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Parking a Tree Park to Death

Parking a Tree Park to Death

(Updated November 18, 2017) Muir Wood National Monument, a 17 mile drive north from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge is in danger of being “loved to death.” The monument’s giant coast redwoods aren’t being crushed by “tree huggers.” But its parking lots are becoming so choked by visitors’ vehicles that a “Take-A-Number-Next-Customer-Please!” entrance …

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“Cuba, Libre?” Documentary Vies for Another Film Award

“Cuba, Libre?” Documentary Vies for Another Film Award

Cuba, Libre?” has been selected to compete in the Impact DOCS Awards. The documentary was released in January of 2016. Here’s the film’s trailer: “Cuba, Libre?” Trailer from Dick Jordan on Vimeo. The film’s opening title tag line, “Will Americans Ever Again Travel Freely to Cuba?,” makes the documentary even more relevant to viewers now …

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“Cuba, Libre?” Wins Film Award, Nominated for Best Documentary

“Cuba, Libre?” Wins Film Award, Nominated for Best Documentary

Cuba, Libre?, the Tales Told From The Road feature-length documentary about travel to Cuba by Americans from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day, has just received a Platinum Award in the 2017 Oregon International Film Awards Documentary Feature Competition. Work on the film began in May of 2015 and was …

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Putting Your “Wine Country” Trip Back on the Front Burner

Putting Your “Wine Country” Trip Back on the Front Burner

(Updated November 5, 2017, 12:00 p.m. PST) California’s “Wine Country” (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino counties) near San Francisco has long been a “hot” tourist destination, especially at this time of year. But last month it was “too hot to handle” for both visitors and locals as fires have burned across the region destroying wineries, vineyards, homes, …

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