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By Anita Susan Brenner | November 19, 2009
I am in Figalo Island, just West of Whidbey Island, in the great state of Washington, in a town about the size of La Cañada Flintridge called Anacortes. There is a bridge between Figalo Island and the next island over. To get from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to Figalo, we drive across a bridge over a across a body of water, aptly named Deception Pass. I am curious about the origin of the name. If there were a Deception Pass in La Cañada Flintridge, its history would undoubtedly involve the assassination of the local constabulary by Joaquin Murietta, or the purchase of rattlesnakes by our great local murderer, Raymond “Rattlesnake James” Lisenba, or the spot where wagons rolled in directly below Meadow Grove mesa during Prohibition to pick up barrels of whiskey.
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By CARY ORDWAY | February 7, 2008
There is something magical about viewing sea creatures in their native habitat, and maybe one of the best examples is the opportunity to watch gray whales off the California coast. Just as predictable as Pasadena’s Rose Parade, a “parade” of some 20,000 gray whales is ready for viewing each winter in waters easily reached by tour boats. Some may have the impression that these huge mammals only travel in deep waters far from the coastline, but the reality is it’s even possible to see whale spouts from some points on land.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | November 19, 2009
I am in Figalo Island, just West of Whidbey Island, in the great state of Washington, in a town about the size of La Cañada Flintridge called Anacortes. There is a bridge between Figalo Island and the next island over. To get from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to Figalo, we drive across a bridge over a across a body of water, aptly named Deception Pass. I am curious about the origin of the name. If there were a Deception Pass in La Cañada Flintridge, its history would undoubtedly involve the assassination of the local constabulary by Joaquin Murietta, or the purchase of rattlesnakes by our great local murderer, Raymond “Rattlesnake James” Lisenba, or the spot where wagons rolled in directly below Meadow Grove mesa during Prohibition to pick up barrels of whiskey.
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By CARY ORDWAY | February 7, 2008
There is something magical about viewing sea creatures in their native habitat, and maybe one of the best examples is the opportunity to watch gray whales off the California coast. Just as predictable as Pasadena’s Rose Parade, a “parade” of some 20,000 gray whales is ready for viewing each winter in waters easily reached by tour boats. Some may have the impression that these huge mammals only travel in deep waters far from the coastline, but the reality is it’s even possible to see whale spouts from some points on land.
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