Jeep the most “American” Brand, according to Experian

Jeep Blur American FlagIn honor of the Fourth of July, Experian® released findings from an analysis that examined vehicles on U.S. roads to see how many were manufactured in America, or “born in the USA.” According to the analysis, nearly 60 percent of all light-duty vehicles on the road were assembled domestically, while the rest were built in Canada (12.6 percent), Japan (11.1 percent), Mexico (7.4 percent), Germany (4.3 percent), South Korea (3.4 percent) and others (2 percent).

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and Trailhawk introduction

New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrailhawkJeep Grand Cherokee: Even More Capability and Luxury for the Most-awarded SUV Ever

FCA (New York Auto Show) – Already the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to become even more capable and even more luxurious.

At the New York International Auto Show today, the Jeep brand expanded its Grand Cherokee lineup with the introduction of a new Trailhawk model – the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever. The brand also introduced the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, bringing a new exterior appearance, a plush new interior and even more standard premium features to consumers looking for the ultimate premium full-size SUV.

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Smokey Bear’s Jeep CJ-5


ten four green and clearSmokey Bear (not Smokey the Bear) is easily one of the most recognizable American advertising mascots known. His rise to fame started with a 1944 advertising campaign featuring the bear wearing his now-familiar blue jeans, United States Forest Service belt and Forest Ranger hat dousing a campfire over the slogan “Smokey Says – Care Will Prevent 9 out of 10 Forest Fires.” By 1947 the Advertising Council had come up with the long-running “Remember… Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires” campaign that stuck around until April 2001, when the message was updated to the current “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.”

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California State Parks Foundation Calling For Volunteers

cspfThe California State Parks Foundation’s Park Champions Program is seeking volunteers for the Park Champions Program.  The Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California, and was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts and closures that California State Parks have been facing. The Park Champions program provides consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.

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Ski Yosemite – Yosemite Nature Notes – Episode 28

Yosemite has a long tradition of skiing, from California’s oldest ski resort to remote backcountry ski huts. Cross-country, Telemark, skate and alpine skiers all come to experience Yosemite in winter.

Yosemite Nature Notes is a production of the National Park Service and the Yosemite Conservancy.

Review: Santiago Oaks Regional Park

boltLocated on the very eastern edge of the city of Orange, Santiago Oaks Regional Park runs alongside Santiago Creek, Orange County’s main tributary to the Santa Ana River.

This secluded 1,269 acre park – located close enough to most east Orange neighborhoods to walk to, including Orange Park Acres and Villa Park – offers family-friendly nature well within the reach of everyone. There is a mature forest, Santiago Creek, wildlife, and trails for virtually every level of hiker, mountain biker, and equestrian.

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