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Category: California

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The Hottest Day on Earth, 100 Years Ago

Get the story behind Death Valley’s record-breaking heat wave.

William Randolph Hearst

Beyond Citizen Kane: The World’s First Media Mogul

On what would have been the publisher’s 150th birthday, here are eight things you should know about William Randolph Hearst.

Alcatraz Island

10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz

On the 50th anniversary of the closing of America’s most infamous prison, explore 10 surprising facts about Alcatraz.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the California Gold Rush

On the 165th anniversary of the discovery at Sutter’s Mill, check out 8 facts you may not know about the California Gold Rush.

Oakland Museum

Burglar Nabs Gold Rush-Era Treasure from California Museum

A burglar who struck the Oakland Museum this week is the latest thief to target artifacts relating to California’s historic Gold Rush.

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Q&A With David Talbot, Author of ‘Season of the Witch’

Find out about David Talbot’s new book, which focuses on San Francisco between 1967 and 1982, and enter for a chance to win a copy.

Golden Gate Bridge

6 Things You May Not Know About the Golden Gate Bridge

As San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th birthday, explore six surprising facts about this modern marvel of engineering.

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The Renegade Roots of Hollywood Studios

Film studios Universal and Paramount started 100 years ago as insurgent “indies” challenging Thomas Edison’s powerful cartel.