Candles, flowers, stuffed animals and other items sit in a makeshift memorial outside the apartment where Tami Joy Huntsman lived on Fremont Street in Salinas on Friday December 18, 2015. Huntsman, 39, and Gonzalo Curiel, 17, have been arrested in the deaths of two children found dead in a Redding storage unit. (David Royal - Monterey Herald)
SALINAS - The quiet, rundown street comes to life about 2:40 p.m., when the neighborhood children arrive from Roosevelt Elementary, carrying their backpacks and eating chips or drinking fruit juices.
The scene only lasts a few minutes, the time that it takes for the kids to get from the bus to their homes, greet their mothers and get inside dozens of apartments in the crowded neighborhood.
Children's games and laughter used to last longer, at least on 501 Fremont St., where the woman now accused of being responsible for the deaths of a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl was known to host many of the neighborhood children, feed them hot dogs and cut up fruit.
Candles glow amongst flowers and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial outside the apartment where Tami Joy Huntsman lived on... http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_29292166/monterey-county-getting-over-shock-neighbors-asking-whos
Charlotte Urban and her husband, Ed Urban, have owned Otto & Urban Flowers since 1962.(Photo: Submitted photo)
FREMONT – When Charlotte Urban first moved to Fremont from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s, the city had, she said, a reputation for being unwelcoming to strangers. But that didn’t stop her from becoming a part of the fabric of the community and eventually paving the way for women to hold active roles in local service organizations.
“When we first came here, it was common knowledge outsiders were not accepted, but I didn’t care. I just pushed my way through and never felt that from anyone,” she said. “You have to join things, go to card parties, attend church. I have always felt very, very welcome.”
Charlotte and her husband Ed Urban own Otto & Urban Flowers, which they opened in 1962 in what was then their home.
“My husband kept saying that this would be a good place for a flower shop, with all the traffic that goes by,” Charlotte said.
Charlotte is a third generation florist. Her father and grandfather were florists in Punxsutawney and her father owned a greenhouse in Fr... http://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/life/people/meet-your-neighbor/2015/03/29/florist-paves-way-women-local-service-organizations/70634888/
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Gen. John C. Fremont, an adventurous explorer and officer with the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in the West during the 1800s, is responsible for a number of the colorful place names applied to locations in what is now the state of California. And his exploratory expeditions in 1844 and 1845 resulted in the naming of numerous plants.
Fremont, along with artists, topographers, botanists and engineers, made at least two lengthy expeditions to Oregon and California prior to the Bear Flag Revolt and the subsequent U.S. acquisition of California. He was often referred to as “The Great Pathfinder” for his efforts to find and map trails for American settlers coming to the West. His name was later applied to more than 100 places in the West, including locations he explored along the Cascades and Sierras.
Places named in Fremont’s honor include the city of Fremont, Fremont Peak, Fremont Peak State Park and Fremont Peak Observatory, as well as many street names. The original name of Yolo County was F... http://www.redding.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/native-plant-society-fremont-named-many-of-the-north-states-plants_83462959