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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.


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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.



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


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


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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Hybrid Summer Getaway Offers ‘Glamour’ In The Great Outdoors

It’s not quite a luxury resort, and it’s not quite “roughing it”, but for many cash-strapped families in Ventura County, one local getaway option is offering both summer fun and savings.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/08/2011

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Half Of Angeles National Forest Reopens After Station Fire

Nearly 100,000 acres of the park — including major campground facilities — are now open for hiking, picnicking and camping in the forest’s northern, southern and eastern regions.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/13/2011

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Tips For Choosing The Right Summer Camp For Your Kid

Summer camp isn’t just crafts and roasting marshmallows anymore, new programs now allow kids to learn how to be a Hollywood stunt man or a secret agent.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2011