U.S. Route 101 in Oregon
U. S. Route 101, is a major north–south U. S. Highway in Oregon that runs through the state along the coastline near the Pacific Ocean, it runs from the California border, south of Brookings, to the Washington state line on the Columbia River, between Astoria and Megler, Washington. US 101 is designated as the Oregon Coast Highway No. 9, as it serves the Oregon Coast region. Much of the highway runs between the Pacific Ocean and the Oregon Coast Range, thus US 101 is mountainous in character. For most of its length it is a two-lane undivided highway. Many parts of the highway are subject to closure due to landslides caused by excessive rainfall, in many parts of the coast, US 101 is the only viable route connecting certain coastal communities. Thus, in many cases when landslides block US 101, the detour requires traveling inland over the Coast Range to alternative north-south routes in the Willamette Valley and back west over the Coast Range again. US 101 is the main street through coastal towns in Oregon, which can cause significant traffic delays.
This is true in Lincoln City, where geography and tourism combine to create traffic problems. The run of US 101 in Oregon starts at the border with California, south of the twin cities of Brookings and Harbor; the highway is a two-lane road, running along the Southern Oregon coastline. Access to this section is via U. S. Route 199 or Oregon Route 42. Access is possible through National Forest Route 23 but that route is not maintained through the winter months. Other coastal towns in this stretch of US 101 include Pistol River, Gold Beach and Port Orford. North of Port Orford is the Cape Blanco region, the westernmost point in the U. S. Highway system. After passing through Sixes and Langlois, US 101 enters the resort town of Bandon on the mouth of the Coquille River. Just north of Bandon, the highway crosses the river on the Bullards Bridge; the stretch of US 101 between Brookings and Gold Beach includes the highest bridge in Oregon, the Thomas Creek Bridge. With its roadbed at 345 feet above Thomas Creek, is the 15th highest bridge in the U.
S. North of Bandon, US 101 heads inland for a while, while a spur route provides access to the Charleston Peninsula. Approaching the city of Coos Bay, US 101 becomes an expressway after an interchange with Oregon Route 42 soon enters the downtown core, it continues through Coos Bay along the western edge of Coos Bay, soon entering the city of North Bend. North of North Bend, it crosses over the bay on the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge, followed by a second bridge over Haynes Inlet. North of Coos Bay, the highway runs along the eastern flank of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, through the communities of Hauser and Winchester Bay before coming into the city of Reedsport on the mouth of the Umpqua River; the highway continues north from there, passing through the dunes and through the towns of Gardiner, Dunes City, Glenada. The next major town is Florence on the Siuslaw River; the next stretch of US 101 follows the coastline, providing a wide view of the ocean. Towns between these two cities include Yachats and Seal Rock.
The highway crosses the Yaquina Bay Bridge into Newport. Just before the bridge lies the Oregon Coast Aquarium; the next stretch of 101, between Newport and Lincoln City, is rather mountainous, as the Coast Range protrudes into the ocean. Cities on the route include Depoe Bay, Otter Rock, the Gleneden Beach/Salishan area, famed for its resorts. Near Siletz Bay is the abandoned community of Kernville, followed by Lincoln City; the stretch of US 101 through Lincoln City is infamous for its clogged traffic. In many parts of town, the highway is a two-lane road. Adding to the traffic is a casino in the northern part of town. Much of the traffic departs US 101 north of Lincoln City, at an interchange with Oregon Route 18. North of Lincoln City is the town of the Nestucca Bay area. A side road, the Three Capes Scenic Route, provides access to the seaside towns of Pacific City and Sandlake goes over Cape Lookout and on to Netarts and Cape Meares before meeting 101 again at Tillamook. 101 instead heads inland, passing through the towns of Cloverdale, Hebo and Hemlock.
The next major town is the city of Tillamook. North of Tillamook, the highway passes on the eastern shore of Tillamook Bay, through towns such as Bay City and Garibaldi, before reuniting with the ocean, it continues north along the Pacific through towns such as Rockaway Beach and Nedonna Beach. The highway continues north along the coastline through rugged terrain until it reaches the city of Cannon Beach. Unlike most coastal cities in Oregon, a bypass was built around Cannon Beach. A few miles north of Cannon Beach is an interchange with U. S. Route 26, followed by the city of Seaside. North of Seaside, US 101 follows the coastal plain through cities such as Gearhart.
