Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

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Rancho Guajome, Vista

Rancho Guajome is a super well preserved 19th century hacienda. It is a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, yet it is almost always completely empty. I don’t think there is a better location nearby for a quiet picnic.

Rockwood House, Rancho Guejito

In 1845, Jose Maria Orozco, a customs agent, boarded a horse-drawn wagon and headed north from Old Town to what is now Valley Center. There he took claim to 13,298 acres of land, a gift from the Mexican Governor of California, Pio Pico, who had handed out 800 similar land grants to other friends and…

Grunion Run, Oceanside Harbor

A grunion run is a grunion spawning event, when a thin silver fish species swims as far up onto shore as possible in order to reproduce. The females are the first to arrive on the sand, using their tail to dig a nest a few inches deep then depositing her eggs. There can be up…

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