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Side Trips from Interstate 5: Kettleman Hills

Side Trips from Interstate 5: Kettleman Hills

This side trip takes you into the quiet range of hills that runs along the freeway south of Coalinga.

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The Mighty Monterey Formation: In Your Future

The Mighty Monterey Formation: In Your Future

More valuable than gold, this great rock unit forms part of the Bay Area's landscape.

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What Is That Unusual Smell In Walnut Creek?

What Is That Unusual Smell In Walnut Creek?

The city's hospital sits at the site of an ancient sulfur spring.

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Fracking in California: Any Cause For Concern?

Fracking in California: Any Cause For Concern?

California oil producers use hydraulic fracturing to goose more oil out of old wells. The benefit is clear, but the costs are too unclear for comfort.

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Side Trips from Interstate 5: Coalinga Country

Side Trips from Interstate 5: Coalinga Country

No one likes the huge cattle feedlot north of Coalinga. Take this geological side trip and avoid the smell entirely.

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Petroleum in the Bay Area

Petroleum in the Bay Area

California's early oil districts included Half Moon Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can still find oil and gas around these parts.

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Chevron's Plans

Chevron's Plans

Richmond city officials are expected to approve a controversial upgrade to the Chevron refinery plant. Quest reports on the decision and explores the debate around Chevron's billion dollar proposal. You may listen to the "Chevron's Plans" Radio report online, as well as find additional links and resources. Amy Standen is a Reporter for QUEST and […]

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