U.S. Route 101 in Washington
U. S. Route 101 is a United States Numbered Highway that runs along the Pacific Coast from Los Angeles, California to Tumwater, Washington. Within the state of Washington, US 101 connects cities on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and encircles the Olympic Peninsula around the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park; the highway enters from Oregon on the Astoria–Megler Bridge over the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. From there, it runs for 365 miles north through Ilwaco, Aberdeen and Forks before turning east towards Port Angeles. US 101 turns south near Discovery Bay and continues along the Hood Canal through Shelton towards Olympia, where it becomes a freeway and terminates at Interstate 5 in Tumwater. US 101 enters Washington from Oregon on the Astoria–Megler Bridge, a four-mile bridge that carries vehicles across the Columbia River near its mouth. At the north end of the bridge is an intersection with State Route 401, where US 101 turns west to follow the north bank of the river, forming part of the Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway.
The highway passes under Fort Columbia State Park in a tunnel and continues along the Willapa Hills through Chinook towards Baker Bay. At the head of the bay, near Port of Ilwaco Airport, US 101 intersects a short alternate route that bypasses the coastal section of the highway. US 101 dives southwesterly along the Wallacut River into Ilwaco, where it runs through town as Spruce Street before turning north onto 1st Avenue after an intersection with SR 100. From Ilwaco, US 101 travels northwest into Seaview, where it intersects SR 103 at the foot of Long Beach and turns east onto 40th Street; the highway intersects the north end of the alternate route and crosses northeast over the Bear River and enters the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. US 101 continues north along the east side of Willapa Bay and crosses the Naselle River before turning east towards Johnston's Landing, where SR 4 terminates. Soon, US 101 turns north towards Raymond. In Raymond, US 101 intersects the western end of SR 6 and southern end of SR 105, which it will intersect again in Cosmopolis.
After intersecting with SR 105 and SR 107, US 101 crosses the Chehalis River, which leads the highway to the western end of US 12 in Aberdeen. The roadway turns southwest and splits into two streets for each direction until it reaches Hoquiam, where it intersects the southern end of SR 109 and the eastern end of SR 109 Spur. US 101 turns north to the Quinault Indian Reservation and into the isolated area bordered by Olympic National Park and the Quinault Indian Reservation. After turning east at Lake Quinault and entering the Quinault Indian Reservation again, US 101 goes north to the Olympic National Park on the Pacific coast; the road curves north to Forks and north to Beaver, where it turns east after intersecting with SR 113 and touching the shore of Lake Pleasant. After a mile of going east, US 101 enters its second segment in the Olympic National Park, about one-mile east of the west shore of Lake Crescent and exits at the eastern shore of the same lake. After exiting park boundaries, US 101 intersects SR 112.
Shortly it intersects SR 117 in an odd interchange/intersection hybrid. It enters Port Angeles and turns onto Lincoln Street, it turns onto a one-way couplet of First and Front streets, which lasts until Golf Course Road. There, the roads merge into one four-lane road, divided only by a two-way left turn lane, leaves Port Angeles. Following the dangerous Morse Creek S-Curves is a Rest Area and viewpoint at the Deer Park Loop interchange; the road becomes a divided expressway until it reaches Carlsborg and crosses the Dungeness River. It turns into a super-two expressway, bypassing the town. East of Sequim, the road turns back into a standard two-lane road and goes to Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay, where it intersects SR 20 and turns south. After a short distance, US 101 intersects the western end of SR 104; the road turns south to the town of Quilcene. Exiting Quilcene, the road heads southwest into Olympic National Forest and crosses a 227 m pass between Mount Walker and Buck Mountain, after which it proceeds downhill southeast towards Dabob Bay, where it continues following the shore and reaches Hood Canal.
