North Coast (California)

The North Coast of California is the region in Northern California that lies on the Pacific coast between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon border. It includes Mendocino and Del Norte counties and sometimes includes two counties from the San Francisco Bay area and Sonoma. Much of the area is rural, the only city within the region with a population of over 100,000 is Santa Rosa. Despite their smaller size to the major cities elsewhere in the state, many of the region's cities and towns have historical importance to the State and/or regional importance. Del Norte: Crescent City Humboldt: Eureka Marin: San Rafael Mendocino: Ukiah Sonoma: Santa Rosa The Pacific Ocean coast stretches from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay and on to the border of Oregon; the coastline is inaccessible, includes rocky cliffs and hills and tide pools. The coastline from Centerville Beach near Ferndale to the mouth of the Klamath River is beach accessible and there are many small towns and a few cities along Highway 101, the main route through the region.

The sparsely populated interior territory further inland is characterized by rugged steep mountains, bisected by rivers and their narrow valleys and canyons, dense redwood, Douglas fir, oak forests. The climate can range from coast side lands drenched with fog in mild winters and summers to inland reaches baked by hot sunshine on long summer days, which, at higher elevations, can be blanketed with snow in winter; the southern portion of the North Coast is urbanized while the rest is rural. The more remote northern areas are referred to as the being located "behind the Redwood Curtain." A segment of the coastline in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties is known as the Lost Coast, is only accessible by a few back roads. Notable seaside beaches can be found at Marin Headlands and Point Reyes National Seashore in the south, with innumerable examples of remote or less used beaches north of the San Francisco Bay area; the grandeur of the redwoods can be experienced throughout the region, from the protected groves of Muir Woods National Monument and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in the south to the massive forests of Humboldt Redwoods State Park along the Avenue of the Giants in the north.

Redwoods are found in many other State and local parks, most of which are located along Highway 101 throughout the far North Coast. Other larger redwood parks include Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Redwood National and State Parks. In total, the redwood parks of the North Coast contain the vast majority of all remaining old-growth redwoods. Parts of these regions overlap parts of the North Coast: Emerald Triangle North Bay San Francisco Bay Area Wine CountryRegions contained within the North Coast: Lost CoastThe North Coast region is contained within: Northern California California's 2nd congressional district Central Coast North Coast AVA South Coast West Coast lumber trade


The Pheta is the Marathi name for the distinctive traditional turban worn in Maharashtra, India. In ceremonies such as weddings and cultural and religious celebrations as well it is common to wear Pheta. In many parts it is customary to offer male dignitaries a traditional welcome by offering a Pheta to wear. A traditional Pheta is long cloth 3.5 to 6 metres long and 1 metre wide. The choice of colour may indicate the occasion for which it is being worn and may be typical to the place it is being worn in. Typical colours include White. In the past, wearing a Pheta was considered a mandatory part of clothing. Other than the traditional white and Saffron encrusted Pheta, there are two major varieties available. One is the famous Kolhapuri Pheta, which comes in a multitude of colors and has a Bandhani effect on it; the other major variety consists of the Puneri Pheta which comes in checkered patterns and has a distinct gold border. There are different styles of draping a Pheta, determined by the nature of the place or the location and famous personalities.

For instance, if we take the example of places, there are styles like the Kolhapuri style, Mawali style, Puneri style, Lahiri style and many more. On the other hand and varieties are connected to distinguished persons like Shahi Pheta, Mahatma Gandhi Pheta, Tukaram Maharaj Pheta and many such varied and popular styles; this simple piece of fabric is draped around the head in 6 to 7 rounds with a little piece of the turban hanging loose like a tail, called as Shemala. Some Pheta cloths are single-colored, whereas few are lined and double-colored. In today’s day and age, the traditional Phetas are given a trendier and a youthful feel which not only enchants the youth but can be worn to flaunt a traditional style and appeal. Today’s western version of Phetas are more colorful, reversible and come in different metallic and satin fabrics which have replaced the mundane, ear warming head gears; the vibrant nature of the turban makes it ideal for any occasion. Several Indian celebrities and political leaders have worn the Marathi Pheta in different forms which has given this head dress a global appeal and has made an impact on several people worldwide.

Several fashion designers have imitated the style of the Marathi Pheta and have used it to give their collection a touch of Indian ethnicity. Among all the different varieties of Phetas, the Puneri Pheta has been universally considered as the most auspicious one, handed over during the nuptials of a wedding; this age old tradition of Pheta became an auspicious ritual for people, be it any culture. The Pheta when donned gives the wearer a noble and distinct look which automatically speaks for itself without the need of any additional adornments. If we follow the traditional roots of Maharashtra this head gear completes the typical Marathi dress, consisting of Kurta-Pajamas along with Kolhapuri Slip ons. Weddings, religious ceremonies or cultural events which mark a distinction for the Marathi men seem incomplete without the Marathi Petha, which only adds to the cultural and traditional charm of Maharashtra. Besides weddings and other traditional and religious ceremonies, the Mysore Phetas enhance the ambience during Indian festivals like Gudi Padwa, Dussehra, etc.

The latest fashionable turbans can be worn at formal, semi-formal and casual events, crediting to its flexibility and elegance. Since it is made out of Cotton, maintaining a Pheta is not difficult and a normal hand or machine wash would be fine to keep the cloth free of any adulteration. Mordern headgears like caps and hats always stand as a pillar of competition against these ethnic headgears. Majority of the Marathi movies like Netaji Palkar, Ayodhyecha Raja, Shree Pundalik, etc. have the heroes sporting a Pheta in most of the scenes. Famous Bollywood actors like Abhishek Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh wore the Marathi Pheta on their wedding day. In addition to that Abhishekh Bachchan’s father Amitabh Bachchan wore the Pheta on his son’s wedding; the Pheta is named after a town, for example Kohlapuri Pheta is named after the town Kolhapur The Pheta is considered a matter of pride and honor Another term for the Pheta is ‘Pataka’ Turban

Overbrook, Oklahoma

Overbrook is an unincorporated community in Love County, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Overbrook has a post office, with the ZIP code of 73453. Overbrook is named for Overbrook station, the first stop west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's prestigious Main Line, located in the city's Overbrook section, it is one of several Oklahoma communities between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City that were named or renamed for PRR Main Line stations between Philadelphia and Paoli by the Santa Fe Railway on its Gulf Coast main line. U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Overbrook, Oklahoma