A tale of two cities—a far cry from the best of times for Los Angeles County’s 60,000 homeless

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  Skid Row in Los Angeles is home to more than 2,000 homeless who sleep on the streets, in doorways, alleys, under bridges, and on streetcars.   Skid Row is just a slice of a larger population of homeless in Los Angeles … Continued

New Fredericksburg, Texas brewery honors 16th century German “reinheitsgebot” and fire-brewing

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  What happens when you have ample funding to realize your dreams, combined with a tenacious quest to recreate classic German-style beer in the heart of Texas? In the case of William Scripps, Jr., it was the creation of Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas. … Continued

The Big Island’s Luau at the Mauna Kea Resort—a reverence for Hawaiian song and dance

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  The Lim family Luau has been performing at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel since Laurance Rockefeller opened the resort in the mid-1960s. Today the luau is the oldest, continuously operating show on the Big Island of Hawaii.       Lorna Lim talks story about … Continued

Gulf Shores, Alabama—America’s finest oysters and a trendsetting culinary scene

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The Annual Oyster Cook Off at the Hangout held every November in Gulf Shores, Alabama is just one of the many events that draw thousands of visitors to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Join Kay Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism’s Public Relations Manager … Continued