California Information & Recreation

Bears (Black Bears in California)

How to act when you meet a bear or might be around bears. (Video)

Bird and Animal Sounds from Western Soundscape

Learn to tell a creature by its call.  Listen to the sounds of birds and animals found in California and the Western United States.

California - Official State Page

Visitor information, business information, statistics, and lots more.

California Codes, Laws, Legislative Information

Find out what the number on your driving ticket means, or what California law says about water quality. 

California Bird Checklist

An up-to-date list rom the California Bird Records Committee.

California Fact Cards 

Quick facts about California history, helpful for students of all ages. Topics include California Tribes, Ranchos, Explorers, Missions, Mission Life, Counties, Governors, and California History by Decade.

California Indian Tribes

A greater number of Native American people live California than in almost any other state in the U.S.

California School Dashboard  

Explore information about your local schools and districts.

California Register of Big Trees

California hosts many enormous trees, and they're not all redwoods. See photos, measurements and videos of the biggest found of each species.

California State Library 

A source for California information and history., with online exhibits.

California State Parks

How and where to visit California's spectacular parks, jobs as rangers or lifeguards, online museum exhibits, and more. California hosts a number of National Parks as well.

California Statistics 

Basic statistics on California from the U.S. Census Bureau.

California Tax Spending 

Where do your California taxes go?  Find out here.

California Tourism

Where to go and what to do.

California's Wild Plants 

Flowers, trees, and more.

Earthquakes in California

Northwestern California Newspapers (1850s - present)

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