Best of California Award

Discover the Best; Places, People, Nature, History and strange mysteries of California. We highlight the nooks and crannies of CA. Post your suggestions for us to consider and explore as a potential Best of CA Award TV segment hosted by Pat Pattison

Our mission is to promote all of the Best of California. No politics, no negativity please. Just post the things to like and what you want us to cover and explore in our great Golden State!

BestofCA: Tragedy for LA, CA and the World: RIP Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna and 7 others.

"Words cannot express his impact on our Players, the NBA and the game of basketball. This is a monumental loss for the entire basketball community and our hearts are quite simply broken. We send love and prayers out to his wife Vanessa and the entire family."
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in the wealthy Southern California residential neighborhood of Calabasas, ABC News has confirmed.
Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died alongside her father, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
#rip #kobe #kobebryant #24 #celebritydeath #lakers #losangeles #bestof #death #helicopter #gianna #kobedaughter #fatherdaughter #widow #grief #thelakers #king #theking #kingkobe #bryantdeath #kobedeath #legend

Formosa Cafe Red Car!

BestofCA: Video Shot: Formosa Cafe Red Car. The old red car trolley is an actual part of the legendary eatery. Thanks for the preservation! Watch for a segment soon hosted by Pat Pattison's on the death of the Red Car.

BestofCA: Urban Mountain Hike! Fryman Trailhead in the Santa Monica Mountains above Studio City, LA area . Get away without leaving the city! Credit : Wendy Sue Knecht . Let’s hike. Thanks !

Welcome new members:
Scott Taylor
Brandon Marshall
Chet Cannon
Phil Kempf
Lynda Bussman
Kyle Skiles
Amanda Hoffman
Malynda Wilson
Eric Evans
Luanne Bean
Please post or tell us about The Best in your area and welcome!

Best of Los Angeles Award

BestofCA: Exclusive interview: "Erin Brockovich" 20th anniversary of the film at City Talk event in LA. Host Pat Pattison interviews Erin Brockovich and lawyers Tom Girardi and Tom Mesereau.

City Talk dinner honoring the 20th anniversary of the film "Erin Brockovich". Erin Brockovich talks about the legacy of the film and what environmental activism she is still up to. Attorney Tom Girardi who is honored at the dinner also talks about the film he was a part of Tom Mesereau talk about the impact of Tom Girardi in legal history.

BestofCA: Baby Gorilla born. From our sister page :
A baby gorilla was born Saturday at the Los Angeles Zoo.
The critically endangered western lowland gorilla was the first gorilla to be born at the zoo in more than two decades, zookeepers announced Sunday. The baby, born Saturday morning, remained behind the scenes at of the zoo's Campo Gorilla Reserve to bond with its mother, 25-year-old gorilla N'djia.
"This historic birth is a step forward for western lowland gorilla conservation," Los Angeles Zoo Director & CEO Denise M. Verret said. "Angelenos will now have a unique opportunity to watch this gorilla baby grow up."
Animal care staff will allow N'djia and her newborn to join father, 32- year-old male silverback gorilla Kelly, and the rest of the troop on exhibit or remain behind-the-scenes. Zoo officials said guests may get a glimpse of them as N'djia and her baby begin to explore and move around Campo Gorilla Reserve over the coming weeks. Photo credit: LA Times

BestofCA: Hadley’s on the way to Palm Springs. Date shake anyone? Credit : Lyle Clifford.

BestofCA: Wonderful shot. Keep then coming of nature, events and people in your area. Thanks Wendy !

Just another beautiful day at Folsom Lake in Roseville, CA

BestofCA: Architecture. Chancy Miles Lott design , originally Culver Federal Savings and Loan , now a Chase Bank. Elements to highlight the beach location .

BestofCA: Support local CA business! Reshare one of our favorites . Park Avenue Salon and owner/improv actor Mario Medellin

BestofCA: TV Geography . CBS Radford Studios , “ Gilligans Island “ , “ Seinfeld” , “ Will & Grace “ and many more, all shot here. Credit: Robert Lowey & Rob Phillips .

Did you know that there are wild peacocks roaming around the surrounding areas of Arcadia due to them being shipped into the Arboretum Botanical Gardens in 1923??
They hopped the fence !
Photo credit: @destinyviolette

BestofCA: What Freeway are we on? Near where? Watch for segment soon.

BestofCA: Member Seth Bass, thanks for the kind words:

“I get a kick out of and learn something from this site everyday. Check it out! “ -Seth Bass.

Our reason to go to NAPA VALLEY?
No, not the wine or the beauty. The Parent Trap was filmed there!! A childhood favorite of our reporter @LizaDeliaPattison
The Staglin Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley was the backdrop for Dennis Quaid and a young Lindsey Lohan. A remake of the original Disney movie, they chose wisely with this location.

Wildlife Care of Southern California

BestofCA: Wildlife Care: Monrovia area.

Monrovia Pup released!

BestofCA: Refer us. Growing vibrant and positive community. Refer us to your friends you think might like it too. Tell them to share “ The Best “ Credit : Greg Lockett

BestofCA: Best Photo: Credit member: Crystal Henning. We want to be there now!

Palos Verdes ❤️

La Jolla Cove-San Diego area gem Best of CA with Pat Pattison

Visiting La Jolla Cove a protected marine preserve near the Scripps Oceanogrphic Insititute in the San Diego area. Intrepid high school diver Cameron Corner gives us the low down on local fish he shoots (with a camera). Great place to Kayak.

BestofCA History! Jails! From a CA History page post by Robin Mae Helton.First in! First out! Any historic jails near you?

