Tree People is a hidden oasis on Mulhulland Drive just off Coldwater Canyon, where visitors can take a break from the fast pace of the city off the beaten path and learn how to keep our cities green.  This beautiful rustic park has spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley, the mountains and the city, offering a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking the trails, picnicking, an educational nature center offering classes for school children and live theatrical performances under the stars every summer. 

The Ballona Wetlands is not only one of the last wetlands in Los Angeles, it is also an ecological preserve offering tours for children and adults through the marshlands to view the natural habitat and plant life.   There are over 200 species of birds passing through this ecosystem which plays an essential role in our environment.  Without the wetlands we would be at risk of flooding due to the rising of sea levels and unpredictable changes in climate, and the loss of wildlife.

Listen to the interview and mission of  Tree People and the Ballona Wetlands to learn how you can become involved in these environmental organizations.

Crystal Cove is located in Newport Coast where you'll discover 43 historic beach cottages which were saved by a woman named Linda Davick, who grew up spending summers by the sea with her family for more than 40 years.  Her mission and determination helped save this historic district from being transformed into a resort hotel.  Today you can rent one of these charming beach cottages for a family getaway any time of year.

There is a cultural landmark in Hollywood on top of a hill with spectacular views of the city called the historic "Hollyhock House", which was Frank Lloyd Wrights first project in Los Angeles.  This architectural treasure is open to the public offering more than just an opportunity to tour the property, you can also enjoy a variety of programs and events such as summer wine tastings, movies on the lawn, or the art center offering classes and live theater to participate in. 

Listen to the story of how this unique house came to life in the early 1900's and was preserved for us to enjoy.

 

Theatricum Botanicum & Cornell Winery

In the beautiful setting of Topanga Canyon, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is a magical place to see an outdoor Shakespeare performance or live musical event.  

The Cornell Winery & Tasting Room is a hidden treasure and tasting room located in Malibu offering quality wine tastings, as well as fine art and jewelry in the gift shop.

Listen to the story and background of these two unique "Treasures of The West".

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum - Cornell Wine tasting Room