Where to watch: Wildlife through the seasons

Where to watch: Wildlife through the seasons

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Life’s a Beach

Life’s a Beach

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Cruise the Cannabis Coast

Cruise the Cannabis Coast

By Barbara Verde

“I can’t smell any cannabis, can you?” whispered one silver-haired woman to another as we waited outside Coastal Blooms farm in Carpinteria, on a particularly blustery Monday. I discreetly lifted my nose up and sniffed the air, bloodhound-style. Even though I was standing in the parking lot right outside of a 12-acre cannabis farm, I couldn’t smell a thing. I was a little perplexed, considering I can’t even hide the smell of the CBD oil I stash in my kitchen cupboard (anyone hungry for some Cheech and Chong Cheerios?)

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Central Coast Sleeps

Central Coast Sleeps

By Tiobe Barron

When it comes to scenic, relaxing, unique and luxurious hotels and inns, the Central Coast has an embarrassment of riches. Whether you have a yen to stay somewhere romantic, contemporary and hip, retro and funky, or comfy and cozy, you get your pick of the hospitality industry’s creme de la creme in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Here’s a selection of Central California gems we love.

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Paddling pals

Paddling pals

By Alison Withers

The first time I saw an outrigger canoe was on vacation on Oahu in 2010. It was the 4th of July, and it also happened to be the day of the annual Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Canoe Regatta — the oldest annual outrigger canoe race in the world, getting its start in 1943. Hundreds of canoes lined the beach. The race had finished earlier that morning, and the paddlers were now enjoying cold beers and celebrating their finishes.

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