An historic schoolhouse

The red Lagunita School, built in 1897, came to life in Steinbeck’s novel, The Red Pony. Now part of the Boronda Adobe History Center, it’s one of the Salinas Valley’s oldest buildin…

Big Personalities

As a born and bred Californian, I’ve seen a lot of this golden state during the last, hmmmm, so many years of my time here. It’s a beauty. But there is no place quite like the Salinas Valley, my home …

The View is From the Top

Getting to the top of a mountain is hard work. And it’s not just about the hiking. There’s all the pre-hike angst. Are my boots comfortable? Do I need better socks? How much water should I…

What’s That in That Field?

Do you ever wonder as you’re zipping down the highway, past all the fields full of different vegetables, what is actually growing out there? I do. Can’t help myself. My middle name begins with C … sta…

Good Food … Good Mood!

The idea of sitting down to a yummy meal puts me in a good mood. With the thousands of restaurants, eateries, bars, diners, food trucks and coffee shops around here celebrating the heritage of the cou…