Santa Cruz, CA – It's National Tsunami Awareness week. It's a week that may have gone by unnoticed if not for the tsunami that struck ten days ago. Crews have spent the past week cleaning up and assessing tsunami damage at the Santa Cruz Harbor. The toll now stands at more than $20-million.
Monterey, CA – Steps from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, the design of the Portola Hotel and Spa takes advantage of its prime location. On clear days, sun streams through the lobby's domed-glass ceiling, bathing the rows of Fichus trees in light. This focus on nature can also be found behind the scenes.