Smith Alarms & Electronics

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“Keeping it Local®” is the mantra of Smith’s Alarms & Electronics. They provide the Central Coast with high tech security systems, surveillance systems, fire alarms and even home theater systems. They can help you leverage modern technology to keep your home, business and family safe. From entry level products like “Ring”  — a video doorbell…

Arroyo Grande Meat Company

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The quaint Village of Arroyo Grande is well-known for the many little businesses that dot Branch Street and its off-shoots. There is one business in particular that my family holds near and dear to our hearts — the Arroyo Grande Meat Company owned by Henry & Julie Gonzalez.  We frequent this business many times throughout…

Choose Your Trot!

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Stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, spinach-au-gratin, green beans with fried onions, home-made rolls AND the crown jewel – the TURKEY … ah that great holiday we hold dear is just around the corner. But before you tuck into that calorie-laden, once a year meal you can do something for the community and offset a few…

Flour House in San Luis Obispo

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Stroll the streets of San Luis Obispo and you’ll have so many options it is almost hard to choose! Enjoy historic architecture, shop in the wide variety of boutiques, visit the art galleries or the Mission and just in downtown you can easily fill a day of activities!  And when you’ve built up an appetite…

Pismo Beach Pumpkins on the Pier!

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Halloween is going to be tricky this year – literally. For parents of young children who still enjoy dressing up and trick-or-treating, the fact that this year’s spook-fest falls on a Monday is no laughing matter! While many of you will still trot your ghouls and goblins around on the actual holiday, it will be…

J and J Home Design & Staging

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Although we love how HGTV has educated home sellers on how to de-clutter, amplify their curb appeal and prepare their home for optimal market position – sometimes that isn’t always as easy as it looks. The fairytale portion of those shows is when the home is “finished” and all of a sudden this flurry of…

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

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Where Whimsey Runs Rampant If you are looking for something fun, free and fantastic to do this month I highly recommend taking a drive to Cambria for their annual Scarecrow Festival. The whole town — including San Simeon and Harmony — take part in the festivities for the entire month of October.  Stroll through the…

79th Annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival – Bridging Our Past to The Future

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Mark your calendars and make sure you come to this year’s Harvest Festival in the historic Village of Arroyo Grande. This year marks the 79th annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival with the theme of “Bridging Our Past to The Future”. This year’s Fall Fest will be held September 23rd and September 24th. It is the…

FrutiLand El Casa del Sabor – The best flavors from Mexico City.

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Having lived here my entire life, I can tell you that driving down Grand Avenue with one of my long-time friends can be a walk down memory lane. And sometimes old memories die hard. That place was such-in-such and that was an empty lot, etc. etc. We tend to refer to businesses by names they…

Country Copy

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Looking for a great printer service person from Nipomo to Paso Robles? I just used Country Copy – Office Machine Service & Sales. Gideon Gal came to my office just one day after I called him, he was on time for the appointment and repaired my HP Laser printer on the spot, quickly and efficiently…

St. Patrick School Raffle – 5 Chances to Win $500

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1 Free Raffle Ticket for Every 9 Purchased! Support Jack Boyer & St. Patrick School with Raffle Ticket(s) – Please use the pull-down to choose how many tickets you’d like. 10 Tickets (1 free) $45.00 USD20 Tickets (2 free) $90.00 USD30 Tickets (3 free) $135.00 USD40 Tickets (4 free) $180.00 USD50 Tickets (5 free) $225.00…

Zorro’s Café & Cantina

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This restaurant has been featured before – but has changed so much in five years it deserves a second look. This is our favorite family weekend spot. The place where we kick off the weekend with a yum-o fresh meal to get us ready for a paddle, a bike ride or a day at the…

Need your garage door serviced? Call the best – Grover Beach Door!

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So a few weeks ago I’m backing out of my driveway trying to leave for work. I click the button on my garage door opener and watched the garage door begin to close, only to reverse and go back up again. I stopped the car and hit the button on the remote once more…. and…

Stone Soup Music Festival & Street Faire

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Grover Beach is a happening little beach town all year long but come August of every year, it is a rockin’ town with their fantastic Stone Soup Music Festival & Street Faire.  The dates this year are Saturday, August 27th from 10am-9:30pm and Sunday, August 28th from 11am-5pm.  Some streets are blocked off near Ramona…

Threading – Top Eyebrow

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thread·ing THrediNG/ noun 1.a process in which unwanted facial hair is removed by using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle. If you’ve tried waxing and it was not your style, or tweezing and “ouch” that wasn’t for you – there is a fabulous alternative for unwanted hair removal right here in…