At the Hood Canal, US 101 follows the western shore to SR 106, where it turns directly south to the east end of SR 106 and Shelton, to meet the west end of SR 3. After some time going south, US 101 meets the second-to-last major junction. After going southeast, US 101 joins SR 8 and turns into a freeway to its easternmost point of US 101 in Washington, the so-called "north end" at I-5 near Tumwater. Before U. S. Route 101 was created, two roads existed in the place of US 101, they were State Road 9 and State Road 12. These were two roads that were part of the early Washington State Road system, created in 1923. US 101 was co-signed with these two routes. US 101 took part of State Road 9's part of State Road 12's route. In 1937, the Washington State Legislature established a new system, the Primary and secondary system. State Road 9 became Primary State Highway 9 or PSH 9. State Road 12 became PSH 12, they both held the co-signed designation with US 101. There was nothing changed about US 101's route from 1937 to 1956.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act into law; this eliminated part of the U. S. encouraged Washington's Legislature to once again change the highway system. In January 1964, the Washington State Legislature and the Washington
"Nightcall" is a song by French electro house artist Kavinsky, released as a single in 2010. It was produced with Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and mixed by electronic artist Sebastian, it features Lovefoxxx, lead singer of Brazilian band CSS, on vocals and includes remixes by Xavier de Rosnay and his Computer Band and Breakbot. The track was used in the title sequence for the film Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. "Nightcall" was included on OutRun. The song was used in the soundtrack for the film The Lincoln Lawyer, directed by Brad Furman and starring Matthew McConaughey, it was sampled by Lupe Fiasco for his single "American Terrorist III", as well as by Vinny Cha$e & Kid Art for their 2012 song "Drive" as a bonus track on Golden Army. It was sampled by Childish Gambino for his song "R. I. P" on his mixtape Royalty and by Will Young for his 2012 song called "Losing Myself". "Nightcall" was covered by English band London Grammar for their debut album.
It was covered by former Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss on his second solo album, A Flash of Darkness, by English shoegaze band My Vitriol. 12" single and promotional CD single"Nightcall" – 4:19 "Pacific Coast Highway" – 6:23 "Nightcall" – 3:34 "Pacific Coast Highway" – 8:24 Digital bonus track "Nightcall" – 3:39 Anniversary edition digital bonus tracks "Nightcall" – 4:53 "Nightcall" – 4:47 Credits adapted from the liner notes of OutRun. Kavinsky – vocals, production Lovefoxxx – vocals Sebastian – mixing Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo – production Florian Lagatta – engineering In 2013, English trio London Grammar covered "Nightcall" for their debut studio album, If You Wait; the track was released as the album's fourth single on 8 December 2013. The cover received positive reviews from critics, with one writer from Fortitude Magazine saying that "London Grammar’s take on the already-brilliant track is laced with sheer elegance.". A music video for the song was released on YouTube on 28 November 2013.
Digital download"Nightcall" – 3:38Digital EP"Nightcall" – 3:39 "Nightcall" – 7:34 "Nightcall" – 4:57 "Nightcall" – 4:45 "Everywhere You Go" – 3:42UK limited-edition 7" singleA. "Nightcall" – 4:30 B. "Everywhere You Go" – 3:42 "Nightcall" plays in the background of a flashback scene in the film The Lincoln Lawyer. It plays during the opening credits of the 2011 film Drive, in scene 25 of Our RoboCop Remake as directed by Nicolas Winding Refn; the song is used in a commercial for the Sony Xperia phone promoting its low-light camera features. The wolf sound sample in "Nightcall" appears to be the same as in the 1994 film Clerks, at 1:19:00, the Kanye West song "Wolves" and the Paul Simon song "The Werewolf". "Nightcall" digital single on Bandcamp
Pacific Coast Highway station (Silver Line)
Pacific Coast Highway is a transitway station along the Harbor Freeway in Carson, located at its overcrossing with the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County. It is one of two; this station has a 244 space ride lot. The side platforms can be accessed on foot from the Pacific Coast Highway using elevators; the park and ride lot is located at Figueroa Street & West Pacific Coast Highway to the east of the station. Services using the upper freeway level: Metro Silver Line After this station, Metro Silver Line serve limited stops in the city of San Pedro, located at the end of the I-110 freeway. Local buses using the lower street level: Metro Local: 205, 232 Metro Express: 550 LADOT Commuter Express: 448 LADOT DASH: Wilmington Los Angeles Harbor College Harbor Park Golf Course Harbor Golf Practice Center Kaiser Permanente Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Best Western Los Angeles Worldport 7-Eleven Denny's Alberta's Mexican Food Extra Space Storage Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Wilmington Boys & Girls Club Tacos Super Gallito
That's Why God Made the Radio
That's Why God Made the Radio is the twenty-ninth studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on June 5, 2012 on Capitol Records. Produced by Brian Wilson, the album was recorded to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary, it is their first album to feature original material since Summer in Paradise in 1992, their first album to feature guitarist and backing vocalist David Marks since Little Deuce Coupe in 1963, their first album since the 1998 death of co-founder Carl Wilson. Preceded by the single "That's Why God Made the Radio", the album reached number 3 on the Billboard 200 and was their highest charting studio album of new material since 1965, placing them second all-time with longest span of top 10 albums at 49 years. Jim Peterik has said that the album's title came from a comment made by Brian in response to Peterik's description of an AM radio broadcast filtering through a car's oval speaker. According to record producer Joe Thomas, Brian Wilson circa 2008 or 2010 inquired to him about demo tapes recorded during the sessions for Wilson's 1998 solo album Imagination which Thomas co-produced: "He called up and said I've got some ideas for some new Beach Boys songs, I said, That’s great, I pointed out to him that when we worked together several years ago he had the genesis of some other Beach Boy songs that he had never wanted to put on any of his solo records.
