Central Cal

The population of California is 37,253,956. Nobody, Central Coast. Photo: Matt Kurvin

Nick Rozsa

The California state marine fish is the Garibaldi. The state marine mammal is the gray whale. Nick Rozsa at Rincon. Photo: Chris Straley

Peter Mendia

In 1947 a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned California's first Artichoke Queen. She went on to become actress Marilyn Monroe. Peter Mendia, Central Coast. Photo: Ira Amerson

Dane Reynolds

Two billion dollars in gold was removed from 12 counties in California between 1848-1965. Dane Reynolds, Rincon. Photo: Seth De Roulet

Central Coast

If California were a country, it would be the world's eighth-largest economy. Central Coast. Photo: Andy Bowlin


California produces more turkey than any other state in the union. Unidentified, Southern California. Photo: Ricky Lesser

Josh Morse

There are around 500,000 seismic tremors in CA annually. Josh Morse, San Diego. Photo: Aaron Schall

Dane Zaun

Los Angeles is home to 3.8 million people. Dane Zaun, L.A. County. Photo: Justin Lahr

Chase Wilson

The county store in Baker, CA has sold more winning lottery tickets than any outlet in the state. Chase Wilson, L.A. Photo: Tom Carey

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