How about them apples?

My maternal grandparents were from Vitina, a small town in what is now considered the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their last name, Majich, didn’t speak to any particular region; they always jus…

What a view

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while ca…

Pickleweed … aka Sea Beans

Not a pickle. Not a weed. This edible succulent is a tasty wetland treat. It was used by our first Native American residents, the Ohlone, to spice and flavor their foods. The plant’s bright oran…

The S.S. Palo Alto

This historic World War 1 era concrete ship sits offshore at Seacliff Beach in Aptos. She was built as an oil tanker for that war effort but never saw services. In 1929, she was towed to this area to …

A Windswept Soul

With some of the highest dunes along the coast, the views from Marina State Beach are endlessly awe-inspiring.…

Capitola’s Colorful Condominiums

What would we do without color in our world? Life would be so drab. So, it’s fortunate that we are surrounded here on the Central Coast by nature’s best palette of hues. It doesn’t get much better tha…

California’s Faultline

The San Andreas Fault, considered to be the most famous fault in the world, extends for about 800 miles through California – a big chunk of it runs right through the Central Coast. There are a couple …

Generous to a Fault

Geologists love this city – it’s got creep. Fault creep that is. They bring their creepmeters … yes, that’s what they’re called … to measure just how much the town,…

17 miles of beauty

In 1919, an article in the Los Angeles Times called Pebble Beach’s 17-Mile Drive one of the “great wonders of the world.” Close to 100 years later, its spectacular beauty continues to draw visitors fr…