monarch butterflies

Nature’s Majesty – Monarch Butterflies on the Central Coast

By Blake Lewolt Imagine walking 3000 miles with no signs, no map, and no compass, traveling between 50 to 100 miles a day. That is exactly what Monarch Butterflies do every single year. Monarchs are the only species of butterfly that, (like birds) make a two-way migration every year. A true enigma lies in their…

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figueroa mountain

Getting Funky in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

When it comes to seasonal parades, cultural festivals, nature preserves, fantastic restaurants or outdoor shopping, Santa Barbara sets the standard. I never grow tired of the spectacular scenery, amazing weather and friendly, laid-back people.

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santa maria

Things To Do in Santa Maria – Keys 2 the coast.

By Donna Polizzi After living on the California Coast since the mid-eighties, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to be enjoyed. That is if…you know where to look. Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have always received favorable recognition for many reasons and justifiably so. What many people don’t…

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san luis obispo children's museum

Family Fun on the Central Coast – SLO County

Courtesy Of: Christy Byham of Kiddos a Go-Go Indoor Fun with the Kiddos in San Luis Obispo County ​El Nino has arrived! And although jumping in puddles everyday may be fun for the kiddos, spending every day out in a

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Things to do in Monterey – A Perfect Day

Monterey is a place of remarkable beauty. The ocean views and scenic drives are breathtaking. Monterey is home to world-famous Cannery Row shopping, and the Monterey

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Good Times at Rancho Maria Golf Course

Ranch Maria Golf Course by Robert L. White Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of playing in a golf tournament celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rancho Maria Golf

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Close Friends, Exceptional Wines, and a Journey Back in Time

In 1986, Dr. Bob Simpson and his wife Janalyn purchased a magnificent 128-acre cattle ranch located in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in West Paso Robles, just 8 miles from the ocean.

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nojoqui falls

Nojoqui Falls – A Hidden Oasis

You may not know that right here in Santa Barbara County is a beautiful, out-of-the-way park with a breathtaking, seasonal waterfall. Just a few miles south of Buellton

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