That he had isolated for the Beach Boys. So he asked me to compile those and it was more than a few." The two proceeded to meet with Mike Love in Palm Springs, who agreed to a collaboration. In the late 2000s, reports began to circulate that the surviving members of the Beach Boys would reunite for a 50th Anniversary tour and album. Despite some uncertainty and initial denials, on December 16, 2011 it was announced that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks would reunite for a new album and The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour; the studio reunion was kicked off by a remake of the band's 1968 single, "Do It Again", recorded earlier that May. The next day, the group recorded the album's opening track, "Think About the Days". Wilson and Love discussed the upcoming album and tour in an interview on February 16, 2012; the duo said the album was halfway done with Wilson doing most of the writing and stating that all of the songs will flow into each other. Wilson considers the title track, "That's Why God Made the Radio".
The album ends with a Pet Sounds- and Smile-inspired suite. The suite six tracks and dubbed the "Life Suite", ended up to be the final four tracks on the album: "Strange World", "From There to Back Again", "Pacific Coast Highway", "Summer's Gone." One song, was left off as it was unfinished, along with a couple of other tracks. Thomas described the making: He wanted to do like a kind of reflection of California from the standpoint of a, you know, a guy who’s 70 years old. So it's thinking about his life in retrospect. So this suite was a series of maybe one or two minute vignettes that he had like 15 of them that he would start and never finish; when I put them together on ProTools, it was eerie to me. It was like, wow; this song was written a year before the song that followed it, but yet they fit perfectly: modulation, key move, the whole thing. Brian started assembling these little bits and I kind of dreamed… I was 10 years old when Smile was recorded, but I kind of dreamed, how that happened.
I have no special authority to tell you. It just seemed like all these little pieces became like this theme, instead of being Americana or whatever Smile was, it was his drive down Pacific Coast Highway. Many of the songs were written in collaboration with Thomas, whose input sometimes included entire chord progressions. Classified as baroque pop, many of the songs have a considerable history: "That's Why God Made the Radio" was written by Brian Wilson, Jim Peterik, Joe Thomas and Larry Millas back in the late 1990s, that "about 80 hours worth" of demo tapes were sourced from that period. "Spring Vacation" originated during Your Imagination and contained new lyrics by Love written in five minutes. The track "Summer's Gone" was meant to be the final song on the final Beach Boys album, according to Thomas, the album's original title was Summer's Gone with the intention that it would be the final Beach Boys album, it was changed. The song was written in reflection of his mother's death and the end of Carl's life, who died two months after their mother.
