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Lifestyle and Crestview

One of the main challenges facing families in California, is the cost of rent and perhaps even more so, the cost of housing and home ownership. An obvious issue causing California’s unaffordable housing crisis, is an imbalance between supply and demand. Due to California’s extraordinarily positive attributes, including fantastic climate, cultural and recreational amenities, and…

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Serenity by the Glass

The old adage that says, “It’s not the destination…it’s the journey,” is never truer than experiencing the drive north or south on the 101 through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.  The drive, in and of itself, is pure eye candy for nature lovers. Magnificent mountain ranges, ocean views, rolling hills lined with vineyards,…

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Bayside Café, Dining Beside the Marina

Where is the best spot in Morro Bay for lunch? If you ask a local, chances are that you will hear Bayside Café.  This down-home hotspot is a favorite for San Luis Obispo County residents and is hard to beat, with its fine, yet leisurely dining, including a spectacular view of the Marina. Bayside Cafe is family-operated…

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Nature’s Art at Nojoqui Falls

Nojoqui Falls Park has a beautiful waterfall tucked away in a backroad, just 10 minutes from the intimate Danish town of Solvang. The waterfall is much higher than you would think, and even when there’s just a trickle, the short hike heading up to the falls is one of the most remarkable walks you will…

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Hitching Post Sign

The Historical Hitching Post in Casmalia

The Central Coast of California is famous for Santa Maria Style barbecue. It has become so popular that Sunset Magazine wrote a full feature spread touting the taste, methods and popularity of Santa Maria’s claim to fame. Where is the best place for barbeque on the Central Coast? The Hitching Post in Casmalia is no…

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Camping at Los Padres National Forest

Ask a Central California native if they’ve ever been to Los Padres National Forest and unless they’re an avid outdoor enthusiast, well-acquainted with the lay of the land, you’ll likely be met with a quizzical look. That’s because Los Padres National Forest is such a vast place, that you likely won’t know you’re passing through…

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Roarin’ Good Times at Rooster Creek Tavern – Arroyo Grande, CA

When I got out of my jeep in the parking lot at the Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande there where a bunch of well… Roosters running around the parking lot.

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Feel Like a Hot Shot

Whether you are already enjoying a day in Pismo Beach or are looking for something fun to do in Pismo, Hot Shots Billiards is the perfect place to check out. Hot Shots Billiards has fourteen pool tables, arcade games, and air hockey tables. Feel free to stay as long as you like, because you can…

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