Suzy Beal


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  • 4 months ago | Halloween

    Every autumn, there are more and more elaborate haunts and spooky attractions to choose from in Southern California, but there’s something to be said for going back to basics: searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home.

  • 5 months ago

    Millard Campground, aka Millard Trail Camp, is an intimate, six-site campground that's just a few hundred yards from city streets but feels worlds away, tucked into a cool, leafy canyon. This first-come, first-served location offers access to the ...

  • 5 months ago

    When the San Fernando Solar Observatory — one of the oldest of its kind — was finally moved to Cal State Northridge in 2016, it enlivened an already charming corner of the campus. The dollhouse-like domed structure sits next to a lands...

  • 8 months ago | Farming

    Go have a rural experience this summer. It'll be delicious.

  • 1 year ago | Halloween

    To officially mark the fall season, everyone, it seems, must obtain a pumpkin. Theoretically you could just select one at Vons and call it a day. But then you’d miss the rustic, sawdust-flecked pleasures of an outdoor pumpkin patch, with all its a...

  • 1 year ago

    For outdoor explorers who like their hikes with a helping of history and a frisson of dread, Santa Susana Pass is your kind of place. Several trails here wind through the ruggedly scenic Simi Hills, along with an unofficial trail that takes you th...


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