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Enjoying Wine and cheese overlooking the Temecula Valley wine country

Temecula Valley – SoCal’s hidden gem

by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva   California wine country – often described as “casual… picturesque,” with rolling hills punctuated by lush vineyards and scenic wineries, enjoying a Mediterranean-like climate of warm, dry summers and cool winters. Napa Valley? Sonoma? Actually, this describes Southern California’s burgeoning wine country – Temecula Valley.   In the spirit of …

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lack Key Southern California Festival

Southern California Slack Key Festival

 by Mary Gallagher    One of the highlights of my trip to Redondo Beach a few years back was attending a Kala Koa  Entertainment production The Hawaiian Guitar Festival. My Minnesota and Washington DC background didn’t have much slack key or Hawaiian guitar music in it.   If you make it to Southern California it’s well …

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Las Vegas - Valley of Fire

Las Vegas – a different perspective

Text  by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva Ah, Las Vegas – the dazzling lights, the excitement of the play on the casino floor, the secrets that remain in Vegas, and the stunning beauty of its natural treasures. Wait – what’s that? Stunning natural beauty? Isn’t Las Vegas in the middle of the desert? That may be, …

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