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Relaxing at the Hyatt on the American Riviera

Relaxing at the Hyatt on the American Riviera

  Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. With its wonderful beaches, perfect weather and iconic mission-styled architecture, it is easy to see why. And with resorts like the…

Fabulous fun at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Fabulous fun at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

I awoke to a cool sea breeze dancing on my face and the aroma of freshly brewed espresso tickling my nose. I got out of bed, put on my fluffy…

Happy in Hermosa Beach

Happy in Hermosa Beach

It was a memorable morning in Hermosa Beach. I awoke to the sounds of waves crashing and seagulls singing. I sipped coffee on a private balcony, overlooking the ocean and…

San Francisco’s new $300 million Exploratorium

San Francisco’s new $300 million Exploratorium

When I visit a city like San Francisco, I like to stay at least a couple nights. But I recently had the opportunity to fly there for the day to…

Dorothy’s Place: About our pledge to the flag

When reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag at public meetings, I sometimes cause the people close around me to flub a bit. I do not pause before ‘under…

Pismo Beach in Spring

Pismo Beach in Spring

Pismo Beach is a gem on California’s rich central coast. With small, beach town charm, legendary surfing waves, and a burgeoning local wine industry, the city has grown into an…

Dorothy’s Place: Medical typos

I had an idea in mind for Dorothy’s Place this week. When I sat down at my computer to write, I found a message that turned my thoughts in a…

Lounging in luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar in Spring

Lounging in luxury at L’Auberge Del Mar in Spring

First impressions mean a lot. So when I pulled into L’Auberge Del Mar and saw the sun reflecting on the ocean, as it loomed slightly above the peaked roofs of…

Making a difference, one pet at a time…It takes a shelter

The beauty of senior animals As part of our continuing desire to focus on those in our community who care for unwanted animals, we are highlighting here the work that…

Smart Women Smart Money – Stock Market

Hi Emmy. I really enjoy reading your new column. Now that the stock market seems to be booming again, is there any particular bandwagon you can advise me to jump…