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Hussong, David Castro

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "A joyful exploration of the cuisine of Baja California--hailed as Mexico's Napa Valley--with 60 recipes celebrating the laidback lifestyle found right across the border. Less than an hour's drive from San Diego, Baja California is an up-and-coming destination for tourists looking to experience the best of what Mexico has to offer. From Baja wine country to incredible seafood along the coast,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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Atleework, Kendra

Summary: "Miracle Country captures one family's spirit and losses in a harsh landscape that has been shaped and exploited over hundreds of years, and chronicles the author's journey as she realizes that there's nowhere else in the country, no matter how green andwelcoming, that feels like home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC YAN

Telgemeier, Raina

1 hold on 12 copies

Summary: Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets herheart on meeting one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J 741.5 Series Telgemeier 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 TEL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC TEL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC TEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: JFIC TEL

Summary: "Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Southern California, including beach culture, Cal-Mex cuisine, Hollywood hot spots, and Palm Springs resorts. Includes must-see attractions from Los Angeles to Yosemite; perfect hotels for every budget; best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes; gorgeous features on missions and the San Diego Zoo; valuable tips on when to go and ways to save;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of Internet Brands, Inc 2018

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Heiskell, Elizabeth

Summary: This book will inspire anyone who loves to party, host, gather, cook, or eat. Included are 31 party-themed menus and guides for party planning from invitations and estimating portions to decorating and farewell favors. -- Adapted from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5 HEI

Summary: Documentary film chronicling the evolution of punk rock music in California's East Bay area in the late 1970s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TUR

Preston, Richard

Summary: Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the tallest organisms the world has ever sustained--the coast redwood trees. 96% of the ancient redwood forests have been logged, but the fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 585.5097 PRE

Preston, Richard

Summary: Famous for immersing himself in his subjects, Preston turns his considerable writing talents to the fascinating study of wild tree canopies. To research this book, Preston learned how to climb giant trees, camped out in them, and interviewed countless forestry experts to offer listeners an in-depth examination of how and why these giant trees should be preserved.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 585.5097 PRE

Yearwood, Trisha.

Summary: A celebration of down-home cookery and family traditions presents an array of Southern comfort-style cooking with a contemporary twist, including such favorites as Mexican tortilla soup, stuffed pork chops, blackberry cobbler, and breakfast sausage casserole.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5975 YEA

Courtney, Tom

Summary: Leave the car behind, and go on a multiday hiking adventure in Northern California. Cross the Sierra in the footsteps of pioneers, staying in cabins beside clear mountain lakes. Take a romantic stroll along the beautiful Mendocino Coast, and sample gourmet cuisine at inns overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Explore the hydrothermal landscapes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, where you can relax...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wilderness Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.51 COU

O'Brien, Stacey.

Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl--and their astonishing and unprecedented 19-year life together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 598.97 OBR

Schrager, Lee.

Summary: "These are 50 exciting new recipes for America's most decadently delicious food, from classic Southern preparations to new twists by chefs across the country, paired with 25 perfect sides--the best of the crispiest birds around, as selected by the founder of the South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festival. Everyone has their own take on fried chicken: some let it brine with lots of salt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5975 SCH

Salabert, Shawnte

Summary: "The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail stretches roughly 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada, passing through rich and varied terrain in California, Oregon, and Washington. While many hikers attempt to cover the distance in a single, epic journey, most of us are lucky to have just a week to devote to hiking. [This book] breaks down the region's more than 940 miles of the PCT into shorter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mountaineers Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 CAL

O'Brien, Stacey.

Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn owl--and their astonishing and unprecedented 19-year life together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 598.9 OBR

Lukas, Albert

Summary: Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. With African, Caribbean, and European influences...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 LUK

Willis, Virginia

Summary: Virginia Willis is not only an authority on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef, and a veteran cookbook author; she is also a proud Southerner who adores eating and cooking for family and friends. So when she needed to drop a few pounds and generally lighten up her diet, the most important criterion for her new lifestyle was that all the food had to taste delicious. The result is Lighten...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2015

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Summary: Jonathan Gold pulls back the curtain on the perceived superficiality of Los Angeles to show viewers a genuine and vibrant world where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

Hegland, Jean.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEG

Kiesling, Lydia

Summary: In Lydia Kiesling's debut novel, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable to return to the United States because of a "processing error"--Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIE

Dochuk, Darren.

Summary: The dramatic and largely unknown story of "plain-folk" religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the Depression and came to California for military jobs during World War II. Investigating this fiercely pious community at a grassroots level, Darren Dochuk uses the stories of religious leaders, including Billy Graham, as well as many colorful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 277.94 DOC

McKevett, G. A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCK

Webber, Katherine

Summary: As often as possible high school senior Reiko Smith-Mori drives to the nearby California desert to escape from the increasingly claustrophobic life at home and her parents expectations, and there she meets Seth Rogers, a boy from school who shares her love of the desert but also wants a closer relationship with Reiko, which is just adding to her problems--because Reiko has a secret: in her mind...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WEB

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WEB

Herscher, Ermine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59 HER

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