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Summer Along California’s Central Coast
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Summer Along California’s Central Coast

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon Summer is here and it’s time to escape the heat. One of my favorite places to do this is along California’s Central Coast, which is littered with lost beaches, craggy rock formations, forgotten coves, rolling hills and small towns such as Cayucos, where time has slowed and a 1960s beach…

10th Annual “Uncorked” Wine and Food Event at Race Track This Saturday; Features Monrovia Restaurants
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10th Annual “Uncorked” Wine and Food Event at Race Track This Saturday; Features Monrovia Restaurants

Santa Anita is holding its 10th annual “Uncorked” event at the track to support local charities especially CARMA, the non-profit organization that supports and rehabilitates retired thoroughbreds when their racing careers are over. The wine and food tasting event has been held annually since 2008 and regularly sells out although walkups are accommodated when additional tickets…

Vevey: A Pearl on the Swiss Riviera
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Vevey: A Pearl on the Swiss Riviera

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon As I plan a fall trip to Ticino, the Italian region of Switzerland, I would like to look back on my most recent trip to the Alpine country. It was last October and I still dream of that memorable boat trip across Lake Geneva, along the Swiss Riviera, past…

Relaxing At The Inn At Laguna Beach
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Relaxing At The Inn At Laguna Beach

Photo and Story by Greg Aragon There is nothing like sleeping in a classy, ocean-front room and awakening to the sounds of waves crashing against the sand. It is one of the finer things in life. And it is exactly what I experienced recently on a memorable getaway to The Inn at Laguna Beach. The…

11 Tips to Save on Mother’s Day Flowers
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11 Tips to Save on Mother’s Day Flowers

By Kerry Sherin According to FTD, Mother’s Day is by far the busiest time of the year for the major flower and gift retailer. Assorted roses and tulips top the list for Mother’s Day favorites, so if you’re stumped on what to buy the mother in your life this year these classics are sure to please….

5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
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5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

Greg’s Getaway By Greg Aragon Spring is here and that means it is time for the Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, one of my favorite local festivals for authentic California wine, food and fun. Now in its fifth year, the annual event will take place Saturday, May 20 at Reyes Winery in the rustic town of Aqua Dulce, near Santa Clarita. The festival is…

Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado
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Island Life at El Cordova Hotel in Coronado

By Greg Aragon Coronado Island is a seaside paradise in the San Diego Bay that is full of history, relaxing atmosphere and great weather. The small, resort town is also home to a charming boutique hotel called El Cordova, which I recently discovered on a memorable weekend getaway. The adventure began when a friend and…

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