Happy to welcome “Hapy” to Pismo Beach

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For the past several months I had heard whispers here and there about a new restaurant coming to Pismo Beach. It was to fill the void next to Orchard Supply, left there when a spa retailer moved on to another location. Now I’ll admit that a strip mall restaurant isn’t usually something to get super…

Concerts at the Cove-Avila Beach Resort

Our beautiful county is so full of places to go, landscapes to enjoy and venues for events.  One of our favorites takes place for a concert venue is at Avila Beach Golf Resort-Concerts at the Cove.  Otter Productions, Inc. is pulling in some great entertainment you do not want to miss. This outdoor venue features…

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital – Hello Human Kindness

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) is a pillar of our community, a professionally operated facility with world-class service. in a survey of patients, 9 out of 10 would recommend AGCH to friend or family member. AGCH supports our community by providing state of the art technology, great physicians and professional staff. AGCH is supported by the Arroyo Grande Community…

Some Spice in the Village! Villa Cantina.

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In our family there is and has always been a quest to find what qualifies as “good Mexican food” for my mother. She can eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She will try hole-in-the-wall Tacquerias and taco bars in the rear of grocery stores. She has even been known to purchase and eat…

31st Annual Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show

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Pismo Beach Car Show Returns for 31st year in 2016 June 17th through the 19th a signature event is returning to the Central Coast! The Classic at Pismo Beach brings the hottest classic cars and people from all over the State of California and as far away as Alaska and Australia to the breathtaking Central…

Oyster Loft

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Downtown Pismo’s newest restaurant is a “must-visit”!  Upstairs from Wooly’s at 101 Pomeroy, this upscale venue overlooks the Pismo Pier and sweeping coastline views from Vandenberg to Avila.  The setting and ambiance of the Oyster Loft is beautiful with low lighting and gorgeous décor. We have visited twice since opening and were wowed each time.…

2016 – Miracle Mile for Kids

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We are pleased to report that for the second year in a row the Pismo Beach Homes Team joined their fellow Keller Williams Realty Central Coast agents and families to support Family Care Network’s 12th year organizing the Miracle Mile for Kids event. We run for children is the motto of the event – and…

Stoneworks

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As many of you know by our after-sale service, we enjoy keeping in touch with our clients and part of that is helping them with their new home – for projects large and small. As a result we have an extensive database of service providers and we are proud to say we keep it local!…

Spring Street Faire – Nipomo Chamber of Commerce

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The Spring Street Faire is returning to Olde Towne Nipomo with fun for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Nipomo Chamber of Commerce plans to close West Tefft Street between Wilson and Mallagh streets to create the free fair that will include activities for children, food, drink and entertainment. Fun…

Wine Waves and Beyond | Apr 29 – May 1st

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In it’s 7th year this four-day long event has quickly become an establishment here on the Central Coast marking the beginning of our Summer – even though it is technically still Spring. Built around a Surf Classic contest, this event has raised over $130,000 for local Central Coast non-profit organizations – and this year will…

Mersea’s on the Pier in Avila

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Avila Beach has a brand new restaurant that is a must try on your next visit. Mersea’s of Avila is in the same family of restaurants as Dorn’s of Morro Bay and Duckies Chowder House of Cayucos.  The restaurant is at the end of Harford Pier on Avila Beach Drive.  You can soak in the…

Hacienda Landscaping

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I recently had a large hardscape project in mind on my property on the outskirts of Arroyo Grande and I was looking to give the opportunity to a local company.  Our new barn needed a driveway that would accommodate a fire truck if needed.  Hacienda Landscaping did an amazing and thorough job, including retaining walls,…

Taste of Pismo, a Premier Wine & Culinary Event

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Pismo Beach holds their annual Taste of Pismo on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm. This Premier Wine & Culinary Event, celebrates Central Coast wines, artisan brews, and regional cuisine  Perched on the cliffs overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean at Dinosaur Caves Park, guests will enjoy premium beverages from local wineries and micro breweries as well as the sumptuous samplings…

Mason Bar, a most welcome addition to the Village of Arroyo Grande.

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Located at the corner of Mason Street and Grand avenue, Mason Bar is a most welcome addition to the quaint village of Arroyo Grande. Local owners Bill and Meygan Hales (who also own Rooster Creek and Shell Beach Brewhouse) have created a fabulous gastro pub that could be best described as country chic and has…

Cal Coast Carpet, providing quality service and products for 26 years!

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Like many young couples looking for a great deal to make their entry into home ownership, my wife and I were looking for a “fixer upper” to get our start. We knew that if we made the right choices in finishes and put in a little sweat equity we could come out ahead. So when…