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Live Life With Ferocity-San Luis County
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Live Life With Ferocity-San Luis County

By Donna Polizzi If you’re looking for an idyllic setting to enjoy a day of delectable food and wine, head to Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County. The area is full of wonderful restaurants like the Olde Port Inn at the end of the Harford Pier in Port San Luis and is well worth walking the plank. The…

Day Trippers in Wrightwood and Jackson Lake
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Day Trippers in Wrightwood and Jackson Lake

By Greg Aragon I love going to the mountains, but sometimes I don’t want to deal with all the narrow, winding roads. For these times I like to visit Wrightwood, a hidden gem in the Swarthout Valley, at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Mountains. Located at an altitude of approximately 6,000 feet, the…

Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences
Dining Delights

Celestino: Creating Memorable Sicilian Dining Experiences

By Brianna Chu and May S. Ruiz Celestino, at the South Lake Avenue District, has been a celebrated restaurant among diners looking for authentic Italian cuisine. For over 20 years, it has attracted locals and visitors to Pasadena with its seasonal fares made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Owner Calogero Drago, one of the…

Waller Park is Worth the Drive
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Waller Park is Worth the Drive

By Donna Polizzi Duck Out of Work and Take a Day Trip to Waller Park in Santa Maria Have you heard the expression, “It’s a walk in the park?” As far as parks go, Waller park in the Santa Maria Valley is one the best and easiest for all ages to enjoy. Hike, fish, play…

Ireland in Fall
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Ireland in Fall

By Greg Aragon Ireland is a magical place of castles, green hills, idyllic towns and rolling rivers. It is also modern and lively and full of energy. I recently returned from a week in the Emerald Isle and the memories are still dancing in my head. My getaway began at Dublin Airport, where a friend…

Why Do I Go to a Poke Restaurant for Smoothies?
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Why Do I Go to a Poke Restaurant for Smoothies?

By Hansol Hwang Most people would go to a burger joint to munch on their famous cheeseburger, loaded with onion rings, a special sauce and a 100 percent wagyu beef patty. And most people would go to a poke restaurant to devour diced raw fish covered in ponzu and spicy mayo sauce, surrounded by freshly…

Summer Kayaking Around Santa Cruz Island
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Summer Kayaking Around Santa Cruz Island

By Greg Aragon Thirty feet beneath my kayak, a school of bright orange Garibaldi swam past a reef of purple sea anemones. Beside me, a shiny black seal basked in the sun on a large rock island and appeared uninterested. Standing guard on a crag 100 feet above this tranquil aquarium, a garrison of curious…

Cruising the Western Caribbean Aboard Holland America
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Cruising the Western Caribbean Aboard Holland America

By Greg Aragon The Mayans lived in the area of Costa Maya between 200 B.C. and 900 A.D. During this period they traded goods, such as fabrics and jade, and built historic cities along the Mexican coast. Today the ruins of this fascinating ancient civilization remain scattered about the beautiful, ocean-front town. Earlier this year, while cruising through…

Safety First Can Keep Halloween Hazards From Haunting
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Safety First Can Keep Halloween Hazards From Haunting

Smart choices, planning and placement of decorations are the safest ways to prevent electrical and fire accidents By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Your Halloween decorations might be considered the best, the scariest or even the most realistic looking. But are they the safest? If light strands or electrical cords are thrown into trees or vegetation near power…

The Bardot Brasserie is a Top Spot for dining in Las Vegas
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The Bardot Brasserie is a Top Spot for dining in Las Vegas

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 The Coast may have found the best restaurants for brunch, in all of Las Vegas. Considering the options, that’s a big statement. The Bardot Brasserie Restaurant is located inside the Aria Hotel. I stumbled upon it while at a travel conference, with Montecito Village Travel at the Aria, and as…

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