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LA kayaker escapes shark attack near Santa Barbara beach

A shark advisory remains in effect for parts of a Santa Barbara beach after a shark attacked a kayaker Thursday morning and bit into the side of his boat near Stearns Wharf. "That thing was hungry," said the kayaker, who was uninjured and able to swim to safety. "It wasn't a nudge."
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Salvation Mountain

What it is:
Salvation Mountain is a work of folk art in the California desert near the quiet town of Niland, the Salton Sea and Slab City, the free-spirited art community.
Why it's cool:
It's one of California's most unique and enduring landmarks — a beautiful, hand-made mountain.
You should know:
If you're heading back to Los Angeles after visiting, you'll likely need to go through Border Patrol.