Whereas songs like "From There to Back Again", "Isn't It Time", "Beaches in Mind", "Shelter" and "The Private Life of Bill and Sue" were written for the new album. During the band's June 15, 2012 show, a slight revision of "Isn't It Time" was performed, with some lyrics altered and a different vocal arrangement for the song's bridge; these revisions appeared on the song's single release. The song "Daybreak Over the Ocean" was recorded in 1978 by Mike Love for his first, as yet unreleased solo album, First Love. Thomas describes the two sides of the album as the "dark side" and the "sunny side", believed that it was important for a Beach Boys album to have a sunny side, catering to both "hardcore Brian Wilson fans" and "Beach Boys fans". For the album, Wilson is credited as the sole producer, a first for the group since 1977's Love You, while Love is credited as executive producer, an
Sister (Sonic Youth album)
Sister is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in June 1987 by SST Records; the album furthered the band's move away from the no wave genre towards more traditional song structures, while maintaining an aggressively experimental approach. Like Sonic Youth's previous records, Sister was not successful at the time, it garnered critical praise, with several publications naming it one of the 1980s' best albums. Sonic Youth released their third album, EVOL, in October/November 1986. During the tour of the album, the band began writing material for a new album. Sister was recorded to 16-track in March and April 1987 with Walter Sear at Sear Sound on analog tube equipment, giving it its characteristic "warm", vintage feel. Sister is a loose concept album. Sister was in part inspired by the life and works of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick; the original titles for the album were Kitty Magic, Humpy Pumpy and Sol-Fuc, but it was named Sister as a reference to Dick's fraternal twin, who died shortly after her birth, whose memory haunted Dick his entire life.
"Sister" was the original title for "Schizophrenia", Thurston Moore introduced it as "Sister". According to Sputnikmusic's Adam Downer, Sister deviated from the frenetic sound of Sonic Youth's previous music in favor of a refined style of noise pop that would typify the band's subsequent work; the album features aggressive noise songs such as "White Kross" and "Catholic Block", as well as a menacing noir ode, "Pacific Coast Highway", although it featured more traditional song structures. Some of the lyrics on "Schizophrenia" were written for early song "Come Around". "Sister" was the original title for "Schizophrenia", a live recording of the song from June 4, 1987 at The Town and Country Club in London was released on the B-side of a bootleg 7" single under the title "Sister". The A-side featured their cover of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" with Iggy Pop. Both tracks from the single were issued on the DVD portion of Screaming Fields of Sonic Love; the band used acoustic guitars on some songs on the album for "melodic" purposes, one of the first being " Catholic Block".
Another was "Beauty Lies in the Eye", which used four guitars. "Pipeline/Kill Time", sung by Ranaldo, was written on April 5, 1987, although several lyrics were not included in the final song. "Tuff Gnarl"'s working titles were "Sea-Sik" and "Smart and Fast", but the band decided to call it "Tuff Gnarl", inspired by the line "He's running on a tuff gnarl in his head". Mike Watt covered the song on his album Ball-Hog or Tugboat? with Sonic Youth members Moore and Steve Shelley performing it with him. For the eighth song on the album, the band covered Crime's song "Hotwire My Heart". "Kotton Krown" was the first Gordon and Moore duet, although Moore sang it alone during live performances. The last song on the album, "White Kross", was the oldest song on the album and was featured on an NME 7". On the band's 1987 European tour, they extended the song, adding five or six minutes of white noise at the end; the artwork of the original front cover contained a photograph of 12-year-old Sandra Bennett, taken by Richard Avedon on August 23, 1980, but it was censored for releases after a threat of a lawsuit.
At first the picture was covered up with a black sticker, but on pressings it was removed, only showing a black area. A photo of Disney's Magic Kingdom on the back cover was obscured by a UPC code. Early promotional posters and pressings of the album did feature these photos, but ones did not. Sister was released in June 1987 by Blast First on vinyl, CD and cassette. After its release, the band began their European tour, during which a part of the Master=Dik EP was recorded at a radio session in Geneva, they toured the US in September and October, replacing their usual encores of "Hotwire My Heart" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" with four Ramones covers. A recording of a concert the band played on October 14 in Chicago was released as Hold That Tiger. Videos were shot for "Beauty Lies in the Eye" and "Stereo Sanctity"; the black-and-white "Stereo Sanctity" video, featuring clips of whirring factory machinery and brief live shots of the band, can only be seen on a rare 1980s SST video compilation titled Over 35 Videos Never Before Released.
The band did not release an official single from the album. In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau called Sister an album, worthy of the band's aesthetic. Christgau said that while Sonic Youth had learned to temper their penchant for "insanity", their guitar sound was still "almost unique in its capacity to evoke rock and roll without implicating them in a history few youngish bands can bear up under these days". In a negative review, Spin magazine said that the band failed to mix their previous "nonsense" with "real rock tunage", as the more tempered musical approach lacked riffs and strong ideas; the album was voted the 12th best album of the year in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll for 1987. Christgau, the poll's creator, ranked it fifth on his own list; the album ranked No. 4 among "Albums of the Year" for 1987 in the annual NME critics' poll. In a retrospective review, AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine called Sister "a masterpiece" and "one of the singular art rock records of the 1980s, surpassed only by Sonic Youth's next album, Daydream Nation".
