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SLO County scenery makes great backdrop for shooting movies

By   /  Friday, September 14th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on SLO County scenery makes great backdrop for shooting movies

“Destination Wedding” — a newly released film starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder — is more about the destination than the wedding. Filmed primarily in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, the movie highlights the scenery that draws many to the county. “I think (the producer) found in Paso Robles a backdrop that would fully Read More →

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Hitching Post Wines in Buellton opens tasting room

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Hitching Post Wines in Buellton opens tasting room

The Hitching Post II restaurant in Buellton enjoyed some high-profile exposure in the 2004 movie “Sideways.” A scene early in the film shows aspiring author Miles and his pal Jack walking along Highway 246 and up to the restaurant, where the roadside Hitching Post sign glows brightly in the twilight. They sit down at the Read More →

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Western art show SLOPOKE popular with tri-county collectors

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, right  /  Comments Off on Western art show SLOPOKE popular with tri-county collectors

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Santa Barbara Airport adding flights, industrial buildings

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2018  /  Destinations, left, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport adding flights, industrial buildings

Santa Barbara Airport is launching into an era of change, adding a new carrier and destinations, putting airport-owned industrial buildings up for lease and recruiting a new director. Daily flights to Oakland and Las Vegas will begin on Oct.16, airport officials announced Aug. 27. Contour Airlines will operate the 30-passenger jets to and from the Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport adds flights to Oakland, Las Vegas

By   /  Monday, August 27th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport adds flights to Oakland, Las Vegas

The Santa Barbara Airport is adding daily flights to Oakland and Las Vegas, airport officials announced Aug. 27. Contour Airlines will operate the 30-passenger jets to and from Oakland and Las Vegas starting on Oct. 16. Fares for the destinations have not been announced. The new service will bring the airport’s direct flight destinations total Read More →

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Highway 1 open for business and tourism rebounds

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Highway 1 open for business and tourism rebounds

Shops and stops along Highway 1 have experienced a late summer surge in the few weeks following the historic coastal route’s mid-July reopening. Now merchants are wondering how long the good times will roll. The famed highway along the Central Coast was closed from just north of Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County into Read More →

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Sculpture garden draws visitors to Paso Robles winery

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Sculpture garden draws visitors to Paso Robles winery

If they didn’t serve wine at Sculpterra Winery’s estate tasting room, it still would be an interesting place to visit. The venue on Paso Robles’ east side is nestled in a verdant garden where meandering paved walkways, hedges and plantings frame dramatically large, museum-quality sculptures. There are stylized renderings of animals — horses, alley cats, Read More →

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