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SLO-cation: No need to travel far when this Central Coast gem awaits

Story and photos by Chuck Graham The sturdy coast live oaks gently swayed during a light, southeast wind. Their crunchy leaves rattled and cracked with each wispy gust on the...

Short List: January-February 2024

METEOR SHOWER Jan. 26 – Feb. 18 | Ojai Ojai Valley, 1993. Corky and Norm eagerly anticipate hosting Gerald and Laura at their charming home in a serene valley just outside...

The Place Where Dreams Come True: Design the picture-perfect wedding at River Ridge Golf...

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer In Ventura County, picturesque locations for the most memorable wedding abound. Beautiful beaches offer seaside romance, sprawling ranches provide rustic elegance. For something chic, consider...

Getting to Yes

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | Photos by Viktor Budnik There is nothing more exciting, rewarding…and potentially emotional…than shopping for the perfect gown in which to walk down the aisle....

Family Feast: Great taste and exceptional service make it easy to say “I do”...

By Alex Wilson | Photos by Viktor Budnik Martino’s Catering has always been a family affair, which might help explain why it’s grown from humble beginnings to now serving about...

Mountain High: A guide to getting up Mount Whitney in a single day.

Story and photos by Chuck Graham I left the Whitney Portal Trailhead right at midnight, the sheer granite gorge brightening under another starry Eastern Sierra night. Elevation at the trailhead...