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Best Camping Sites Near OC

Whether you want to do some hiking, biking or just relaxing away from the hustle of Orange County, these are great places to visit on your next camping trip.


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Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near OC

Every experience level and desired exertion may be catered to at any number of trail systems. Here’s a sampling of the best.


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Dana Point Teen Rode Waves Every Day For 2 Years

A 14-year-old Southern California girl has gone surfing every day for two years in her pursuit of becoming a world champion surfer.


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A Guide To Orange County’s State Parks

Southern California is filled with dozens of state parks which preserve the history, culture, and beauty of the Southland.

CBS Los Angeles–11/23/2012

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Officials Investigate How Beach Rocks Ignited In Woman’s Shorts

Officials at Camp Pendleton are investigating how phosphorous got on two rocks that ignited a fire in the pocket of a woman’s shorts after she picked them up on San Onofre State Beach.


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Best Campgrounds Around Orange County

Summer time means much-anticipated warm weather beckoning outdoors lovers into the wild. With rising gas prices, SoCal families might be more inclined to vacation locally, especially at the area’s best campgrounds. Rev up those summer plans with a good, old campout at sites that boast a little something special for everyone.


Woman Severely Burned After Rocks Spontaneously Combust In Pocket

A woman is recovering from severe burns Thursday after the apparent spontaneous combustion of rocks found on an Orange County beach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/17/2012

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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

The Orange County coroner's office confirmed that Russ Yamada was found unresponsive in the ocean near his surfboard Saturday afternoon. (credit: The Yamada Family)

Surfer Declared Dead As Waves Pound SoCal Beaches

A surfer found off San Onofre State Beach in Southern California has been declared dead, as powerful waves pounded the state over the Labor Day weekend.


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Nudists Say Park Rangers Following, Harassing Them Onto Federal Beach

Nudists say California park rangers are following them to a federally owned beach since they ditched a state beach where clothing is required.


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OC Firm To Study San Onofre Wave Energy

San Onofre is known for its beachside nuclear power plant but an Orange County company thinks the ocean itself can make power.