Category: San Luis Obispo

Celebrating the 4th of July in Pismo Beach & All of SLO County

San Luis Obispo County offers an array of festive activities for Independence Day, ensuring a memorable celebration for all ages. From spectacular fireworks to charming parades, here’s a roundup of the key events happening across the county. Pismo Beach Centennial and 4th of July Celebration The July 4th Celebration at the Pismo Beach Pier Plaza…

Memorial Day Celebrations SLO County 2024

Let the Good Times Roll!  Here’s your guide to Celebrating Memorial Weekend this year in San Luis Obispo County. Get ready to kick off the summer season with a bang as San Luis Obispo County hosts a lineup of fun-filled events that promise something for everyone. From art enthusiasts to wine aficionados, music lovers to…

Exploring Architectural Excellence: RRM Design Group in San Luis Obispo, CA

RRM Design Group stands out as a dynamic force in the architectural landscape on California’s Central Coast. Since its inception in 1974, this firm has been at the forefront of creating visually striking buildings and community projects that seamlessly blend creativity with practicality. What makes RRM truly special is its unwavering commitment to sustainability. In…

San Luis Obispo Lender Spotlight: Jeffrey Meyers – Certainty Home Lending

Meet Jeff — My name is Jeffrey Meyers, VP of Mortgage Lending at Certainty Home Lending. As a local mortgage lender, I draw on my extensive background in service-oriented professions to prioritize trust and excellence. Having spent a decade in the dynamic hospitality industry, I transitioned to becoming a trusted local mortgage professional, seamlessly integrating the…

REACH – Creating 15,000 New High-paying Jobs – Our Regional Economic Action Coalition

Many people know the Central Coast as a place to bask on the beaches like Pismo Beach, or hike the hills of the Pismo Preserve, or explore wine country right outside of Pismo in the Edna Valley, and enjoy the temperate climate.  A growing coalition is working to make sure the region is also known…

San Luis Obispo Lender Spotlight: Mike Poyntz – Motif Mortgage

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Mike Poyntz is your premier mortgage lender located in San Luis Obispo, California. Mike offers some of the lowest rates nationwide making the loan process simple, straightforward and fast for borrowers seeking a mortgage in the San Luis Obispo area. Whether you are a first time home buyer, purchasing your dream home, refinancing an outstanding loan, or…

South County Sanitary — Clean-Up Week 2024

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It’s that time of year — South County Sanitary has announced Clean-Up Week 2024. They will be offering Clean-Up in Arroyo Grande the week of March 18th – March 22nd. Clean-Up Week is a community service provided free to single family residential garbage customers. South County Sanitary asks that you please place your Clean-Up Week…

Hey Neighbors — Join the Preview Celebration of SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace

SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace Fall Preview

If you’re in the San Luis Obispo area on October 7, 2023 between 11:00am-4:00pm stop by and join the preview celebration of the SLO Ranch Farms & Marketplace. San Luis Ranch neighbors and the community will get a chance to come together for tours of the center, raffles and giveaways, games, hay bale stacks and…

It’s BBQ Season! Get Your Grill On!

Summer Days – Summer Glaze! Summer is among us and to me summer days means it is time for barbecues and friends!  Barbecuing can be so fun and rewarding and you can do it in so many different places – the beach, the lake, your home, the park, even on the back of a tailgate…

Have You Tried HARVESTLY?

In our household it is a rarity for my husband and I to disagree on things. However, our weekly conversations on what food to buy and meals to make, occasionally are a heated topic. While I am the kind of person who would be fine on a diet of mostly veggies, my other half doesn’t…

Top 5 Valentine’s Date Spots In and Around Pismo Beach

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Oyster Loft with Executive Chef, Jared Hurst Dinner with a view of The Pismo Pier! Listen to the waves crashing while sipping one of their amazing specialty drinks. Last week I enjoyed a delicious tequila-based cocktail with a hibiscus “bubble”, then watched as it popped with a beautiful puff of smoke sprinkling magic all over…

Fun at The Clark Center! Upcoming Shows You Don’t Want to Miss!

The Pismo Beach Homes Team is proud to be a long-time sponsor and supporter of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts – a spectacular state-of-the-art theater right here in the heart of South County. The theater has endured some very difficult and uncertain times over the past two years, and we are proud to say…

Great Eats in Los Osos – The Olde Ale House

If you are ready to grab a great bite out and try somewhere new to eat, check out the Olde Ale House in Los Osos! Located next to Rexall’s on Los Osos Valley Road on the way to Montana De Oro State Park, this is the perfect stop for a local beer after a long…

Things to Do on the Central Coast – Memorial Day Weekend 2021

I bet you are excited to get out and celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, since last year we were all advised not to travel. But this year we are in luck! Vaccines have become available, and California is getting (somewhat) back to business. While a lot of annual events are still on hold we thought…

Wine 4 Paws – Drink Wine and Support Homeless Pups!

Spring is here! The weather is changing, and it’s about time to enjoy the outdoors. Want an opportunity to drink wine and help Woods Humane Society? Well now’s your chance! On April 10-11 you can help the animals at our local shelter either online, or in person by wine tasting while also supporting over 75…

Supporting Local Businesses – Get Your Pet’s Needs Met at Lemos!

