California goldenrod, along edge of coastal bluff scrub and disturbed trailside, Kortum Trail at Wright's Beach, Sonoma Coast State Beaches, Sonoma Co., CA
This is the same plant I have been documenting with an other observation: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/265564
It grows near a seasonal creek within about 30 feet, under an oak tree and hasn't flowered so far.
Another observation of could be California Fuschia.
This time, it was growing in the shade of an oak tree, near a seasonal creek.
Belinda, I hope you take a look!
Growing in drying streambed