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Christmas on the Coast
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Christmas on the Coast

Growing up as an only child in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave me plenty of opportunity to shovel snow in sub-zero temperatures. Let’s just say, I’m grateful to live on the California Central Coast where we don’t have to deal with ice on our windshields and plowing snow out of the driveway in the morning. We may…

Lone Pine and the Dow Villa Hotel
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Lone Pine and the Dow Villa Hotel

By Greg Aragon The 1930s was a great time for Hollywood westerns and for the city of Lone Pine, Calif. Film crews came looking for adventure in the nearby Alabama Hills, where giant granite boulders provided the perfect backdrop for hideouts, ambushes, stage coach rides, and gunfights. These movies brought big names like John Wayne,…

Imagining the Future of Donuts at Lêberry Bakery
Dining Delights

Imagining the Future of Donuts at Lêberry Bakery

By Brianna Chu Lêberry Bakery opened earlier this year across the way from Paseo Colorado. It’s a fun and modern donut-centric bakery (and bar!) themed around the color blue, with fun pops of green, pink, and purple. Its co-owners, Jennifer Le and Raynard Ledford, come from fairly disparate backgrounds, but have aligned under a shared…

A Fall Journey to June Lake, California
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A Fall Journey to June Lake, California

By Greg Aragon Mammoth may be a more popular destination in California’s Eastern Sierra, but neighboring June Lake is just as beautiful and also offers unlimited outdoor fun and adventure, such as great fishing, hiking, skiing, sightseeing and more. Tucked at the base of 10,909-foot Carson Peak, the scenic little town and the 14-mile-long June…

The Most Bohemian Holiday Places to Visit in 2020
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The Most Bohemian Holiday Places to Visit in 2020

Sightseeing is all fine and dandy but we all need to let the inner bohemian roam now and then, so why not kill two flies with one blow? You can visit some truly amazing destination while you satiate your deep need for gourmet food, nice drinks, and quality parties. Naturally, “a party” is a broad…

A Journey Back in Time and Into the Future
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A Journey Back in Time and Into the Future

By Greg Aragon Even though my recent road trip to California’s Eastern Sierra was carefully planned out, I still couldn’t resist stopping along the way to investigate other places of interest that caught my eye. Such was the case with Red Rock Canyon State Park and the Mojave Air and Space Port, both located off…

Trains, Tamales and Honey in Heritage Valley
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Trains, Tamales and Honey in Heritage Valley

By Greg Aragon California has a myriad of small, old towns and I am always looking to explore them. Such was the case this past weekend when I and the family headed down historic Highway 126 and through Heritage Valley. Located between the I-5 Freeway in Santa Clarita and the city of Ventura, Heritage Valley…

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