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The Williams fire e began over the Labor Day weekend chasing thousands of holiday campers and hikers who were evacuated from the area. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

4,200-Acre Williams Fire Now 83 Percent Contained

A a wildfire burning in rugged areas of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles is expected to be fully contained by Thursday.

09/09/2012

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A Safari Without the Intercontinental Air Travel: San Diego’s Roar and Snore

Lions, giraffes, and a safari tent for you, all in San Diego. With concierge service and someone to cook you dinner. What could go wrong?

CBS Los Angeles–08/24/2012

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How To Take an RV Roadtrip

If you are among those who are interested in an RV getaway but are unsure how to do it, here’s your quick guide.

CBS Los Angeles–07/20/2012

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City Hall Moves To Ban Tents, Overnight Camping After Occupy LA Damage

Spurts of green grass are already returning the lawn outside City Hall, but inside officials want to make sure they avoid a repeat of damage done by protesters last fall.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/30/2012

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Best Campgrounds In The Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles may seem like a mishmash of endless intersecting freeways and the blending of one suburb after another after another, but head out of town in any direction and you’ll discover nature at the area’s finest. In fact, outdoor enthusiasts will find camping in this vicinity a refreshing change of pace from the City of Angels’ daily grind, so pack your tent and get going to any of the following five sites perfect for sleeping under the stars.

05/19/2012

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LA City Council Delays Vote To Prohibit Camping In Parks

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday will vote to prohibit tents, sleeping bags, bed roles and hammocks on parks across the city.

05/15/2012

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Is Camping The Right Vacation For You And Your Family?

Camping is a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with your family. Here are some tips for a successful camping trip.

05/14/2012

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Best Camping Spots Near Los Angeles

Time to make your camping reservations! Just a few short hours from downtown Los Angeles, campers can wake up to the sounds of gentle waves or ride bikes in the cool mountain air or the climb rocks in the dry desert.

CBS Los Angeles–04/13/2012

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Camping at Joshua Tree

There’s no place in California quite like Joshua Tree National Park. Trees reminiscent of Dr. Suess’ truffula trees, rock formations perfect for climbing, and striking views are just some of the beautiful things you’ll see […]

CBS Los Angeles–02/15/2012

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Amp Radio Shares Tips To Mix Up Your Weekend

If you suffer from boredom brought on by the same old weekend routine, our friends at Amp Radio have your cure.

01/13/2012

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Early Bird Shoppers Camp Out For Black Friday Deals

Early bird shoppers are already camping out for Black Friday sales. The first tent at a Best Buy store in Chino Hills was set up Saturday, 144 hours in advance. By Monday morning, a total of four tents lined the sidewalk.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2011

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4 ‘Occupy OC’ Protesters Arrested In Santa Ana

Four members of the Occupy Orange County protest were arrested in Santa Ana after refusing to take down their tents and leave when their permit expired.

10/23/2011

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Leftover Labor Day Trash, Feces May Taint LA Water Supply

Labor Day may have come and gone, but leftover trash and waste in one of the Southland’s biggest parks has left local campsites filthy and could even be contaminating your drinking water.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2011

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Ultimate Sleepover at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Did you know that you can spend the night at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park? The park is already an amazing place to visit during the day, as you get the chance to get […]

CBS Los Angeles–08/23/2011

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Mammoth – It’s Not Just For Winter

During the winter, the resort town is bustling with would-be skiers and snowboarders. But during the summer the town, which is situated in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, still attracts those who love the outdoors.

CBS Los Angeles–08/12/2011

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