Here are a few stories you missed in the California Sun over the last week.
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Ryan Robinson, an elite slackliner from the Sacramento area, has been on a yearslong quest to walk through the air on a narrow strip of nylon in the world’s most spectacular settings. Slacklining is both a sport and an art. In October, Robinson pulled off one of his most awe-inspiring works, walking an incredible 4,429 feet along a line strung between two points at the edge of the Indian Wells Valley. See the video. 👉 @handsomerobinson
Will Ferrell warmed up with Klay Thompson in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Klay Thompson is known to be a big fan of “Semi-Pro,” often quoting lines from the goofy basketball comedy starring Will Ferrell. With the Warriors in a slump, coach Steve Kerr and Ferrell “concocted a plan” to inspire the team. Before their game at the Chase Center Tuesday, Thompson got the surprise of a lifetime as Ferrell jogged out onto the floor in character as Jackie Moon and warmed up with the team. The Warriors went on to beat the Clippers, with 20 points from Thompson. “That was some of the most fun that I’ve had on the floor this year,” he said. Mercury News
Christopher Reynolds said there is new energy at Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor.
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St. Bernard Catholic Church rises above downtown Eureka.
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Along much of the California coast, cities where the typical home is at least $1 million are now the norm. Still, California earned a spot in a feature on “5 cool beach towns where you can still buy a house under $400K.” Eureka has stunning natural beauty, a nearby polytechnic university, a lively art scene, and Victorian charm. The median home value right now: $416,207. Marketwatch
“Dead End Kids, 1999.”
The photographer Gregory Bojorquez describes the East Los Angeles of his upbringing as a place of community but tinged with danger. “All the neighbors knew each other, and it was fun,” he said. “Sometimes bad things happened.” His photo subjects were people from the neighborhood, with rich back stories that only a local like him could know. That authenticity stands out in “East Siders,” Bojorquez’s new project on 1990s East Los Angeles. GregoryBojorquez.com | i-D
Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway passes through a tunnel of redwoods.
On the first Saturday of the month between October and May, vehicles are banished from one of the prettiest redwood drives in California. Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway meanders for 10 miles through the old-growth groves at the heart of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County. On car-free days, it’s a dream for road cyclists, who fly along the narrow corridor free of noise or obstacles. The temptation to stop, however, is irresistible: whether to commune with a 1,500-year-old tree or gaze at the 800-pound Roosevelt elk that congregate in a roadside meadow. VisitRedwoods.com | Parks.ca.gov
Pacifica is ground zero in California’s management of coastal erosion.
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A recent “This American Life” episode told stories from places slowly coming apart. A woman named Jane in Pacifica, where the rising sea has devoured the cliffs below homes, described waking up one morning to find that part of her bedroom was dangling in midair. “The cliff was gone,” she said. California officials have warned coastal communities across the state that Pacifica is a window into the future they must plan for. This American Life
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