In the event of a disaster, there are many types of heroes—firefighters, doctors, police officers—but we often forget about a certain breed of first responder. Deep in a Southern California canyon, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is training dogs to brave the rubble and search for survivors in the midst of mass devastation.
Organic superfoods are trending in 2019, especially in free-spirited La La Land, where the mild climate and surrounding landscape of mountains meeting sea inspire many to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle. The Mattole River Valley, located several hours up the coast from LA, boasts an untouched coastline in the shadows of the 4,000-foot King Mountain Range. Its bountiful, unadulterated beauty became the inspiration for a brand rooted in respect for all things raw and organic. Mattole Valley Naturals uses only the best organic, grass-fed, wild-harvested ingredients in their products, avoiding growth hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides, and gluten.