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Pricey readers, we’re in a state of disagreement. The opposite day, once I pulled collectively my record of 40 top California destinations for fall, I neglected a few of your favourite locations.

Bruce McDermott of Laguna Niguel wished to see point out of the Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo Seashore, the place migration normally takes place from late October by way of February. Although the monarch numbers are down lately, McDermott writes, “1000’s of butterflies are on view clinging to one another and collectively clinging to the eucalyptus timber subsequent to the ocean.” And it’s free.

Martin Lucas of Lengthy Seashore advisable that metropolis’s Museum of Latin American Art, the place an exhibition (by way of January) explores the profession of muralist Judy Baca, “an inventive determine which you could’t miss if you wish to perceive the historical past of the Chicano motion in Southern California.”

A colorful painting of people walking along a path amid hills and small structures

“Migration of the Golden Folks” is a part of the exhibition “Judy Baca: Memorias de Nuestra Tierra, a Retrospective” on the Museum of Latin American Artwork in Lengthy Seashore.

(Judith F. Baca)

Invoice Neil of North Hollywood proposed Amargosa Canyon, accessible by the China Ranch Path in southeastern Inyo County. Brenda Roberts of View Park spoke up for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Lengthy Seashore.

A masked child looks at the otter tank at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Olivia Lakner, 5, checks out the otter tank on the Aquarium of the Pacific in Lengthy Seashore.

(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Instances)

Alan H. Simon of Sherman Oaks urged me to get to the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

Kenneth Fish of Huntington Seashore was sad that his hometown apparently “doesn’t deserve a point out, though 1000’s of individuals are right here this week for the browsing championships. Have you ever even heard of the superior air present coming subsequent week?”

I had not. However now I’ve. And I’m reminded that the Huntington Harbour Boat Parade — a 59-year vacation custom — takes place Dec. 11 and 12, adopted by a nightly Cruise of Lights from Dec. 16-23.

Lights decorate boats for a holiday parade.

Small and huge boats participated within the Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in 2020.

(Raul Roa / Los Angeles Instances)

The excellent news is that many locations readers are keen to go to have already got prime spots on our summer outdoors top 40 list we assembled in Might. Add up the lists and we have now coated 80 nice California locations to date this 12 months, regardless of every little thing. A winter record will observe in early December.

However wait. We’ve extra readers to listen to from.

“I received’t argue the deserves of In-N-Out Burger,” writes Jon Might of Lake Forest, noting its presence on the autumn record. Nonetheless, he continues, “I feel a extra distinctive expertise is Original Tommy’s at Beverly and Rampart” — house of the chili cheeseburger — “or Philippe“ (famed for its French dip sandwiches in downtown L.A.).

Two men eat lunch at Philippe the Original.

Philippe the Authentic, in downtown Los Angeles, is understood for its French dip sandwiches.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Instances)

It’s a very good factor Might selected to not argue the deserves of In-N-Out, as a result of I additionally heard from Elizabeth Courtney, reporting that her mom, the late architect Margaret Courtney, designed the In-N-Out headquarters, its “college” constructing and 28 of the chain’s eating places.

Cynthia Schneider of Santa Monica forged a vote for Treebones Resort in Huge Sur — “wonderful yurts perched on a cliff over the ocean.”

John Stern of Mar Vista spoke up for the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento and prompt I attempt the San Diego Zoo, La Brea Tar Pits and a Venice Seashore stroll in fall, after summer time warmth has pale.

“Rather more snug,” Stern wrote. “In reality, we had been on the zoo every week in the past and it was excellent climate for visiting.”

Jim Mind of Pasadena want to direct your gaze to the Mt. Wilson Observatory within the San Gabriel Mountains. In addition to the good view of the L.A. Basin, Mind writes, “the historical past of the 100-inch telescope is wonderful. Edwin Hubble used it to discover other galaxies and was the primary to witness the increasing universe.”

In the meantime, Bob Wieting of Simi Valley appeared intently on the musical bowls performed as a part of the sound baths on the Integratron in Landers. “Look, quartz crucibles!!” he wrote.

When not utilized in sound baths, Wieting stated, crucibles are used within the development of huge single crystals of silicon for semiconductors and photo voltaic cells. Good to know.

Some readers weren’t happy at first. Robert P. Curtis, as an illustration, was glad to see Demise Valley’s Badwater Basin on my record. However…

“How may you omit Dante’s View, which is situated immediately above Badwater?” Curtis requested. “The view from there and the temperature change (cooler) is wonderful. One shouldn’t see one with out the opposite.”

Jeremy Saraie of Los Angeles wrote to say, “I cherished your fall 40 issues to do record in yesterday’s Instances. Truthfully, as a lifelong Californian, studying by way of it made me fairly emotional. Demise Valley, North Seashore, Union Station — all locations I like dearly and have a fond place in my coronary heart.”

That stated, Saraie does have one other spot to recommend: The Sea Ranch, in Sonoma County, a personal residential (and trip rental) space designed within the ’60s to be delicate to its coastal setting however however spurred controversy over improvement and public entry.

“To me, the truth that there are these debates about land use — even in a spot the place individuals so naturally mesh with their environment — is quintessentially Californian,” Saraie wrote. “I like strolling round Sea Ranch and serious about these items or simply wanting into the water. It’s a mystifying place.”

And because it seems, the up to date Sea Ranch Lodge is to reopen in coming months. I’d want to have a look.