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California State Route 1
California State Route 1 is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U. S. state of California. At a total of just over 659 miles, it is the longest state route in California. SR 1 has several portions designated as either Pacific Coast Highway, Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway, its southern terminus is at Interstate 5 near Dana Point in Orange County and its northern terminus is at U. S. Route 101 near Leggett in Mendocino County. SR 1 at times runs concurrently with US 101, most notably through a 54-mile stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, across the Golden Gate Bridge; the highway is designated as an All-American Road. In addition to providing a scenic route to numerous attractions along the coast, the route serves as a major thoroughfare in the Greater Los Angeles Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, several other coastal urban areas. SR 1 was built piecemeal in various stages, with the first section opening in the Big Sur region in the 1930s.
However, portions of the route had several numbers over the years as more segments opened. It was not until the 1964 state highway renumbering that the entire route was designated as SR 1. Although SR 1 is a popular route for its scenic beauty, frequent landslides and erosion along the coast have caused several segments to be either closed for lengthy periods for repairs, or re-routed inland. SR 1 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, through the Los Angeles metro area, Santa Cruz, San Francisco metro area, Leggett is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. SR 1 is eligible to be included in the State Scenic Highway System; the Big Sur section from San Luis Obispo to Carmel is an official National Scenic Byway. The entire route is designated as a Blue Star Memorial Highway to recognize those in the United States armed forces. In Southern California, the California State Legislature has designated the segment between Interstate 5 in Dana Point and US 101 near Oxnard as the Pacific Coast Highway.
Between US 101 at the Las Cruces junction and US 101 in Pismo Beach, between US 101 in San Luis Obispo and Interstate 280 in San Francisco, the legislature has designated SR 1 as the Cabrillo Highway, after the explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo who sailed along the coast line. The legislature has designated the route as the Shoreline Highway between the Manzanita Junction near Marin City and Leggett. Smaller segments of the highway have been assigned several other names by the state and municipal governments; the legislature has relinquished state control of segments within Dana Point, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Oxnard. In addition to connecting the coastal cities and communities along its path, SR 1 provides access to beaches and other attractions along the coast, making it a popular route for tourists; the route annually helps bring several billion dollars to the state's tourism industry. The route runs right besides the coastline, or close to it, for the most part, it turns several miles inland to avoid several federally controlled or protected areas such as Vandenberg Air Force Base, Diablo Canyon Power Plant and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Segments of SR 1 range from a rural two-lane road to an urban freeway. Because of the former, long distance thru traffic traveling between the coastal metropolitan areas are instead advised to use faster routes such as US 101 or I-5. At its southernmost end in Orange County, SR 1 terminates at I-5 in Capistrano Beach in Dana Point, it travels west into the city center. After leaving Dana Point, Pacific Coast Highway becomes "Coast Highway" while at the same time continues northwest along the coast through Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove State Park. SR 1 enters Newport Beach and passes through several affluent neighborhoods, including Newport Coast and Corona Del Mar, spans the entrance to the Upper Newport Bay, which marks the boundary between East Coast Highway and West Coast Highway, crosses California State Route 55 near its southern terminus. Upon entering Huntington Beach, SR 1 regains the Pacific Coast Highway designation, it passes Huntington State Beach and the southern terminus of California State Route 39 before reaching Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
PCH continues along the coast into Seal Beach, the final city on its journey in Orange County. PCH enters the city of Long Beach after crossing the San Gabriel River. SR 1 continues northwest through the city to its junction with Lakewood Boulevard and Los Coyotes Diagonal at the Los Alamitos Circle, more than 2 miles from the coast. From the traffic circle, it continues inland west through Long Beach, including one mile adjacent to the southern boundary of Signal Hill. PCH is marked as such in Long Beach, but bore the name of Hathaway Avenue east of the traffic circle and State Street west of there. PCH passes through the Los Angeles districts of Wilmington and Harbor City. While bypassing the immediate coastline of Palos Verdes, SR 1 continues to head west