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Tales from California history, zombie shoot, and the crypt. Off-Ramp 10/24/2015

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Pico Union, Pico Boulevard, Pico Rivera … so who was Pico? Actors playing zombies don’t need acting classes. El Nino is bringing welcome rain, but it’s also bringing a lot of uncommon marine species to Southern California, including the highly venomous yellow bellied sea snake. The only group allowed to bring notorious, wonderful EC Comics to life on the stage. We go to the Arboretum to see if it’s finally the right time to rip out your lawn and plant drought tolerant species … but we’ll also ask how the rains of El Nino fit into the picture.