If you haven't visited Avila Beach lately, you should make the time to drop by and spend some time. Avila Beach is on the central coast of California, approximately equidistant between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Downtown Avila Beach was demolished in 1998 to clean up an extensive oil leak from a nearby Unocal tank farm. With the settlement, the contaminated soil was excavated and replaced with clean soil
Most noticeable when you arive at the beach, Avila's piers are major points of interest and exploration. Avila Beach Pier, 1,685 feet long, is the public pier jutting out from the town's promenade.
Records of Paleo-Indians are scattered all over the southern half of the USA (the northern half was covered by ice). They date from over 13,000 years BP (Before Present). A brand new date of 14,300 BP has come out of a cave in Oregon.