MONARCH BUTTERFLY GROVE, PISMO BEACH

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  There are so many wonderful things to enjoy around Pismo Beach — and so many are free to the public. Not the least of which is the Monarch Butterfly Grove on the border of Grover and Pismo Beach — have you ever been?  The Grove is really easy to get to — right off…

PHIPPS STUCCO REPAIR

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As the song goes, Rain is a good thing – and boy do we know it here on the Central Coast. We spent most of the last five years wondering why the rain seemed to just skip or pass us by – but thankfully this season we have been blessed with a relative deluge, refilling…

THOMAS HILLS ORGANICS

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It just so happens that right behind our Paso Robles office sits a gem of a restaurant – opened in 2009 by an inspired local organic farm owner, Thomas Hill Organics has become a staple of the North San Luis Obispo County restaurant scene. A restaurant with a passion for farm-to-table that was established long…

D.A.D.S TILE AND GROUT RESTORATION

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  Several years ago I replaced the carpet in our home with travertine floors to both give our home a facelift and cut down on the normal carpet maintenance. It has been a dream – and only requires a cleaning and sealing once a year (sometimes I can even stretch it longer). My success with…

NARDONNE’S LA FAMIGLIA PIZZERIA

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Having lived in Los Osos since 2000, I’ve seen many changes. One of my favorite additions is Nardonne’s La Famiglia Pizzeria.  Located nearly a block from the back bay, Nardonne’s offers amazing food and great beer. Nardonne’s offers seating indoors and on their patio. They also have a bonus kiddo-distraction — an arcade room for…

CHERRY LANE NURSERY

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Just outside the Village of Arroyo Grande lies a quaint little nursery that I love to visit all year round called Cherry Lane. It feels like home — and that is in large part because it is a family-owned and operated business where you can relax and enjoy your shopping experience. All the plants, trees,…

Cambria Christmas Market

Three years ago our family discovered the magic that is the Cambria Christmas Market and it immediately became a family tradition. Designed with traditional German Christmas Market’s in mind, this is truly a fantastic event. There are local musicians, from classical trios to acoustic guitar to trendier tunes – something for everyone. Vendors sell hand-crafted…

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…