The California poppy is the official state flower. The Californian grizzly bear (Ursus californicus) is the official state animal.
California holds two of the top 10 most populous city guides: Los Angeles and San Diego.
Fresno proclaims itself the world's favorite candy capital.
The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of each other.
Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and
Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
Castroville is known as the artichoke capital of the world. In 1947, a young woman named Norma Jean Castroville's first artichoke queen was crowned. She went on to become actress
California's Proposition 215 (1996) was the first nationwide medical marijuana initiative to be conducted in the US - lawyers were employed for years
Mount Whitney in California is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. The most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 foot summit. Wilderness permits are required.
In 1925, a giant sequoia in Kings Canyon National Park, California, was named National Nation's Christmas Tree. The tree is over 300 feet high.
In California, more turkeys are raised than in any other state in the United States.
Pacific Park, at the time-honored Santa Monica Pier, recreates the amusement parks that once covered the oceanic areas along the Pacific coast. On display are 11 rides, including the hand carved carousel from 1910, which appears in the movie "The Sting".
Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California's 58 counties. It does not have high schools, ATMs, dentists, banks or traffic lights.
Fallbrook is known as the avocado capital of the world and hosts an annual avocado festival. The region grows more avocados than any other county in the country.
In the late 1850s, Kennedy Mine, located in Jackson, served as one of the richest gold mines in the world and the deepest mine in North America.
An animal called the Shore Brush Rabbit calls Caswell Memorial State Park (near Manteca) his home. The animal lives exclusively on the park system of the state and lives on about 255 hectares, which extend along the once huge hardwood forest.
Pacific Grove has a $ 500 fine for annoying butterflies.
The largest three-day rodeo in the US takes place at the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Demonstrations to produce toothpaste from orange by-products were popular attractions at Los Angeles County Fair in 1922. The show will be held in Pomona.