He might be a Tennessee native, but Huell Howser is as tied to Southern Californian as the Hollywood sign. The white-haired host recently announced that he was hanging up his mic and retiring from the local airwaves. His “California’s Gold” on KCET has been a staple on local TV for decades. Suraya reports from Chapman University where Howser just donated his television archive and his library of 1,500 books. Suraya Fadel Reporting.