Hollywood, California - She posed three times for Playboy.  She epitomized what it means to be a Super Model.  And now she is preparing to join the ranks of what we call "older Americans."  But that has not slowed down Cindy Crawford, who turns 50 in a few short months, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Chicago, Illinois - Slow cookers have been around for over four decades but increasing interest in freshly prepared meals has made them the hot - so to speak - new appliance, says The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Consumers are either dusting off the slow cooker in their pantry since 81 percent of homes already own the appliance or buying new ones.

Imperial, California - If you're visiting California anytime soon, you may want to keep your eyes open for $20 bills littering the sidewalks.  One of the state's newest millionaires, Hubert Tang, says that is how he got rich.

San Jose, California - A fractured Silicon Valley family tries to navigate a changing world: "In The Goodbye House, the landscape is so keenly observed, and the emotions so deeply felt, one cannot help but be drawn into this complex family drama. Coates writes with clarity and grace, solidifying his place in the canon of great California literature." ~ Michelle Richmond, author of Golden State

Los Angeles, California - This October actor, writer and musician Steve Martin helps the Hammer Museum at UCLA stage the first major U.S. show of paintings by Canadian artist Lawren Stewart Harris with the exhibition “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris.”

Washington, DC - Early reports that a pair of treasure hunters has found the legendary Nazi gold train in a hidden tunnel somewhere in Poland were dismissed at first.  But now government officials seem to think the story may be true.  The Poles have laid claim to the haul, if and when it is found, acknowledging that the adventurers who say they know where it is would be entitled to a 10% reward.