Posts Categorized: Local Happenings

How to Tame the “Dog Days of Summer”

Those of you who are antiquities majors already know this, but for the rest of us it may surprise that the “dog days of summer” goes back to Greek and Roman times. They associated the hot, humid days of July and August with the rise of Sirius, the dog star, during that same time. The… Read more »

Free Farm and Fish Fun

Only constructive f-words are allowed in this blog, and today we have at least three of them: Farm, Fish and Free. Using these 3 words and a little of your own planning, you can make a wonderful Friday afternoon getaway for fun, or find a local farmers’ market most days of the week. Here’s the… Read more »

Central Coast Wine Stars in this Classic

Do good by drinking wine. What could be better? You can actually achieve this version of Nirvana here in San Luis Obispo in mid-July at the Central Coast Wine Classic. Let us explain. We here in San Luis Obispo County talk a lot about “central coast wine” and sort of assume that everybody knows what… Read more »

Where the Pacific Meets Wine Country

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Do you ever play Jeopardy?  OK, here’s one for you:  A charming California beach town that has world-class wineries just minutes away. The question is: What is Pismo Beach? You will not find this in Sonoma or Napa.  You can get up (at a leisurely hour if you want), step out the door, and take… Read more »

A Night at the Lodge

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Early March always brings the arrival of San Luis International Film Festival. Five days of independent film makers displaying their digital craft amongst the big and small screens of the county. From documentaries, to shorts, student films and narratives the array of subjects, cinematography and creative ambitions converge to make this one of the best… Read more »

Egg on Your Equinox

It all started in 1945 when a reporter for Life Magazine wrote about an ancient Chinese ritual in which one could balance an egg on one end. Supposedly, with no scientific support, you could balance a raw egg on one end on the Spring Equinox.  Supposedly, the pull of gravity is more equal on this… Read more »

Marching Forward…

Here are the SeaVenture we are looking forward to the early time change this year, this Sunday, March 8th! Spring feels like it is just around the corner… all the hills surrounding Pismo Beach are a beautiful shade of green from our most recents rains and all the blossoms are starting to pop, the beach… Read more »