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Paso Robles named ‘Top 30 Emerging Destination’

Paso Robles has been named a Top 30 Emerging Destination in the world by the independent travel blog Travel Lemming.   “Move over, Napa!” the award description says. “With hundreds of wineries to explore (most of them family owned and operated) and far fewer crowds, Paso Robles is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend Read More →

Herzog Wine Cellars finds value in owning its own vineyards

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Small Business, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Herzog Wine Cellars, based in Oxnard, has spent its nearly 35 years in California changing the perception of kosher wines from something sweet and syrupy to offerings comparable in style and quality to the varied wines crafted in the Golden State. While 70 percent of its production goes to the kosher market, the winery has Read More →

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Santa Barbara visitor center opens

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

On Nov. 7, Visit Santa Barbara and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region opened the new State Street Visitor Center at 120 State St., Ste. F, in the Hotel Californian property. The design of the new facility is intended to represent the beauty of the South Coast (deep indigo tones and wood elements evoke Read More →

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Santa Barbara film festival to honor Martin Scorsese

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast  /  No Comments

The 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Martin Scorsese with the 14th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on Nov. 14. Past honorees include Hugh Jackman, Judi Dench, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris and John Travolta. The red Read More →

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United Airlines to offer Santa Barbara to Chicago flights

By   /  Monday, October 28th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

United Airlines will offer non-stop “red-eye” service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from the Santa Barbara Airport starting on June 4, the airport announced Oct. 28. The daily service will depart from SBA at 11:20 p.m. and arrive at ORD at 5:20 a.m. local time. The route will be served by an Airbus 319, with Read More →

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Paso Market Walk adds 5 new merchants

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Paso Market Walk, a shopping, dining and gathering destination slated to open in February, announced the addition of five new merchants to the Central Coast’s new public market. Joebella Coffee began as an at-home project 18 years ago in Santa Barbara. Since then, owners Joseph and Isabel Gerardis have searched the world over before selecting Read More →

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Fleischmann Auditorium in Santa Barbara renovated

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  No Comments

The newly restored Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will officially open to the public for the museum’s annual Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace on Dec. 6–8. Since opening in 1938, Fleischmann Auditorium has become one of the most used spaces at the museum, hosting a dozen lectures a year (seating Read More →

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