Santa Cruz, California.
The local business association in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood has announced plans to build a pride monument to honor the city’s history as a hub for LGBT culture.
The Hillcrest Pride Monument will tell the history of San Diego and Hillcrest’s LGBT culture in a series of panels that will be installed in a monument at the base of the Hillcrest Pride Flag located at Normal Avenue and University Avenue. The story will be told in a series of paragraphs, quotes and images. The monument will also display the names of donors to the monument and flag pole.
The history has been researched and compiled by the Lambda Archives of San Diego. The Mission of the Lambda Archives is to collect, preserve and teach the history of LGBT people in the San Diego.
Northern California during the summer of 1939. Taken with an Exacta, probably on U.S. Route 99. In view of the news about Kodachrome, I’ve decided to make a Kodachrome
set and th is is the first image. We drove 13,000 miles on the trip.
The California Department of Education released a new recommended reading list for K-12 students this week that included books on LGBT issues and immigration.
Books on the list are meant to prepare students for college, careers and the world at large. California’s reading list has included “controversial topics” before, but this is the first time it has included books that were honored by the Stonewall Book Awards, which recognize achievements in LGBT literature.
The state-approved canon comprises fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. None of the previous book recommendations were deleted, and new additions include “De Donde?,” a book that offers alternative reasons for why people come to the United States illegally, and “I am J,” a book about the emotional plight of transgender teens.
A spokesperson for Equality California, a statewide LGBT advocacy organization, said his organization is thrilled.
“We applaud Superintendent Tom Torlakson for including these books,” spokesman Stephan A. Roth said. “We think this is consistent with the spirit of the FAIR Education Act, which is a new law that mandates that the role and contribution of LGBT people is included in our state education curricula. “
So awesome! You go, California public schools.
Sixth and Broadway, Los Angeles 1963.
Sundial Bridge in Redding, California
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Late tonight, people around the world will kick off Daylight Saving Time (DST) by advancing their clocks one hour. Evenings will have more daylight and mornings less.
To mark the season, we’re celebrating Redding, California’s iconic Sundial Bridge. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed the bridge in the form of a massive sundial. It spans the Sacramento River, offering a photogenic route for bicycles and pedestrians.
The Sundial Bridge’s mast stands 217 feet (66 meters) tall and points due north at a cantilevered angle. This tall mast serves as the gnomon and casts its shadow upon a large dial to the north of the bridge.