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Next Generation Jazz Festival

  2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra photograph ©Robert Wade   From Frank Sinatra and Justin Timberlake to the Beatles and Snoop Dogg, every single musical act since 1950 owes their music in some way to Jazz. What started in the Deep South way back in the early 1900’s can now be seen in music the…

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Beach Clean-Up 2012

World Water Day Beach Clean-Up

There are a lot of ways for a company to get involved in the green movement. For some, it’s a small step, like changing out their light bulbs for a more energy efficient variety. For others, it might be starting to offer green products or utilizing green vendors. For a handful of companies, however, they…

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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

If you are searching for a healthy and engaging activity check out the latest craze to hit the California waters and one that anyone can do – STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING! It hits all the major muscle groups, is a total cardio workout and above all shows you the true beauty of the ocean. Its origins…

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Enjoy Locally Sourced Ingredients at Jacks Restaurant

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge inside the Portola Hotel & Spa has recently raised the bar with an interior and menu upgrade from Executive Chef, Jason Giles. Before dinner or after checking in to your room, take a moment to relax in their cozy and comfortable lounge. With a crackling fire and thick comfortable leather chairs,…

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As the editor of Central Coast Living, I try to bring a little slice of the Monterey Peninsula to our readers near and far. Sometimes it’s events and tips on travel to our area. Other times, it’s specials at the Portola Hotel & Spa or a new GREEN program they are initiating. While helping to…

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San Francisco Beer Week 2012

There is nothing better than a well crafted beer. Even better, is learning about that beer from the actual brewer! SF Beer Week  just wrapped up and after 300 events over 10 days, we got the inside scoop from our Brewer, Kevin Clark and Assistant Brewer, Carrie Machen.  Hosted by Tied House and Hermitage in…

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