Frommer's California 2009 by Matthew Richard Poole, Harry Basch, Mark Hiss, Erika Lenkert

By Matthew Richard Poole, Harry Basch, Mark Hiss, Erika Lenkert

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The so-called B eat G eneration appear ed, later to inspire alternative-culture groups, most notably the “flower children” of the 1960s, in S an F rancisco’s H aight-Ashbury district. D uring the “S ummer of Lo ve” in 1967, as the war in Vietnam escalated, student protests increased at Berkeley and elsewhere in California, as they did acr oss the country. , was killed, setting off riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in other cities. S oon thereafter, R obert F. K ennedy was fatally shot in Los Angeles after winning the California D emocratic P arty pr esidential primary.

T. is one of the nation’s leading regional theaters—the American equivalent of the B ritish National Theatre, the Berliner E nsemble, or the Comédie Française in Paris. See p. 140. • The M onterey J azz F estival (& 831/ 373-3366): The third weekend of S eptember, the Monterey Fairgrounds draws jazz fans fr om ar ound the world. The 3-day festiv al, kno wn for the sw eetest jazz west of the M ississippi, usually sells out a month in adv ance. See “Calendar of Events,” in chapter 3. • The H ollywood B owl (Los Angeles; & 323/850-2000): This iconic outdoor amphitheater is the summer home of the Los Angeles P hilharmonic, a stage for visiting vir tuosos—including the occasional pop star—and the setting for splendid fir eworks sho ws.

I nternational visitors can obtain a visa application at the same website. Note: Children are required to present a passport when entering the U nited S tates at airports. gov. S. D epartment of S tate has a Visa Waiver Program (VWP), allowing citizens of the follo wing countries to enter the United States without a visa for stays of up to 90 days: Andorra, A ustralia, A ustria, B elgium, B runei, D enmark, F inland, F rance, Germany, I celand, I reland, I taly, J apan, Liechtenstein, L uxembourg, M onaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U nited Kingdom.

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