The Best Hikes in Los Angeles
May17

The Best Hikes in Los Angeles

By Benny Haddad   As spring moves into summer, hiking season gears up into full swing. People come from around to enjoy our famed Mediterranean climate, and what better way to decompress and enjoy the sun than to hit the trails. Surrounding the bustling Los Angeles metropolitan area are a plethora of canyons, woodlands, and tall peaks with stunning vistas, and following this winter’s El Niño rains, they promise to be extra lush....

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32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival
May17

32nd Annual Ojai Wine Festival

For 32 years, the Ojai Wine Festival has served as the primary non-profit fundraising effort of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West and its numerous philanthropic endeavors that serve to enhance lives both locally and internationally.  To date, the festival has raised over 1.2 million dollars for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation. This year, the 32nd annual Ojai Wine Festival will be taking place Sunday, June 10th, from noon – 4 p.m....

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So Cal’s Beachside Recreation Sites
May17

So Cal’s Beachside Recreation Sites

By Lisa Kestenbaum   In California, we love our coastline. And dotting the Southland’s best beaches are some must-visit piers; from roller coaster rides to private bungalows, there is plenty to see and do at these often overlooked spots. Orange County is home to San Clemente Pier, where time seems to stand still and ocean waves crash on a pristine beach below.   Travelers on the Pacific Coastliner Amtrak train can board and...

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Kart Racing Revs Up At Big Bear Speedway
May17

Kart Racing Revs Up At Big Bear Speedway

Kart racing revs up for the season in Big Bear Lake. Those who seek adventure can now drive SODI RT8 Karts at Big Bear Speedway and compete against the clock, while reaching speeds of up to 30 mph! The SODI RT8 Karts, which look like miniature Formula 1 racecars, have innovative technology designed to handle twists and turns with pinpoint precision. The open-air racetrack, located on the main lot at Big Bear Snow Play, is a Grand Prix...

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The Best So Cal Strolls with a Stroller
May17

The Best So Cal Strolls with a Stroller

By MacKenzie Miller   There is nothing like watching a child explore the natural world around them. Being able to teach a child about nature and bond with them while exercising their senses is one of the more amazing things to witness. Not to mention, getting out and moving with the little ones allows us to soak up the sun, get the blood flowing, and rejuvenate our muscles and minds. Luckily for us in Southern California, the...

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