More than ever, it is so important to support local businesses to help keep our community vibrant. That is especially true when access to everyday items has become more challenging. Let’s not forget about the locally owned companies that help us take care of our fur babies too. That’s why we shop at Lemos Pet…

Let’s Support our Local Businesses this Holiday Season!

Dinner? Check. Gifts? Check. Table Décor? Check Check Check! While the Pismo Beach Homes Team is grateful to be experiencing a successful year due to a robust market, we feel compelled to make sure to support the community that supports us – and hopefully ensure that our favorite restaurants and small businesses survive this last…

Help Support Woods Humane Society this Holiday Season

The Pismo Beach Homes Team loves our furry friends and one of the most important organizations that supports animals in need on the central coast is Woods Humane Society. Opening your heart and home to a homeless dog or cat is one of the most wonderful things you can do. Pets have been shown to…

Meet Michelle Berrera, Owner of Enjoyslo.com

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #16 Michelle Berrera, the Owner of Enjoyslo.com  Michelle Berrera, the Owner of Enjoyslo.com, joins…

Meet Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO YMCA

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #15 Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO YMCA  Monica Grant, the CEO of SLO…

Meet Kirsten Rambo, Executive Director of Stand Strong

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #14 Kirsten Rambo, the Executive Director of Stand Strong  Kirsten Rambo, the Executive Director…

Meet Ariana Lovato, Owner of Honeycomb Home Design

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #13 Ariana Lovato, the Owner of Honeycomb Home Design  Ariana Lovato, the Owner of…

Meet Cornel Morton, President of the Diversity Coalition

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #12 Cornel Morton, the President of Diversity Coalition SLO County  Cornel Morton, the President…

Meet Jeff Lee, Mayor of Grover Beach

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #10 Jeff Lee Mayor of Grover Beach, CA  Jeff Lee, Mayor of Grover Beach,…

Living in Pismo Beach – Jim Gregory

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #9 Jim Gregory Arroyo Grande Historian of Arroyo Grande, CA  Jim Gregory, Arroyo Grande Historian…

Meet Josh Klapper, Winemaker at Timbre Winery

Living in Pismo Beach, where we connect you with some of our favorite people who live and work on the Central Coast. Those community and business leaders who make living on the Coast such a unique and diverse experience. Episode #8 Josh Klapper Winemaker & Owner of Timbre Winery in Arroyo Grande, CA  Josh…

Love Fish? You’ll love this…

Although the final results of the COVID-19 induced economic shutdown will not be fully understood for months to come, the immediate impact on the restaurant industry has put a spotlight on the ripple effect of shutting down that segment of our local market. Nationwide the restaurant industry employs 11 million Americans. Beyond that however are…

Central Coast Restaurants Open During COVID-19 Crisis

As the Shelter at Home order began to take effect across the Central Coast in mid-March, restaurants were having to decide whether to stay open in a limited capacity or shut down for the time being. Given that most folks in the community a) love to eat out b) want to support local businesses c)…

Running Warehouse

I have run several half marathons in recent years – and even a full marathon many years ago. I am fairly consistent when I am on a good streak – however, I alternate walking intervals with running and as a result, I always thought of myself as a hobby runner or novice by comparison to…

Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment

A message from Pismo Beach Homes on Real Estate in the Pandemic Environment: As the past week has shown us, our current “new normal” is unpredictable and rapidly changing. In an effort to quiet our clients’ anxiety I thought we would offer some convenient ways to continue your search for real estate, or if you…

Give Your Car the Love it Deserves with Monarch Mobile Auto Detail

My car tends to be my office most days and being always “on the go” does not give me much time to keep it in tip top shape. So, it was a huge relief to find someone to return it to new and client-ready! Timing was right and three Pismo Beach Homes Team members had…

SLO COUNTY RESTAURANT MONTH

CALLING ALL FOODIES! Sound the alarm! There are just two weeks left to take advantage of SLO County’s “Restaurant Month!” This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a three-course fixed menu at many participating restaurants around the county for the low, low price of $30 per person! Plus, many restaurants also offer a wine pairing…

Winning with Race Rugrats!

Sarah Hawkins is the founder and owner of Race Rugrats, a childcare company dedicated to caring for and entertaining children during various races not only locally but around the State. I interviewed Sarah and asked her some questions to learn more about this amazing company and what they are all about! What is Race Rugrats?…

La Esquina in the Creamery, San Luis Obispo

In California the word “taqueria” can be loosely translated into English as a restaurant that serves tacos and burritos. However, when you dine at La Esquina Taqueria in San Luis Obispo, you know you are going to be able to get classic Mexican dishes. Their take on the classics make La Esquina unique and well worth a visit as my wife and I found out on a recent Sunday night. …

Farmers Markets: Offering Local Fare and Fun!

  Growing up on the Central Coast one of my favorite things to do was to go to the local farmers markets. Where else can you sample cuisine from multiple local restaurants, listen to a variety of local musicians, and get your grocery shopping done all in one place? Make it a family or friend’s…

NARDONNE’S LA FAMIGLIA PIZZERIA

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…

Stoneworks

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!…