BestofCA: Memory lane further north. Eureka. Credit: Imbued with Hues.

I am headed up to Eureka, Ca., for a little vacation next week!!

1936 Greyhound bus in the redwoods.

BestofCA: Memory lane: Spruce Goose. Long Beach credit: Imbued with Hues.

1946 - Spruce Goose going through Long Beach, Ca., moved by Long Beach Star House Movers, Inc.

Cars top to bottom:

1939 Mercury - black car

1937 Chevrolet Master - Touraine Green near the middle of the pic.

1940 Buick - blue

1937 Chevrolet Master - Tan car lower left.

Saltwater Visuals

BestofCA: Video Shot: Laguna Beach waves. Credit: Saltwater Visuals.

Power bands beneath the curl🌊

BestofCA: On the Road-Only In CA! “ Impulse buy” at the Gas Mart in La Jolla is surf wax.

BestofCA: Unique House #2: Historic Lovell Beach House designed by Rudolph Schindler built in 1926! Looks like a design from 2026! Still intact . Amazing significance. Any architectural treasures near you?

BestofCA: Unique Houses! Post a unique home in your city , existing or torn down. One of our favorites , the China House on the bay in Corona del Mar. Sadly no longer there. Post your favorite .

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BestofCA: Welcome new member Barbara Norman-Freeman, retired teacher Corona Norco Unified School District. We love teachers! Welcome Barbara and thanks !

BestofCA: Free Museums! From our sister page Best of Los Angeles Award:
Get ready for one of the biggest days on the museum-lover’s calendar. SoCal Museums Free-for-All returns on January 25, 2020, meaning free general admission entrance to dozens of participating museums.
“We’re proud to celebrate 15 years of Free-for-All, welcoming visitors across Southern California to enjoy a wide variety of museums. It’s a great chance to revisit old favorites or discover something new,” said Jennifer Caballero, SoCal Museums President and Marketing Director at the Skirball Cultural Center. “I’m always impressed by the range of cultural offerings. From cars to Cold War artifacts to modern art, there’s something for everyone.”
SoCal Museums Free-for-All 2020 Participants:
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (preview pop-up)
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Automobile Driving Museum
Autry Museum of the American West
Bowers Museum
The Broad
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Cayton Children’s Museum
Columbia Memorial Space Center
Craft Contemporary
Descanso Gardens
Forest Lawn Museum
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Getty Center
Getty Villa
Glendora Historical Society
Hammer Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
International Printing Museum
Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Laguna Art Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles County Fire Museum
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
Museum of Tolerance (on January 26)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Orange County Museum of Art
Pomona College Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Skirball Cultural Center
Wende Museum of the Cold War
Torrance Art Museum
USC Fisher Museum
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Valley Relics Museum

BestofCA: Member Photo. Lori Lo Dell thanks ! Beautiful!

Home. Doheny Beach, Orange County.

Abandoned Star's Resort! Attempts to save the Lake Norconian Club

Historic Hollywood Star's Resort in tatters! Uncovering the abandoned 1920's resort currently deterioriating on the grounds of the California State Prison in Norco, CA. Host Pat Pattison talks to Norco City Councilman Kevin Bash and Lake Norconian Club Foundation Pres Su Bacon and member Diane Markham. The infamous "Snow White " wrap party took place at the Lake Norconian Club.

BestofCA: Best Photo- Credit: Crystal Henning one our favorite photographers!

San Diego Gaslamp District

You still have until January 5th to enjoy the LA ZOO LIGHTS. @lazoo
Check it out
#la #losangeles #thingstodoinla #xmasla #xmas #christmaslights #happyholidays #happynewyear #lazoo #bestofcaaward #bestof #bestofca #lazoolights #zoolights

You still have until JAN 5TH to view the LA ZOO LIGHTS.

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BestofCA: 2020 Rose Parade! Fun to be there.

2020 Rose Parade with host Pat Pattison .

Rose Parade 2020. Having fun . @BestofCA

BestofCA: Who’s a member? Carolyn Vos, owner Post Impressionist Films. Welcome Carolyn and thanks !

BestofCA: ” Gunsmoke “ one of our most popular posts soon to be a video segment. Coming soon...

2019 Rose Parade Encore Best of CA with Pat Pattison

Best of California look back at last year's Rose Parade. We'll be there New Year's Day to cover as well. This will get you in the mood.

Best of California Award

BestofCA2019: Encore of the Altadena Bunny Museum with Liza Pattison. Hop, hop, hop into 2020!

Voted as Best Weird Museum in Los Angeles...!🐰
Liza Delia Pattison gives us a VIP tour of the "Bunny Museum" in Altadena, CA. Guinness World Record winner with over 36,000 collectables and 36,000 museum visitors to date!!
Liza interviews Candace Frazee who co-founded and runs the museum with her husband, and "honey-bunny", Steve Lubanski.

Gene Autry Wild West Museum!
Take your kids, or any cinema / history buffs for a fun afternoon.

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Old West Outlaw's body found in Theme Park Ride by TV crew!

The crew of "The Six Million Dollar Man" finds an outlaw's body in the Laff in the Dark scary ride at the old Long Beach Pike! Host Pat Pattison tells us the tale of Elmer McCurdy and his journey from an Oklahoma outlaw's ambush, to Los Angeles and back again. It's macabre but with a happy ending.

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Best of California Award

CA Nature ! Fun! Peopled! History & Mystery! Nominate your favorite business, person, travel destination, resort or unique CA story for a TV segment.... we are interested in checking them out for a TV segment hosted by Pat Pattison. Post your ideas and we’ll do the rest!

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