Allergy Season Romance

In this humorous new short film from Adam Neustadter, a New Yorker expatriates to California and encounters an exotic, new-agey know-it-all.

Midnight Burlers

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Tweaked out poachers in Northern California are running rampant through old-growth redwood forests hacking off burls, bulbous, rare deformities in the trees that are highly valued for their odd grain and beauty.

Trinity High Life

Originally published April 2013

Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.

The Man Behind The Mountain

Before American Folk Artist Leonard Knight passed away earlier this year, filmmakers Ben Stoddard and Dave Ehrenreich spent some quality time with the creator of Salvation Mountain.

“The Modern-Day Equivalent of Tipping Over Cows”

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Someone has been getting all mentos on smart cars in San Francisco

Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years

NEON presents a history lesson with great archival flicks.

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“Do What You Want To”

The story of Slomo, a doctor who left his career behind to rollerblade along the boardwalk in Pacific Beach.

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Bummer Beach by Chris A. Smith

Tech billionaire Vinod Khosla bought the land abutting a popular surfing cove. Then he boxed the surfers out. The craziest thing? He might get away with it.

California

A new zine by Mikael Kennedy. Published by Done To Death Projects.

But Where Are the Water Wizards?

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As California dries up, desperate farmers and vineyard owners are turning to water witches to locate underground water sources. Using only divining rods and their intuition, popular witches can make $500 or more per site visit.

No, I Dadn’t

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Cannot be unseen. The Vests Of Disneyland Social Clubs and this whole accompanying article here

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American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga by Alexis C. Madrigal

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state

The Museum at the Center of the World

Lunchtime Laughter

Inside SoCal

Megadrought

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Is this drought in California going to last another 2 years, or 200? These are questions going through scientist’s heads as they study the long-term climate patterns in the Western states. Through tree ring and other earthly data, researchers have identified multiple 10-20 year droughts occurring over the last 1000 years, and even worse, “ancient megadroughts” happening from 850 to 1090 and 1140 to 1320. With the Colorado River being run dry, and Arizona in the midst of its own 14-year drought, the outlook isn’t too great for a quick return to the ‘wet’ years of last century. So what will happen if this drought continues for a decade or more? Farms will disappear, desalinization plants are likely, and most importantly, Californians will adapt. It won’t be the end of the world, but man, will it be expensive.

A picture of California’s drought from space. Taken one year apart. via, io9

 

Morning Dose of Going West

By Andy Rementer and Margherita Urbani for Apartamento magazine.

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California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

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A newly-released book featuring photographs of legendary surfers and famous climbers in—you guessed it—1950s California.

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Buy a Ghost Town with a Liquor License

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Here’s your chance to turn Seneca, CA back into the wild, multi-cultural gold mining town it once was

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