Often referred to as "The Rock" or simply Alcatraz, the island has been the location of a lighthouse, a fort, a military and federal prison and an American Indian protest. It has become a popular tourist attraction.
Sacramento, California, 95814
The California Capitol building is home to the Office of the Governor, the California Legislature and the State Capitol Museum. Like many capitols around the country, it is neoclassical in design and has a dome.
Chico, Butte County, California, 95929
California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system. Founded in 1887 as the Northern Branch State Normal School of California, it became part of the state university system in 1972.
Los Angeles, California, 90035
Fox is one of the six major American film studios. The company was founded in 1935, as the result of a merger of two entities, Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, 91103
Built for one of the owners of the Proctor and Gamble Company, the house is a notable example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture. It played the part of Dr. Emmett Brown's home in the movie "Back To The Future."
Los Angeles, California
The Go For Broke Monument commemorates Japanese Americans who served overseas in the United States Military during World War II. The monument's wall lists the names of 16,126 Nisei (Second generation Japanese-American) soldiers.
Famous for his role in the movie "Rebel Without a Cause," James Dean was one of America's most famous teen idols. The irony that the racing enthusiast died in a car accident is reflected in the unique design of this memorial.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90038
Founded on May 8, 1912, Paramount is the oldest functioning movie studio in the United States. It produced many of the early movie stars including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino.
Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California, 94038
Established in February 1875, the current tower was first erected in 1881 in Massachusetts as the Mayo Beach Lighthouse. It was moved and rebuilt as the Point Montara Light station in 1928.
With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.
Baker, San Bernardino County, California
This 134 feet tall electric thermometer was built in 1991 as a tribute to the record temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.